Students Say

The Rollins College Crummer School of Business is a small school that offers personalized attention and a growing national reputation that “will only get stronger in the coming years.” The school offers a “top entrepreneurship and career development center,” Six Sigma certification, and has a strong international business offering that is particularly germane to its Florida location, which is “quickly becoming a hub for international business, especially with Latin America.” Teaching is socratic, and “the level of inclusion and the depth of the courses” mean that students are constantly “learning at a rapid rate.”

Overview

Applicants
294
Acceptance Rate
49%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.28
Years Work Experience
7
Average Age
30

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
500 - 660
GPA
2.62 - 3.89

Deadlines


Rolling Admission Deadline
August 1

Round 1
February 1

Round 2
May 1

Round 3
August 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Non-Academic


SCHOOL TYPE AND ACCREDITATION

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Overall

Students Say

The Rollins College Crummer School of Business is a small school that offers personalized attention and a growing national reputation that “will only get stronger in the coming years.” The school offers a “top entrepreneurship and career development center,” Six Sigma certification, and has a strong international business offering that is particularly germane to its Florida location, which is “quickly becoming a hub for international business, especially with Latin America.” Teaching is socratic, and “the level of inclusion and the depth of the courses” mean that students are constantly “learning at a rapid rate.”

Rollins uses a team-based approach and experiential learning in order to increase the practicality of the degree, and the “very challenging and intense” first year cohort component sees the creation of student teams that last the entire the entire year. There is a good balance between reading, research, teamwork (“an integral part of the MBA program”) and exams, and “students need to be proficient in many types of communication including verbal, written, and non-verbal.” The school pressures students “to prioritize acquisition of knowledge over grades,” although the relationship between them is also well-recognized and acknowledged.

Rollins offers three MBA programs: the Early Advantage MBA, which is a full-time day program for recent college graduates and career changers; the Professional MBA, a part-time evening program which allow students to continue working full-time while obtaining the degree ; and the Executive MBA, an accelerated Saturday program for mid to senior level professionals. The “always available” faculty are former or current business professionals “[who] have had very impressive careers in their respective fields” and are “quick to offer advice based on their own personal experience.” They “clearly have a vested interest in the success of their students,” and “contribute impressive and diverse backgrounds to their different areas of focus.” Graduates of Rollins MBA programs can continue their education with free courses for life, by attending any class withing the graduate school.


PROGRAM TYPES

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
21

100
Full-time
10
Female
5
Minority


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
This course focuses on the principles and practices of environmentally-sensitive “green” business. The objective is to develop students’ understanding of how businesses can innovatively enhance profits through careful stewardship of the environment. This growing area of graduate business education is viewed as critically important in preparing leaders of global enterprises. The course involves readings and lecture/discussion sessions that introduce critical issues of sustainable development and environmental strategy faced by global enterprises, followed by an international immersion experience that will consist of a series of lectures complemented by field trips, and company site visits. This course begins in the latter half of the fall term. The international trip takes place during the first two weeks of January, prior to the start of the spring term. Final post-trip assignments would be due before the middle of the spring term.

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
The school in 2009 started a Net Impact student organization. This student organization has started speaker series and seeks out consulting projects on sustainability.

School's environmental commitment 1:
Rollins Microfinance Fund is a non-profit organization that raises funds to help less fortunate individuals in developing countries get themselves out of poverty through the use of small scale loans. 

School's environmental commitment 2:
The Social Entrepreneurship & Sustainability Initiative (SESi) takes an entrepreneurial approach to global change by applying innovation and sustainability to the world's most pressing societal challenges. Launched at Rollins in 2010 as a program incubated by the Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship, SESi is now a cross-campus initiative helping Rollins students channel their passion for social change into solution-oriented action.

School's environmental commitment 3:
On September 6, 2012 Rollins College was honored by being named a Changemaker Campus. This designation places Rollins among only 16 colleges nationally (and the first in Florida) that have received this recognition for their leadership and commitment to building the field of social entrepreneurship.

Career overview

Career Rating
86
Average Starting Salary
$53,296

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
53%
School Facilitiated
39%
Graduate Facilitated
8%
Unknown

Source Of Internship Acceptances
69%
School Facilitiated
41%
Graduate Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

37%
Marketing
24%
Finance/Accounting
16%
Operations/Logistics
11%
General Management
5%
Consulting
5%
Human Resources
3%
Information Technology

Graduates Employed by Region

84%
South
7%
International
3%
Midwest
3%
Northeast
3%
West

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Marketing / Sales 37% $45,000 $45,944 $30,000 $82,000
Finance / Accounting 24% $50,000 $51,887 $30,000 $80,000
Operations / Logistics 16% $62,000 $64,040 $60,000 $70,000
General Management 11% $47,500 $51,750 $37,000 $75,000
Consulting 5% $70,858 $70,858 $55,100 $86,716
Human Resources 5% $52,000 $52,000 $44,000 $60,000
Information Technology 3% $58,000 $58,000 $58,000 $58,000

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Technology 18% $50,000 $51,500 $44,000 $60,000
Other 18% $50,000 $51,500 $44,000 $60,000
Financial Services 16% $50,000 $50,600 $45,000 $58,000
Consumer Products 13% $45,000 $41,667 $30,000 $50,000
Petroleum / Energy 13% $67,200 $65,096 $45,282 $82,000
Consulting 5% $63,358 $63,358 $40,000 $86,716
Media / Entertainment 5% $55,100 $55,100 $55,100 $55,100
Manufacturing 3% $34,320 $34,320 $34,320 $34,320
Non-profit 3% $0
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 3% $62,000 $62,000 $62,000 $62,000
Real Estate 3% $80,000 $80,000 $80,000 $80,000

Prominent Alumni

Allen E. Keen
Chairman & CEO

Michelle McKenna-Doyle
SVP, Chief Information Officer

Stan Gale
Chairman-operations

Erin Wallace
Executive Vice President-operations

F. Duane Ackerman
Chairman Emeritus

Dates


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$26,082

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$19,149

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
69%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
55%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
63%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
63%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$35,600
Tuition (Out-State)
$35,600
Fees (In-State)
$240
Fees (Out-State)
$240

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,245
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,245
Fees (In-State)
$7
Fees (Out-State)
$7

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$18,010
Academic Expenses
$1,310

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
301
Part Time
47%

Foreign Countries Represented
15

Demographics

23.00%
Minorities
16.00%
International

47% female
53% male

Campus Life

Students Say

The location of the “beautiful” campus (not far from Orlando) is “fabulous,” and the school’s reach into the community is “unparalleled,” as well. The small size (cohorts are typically 25-50 students) creates “a familial atmosphere,” and “you can enjoy your free time near the lake or at swimming pool or just sit and chat with your friends.” Students tend to be focused on class, but “try hard to not let the course load take over their lives.” “Everyone has other things going on outside of school,” says one student. Rollins tends to cater to students a few years out of undergrad, so “one of the defining qualities of the school is our youth.” Along with that comes “a bevy of bright ideas, high energy, and a very competitive environment.” There “really is room for anything that a student wants to do,” and the administration is happy to assist with club organizations and encourages the formation of new groups. “My overall academic experience has been tough, fair, and very rewarding,” says a student.

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Jackie Brito
Assistant Dean

Address
1000 Holt Ave. - 2722
Winter Park, FL 32789-4499
United States

Phone
407-646-2405

Fax
407-646-2522

Email
graduate-business@rollins.edu
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Key Stats

294
Applicants
301
Size
49%
Acceptance Rate

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