Overview

Applicants
69
Acceptance Rate
48%
Average Age
30

Test Scores

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

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Letters of Recommendation
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
No

Evening
No

Executive
No

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
5:1
Total Faculty
23

30
Female
13
Minority


Students Say

Based at Florida Southern College, in Lakeland, Florida, the Barney Barnett School of Business & Free Enterprise is a small, "well-connected" school with an "excellent" and "amazing" MBA director who "seems to know all the students personally and is vested in their success." Students praise the school's "small classroom size, "involved administration," and "prestige." The school's "symbiotic" partnerships "enhance both the business school and [local] community organizations." The "thoroughly vetted" faculty shows strong "leadership and experience" and are both "responsive" and "easy to work with." Florida Southern MBA students often choose Barnett for its "excellent" hybrid program, which offers coursework every other Saturday on campus and the remainder online.


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
No

Sustainability course is

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
No

Description

Career overview


Students Say

Many students choose the Florida Southern MBA "because their program [is] catered towards working professionals." Indeed, the hybrid program is a great offering for working students, who praise the "convenient[t] location," schedule, and value, saying it's "the best money can buy." Florida Southern MBAs get plenty of real consulting practice through Living Case Studies, which ask student cohorts to conduct research around an actual business problem or opportunity and make a recommendation to the company. Many students also attended Florida Southern as undergraduates and note prior relationships with business faculty. Some prominent alumni include Abdalla Salem El-Badri, Secretary General of OPEC; James Carl France, President, International Speedway Corporation; Barney Barnett, Vice Chairman, Publix Supermarkets, Inc.; Rick Ruffner, President, Avanti Press, Inc., and Shelly Schaffer, Executive Vice President and CFO, Yahoo.

Prominent Alumni

Abdalla Salem El-Badri
Secretary General of OPEC

James Carl France
President, International Speedway Corporation

Barney Barnett
Vice Chairman, Publix Supermarkets, Inc.

Rick Ruffner
President, Avanti Press, Inc.

Shelly Schaffer
Executive Vice President and CFO, Yahoo

Dates

Application Deadlines
Jul 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$16,634

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$9,312

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
69%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
25%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
100%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
36%

New Students Receiving Loans
79%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$24,000
Tuition (Out-State)
$24,000
Fees (In-State)
$300
Fees (Out-State)
$300

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$750
Tuition (Out-State)
$750

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$11,204
Academic Expenses
$1,250

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
54
Part Time
4%

In State
90.0%
Out of State
10.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
5

Demographics

25.00%
Minorities
8.00%
International

46% female
54% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Florida Southern College is located in a "beautiful setting on Lake Hollingsworth, with lots of access to water sports." MBA students note that nearly "everything is within walking distance." Many students are "busy professionals" who commute and live off campus, but students generally find the student body to be "caring and helpful," "easy going, but opinionated and open to discussion," "hardworking," and "liberal, friendly, intelligent, and motivated." There is a mix of younger and older students at Barnett, with seemingly " an even split [between] millennials and Gen-Xers." Said one student: "You could definitely tell a difference between the generations, but [it] was surprisingly refreshing in most cases."

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Kamalie Morales
Sr. Asst. Director (MBA and MAcc)

Address
111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr.
Lakeland, FL 33801
United States

Phone
863-680-4205

Fax
863-680-3872

Email
fscmba@flsouthern.edu


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