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Experience Excellence

Professional MBA

This 24-month program is designed for students with a wide range of educational and professional experience that mirrors the workplace. As a student, you attend classes twice a week in the evenings, enabling you to continue working full-time and providing you with opportunities to apply your new skills to your work environment in real time.

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Program Overview
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Concentrations
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Entrepreneurship
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Finance
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Marketing

Program Overview

The Professional MBA program is designed for students with a wide range of educational and professional experience that mirrors what you find in the workplace. The program enables students to continue working and applying their new skills while earning their MBA. *No GMAT/GRE is required. However, we may ask the applicant to provide a test score to strengthen their application package to help ensure success within the program.

The Professional MBA program starts in January and August. In the Fall, students will attend classes on campus on Monday and Wednesday evenings (6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.).  In the Spring, students will attend classes on campus on Tuesday and Thursday evenings (6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.).

Concentrations

Upon completion of the core courses, Professional MBA students will have the ability to achieve an optional concentration in one of the following fields of study:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Marketing

Elective course offering can be affected by demand and faculty availability.

Entrepreneurship Concentration

Closely aligned with Crummer’s renowned Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship, the Entrepreneurship Concentration allows you to develop skills in entrepreneurial thought and action, effective oral and written communication, capitalizing on discovered opportunities, and new business creation and growth. Interdisciplinary electives let you focus on negotiation, international venturing, operational innovation, or starting your own company with mentoring from successful entrepreneurs. You will learn how to identify goals and learn strategies for facilitating the evolution of those goals, preparing you to start a business or bring entrepreneurial skills to an established company.

Concentration Requirements
At least 6 credits from the following:

  • ENT 608: New Venture Creation (3 credits)
  • ENT 613: Raising Capital for Entrepreneurial Ventures (3 credits)
  • ENT 614: Commercializing Technology and Science (3 credits)
  • ENT 615: The Entrepreneurial Venture (3 credits)

At most 3 credits from the following:

  • ENT 607: Social Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
  • ENT 616: Social Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Development (1.5 credits)
  • MGT 611: Negotiations in Business (3 credits)
  • MKT 606: Strategic Marketing (3 credits)
  • MKT 613: Strategic Sales Leadership (3 credits)

Finance Concentration

You can obtain a finance concentration by completing nine elective credits beyond FIN 501 (FIN 502 for EAMBA program) with at least six credit hours with FIN designation.

Crummer MBA graduates have followed many different financial career paths – all of which involve raising money, investing money, or helping others manage money. Within the finance concentration, Crummer also offer the following curriculum tracks: the Corporate Finance Track and the Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management Track. The recommended courses listed here are the courses that the finance faculty recommends preparing for a career in the respective field. The supplemental courses would give depth and breadth to your preparation.

Concentration Requirements
You can obtain a finance concentration by completing nine elective credits beyond FIN 501 (FIN 502 for EAMBA program) with at least six credit hours with FIN designation.

Corporate Finance Track
The corporate financial manager directs all the financial operations of the firm. This track prepares you to understand the complexities of corporate finance, including raising funds from public and private sources; evaluating spending opportunities in domestic, developed, and emerging markets; employing risk management techniques including derivatives; managing global cash flows and exchange rate risks; and using corporate financial policy to advance your firm’s strategic objectives.

Recommended Elective Courses:

  • FIN 601: Applied Financial Management (3 credits)
  • FIN 607: Mergers and Acquisitions (3 credits)
  • INTL 603: Global Financial Decision Making (3 credits)
  • FIN 611: Financial Modeling (3 credits)

Supplemental Elective Courses:

  • FIN 605: Derivatives and Risk Management (3 credits)
  • ACCT 614: Forensic Accounting (3 credits)

Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management Track
Investment professionals analyze capital markets using a variety of asset valuation and management techniques. This track prepares you for a career in the investment profession as a financial analyst and portfolio manager with mutual funds, private money managers, brokerage firms, trust departments, banks, and insurance companies. Courses in this track also prepare you to better understand financial analysts and interpret their external valuations. Investment students may want to consider pursuing the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) designation while at Crummer. Details are available from any finance faculty member.

Recommended FIN Elective Courses (at least six credits from below list):

  • FIN 603: Security Analysis and Portfolio Management (3 credits)
  • FIN 605: Derivatives and Risk Management (3 credits)
  • FIN 609: Managing Global Portfolios (prerequisite FIN 603) (3 credits)
  • FIN 611: Financial Modeling (3 credits)

Recommended Supplemental Elective Courses (may take beyond six credits of FIN electives to complete 9 credit requirement):

  • INTL 603: Global Financial Decision Making (3 credits)
  • ECO 601: Country Risk Analysis (3 credits)

Marketing Concentration

Crummer MBAs with a concentration in marketing can choose a career path that allows them to work in customer insights and analytics, strategic marketing, branding, sales, marketing research, or management consulting. You will gain the cutting-edge marketing skills you need to help a company grow, strategically differentiate itself, and sustain a loyal customer base. In addition to elective offerings, Crummer works in partnership with local companies to offer a highly experiential learning environment, providing you with exposure to various marketing cases, client-based projects, and interdisciplinary opportunities outside of the classroom.

Concentration Requirements
To gain a Marketing Concentration, students must take three of the Marketing Electives listed below:

  • MKT 601: Marketing Research (3 credits)
  • MKT 606: Strategic Marketing (3 credits)
  • MKT 613: Strategic Sales Leadership (3 credits)
  • MKT 614: Marketing Analytics (3 credits)
  • INT 602: International Marketing (3 credits)

The Crummer Difference

Experience a Personal Approach

Intimate Class Sizes

Crummer provides what so few programs can. Small class sizes mean that you will be immersed in an environment that mimics the workplace, helping you forge deep relationships with your peers while developing crucial relationship and management skills.

Accessible Faculty

Our faculty members are known not only for their expertise and experience, but also for their exceptional teaching skill and accessibility. You will develop relationships with your professors that will last well into your career and beyond.

Tailored Course Content

Your Professional MBA courses are designed with you in mind and will prepare you for real-life challenges by providing opportunities to apply lessons learned throughout the program.

Supportive Staff

From your first contact with a Crummer staff member to your interactions far beyond graduation, you will experience what makes Crummer so unique. Our staff and faculty are dedicated to providing you with the personalized attention Crummer is known for.

The Crummer Difference

Experience An Applied Education

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Overview
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Entrepreneurship
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Leadership
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Nonprofit & Philanthrophy

Customized, Experiential Courses

Our students work with real companies, take on real business challenges and are prepared to enter the work force with the kind of practical experience that employers seek. In addition to hands-on global opportunities, several domestic and in-class opportunities are available.

Entrepreneurship

The Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship provides Crummer MBA students with a variety of practical experiences, both in and out of the classroom, that relate to successful entrepreneurship. Programs are designed to connect our students and alumni with advanced entrepreneurs in order to gain real-world insight and experience that will assist them in their future endeavors. All of Rollins Entrepreneurship faculty have started, purchased or run a successful business.

The Center’s efforts ensure that Crummer MBA students are prepared for entrepreneurial thought and action, able to apply what they’ve learned in a business setting and engage in the critical, creative thinking essential to entrepreneurial success.

Leadership

The Crummer MBA is ranked #1 in the U.S. for Leadership, according to HR.com. In addition to the business acumen learned in the academic portion of your MBA, you can also develop the essential interpersonal acumen necessary to be a well-rounded leader. The Center for Leadership Development provides a wide range of programs to help Professional MBA students become inspired world-class leaders. These programs bridge the gap between leadership concepts and application, allowing you to engage in practical experiences — an opportunity unique to the Crummer MBA.

Nonprofit & Philanthrophy

The regionally renowned Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership offers workshops and certificate programs that can help you if you are thinking about a career in the nonprofit sector. Crummer MBA students are eligible to take workshops for as little as $10 each. Sign up as a member on the institutes’s website and choose the Rollins College Student/Staff/Faculty Account. This will allow you to sign up for programs and events right through the website.

PMBA

Application
Deadlines

Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible to ensure space in the program is still available. If you have any questions about the deadlines or the admissions process in general, please contact our office at 407-646-2405/1-800-866-2405 or mbaadmissions@rollins.edu.

PROFESSIONAL MBA APPLICATION DEADLINES

Spring 2021
(January Start)

Round 1: August 10, 2020
Round 2: October 10, 2020
Final Deadline: December 10, 2020*

*Submit an application on or before the Final deadline to be eligible for a $500 enrollment incentive upon enrollment to the Spring 2021 PMBA program.

Fall 2021
(August Start)

Round 1: December 10, 2020
Round 2: March 10, 2021
Round 3: May 10, 2021
Final Deadline: July 10, 2021

Faculty

Crummer faculty members are distinguished thought leaders, influential researchers, and consultants representing a wide range of business disciplines. They publish extensively in top scholarly and practitioner journals, author books and textbooks, present nationally, and consult for some of the world’s largest companies. But above all, they are accessible, excellent teachers, dedicated to helping you reach your potential.

YOUR NETWORK

Experience Connections

From your first day of class, you immediately become a member of the Crummer Alumni Association, a global network that extends to over 7,000 alumni living and working in all 50 states and in 53 countries around the world.

A Lifetime of Benefits

As alumni, you have access to many benefits and points of connection, including access to the Alumni Course Audit Program, Career Services & Resources, a wide range of alumni events, and much more.

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Experience ROI
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Career Center Offerings
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Online Career Benefits
Experience ROI

Accelerate Your Career

The Career Resource Center helps Professional MBA students with services and resources to help you evaluate your career options, plan for your future, and achieve optimal performance in your career search.

Experience ROI

Career Center Offerings

  • Job-search strategy development
  • Experienced career coaches
  • Seminars and webinars on job search topics
  • Networking opportunities, including annual networking reception with employers
  • Annual Career Expo
  • Mock interviewing
  • Business journals and news periodicals (online and in print)
  • Self-assessment tool
Experience ROI

Online Career Benefits

  • Handshake: One-stop career resource for local and nationwide career opportunities
    • Crummer’s Career Resource Guide
    • GoingGlobal
    • Vault
    • Mango Languages
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Global Business Experience
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Global Business Experience Course
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Global Consulting Elective
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Global Sustainability Course
Experience the Business World

A Global Perspective

Studying the effects of cultural influences on business is one thing; seeing them in action is another. Crummer Professional MBA students experience international business first-hand by applying classroom learning to real-world challenges.

Experience the Business World

Global Business Experience Course

This immersive travel-based course takes you and your cohort overseas to gain practical experience in conducting business abroad in the destination country and region.

Experience the Business World

Global Consulting

This elective course offers an opportunity to resolve client-based challenges for an overseas firm or a domestic firm seeking to enter foreign markets. You must apply to take this elective, and if selected, you’ll partner with other MBA students to develop solutions your client. This course includes a week-long international immersion experience.

Experience the Business World

Global Sustainability Course

Strategies for the Americas. In this course, you learn how businesses can innovatively enhance profits through careful stewardship of the environment while immersing yourself in Costa Rica with other MBA students from across the globe.

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Academic Profile

Professional MBA students have a wide range of educational and professional experience that mirrors what you find in the workplace. Below is the most recent class profile of our students.

Intimate Class Sizes

Average Age
28 Years Old
Average Work Experience
4.8 Years
Female
38%

Industries Represented

  • Banking | Finance
  • Insurance
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Education
  • Entertainment
  • Engineering
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality | Travel
  • Nonprofit
  • Real Estate

Undergraduate Degrees | Areas of Study

40%
Business
5%
Economics
10%
Engineering
18%
Humanities/ Social Sciences
4%
Mathematics/ Physical Science
23%
Other
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Admissions
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Tuition
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Financial Aid
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Crummer Scholarships
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Application Checklist

Welcome!

Thank you for your interest in the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College. We are excited to help you through your admission process and are here to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact us and we look forward to you becoming part of the Crummer Family!

Phone:
407-646-2405/1-800-866-2405

E-mail:
graduate-business@rollins.edu

Tuition

Tuition for the Fall 2020 Entering Class

The Professional MBA Program is priced as a complete package, and tuition is guaranteed not to increase for students who remain in their entrance class. Tuition covers the cost of all course offerings. Books and supplies for each semester and airfare for the international study component (Global Business Experience) are not included. Non-refundable deposit: $500 – If you accept our offer and enroll in the program, your non-refundable deposit will be credited to your first term tuition. The total tuition for the Professional MBA program class beginning in Fall 2020 is $63,898.

Tuition for the Spring 2021 Entering Class

The Professional MBA Program is priced as a complete package, and tuition is guaranteed not to increase for students who remain in their entrance class. Tuition covers the cost of all course offerings. Books and supplies for each semester and airfare for the international study component (Global Business Experience) are not included. Non-refundable deposit: $500 – If you accept our offer and enroll in the program, your non-refundable deposit will be credited to your first term tuition. The total tuition for the Professional MBA program class beginning in Spring 2021 is $63,898.

Fees
Parking: $140
Professional MBA Association: $100

Financial Aid

A variety of financial aid options are available to Crummer MBA students, including loans, scholarships and special funding programs for veterans. Call the Rollins Financial Aid office at 407-646-2395. Our staff will help you find the best option to fund your education. You may also visit the Rollins Financial Aid web page for a list of funding options and scholarship information.

Crummer Scholarships

Crummer awards scholarships to admitted students based on a variety of factors including backgrounds, career interests, and academic achievement. Scholarships are awarded to students with career goals in diverse areas of interest and fields including finance, leadership, marketing, the nonprofit sector, entrepreneurship, science, technology, engineering, math, hospitality, sports management, healthcare, etc.

To be considered for a Crummer scholarship, applicants must submit an essay addressing why and how a Crummer MBA will help them achieve their specific career goals in their chosen fields. Essays must be no longer than 500 words. Recipients must maintain good academic standing throughout the duration of the program, and a minimum GPA of 3.0.

To be considered for a scholarship, candidates must submit a scholarship application form, which includes the essay referenced above, any time after submitting their program application, but no later than one week after being issued their acceptance letter/email.

 

Application Checklist

We’ve created a convenient list of required items you’ll need to complete your application. If you don’t have everything on the list, you can still get started.

Professional MBA Application Checklist