Early Advantage MBA
Designed for career changers and recent college graduates with little-to-no work experience, Florida’s #1-ranked MBA program (Forbes Magazine) is an ideal supplement to your undergraduate degree, providing you with the sought-after business skills and knowledge that will help you get ahead quickly in your chosen field.
The Early Advantage MBA is a full-time day program for recent college graduates and career changers who prefer to immerse themselves in a full-time program schedule. Classes are held Monday-Friday, either 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., in the first year. During the second year, students may choose to take elective classes at night with Professional MBA students.
Students who start in the fall (August) follow a traditional academic calendar with first-year fall and spring classes, a lengthy summer break for internships and optional international exchange programs, followed by a second year of fall and spring classes. Students who start in the spring (January) study year-round with classes in the spring and summer, followed by fall and spring terms with a condensed time frame for their internships. Both fall and spring classes graduate together at the end of their second spring term.
Early Advantage MBA students complete four 12-week terms spread out over 16 or 20 months.
Early Advantage MBA students will have the ability to achieve an optional concentration (included in tuition) in one of the following fields of study:
- International Business
- Operations & Technology Management
- SESE – Social Entrepreneurship Sustainable Enterprise
The Crummer Difference
Experience a Personal Approach
Intimate Class Sizes
Crummer provides what so few programs can. Small class sizes and a cohort structure 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.
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 Early Advantage 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.
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
Customized, Experiential Courses
Our students work with real companies and take on real business challenges and are prepared to enter the work force with the kind of practical experience that employers seek. The many organizational contacts our students experience during their program builds their professional networks and can lead to internships and future jobs. It is an ideal program for students without work experience or with little work experience, and for career changers. In addition to hands-on global opportunities, several domestic and in-class opportunities are available.
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.
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 Early Advantage 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 & Philanthropy
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.
Also, MBA students can participate in the MBA Nonprofit Board Member Program. The program matches MBA students with nonprofit boards to serve on while attending classes. This allows students the opportunity to gain valuable information about nonprofits from a first-hand perspective and gain practical leadership experience as well.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
EARLY ADVANTAGE MBA APPLICATION & SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES
We are still accepting applications for Spring 2020 (classes begin in January). For more information, contact the admissions office at 407-646-2405/1-800-866-2405, or email@example.com.
Round 1: December 10, 2019*
Round 2: March 10, 2020
Round 3: May 10, 2020
*Students who apply on or before the December 10 deadline are eligible for a $1500 tuition incentive. For more information, contact the admissions office at 407-646-2405/1-800-866-2405, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
“I am passionate about giving students the tools and the confidence to make a difference in the world of management. I was drawn to the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College because of their sincere commitment to these goals. Here, scientific rigor and managerial relevance go hand in hand.”
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.
Accelerate Your Career
The Early Advantage MBA program is an MBA program for recent college graduates and career changers. Because it is an MBA program that does not require work experience, all Early Advantage MBA students are required to complete a one-on-one career strategy session, mock interview, and an MBA-level internship. You can meet with a career coach to discuss your individual questions and map out your personal development plan. We help you explore and define your career interests, assist with résumé and cover letter development, prepare for job interview and salary negotiations, and provide job search and internship assistance.
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
Online Career Benefits
- Handshake: One-stop career resource for local and nationwide career opportunities
- Crummer’s Career Resource Guide
- Mango Languages
A Global Perspective
Studying the effects of cultural influences on business is one thing; seeing them in action is another. Crummer Early Advantage MBA students experience international business first-hand by applying classroom learning to real-world challenges through a variety of programs.
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.
Global Consulting Capstone
One of two global consulting opportunities, the integrated capstone experience global consulting is an 18-week multi-disciplinary project that delivers results-based outcomes to an external client.
Global Consulting Project
This semester-long course offers an opportunity to resolve client-based challenges for an overseas firm or a domestic firm seeking to enter foreign markets. You’ll partner with other MBA students to develop solutions for your client. This course includes a week-long international immersion experience during the project period.
International Exchange Programs
When you opt to begin the program in the fall, you have the opportunity to study with MBA students from around the world at EM Lyon in France. This international exchange program runs approximately four weeks at the beginning of the summer, which allows time for you to complete a summer internship.
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.
A Diverse Group of Peers
Early Advantage MBA students come from all over the country and the world to study at Crummer. They represent a variety of undergraduate majors. Below is the most recent class profile of our students.
Intimate Class Sizes
Undergraduate Degrees | Areas of Study
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!
Tuition for the Spring 2020 Entering Class
Tuition is guaranteed not to increase for students who remain in their entrance class. Tuition includes accommodations for the international study component (Global Business Experience). Books, supplies, and airfare 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. Total Tuition: $78,000 ($19,500 each term for four terms).
Tuition for the Fall 2020 Entering Class
Tuition is guaranteed not to increase for students who remain in their entrance class. Tuition includes accommodations for the international study component (Global Business Experience). Books, supplies, and airfare 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. Total Tuition: $80,340.
A variety of financial aid options are available to Rollins 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.
Graduate Housing Stipend
Early Advantage MBA students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (3.2 or higher in their major), as well as a professional-level internship, will be considered for a graduate housing stipend. Students are encouraged to apply early while stipends are available. Please contact the Admissions Coordinator at email@example.com for a graduate housing stipend application.
Graduate Assistantships are available to Early Advantage MBA students. Students will be notified of available positions during the beginning of each semester. These positions receive an hourly compensation rate but do not qualify for tuition remission. Students must be classified as being in “good academic standing” in order to qualify for an assistantship. Please note that students who have other employment opportunities are not eligible to be considered for these positions.
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.
*Note: Eligible 4th-year undergraduate students in the Rollins-Crummer Accelerated Management Program with outstanding Rollins undergraduate funding will be issued Crummer Scholarships in lieu of, but not in addition to, that undergraduate funding. Completion of a scholarship application is not required.