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, so students do not have the option of selecting an area of concentration; however, they can tailor their education through elective courses in fields like decision science, finance, management, information technology, and marketing.

Overview

Applicants
112
Acceptance Rate
53%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.30
Average Age
30

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
430 - 530
GPA
2.98 - 3.55

Deadlines


Regular Application Deadline
August 10

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Non-Academic


SCHOOL TYPE AND ACCREDITATION

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Overall

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, so students do not have the option of selecting an area of concentration; however, they 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 the opportunity to spend two or four weeks overseas, where they tour local companies, meet with executives, and learn about the culture (current destinations include Austria, Italy, Germany, or China). 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, 51-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 MBA/JD 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.


PROGRAM TYPES

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
18:1
Total Faculty
19

84
Full-time
32
Female
21
Minority
16
Part-time

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

Career Rating
77
Average Starting Salary
$47,500

Prominent Alumni

Max Cleland
Former US Senator

George Winston
Recording Artist

Jill Jinks
President/CEO

J. Craig Crawford
Congressional Quarterly columnist

Jim Haskins
NHL Vice President

Dates


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$13,701

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$12,063

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
46%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
23%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
59%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
25%

New Students Receiving Loans
26%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$16,326
Tuition (Out-State)
$16,326
Fees (In-State)
$0
Fees (Out-State)
$0

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$907
Tuition (Out-State)
$907
Fees (In-State)
$0
Fees (Out-State)
$0

Expenses per Academic Year

Academic Expenses
$1,500

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
127
Part Time
25%

In State
89.0%
Out of State
11.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
55

Demographics

22.00%
Minorities
11.00%
International

39% female
61% 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, so most students come to campus for class—and nothing more. 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
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Key Stats

112
Applicants
127
Size
53%
Acceptance Rate

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