Stetson University  - The School of Business Administration campus

Overview

Applicants
106
Acceptance Rate
77%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.20
Average Age
30

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
465 - 550
GPA
2.82 - 3.59

Deadlines


Regular Application Deadline
August 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Non-Academic


SCHOOL TYPE AND ACCREDITATION

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

PROGRAM TYPES

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
15:1
Total Faculty
19

95
Full-time
26
Female
16
Minority
5
Part-time


Students Say

Stetson University offers fast-paced MBA programs for working professionals on three of its four central Florida campuses. In broad strokes, the Stetson MBA is divided into the following areas: foundational course work (or prerequisite courses), advanced course work, and electives. Stetson’s is a general MBA, and students can tailor their education through elective courses in fields like decision science, finance, management, information technology, and marketing. In addition, the MBA International Summer Program gives students an international travel opportunity to travel overseas where they tour local companies, meet with executives, and learn about the culture. Throughout the MBA course work, professors emphasize case studies and real world applications, giving students important skills they can take back to the workplace.
Stetson offers the MBA degree on their main campus in DeLand, as well as on their campuses in Celebration (Orlando) and Gulfport. In all locations, the school offers a “great class schedule” for working professionals, with MBA courses offered once a week in the evenings. While Stetson’s Professional MBA allows students to take as many courses as fit their schedule, the Accelerated MBA is both fast and efficient. Students who have already fulfilled the prerequisites can complete the program in just over a year by attending full-time. Even part-time students often finish the entire MBA in just two years of study. (Stetson will review an applicant’s undergraduate transcript to estimate how many prerequisite courses are required; often, students with an undergraduate degree in business are required to complete fewer courses.) In addition to the traditional MBA, Stetson offers a challenging, cohort-based, fifty-one-credit hour Executive MBA (more than four years of work experience is required for this program) on the school’s Celebration campus. The school also offers a joint JD/MBA at Gulfport, which can be completed at lightening speed: just three years for both degrees, start to finish.
A recommendation in itself, many students come to Stetson’s graduate business program after completing their undergraduate degree at the college. Indeed, Stetson’s graduate programs retain many of the qualities—like intimacy and friendliness—that define the undergraduate experience. A particular advantage, the Stetson MBA is a relatively small program, giving students excellent access to their professors, and an emphasis on “one-on-one discussions.” Even more importantly, “the professors are excellent and outstanding mentors on campus,” providing insight and support to their students. While many professors are accomplished professionals, they are “dedicated to the educational services, not busy with their own research.” Course delivery is in-person (not online), but professors incorporate technology, using Blackboard software to post syllabi, assignments, grades, and, occasionally, discussion forums online.

Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
No

Sustainability course is

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
No

Description

School's environmental commitment 1:
Our building is LEED green-certified.

School's environmental commitment 2:
Recycling stations are set up throughout the building.

School's environmental commitment 3:
Electronic communication is encouraged.

Career overview

Average Starting Salary
$46,751
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
22%

Graduates Employed by Region

89%
South
11%
West

Students Say

Stetson’s campuses are located throughout central Florida, keeping students close to the job markets in Orlando, Daytona Beach, and St. Petersburg. The university operates a Career and Professional Development Office on the main campus, open to current students and alumni. Students can sign up for individual counseling appointments, or they may attend career-related events, such as skills presentations, expert speakers, or on-campus interviews. Though the Career and Development Office promotes all events to undergradute and graduate students, some MBA students feel that services are mainly directed to the undergraduate community.

Prominent Alumni

Max Cleland
Secretary of the American Battle Monuments Commission

George Winston
Recording Artist

Jacob DeGrom
Pitcher for the New York Mets

J. Craig Crawford
Congressional Quarterly columnist

Jim Haskins
NHL Vice President

Dates


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$16,939

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$10,582

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
35%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
13%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
36%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
13%

New Students Receiving Loans
23%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$17,658
Tuition (Out-State)
$17,658
Fees (In-State)
$0
Fees (Out-State)
$0

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$981
Tuition (Out-State)
$981
Fees (In-State)
$0
Fees (Out-State)
$0

Expenses per Academic Year

Academic Expenses
$1,500

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
136
Part Time
32%

In State
89.0%
Out of State
11.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
90

Demographics

21.00%
Minorities
13.00%
International

36% female
64% male

Campus Life

Students Say

With a convenient evening course schedule and several campus locations, Stetson attracts many “working professionals who are striving to advance their careers.” On the whole, these students comprise a “very driven group,” who are “goal-oriented” and “serious about academics.” At the same time, the atmosphere is collaborative, as most students are also “interested in diversifying their skills in both business and networking.” For professionals the atmosphere is supportive, and students find they “can relate with classmates, since many also have full-time jobs.”
Located in central Florida, students at Stetson enjoy proximity to both local businesses and the beach—and everyone loves Florida’s year-round sunny weather. On the main campus, the Lynn Business Center is equipped with high-speed Internet and numerous computer terminals. Despite the nice campus environment, prospective students should be aware that Stetson’s MBA is principally designed for working professionals. Accordingly, some students would like to see “more of a sense of community” at Stetson, as “the campus is a ghost town on the weekends.” However, the school has placed great emphasis on student life and student activities in recent years.

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Office of Graduate Admissions

Address
421 North Woodland Boulevard, Unit 8289
DeLand, FL 32723
United States

Phone
386-822-7100

Fax
386-822-7112

Email
gradadmissions@stetson.edu