Overview

Applicants
15
Acceptance Rate
67%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.00
Years Work Experience
0
Average Age
12

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
-
GPA
-

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
No

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
10:1
Total Faculty
10

100
Full-time
40
Female


Students Say

The School of Business at South Carolina's Francis Marion University offers "excellent preparation for real-world business decision-making" in a "convenient" MBA program "scheduled in the evening to accommodate working students." Since FMU is a state school, it does so at a price that doesn't break the bank.

This small school—one of the smallest state universities to earn AACSB accreditation, according to the university's public relations materials—offers a "challenging learning environment" in which "professors are easy to approach" and, consequently, the almost exclusively part-time student body "gets to know professors one on one." FMU offers a general MBA that is designed to serve the general business population of the Pee Dee region and beyond.

All FMU MBAs must complete courses in accounting for management control, managerial economics, financial theory and applications, strategic management, management science and statistics, and marketing theory and application. Students in the general MBA program must also complete classes in financial accounting, information systems, international business, management theory and applications, production management, and entrepreneurship.

MBAs praise the program's faculty, noting that "professors with real-world experience are integrated into active businesses and graduate programs." Primarily, they appreciate the convenience afforded by the school's location and scheduling, as well as the low cost of attending to Palmetto State natives.


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability

Sustainability course is

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability

Description

Career overview


Graduates Employed by Region


Students Say

FMU's MBA program is too small to support career services dedicated exclusively to its students. MBAs receive career assistance from the university's Office of Career Development, which serves undergraduates and graduates in all divisions. Students here also benefit from an active Alumni Association, whose newest chapter is the MBA Alumni Chapter.

Dates


Financial Aid Statistics


Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
8%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$4,890
Tuition (Out-State)
$9,568

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$489
Tuition (Out-State)
$956
Fees (In-State)
$84
Fees (Out-State)
$84

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
56
Part Time
25%

In State
100.0%
Out of State
0.0%

Demographics

20.00%
Minorities
7.00%
International

50% female
50% male

Campus Life

Students Say

FMU draws a "driven and goal-oriented" student body that is "culturally diverse and career diverse." Life here is hectic, with most students juggling career and family obliga- tions in addition to school responsibilities. Because of the many demands on their time, most students have little inclination to join in extracurricular activities. The program offers "many organizations" to those interested, but students warn that "they aren't as organized or publicized as well as they should be."

The school does a better job with its cultural and entertainment offerings to the general student population, hosting a wide range of performances, exhibits, and lecture series. The school houses an art gallery that displays student and faculty work as well as travel- ing exhibitions, film series, a planetarium and observatory, concerts, and festivals. FMU's Patriots are successful enough that the school plans to move its entire athletic program to Division I in the coming years; two teams already compete at that level, with the other ten currently competing in Division II.

FMU is located just outside of Florence, SC, a city with nearly 70,000 residents within its borders and its suburbs. Florence offers a number of movie theaters, malls, restaurants, a symphony orchestra, and professional hockey (the Pee Dee Pride skate in the East Coast Hockey League). The city is located at the intersections of I-95 and I-20, making travel in all four cardinal directions a snap. Columbia, Charleston, Myrtle Beach, and Fayetteville, NC, are all within 100 miles.


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Kay Lawrimore Belanger
Director

Address
Box 100547
Florence, SC 29502
United States

Phone
843-661-1420

Fax
843-661-1432

Email
klawrimore@fmarion.edu


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