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
159
Acceptance Rate
48%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.37
Years Work Experience
5
Average Age
26

Test Scores

GMAT
490 - 660
GPA
2.81 - 3.81

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

Overall

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.


Faculty Information

Total Faculty
21

100
Full-time
14
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
$54,826

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
51%
Graduate Facilitated
46%
School Facilitiated
3%
Unknown

Source Of Internship Acceptances
51%
Graduate Facilitated
46%
School Facilitiated
3%
Unknown

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

34%
Marketing
27%
Finance/Accounting
22%
Consulting
10%
Other
3%
Operations/Logistics
3%
Information Technology

Graduates Employed by Region

81%
South
7%
International
5%
Northeast
3%
Mid-Atlantic
2%
Midwest
2%
Southwest

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 34% $42,000 $48,324 $27,000 $8,250
Finance / Accounting 27% $50,000 $52,607 $32,500 $80,000
Consulting 22% $50,000 $61,409 $40,000 $145,000
Other 10% $50,000 $66,800 $38,000 $120,000
Information Technology 3% $48,750 $48,750 $48,750 $48,750
Operations / Logistics 3% $65,553 $65,553 $61,105 $70,000

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Real Estate 19% $53,000 $60,222 $40,000 $120,000
Technology 19% $55,000 $58,050 $40,000 $82,500
Financial Services 14% $45,000 $45,188 $40,000 $52,500
Consulting 12% $45,500 $51,500 $32,000 $75,000
Manufacturing 8% $45,000 $47,221 $40,000 $61,105
Media / Entertainment 8% $37,500 $40,500 $27,000 $60,000
Consumer Products 7% $57,500 $61,258 $50,000 $50,000
Non-profit 2% $0
Petroleum / Energy 2% $73,000 $73,000 $73,000 $73,000

Prominent Alumni

Allen E. Keen
Chairman & CEO

Tom McEvoy
President-operations

Stan Gale
Chairman-operations

Erin Wallace
Executive Vice President-operations

F. Duane Ackerman
Chairman Emeritus

Dates


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$43,434

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$42,438

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
53%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
53%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
59%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
59%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$33,660
Tuition (Out-State)
$33,660
Fees (In-State)
$220
Fees (Out-State)
$220

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,126
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,126
Fees (In-State)
$7
Fees (Out-State)
$7

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$16,000
Academic Expenses
$2,500

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
271
Out of State
25%

In State
100%
Foreign Countries Represented
13

Demographics

14.00%
Minorities
15.00%
International

45% female
55% male

Campus Life

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

Phone
407-646-2405

Email
graduate-business@rollins.edu
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Key Stats

159
Applicants
271
Size
48%
Acceptance Rate

Rankings & Lists