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Experience Excellence

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.

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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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International Business
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Marketing
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Operations & Technology Management
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Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Enterprise

Program Overview

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 (September) 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 and one 6-week term spread out over 16 or 20 months.

Concentrations

Early Advantage MBA students will have the ability to achieve an optional concentration (included in tuition) in one of the following fields of study:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Operations & Technology Management
  • SESE – Social Entrepreneurship Sustainable Enterprise

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)

International Business Concentration

The International Business concentration at Crummer provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary to be an effective manager and leader in a global work environment. Three travel-based courses, INTL 604, INTL 612 and ENT616, offer the opportunity to travel overseas for a week to apply the skills learned in the MBA classroom.

Concentration Requirements
At least 6 credits from the following:

  • INT 601: Cross-Cultural Management (3 credits)
  • INT 602: International Marketing (3 credits)
  • INT 603: Global Financial Decision Making (3 credits)

At most, three credits from the following:

  • INT 604: Global Consulting project (3 credits)
  • INT 609: Global Supply Chain Management (3 credits)
  • INT 612: Global Sustainability: Strategies for the Americas (1.5 credits)
  • ECO 601: Country Risk Analysis (3 credits)
  • ENT 616: Social Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Development (1.5 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)

Operations & Technology Management Concentration

Operations & Technology Management (O&TM) is focused on the strategic, operational, and tactical planning of the organization, responsible for the execution and control of hard and soft resources that are deployed to deliver products and services to customers in a sustainable and responsible way. The “technology” part of “operations and technology management” has become paramount, and understanding both the potential and implications of current and emerging technologies—such as the internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, blockchains, etc.—is a necessary part of a leader’s education. However, the technology itself will not create long-term competitive advantage without the knowledge of how to operationally deploy it effectively. A concentration in operations and technology management (O&TM) will prepare you to navigate the complexities of the contemporary business world while helping to position organizations to compete and win in the future.

Concentration Requirements
At least 3 credits from the following:

  • OM 608: Business Transformation through Operations (3 credits)
  • OM 609: Making Supply Meet Demand (3 credits)
  • INT 609: Global Supply Chain Management (3 credits)

At most 6 credits from the following:

  • OM 606: Corporate Social Responsibility(3 credits)
  • OM 607: Essentials of Business Intelligence and Analysis (1.5 credits)
  • ENT 614: Commercializing Technology and Science (3 credits)

Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Enterprise Concentration

The Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Enterprise concentration allows you the opportunity to explore current themes at the intersection of business and society. While 20 years ago it was commonplace for MBA programs to offer courses in Business Ethics, today’s business climate requires a more expansive view of the role of business with respect to the challenges facing the world in which we live.

Courses in this concentration focus on the why, the what, and the how of simultaneous creation of economic value and societal value, a concept known as shared value. From the creation of business ventures specifically to address social needs, to the integration of social and environmental considerations into corporate strategy, this concentration takes the theory and practice of business management and applies them to better meet the needs of diverse stakeholders. The skills learned—through theory, case analysis, and hands-on application in local and global settings—will prepare you to make an important contribution to your organization and to the broader society.

Concentration Requirements
Requires both of the following courses:

  • ENT 607: Social Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
  • OM 606: Corporate Social Responsibility (3 credits)

3 credits from the following:

  • INT 612: Global Sustainability in the Americas (1.5 credits)
  • MBA 614: Enterprise and Sustainable Development (1.5 credits)
  • ENT 616: Social Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Development(1.5 credits)

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.

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 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.

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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Leadership
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Nonprofit & Philanthropy

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.

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 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.

EAMBA

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.

EARLY ADVANTAGE MBA APPLICATION & SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES

Fall 2020

Round 1: December 10, 2019
Round 2: March 10, 2020
Round 3: May 10, 2020
Final Deadline: July 10, 2020*

*Extended: Students who apply on or before July 10 are eligible for a $500 enrollment incentive. For more information, contact the admissions office at 407-646-2405/1-800-866-2405, or mbaadmissions@rollins.edu.

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 the Alumni Course Audit Program, career services and resources, a wide variety of alumni events, and much more.

Courses for Life

Alumni Career Services

The Network at Your Fingertips

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Career Center Offerings
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Online Career Benefits
Experience ROI

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.

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 Course
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Global Consulting Capstone
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Global Consulting Project
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International Exchange Programs
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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 Early Advantage MBA students experience international business first-hand by applying classroom learning to real-world challenges through a variety of programs.

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 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.

 

Experience the Business World

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.

Experience the Business World

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.

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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Experience Collaboration

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

Female
50%
Average Age
23
Average Work Experience
10 months

Countries Represented

  • Guatemala
  • Turkey
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Vietnam
  • France
  • Spain

Undergraduate Degrees | Areas of Study

31%
Business
25%
Economics
7%
Enigineering
25%
Humanities/ Social Sciences
12%
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Graduate Assistantships
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Crummer Scholarships

Welcome!

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

Tuition is guaranteed not to increase for students who remain in their entrance class. Books, supplies, 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. Total Tuition: $80,340.

Tuition for the Spring 2021 Entering Class

Tuition is guaranteed not to increase for students who remain in their entrance class.  Books, supplies, 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. Total Tuition: $80,340.

Financial Aid

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 mbaadmissions@rollins.edu for a graduate housing stipend application.

Graduate Assistantships

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 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.

*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.