Overview

Applicants
Acceptance Rate
Average Undergrad GPA
3.13
Average Age
25

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
498 - 568
GPA
2.95 - 3.40

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
May 1

Regular Application Deadline
June 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
Yes

Executive
No

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
15:1
Total Faculty
44

99.5
Full-time
30
Female
14
Minority


Students Say

Opened in 1997, the Lutgert College of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University offers a partor full-time traditional MBA and executive MBA program, as well as an MS in accounting and taxation and an MS in Information Systems. Students may attend the traditional MBA on campus or online, but the other programs require on-campus and full-time attendance. As of August 2015, the traditional MBA requires all students to take nine hours of foundation courses and thirty-six core/elective hours. Those who studied business as an undergraduate may waive many or all of the nine foundation hours. Students in the traditional MBA program must choose a concentration in Finance, General Management, Information Systems, or Marketing, though students may opt for an interdisciplinary concentration with the approval of their academic advisor. Those taking courses online may only do an interdisciplinary concentration from the above areas. Pursued full-time, the MBA may completed in less than 18 months online or on-campus. All of FGCU's MBAs receive solid training in systems orientation and relevant technology. Additionally, students in all programs leave with strong analytical and creative thinking skills, communication, and interpersonal skills. They appreciate that the program is newer than most and that they are a part of a "growing institution" and "community," with a "beautiful" and "expanding campus" and "state-of-the-art infrastructure and classrooms with highly integrated technology."

The program's strengths are its "flexibility and the professors," as well as the small classes that allow people to know their "professors and other classmates on a more personal level." The faculty has lots of "real-world work experience," and "draw from their experience and teach you real-world applications of the academics." They're "engaging, accessible, and interested in your personal and professional development." Classes range from "exceedingly demanding" to "easy," but either way it can be tough for those working full time or who've been out of school for a while to "adjust to the course load." Students report that "course selection and availability is somewhat limited," which can make it difficult to get all the classes needed to complete a degree in a shortened timeframe." Electives are also offered less consistently than students would like.

FGCU has forged relationships with many international business schools and has an international student exchange program known as the "Second Circle." The program allows students from universities in France, Germany, New Zealand, and Sweden to study at FGCU for up to two semesters. FGCU students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher may spend up to two semesters at designated partner universities in these countries. Second Circle is an impressive and rewarding program for students seeking to deepen their understanding of international business and who want to gain experience abroad and work on their language skills.


Specialities of faculty

Academic specialties of faculty
URL


Real estate development & finance

Economics research

Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
No

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability

Description

School's environmental commitment 1:
Undergraduate course in sustainable business offered

School's environmental commitment 2:
Sustainability woven throughout the curriculum

Career overview


Students Say

FGCU's Career Development Services office serves the entire undergraduate and gradu- ate population, and some students in the MBA program would like to see "more resourc- es for graduating MBA students for professional/career positions and internship oppor- tunities." However, the office does host career fairs and on-campus recruiting events, as well as workshops and seminars. Students can also receive help with their job searches, resumes, and business etiquette. Employers who visited the campus in 2015 included General Electric, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Marathon Engineering Corp, Prudential, Primerica Financial Services, Scotlynn Commodities, Hertz Corporation, Siemens Energy, Allyn International Services, AXI International, Gartner, Inc., Target, and Algenol Biofuels, though these companies are not necessarily looking to hire grad- uates of the MBA program.

Dates

Application Deadlines
Jun 30

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$8,198

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$3,114

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
36%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
32%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
59%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
35%

New Students Receiving Loans
18%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$6,974
Tuition (Out-State)
$28,170
Fees (In-State)
$1,987
Fees (Out-State)
$3,046

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$290
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,173
Fees (In-State)
$83
Fees (Out-State)
$127

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$8,359
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$8,250
Academic Expenses
$1,200

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
98
Part Time
78%

In State
95.0%
Out of State
5.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
0

Demographics

14.00%
Minorities
18.00%
International

41% female
59% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Students at FGCU are busy. Many who attend on campus work full time, and many of them also have families, so their ability to enjoy the campus or extracurricular activities is limited, if it exists at all. FGCU undergrads who entered the program directly and international students tend to have far fewer obligations and, therefore, have a larger presence outside of class. People at FGCU say their peers are "dedicated, hard-working, knowledge driven, enjoyable to work with, and dependable." Many students "have had professional work experience, which translates into richer class discussions that help to make material covered in class more practical, rather than theoretical."

The Business & Entrepreneurship Club coordinates many different professional growth opportunities for students. It arranges for graduate and undergraduate students from various majors to interact with the local business community and share information.


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Ana Hill
Admissions-Registrar Officer-Graduate Admissions

Address
10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, FL 33965
United States

Phone
239-590-7908

Fax
239-590-7894

Email
graduate@fgcu.edu


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