Who we are
Excellence in Action
Whether you experience Crummer through one of our top-ranked graduate business programs or in one of our many non-degree workshops or programs offered through our renowned Centers of Excellence, you will quickly come to understand what makes this school so special. At Crummer, we believe excellence is achieved by delivering personal, practical, and transformational learning experiences.
Fostering Impactful Leadership
Our mission at the Crummer Graduate School of Business is to produce global, responsible, and innovative leaders who positively impact their organizations and communities.
The Suite Spot for Executives
With a diverse portfolio of degree and non-degree programming at the senior-executive level, Crummer is regionally renowned for helping organizations retain and develop executive talent. Whether you seek to earn a prestigious MBA, elevate your expertise with Florida’s first AACSB-accredited doctorate in business administration degree, or expand your knowledge through specialized workshops and programming, Crummer has the right opportunity for you.
Designed to Transform You
A graduate business degree should do more than provide you with credentials. It should transform how you think about business and provide you with the world-class skills, resources and connections to lead for life.
An MBA for experienced professionals at the top of their field. Held on campus, one weekend a month for 20 months, the Executive MBA emphasizes global business and leadership from a c-suite perspective.
This 24-month program is designed for professionals with a wide range of experience. With classes starting in January and August, students attend classes on campus two evenings each week.
Early Advantage MBA
Ranked #1 in Florida for return on investment by Forbes Magazine, the Early Advantage MBA program is a full-time day program for recent college graduates with little to no work experience and career changers.
The first AACSB-accredited degree of its kind in Florida, Crummer’s Executive Doctorate in Business Administration is designed for executives who want to contribute to organizational success at a significantly higher level than that afforded by the MBA.
Experience a Supportive Environment
“The part that I enjoy so much about Crummer is that the professors are not there to sit and do their research, teaching isn’t a secondary function, it’s really their first function. It’s not just faculty but also the administrative staff; everyone wants to help you in this supportive environment.”
“The Crummer Experience is all about the network. The guest speakers that the faculty have brought into class and the resources that they’re able to put you in connection with have been amazing. Every time we go to class there is someone else that we’re introduced to; the network of people that Crummer is able to surround you with has been impressive.”
“The students that chose to go to Crummer make Crummer the special place that it is. They truly inspire you, push you, support you, and become a foundation. You can go out in the world and do some new and innovative things and know that you have a cohort of people who will do anything to help your dream, your vision, come to life.”
Experience Personal Growth
“After working with the UN in India on social issues, I wanted a school that could augment my business technical skills, enhance my financial acumen, and also create a robust foundation for me to grow professionally and personally. With its distinguished faculty, cohort focus, and applied approach to learning, Crummer seemed the right platform to me.”
Experience a Personalized Education
“Crummer provides an individualized and pointed program that is tailored for each individual student. The professors are dedicated to student success. They give our their personal cell phone numbers, tell us to call them on weekends – they really take the time to support you in a way that is beneficial to you.”
“Since starting the program, I started seeing the value of people more than before, because the program is very focused on leadership. Having leadership ingrained in the curriculum makes me see that business is beyond task performance. To be great leader, you need to also focus on people and focus on creating an environment that will facilitate growth.”
Experience Applied Learning
“I think it’s fabulous to be together in a classroom with people that have quite a lot of high-level professional and global experience. I commute from Brazil every month, there are people from Iceland, Mexico, and Turkey. You learn a lot about the different leadership types shown in the different cultures. The level of sharing and peer learning and peer teaching is amazing.”
“The prestige that the school has is one of the factors why I decided to come to Crummer. I think it provided what I needed: the smaller class setting, but also a more personal and practical approach to business.”
Centers of Excellence
Workshops, Certificate Programs, and Custom Programming
Our renowned Centers of Excellence offer a wide range of educational options for business professionals and organizations of all sizes across all industries.
Center for Management, Executive Education
Offers custom programming for organizations of all sizes and industries, plus various certificate programs, including its popular Mini-MBA program.
Edyth Bush Institute
Offers more than 100 annual workshops and events, plus certificate programs for nonprofit professionals in Nonprofit Management, Leadership Practice, Volunteer Management, Proposal Writing, Fundraising and Development.
Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship
In addition to its Entrepreneurial Growth Series workshops, the Center hosts its annual Venture Plan Competition, the Orlando area’s largest entrepreneurial pitch competition open to all regional entrepreneurs.
Knowledgeable, Accessible, Impactful
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.
Featured Faculty Member
“The Crummer MBA affords me an opportunity to teach at an institution that truly values the faculty-student interaction and is flexible enough to meet the changing demands of the complex business world. Our faculty strives to readily connect the latest research in our various areas to current teaching in the classroom, leading to a highly practical MBA.”
The Alumni Network
Connections for Life
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.
REBUILD globally is Dean Crown’s 2019 Featured Charity
Julie Colombino ’18MBA started REBUILD globally after the devastating Haiti earthquake in 2010.
A Culture of Excellence: Crummer Alum is a Key Part of Warriors’ Championship Culture
Crummer alum and Golden State Warrior’s Senior Director of Partnerships, Dave Pitt `04 `06MBA, has had a front row seat to one of the greatest sports dynasties of all-time.
Crummer Alumna Brittany McKee East Continues the ‘Little Debbie’ Family Legacy
Brittany McKee East `16MBA, a fourth-generation member of the family behind Little Debbie and McKee Foods Corporation, helped develop Crummer’s Family Enterprise elective
Crummer’s Dr. Whittingham Puts Theory into Practice with Newly Launched Coffee Company
Years of consulting trips to Costa Rica’s coffee-rich farmland inspired Dr. Whittingham to launch Artifx Cafe, designed to create real income for small farmers and positively impact their communities.
It’s Time for Firms to Adjust to the Gig Economy Workforce, Says Dr. Marshall
Charles Harwood Professor of Marketing and Strategy Dr. Greg Marshall says the gig economy is already here and fields like marketing and sales will be the most affected.