Overview

Applicants
1,094
Acceptance Rate
56%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.28
Years Work Experience
6
Average Age
30

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
510 - 580
GPA
3.0 - 4.0

Deadlines


Rolling Admission Deadline
July 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
No

Executive
Yes

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
11:1
Total Faculty
118

77
Full-time
44
Minority
31
Female
23
Part-time


Students Say

As its moniker suggests, Florida International University offers MBAs that are "more internationally-oriented" than your standard graduate business program. This emphasis is especially pronounced in the school's one-year International Business program, but it applies to all the graduate degrees offered here. The school parlays its location in Miami, "the gateway to the Americas," to focus particular attention on Latin America and the Caribbean, regions well-represented on the faculty and among the student body.

No matter your academic interests and scheduling needs, FIU probably has an MBA program to suit you. Its twenty-month Executive MBA "is an excellent program for managers with over twelve years of work experience." For less experienced professionals, the eighteen-month Downtown MBA or the Evening MBA on FIU's campus may be good fits. For those unable to get away from the office, the Corporate MBA delivers the program to the workplace. And if you're looking for a specialized MBA in healthcare, FIU offers that as well.

Students praise FIU's "excellent reputation in the south Florida business community," its affordability, and the "top-notch" professors and administration. Students report approvingly that "the school has a team of administrators assigned to the MBA program. They handle everything for us, and I mean everything: enrollment, books, materials, copies, meals, etc." One MBA notes, "It is especially appealing that the business program is run somewhat independently from the rest of the university to ensure higher quality services and resources." Overall, students find the program "very well-organized," led by "extremely competitive and prepared" professors who "are all known leaders in their field and have great experiences to share with us." "The faculty have provided real insight into their industr[ies] and created stimulating learning environments for the most part," one student explains. Classroom discussion is enhanced by a "very international" and diverse student body. "You get investment bankers [and people in] rank and file jobs trying to get ahead, all working together" here. With all these assets, no wonder students call an FIU MBA "a superb investment at a very low price."


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Recommended

Description
The Departments of Finance and Management are pleased to offer a course that will serve both as a Finance and General Business elective. This course is an attempt to prepare students for the new economy where environmental sustainability has become extremely important for corporations and governments.

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
The Center for Supply Chain Managment provides support and conferences on environment sustainability.

School's environmental commitment 1:
Green Supply Chain Forum

School's environmental commitment 2:
Support for course development and research

Career overview

Average Starting Salary
$45,571
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
2%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
57%
Graduate Facilitated
43%
School Facilitiated

Source Of Internship Acceptances
86%
Unknown Facilitiated
14%
Graduate Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

43%
Finance/Accounting
14%
Marketing
14%
Operations/Logistics
14%
General Management
14%
Other

Graduates Employed by Region

43%
South
29%
Mid-Atlantic
14%
International
14%
Midwest
14%
Northeast

Students Say

Chapman's Career Management Services office provides graduate students and alumni with counseling and placement assistance. The office works closely with the university's general Career Services Office to coordinate career fairs, on-campus interviews, and other career-related events. Students tell us that FIU's alumni network is large and very helpful.

Top employers of FIU MBAs (including currently employed students attending one of the part-time programs) include: PricewaterhouseCoopers, B/E Aerospace, Commerce Bank, P&G, FPL, Fitch Ratings, Brightstar Corporation, Bank of America, Caterpillar, GE, and Choice Hotels International.


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
Finance / Accounting 43% $37,000
Marketing / Sales 14% $46,000
Operations / Logistics 14% $60,000
Other 14% $60,000
General Management 14% $70,000 $70,000 $70,000 $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
Financial Services 29% $52,000
Other 29% $58,500
Government 14% $42,000
Real Estate 14% $46,000
Technology 14% $10,000

Prominent Alumni

Carlos Alvarez
Mayor, Miami Dade County

Tony Argiz
Partner, Morrison Brown Argiz & Farra CPA

Manny Medina
Chairman, Terremark

Dennis Klinger
VP & Chief Info. Off., Florida Power & Light Com.

Carlos Migoya
Regional Pres., Wachovia Bank, N.A.

Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$21,080

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$5,000

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
79%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
4%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
82%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
61%

New Students Receiving Loans
40%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$34,000
Tuition (Out-State)
$39,000

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,071
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,166

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$12,000
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$18,000
Academic Expenses
$2,000

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
427
Part Time
80%

In State
100.0%
Out of State
0.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
150

Demographics

53.00%
Minorities
41.00%
International

35% female
65% male

Campus Life

Students Say

FIU's MBA program is housed "in a brand-new building with extremely comfortable and high-technology resources," with "many locations for classmates to gather and work in a comfortable environment." "The resources you need for research and completing assignments are readily available" here, and the school even "makes ample provision for students who are without computers; for example, access to computers whether in the computer room or the library." Full-time students report that they experience "a fast-paced environment" driven by classes, extracurriculars, and an active Student Government Association. They also tell us that "the sports program is up and coming, so the students are very excited and try hard to get the rest of us motivated to cheer for the Golden Panthers!" Part-timers tend to visit campus only for classes and schoolwork, and as a result are less engaged in campus life.

The FIU MBA program is "like the United Nations. We come from many nations: Germany, France, [United States], Central America, and South America. When they say 'Florida International University'—they mean it." Students are drawn from an equally impressive array of industries "including banking, healthcare, pharmaceutical, automotive, logistics, insurance, etc." There are a lot of "strong A-type personalities, which in my book means we 'Ace' in everything we do, be it group assignments, weekly tests, heated arguments over project submissions, or a chilled beer to commemorate the end of a quarter."


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Prisciliana Berrios
Senior Manager, Graduate Recruitment

Address
11200 S. W. 8th Street - CBC 200
Miami, FL 33199
Abu Dhabi

Phone
305-348-0147

Fax
305-348-7204

Email
chapman@fiu.edu


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