Overview

Applicants
65
Acceptance Rate
69%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.34
Average Age
28

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
495 - 545
GPA
3.10 - 3.61

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
July 15

Regular Application Deadline
August 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

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

89
Full-time
26
Female
16
Underrepresented Minorities
11
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 EMBA International Field experience program combines business visits with a consulting project and presentations to corporate leadership. 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 on the school’s Celebration campus that includes leadership courses and executive coaching. More than four years of work experience is required for this program. 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.


Concentrations

Accounting
Finance
JD/MBA - Dual Degree
MS/MBA - Dual Degree

Specialized Masters

Accounting
Business Administration

Certificate Programs

Taxation

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
$52,429
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
83%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
50%
Unknown
40%
Graduate Facilitated
10%
School Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

40%
General Management
30%
Finance/Accounting
20%
Other
10%
Consulting

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.

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
General Management 40% $50,000 $51,667 $50,000 $55,000
Finance / Accounting 30% $55,000 $55,000 $55,000 $55,000
Other 20% $48,500 $48,500 $45,000 $60,000
Consulting 10% $60,000 $60,000 $60,000 $60,000

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Other 20% $50,000 $50,000 $45,000 $55,000
Consulting 10% $60,000 $60,000 $60,000 $60,000
Government 10% $50,000 $50,000 $50,000 $50,000
Media / Entertainment 10%
Petroleum / Energy 10% $52,000 $52,000 $52,000 $52,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 10%
Technology 10% $55,000 $55,000 $55,000 $55,000

Prominent Alumni

Glenn Hauenstein
President of Delta Airlines

Dr. Julia Nesheiwat
Chief Resilience Officer, State of Florida

Jacob DeGrom
2018 National League Rookie of the Year, 2018 Cy Young Award Winner

Rich McKay
President, CEO, and former general manager of the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League

Fred Ridley
Attorney and Chairman of the Augusta National Golf Club

Dates


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$17,233

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$13,502

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
51%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
4%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
52%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
8%

New Students Receiving Loans
36%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$18,360
Tuition (Out-State)
$18,360
Fees (In-State)
$0
Fees (Out-State)
$0

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,020
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,020
Fees (In-State)
$0
Fees (Out-State)
$0

Expenses per Academic Year

Academic Expenses
$1,500

Student Body Profile

Total Full-Time Enrollment
77
Part Time
20%

Foreign Countries Represented
6

Demographics

40.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
8.00%
International

60% female
40% 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 network- ing.” 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 numer- ous 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


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