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Elon University, Love School of Business Part Time MBA

As a leader in transformative business education, the mission of Elon’s Martha and Spencer Love School of Business is to provide an exceptional learning experience for students, facilitating their transformation into knowledgeable, responsible business professionals and leaders who make a difference in their professions, their organizations and the global economy. The school includes four centers (professional development, entrepreneurship, sales, finance), a fellows program, an executive education program and the departments of accounting, economics, finance, management, and marketing and entrepreneurship

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Program at a Glance

Program Type Part Time
Total Program Enrollment 27
Tuition (Total) $35,500

Program Information

Elon University Martha and Spencer Love School of Business Says

As a leader in transformative business education, the mission of Elon’s Martha and Spencer Love School of Business is to provide an exceptional learning experience for students, facilitating their transformation into knowledgeable, responsible business professionals and leaders who make a difference in their professions, their organizations and the global economy. The school includes four centers (professional development, entrepreneurship, sales, finance), a fellows program, an executive education program and the departments of accounting, economics, finance, management, and marketing and entrepreneurship

Specializations Offered: Entrepreneurship, Human Resources, International Business, Marketing
Degrees Awarded: MBA, Part Time.

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Rankings

Program Rankings

Bloomberg

#5 Businessweek Part Time MBA Programs

School Rankings

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (Southeast)
#2 Best Administered

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 74% accepted out of 95 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 32
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.2
  • Average Incoming GMAT: 569
  • Average Years Work Experience: 8
  • Application Fee: $50

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Undergraduate GPA, Standardized Test Scores

Important: Recommendations, Personal Essay

Admission Requirements

Required: Extracurricular Activities, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores, Work Experience, Recommendations

Admission Information

Elon is looking for students with a past record of achievement and the capacity to excel as managers. Students are evaluated on their academic transcripts, GMAT scores (the school will also accept the GRE), past leadership experience, professional experience and credentials, and letters of recommendation. To be considered for admission to Elon, stu...Elon is looking for students with a past record of achievement and the capacity to excel as managers. Students are evaluated on their academic transcripts, GMAT scores (the school will also accept the GRE), past leadership experience, professional experience and credentials, and letters of recommendation. To be considered for admission to Elon, students must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5 and GMAT scores of 500 or GRE scores of 1000 or better. Admitted students usually exceed these minimums. For the fall class of 2010, students had an average GPA of 3.2 and average GMAT scores of 568.

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Important Dates

Round 1
February

15

Deadline
Round 2
August

14

Deadline

School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 137
Total Full-Time Faculty 21
Full-Time Faculty 90%

Student Life

At this small school, your fellow students may be the “most valuable part” of the MBA experience. Elon students are “fun, friendly, committed to their degrees,” and always “helpful in group projects.” Professionally, they come from a range of backgrounds, and “everyone brings different experiences and stories to the table.” While there are a num­ber of younger faces among the group, “most are in their late 30s to early 40s and have a good deal of work experience.” In fact, the average work experience for incoming stu­dents is approximately 10 years.Although group work is one of the most fundamental parts of the program, it doesn’t necessarily translate into lots of extra face time with your classmates. When called on to work together, most students “have full-time jobs, and many have children, so we do a lot of work via conference calls and email.” However, “The school helps to foster a strong sense of community through formal gatherings and informal events, like a mid-semester pizza break.” Those looking for more interaction say you can get involved in “social events, such as football tailgating, dinner and a play, and a ropes course” offered through the school, as well as “family friendly” events offered for both current students and alumni. On campus, students appreciate “state-of-the-art facilities” and an excellent loca­tion in Elon, North Carolina, a small city not far from both Greensboro and Raleigh.

Career

The majority of Elon students are working professionals, and the school is dedicated to helping them get ahead in their careers, conduct salary negotiations, or make a career change, if desired. Students note that, “the Elon MBA program is always working to keep the current students and alumni together by creating lots of activities and networking events.” On the larger campus, the Student Professional Development Center hosts fre­quent career development activities and speakers, open to the entire Elon community, and the Office of Employer and Corporate Relations collaborates with the nation’s top employers to bring recruiters to campus in order to hire Elon graduates. In addition, there is an Associate Director of Career Services located in the Koury Business Center. Students can schedule an individual appointment with the Associate Director, who can help students research their options and prepare for interviews. Despite these services, some students feel the school could still offer “more guidance with career development and placement.” Current Elon students and employees work at top companies in the region, including Cisco, Dow Corning, Fresh Market, General Dynamics, Glen Raven, Henredon Furniture Industries, Johnson Controls, LabCorp, Merck, Novartis, Oracle, Procter & Gamble, Ralph Lauren, RF Micro Devices, SAS Institute, Inc., Siemens Industry, Inc., VF Corporation, Volvo, and Wells Fargo Bank.

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Students Say

For a business education with a “personal touch,” the Elon MBA is an excellent choice. This smaller North Carolina program enrolls 60 new students each semester, offering a surprisingly flexible education for professionals in every stage in their career. With uni­formly small class sizes and an emphasis on group work, professors “really take the time to know everyone personally,” and students get “lots of personal attention” from facul­ty and staff. A current student tells us, “The professors have worked with me to help find projects I can apply directly to my career. This has enhanced my learning experience and my work experience at the same time.”With classes held during the evenings, this program particularly appeals to working pro­fessionals. Depending on your availability, courses can be completed through an aggres­sive 21-month schedule, or more slowly over the course of 33 months. Elon’s MBA pro­vides “a well-rounded, general management education,” covering advanced business topics in finance, economics, operations, and marketing. Within the curriculum, there is an “international perspective” incorporated into many classes, as well as strong focus on leadership and business ethics. Students are encouraged to participate in class discus­sions, and group assignments are common throughout the curriculum. “Collaboration is the essence of getting things done in the real world, and Elon places substantial focus on preparing us in that area.” Students universally praise Elon’s tiny size and flexible sched­ule; however, some would also appreciate access to “more diverse courses,” as well as the opportunity “to concentrate in certain areas, rather than just focus on a general manage­ment MBA, including Operations, Human Resources Management, Management and Marketing, Organizational Analytics, and Entrepreneurship.”Uniting theory and practice, most Elon professors have “both advanced degrees and sig­nificant experience in private and non-profit companies.” Some students would like to see the tenured staff augmented by a team of “younger, more relevant faculty,” though most agree that the professors are “top notch” overall. Academically, “Some classes are challenging, and some are merely time intensive.” Fortunately, “Faculty are acutely aware of the work and family demands that students face and make appropriate accom­modations” in their classes. Likewise, students dole out praise for the school’s “seam­less” administration, telling us that, “everything runs extremely smoothly.” “From the admissions process to scheduling classes, the administration is responsive and proac­tive” at Elon. When solicited by students, staff “will reply to any email—even the small­est scheduling detail—within an hour or two

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Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    Reed Finance Center in the Koury Business Center

  • Research Facilities:

    Reed Finance Center in the Koury Business Center

  • Study Abroad:

    Argentina, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Brussels, Ireland, Hong Kong, Singapore, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Poland, Czech Republic, Italy, and Spain

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of Elon University Martha and Spencer Love School of Business include:

Bernadette Spong - Executive VP & CFO, Rex Health Care

Kathleen Galbraith - Chief Hospital Ops & Bus. Dev. Officer, Durham Reg. Hosp.

Allan Davis - CEO, AllFab Solutions

Michael Levy - Vice Chair of Administration at U of Miami, Miller School of Medicine

Danielle Hoversten - Executive VP & CFO, Senn Dunn Insurance

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