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Florida International University, Chapman Graduate School of Business Full Time MBA

As the business school for The Americas, we are South Florida's most important business education resource and a recognized leader in international business education. Our Miami setting blends the advantages of a multicultural, urban, and ethnically rich center. The city is a business hub —connecting the two Americas and serving as regional headquarters for numerous multinational corporations. Technology, international commerce and banking, travel and tourism, and entrepreneurship all flourish in this dynamic environment. As the largest of Florida International University's (FIU) professional schools, we enroll about 6,000 undergraduate and more than 1,000 graduate students annually. We also serve the multinational business community through our extensive menu of executive and professional education programs.

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Program at a Glance

Program Type Full Time
In-State Tuition (Total) $35,000
Out-of-State Tuition (Total) $40,000

Rankings

Rankings

School Rankings

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (Southeast)
#4 Greatest Opportunity for Minority Students

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 56% accepted out of 1094 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 30
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.28
  • Average Incoming GMAT: 567
  • Average Years Work Experience: 6
  • Application Fee: $30

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Undergraduate GPA, Standardized Test Scores

Important: Recommendations, Personal Essay

Admission Requirements

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

Optional: Recommendations, Work Experience

Admission Information

Admissions requirements to FIU's MBA programs vary somewhat from program to program. As a general rule, students with the best combination of grade point average, applicable test scores, and pertinent work experience who also meet specific program requirements will have the first opportunity to enter the programs, according to the school's webs...Admissions requirements to FIU's MBA programs vary somewhat from program to program. As a general rule, students with the best combination of grade point average, applicable test scores, and pertinent work experience who also meet specific program requirements will have the first opportunity to enter the programs, according to the school's website. Applicants to the school's popular International MBA program must submit the following materials: an official copy of an undergraduate transcript, with a GPA of at least 3.0 in upper-division course work strongly preferred; official proof of undergraduate degree; a current resume; a personal statement; and an official GMAT or GRE score report. In addition to the above documents, international students whose primary language is not English must also provide an official score report for the TOEFL or the IELTS. They must also submit their transcripts to a translation agency to be forwarded to FIU, and they must provide the following documents: Declaration of Certification of Finances (DCF); a bank letter; a sponsor letter if applicable; and an F-1 transfer if they already have an F-1 Visa.

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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 427
Percent International Students 41%
Total Full-Time Faculty 118
Full-Time Faculty 77%

Student Life

FIU's MBA program is housed “in a brand-new building with extremely comfortable and high-technology resources,” with “many locations for classmates to gather and work in a comfortable environment.” “The resources you need for research and completing assignments are readily available” here, and the school even “makes ample provision for students who are without computers; for example, access to computers whether in the computer room or the library.” Full-time students report that they experience “a fast-paced environment” driven by classes, extracurriculars, and an active Student Government Association. They also tell us that “The sports program is up and coming, so the students are very excited and try hard to get the rest of us motivated to cheer for the Golden Panthers!” Part-timers tend to visit campus only for classes and schoolwork, and as a result are less engaged in campus life.The FIU MBA program is “like the United Nations. We come from many nations: Germany, France, [United States], Central America, and South America. When they say 'Florida International University'—they mean it.” Students are drawn from an equally impressive array of industries “including banking, healthcare, pharmaceutical, automotive, logistics, insurance, etc.” There are a lot of “strong A-type personalities, which in my book means we 'Ace' in everything we do, be it group assignments, weekly tests, heated arguments over project submissions, or a chilled beer to commemorate the end of a quarter.”

Career

Chapman's Career Management Services office provides graduate students and alumni with counseling and placement assistance. The office works closely with the university's general Career Services Office to coordinate career fairs, on-campus interviews, and other career-related events. Students tell us that FIU's alumni network is large and very helpful.Top employers of FIU MBAs (including currently employed students attending one of the part-time programs) include: PricewaterhouseCoopers, B/E Aerospace, Commerce Bank, P&G, FPL, Fitch Ratings, Brightstar Corporation, Bank of America, Caterpillar, GE, and Choice Hotels International.

The Princeton Review

About

Located in Miami, Florida, The Graduate School of Business is characterized by its rich active learning environment extending beyond the classroom, into the surrounding community, and across borders. Miami is recognized worldwide as the "Gateway to the Americas"; students enrolled in the programs are completely immersed in this world-class trade and commerce hub. The school has made significant investments over the past years in the fields of information technology, international business and entrepreneurship, helping it to gain national recognition in those strategic areas.

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Students Say

As its moniker suggests, Florida International University offers MBAs that are “more internationally-oriented” than your standard graduate business program. This emphasis is especially pronounced in the school's one-year International Business program, but it applies to all the graduate degrees offered here. The school parlays its location in Miami, “the gateway to the Americas,” to focus particular attention on Latin America and the Caribbean, regions well-represented on the faculty and among the student body.No matter your academic interests and scheduling needs, FIU probably has an MBA pro­gram to suit you. Its 20-month Executive MBA “is an excellent program for managers with over 12 years of work experience.” For less experienced professionals, the 18-month Downtown MBA or the Evening MBA on FIU's campus may be good fits. For those unable to get away from the office, the Corporate MBA delivers the program to the work­place. And if you're looking for a specialized MBA in healthcare, FIU offers that as well. Students praise FIU's “excellent reputation in the south Florida business community,” its affordability, and the “top-notch” professors and administration. Students report approvingly that “The school has a team of administrators assigned to the MBA program. They handle everything for us, and I mean everything: enrollment, books, materials, copies, meals, etc.” One MBA notes, “It is especially appealing that the busi­ness program is run somewhat independently from the rest of the university to ensure higher quality services and resources.” Overall, students find the program “very well-organized,” led by “extremely competitive and prepared” professors who “are all known leaders in their field and have great experiences to share with us.” “The faculty have provided real insight into their industry[ies] and created stimulating learning environ­ments for the most part,” one student explains. Classroom discussion is enhanced by a “very international” and diverse student body. “You get investment bankers [and people in] rank and file jobs trying to get ahead, all working together” here. With all these assets, no wonder students call an FIU MBA “a superb investment at a very low price.”

The Princeton Review

Academic

FIU's Graduate School of Business offers top-quality academic programs leading to an MBA: - The one-year, full-time International MBA is completed in four quarters. Students complete all core courses, including a foreign language (Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, or advanced business English) during the fall, winter, and spring quarters, leaving the summer quarter free to do a business internship, take specialization courses at FIU, or study abroad with academic partners in Latin America, Europe, and even China. - The Executive MBA is designed for mid- to senior-level executives. - The Professional MBA offers a lock-step program with classes held on Saturdays. - The Flex MBA offers students a flexible program with an alternating schedule of online and face-to-face classes. - The Corporate MBA is an online program that allows students to set their own pace and convenience by choosing the time and location of their coursework. - The Healthcare MBA is designed for individuals who want to advance in the field of healthcare.

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Degrees Awarded

Executive MBA - 20 months; Professional MBA - 18 months; International MBA - 12 months; Master of Accounting - 10 months; Executive Master of Science in Taxation - 12 months; Master of Science in Finance - 12 months; Master of Science in Management Information Systems - 12 months; Master of Science in Human Resource Management - 12 months; Master of International Business - 18 to 24 months; Master of Science in International Real Estate - 12 months.

Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    Center for International Business Education and Research Knight Ridder Center for Excellence in Management Ryder Center for Supply Chain Systems Jerome Bain Real Estate Institute Eugenio Pino and Family Global Entrepreneurship Center Latin American and Caribbean Center

    The University has a number of additional specialized research centers.

  • International Student Support Groups:

    http://isss.fiu.edu/

  • Research Facilities:

    Center for International Business Education and Research Knight Ridder Center for Excellence in Management Ryder Center for Supply Chain Systems Jerome Bain Real Estate Institute Eugenio Pino and Family Global Entrepreneurship Center Latin American and Caribbean Center

    The University has a number of additional specialized research centers.

  • Study Abroad:

    Argentina - IAE, UADE, Universidad Catolica; Brazil - COPPEAD (Universidad Federal de Rio de Janeiro); Colombia - Universidad de los Andes, Universidad del Norte; Costa Rica - INCAE; Chile - Universidad Adolfo Ibanez, Universidad de Chile, China - Qingdao University; France - EDHEC (Nice and Lille), Reims Business School, Sup de Co Montpellier; Germany - Leipzig Graduate School, Munich Business School; Greece - ALBA University; Hungary - CEU Business School; Italy - ALMA; Mexico - EGADE Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey, Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo, Universidad Anahuac; Argentina - IAE (Universidad Austral); Chile - Universidad Adolfo Ibanez; Colombia - Universidad de los Andes, Universidad del Norte; Costa Rica - INCAE; Germany - HH Leipzig Graduate School of Management; Peru - Universidad ESAN; Portugal - Instituto Superior de Ciencias do Trabalho E da Empresa; Puerto Rico - Universidad de Puerto Rico; Spain - ESIC; Trinidad and Tobago - The University of West Indies; Uruguay - Universidad ORT; Venezuela - Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administracion

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of Florida International University Alvah H. Chapman, Jr. Graduate School of Business include:

Carlos Migoya - Regional Pres., Wachovia Bank, N.A.

Dennis Klinger - VP & Chief Info. Off., Florida Power & Light Com.

Manny Medina - Chairman, Terremark

Tony Argiz - Partner, Morrison Brown Argiz & Farra CPA

Carlos Alvarez - Mayor, Miami Dade County

School Outcomes

Average Debt At Graduation: $40,000

Top Employers Of Graduates From This School Include: Price Waterhouse Coopers, Burger King Corp., Grant Thornton, Cherry Bekaert & Holland CPA's, Marriot International

Industry Percent Employed Median Starting Salary
Other 57% $52,000
Finance / Accounting 43% $37,000
Other 29% $58,500
Financial Services 29% $52,000
Technical 29% $27,000
Other 14% $60,000
General Management 14% $70,000
Operations / Logistics 14% $60,000
Marketing / Sales 14% $46,000
Government 14% $42,000
Business 14% $38,366
Information Technology 0% $52,000
Human Resources 0% $49,250

School Employment Information

Graduation Employment 11%
Three Month Employment 2%
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