Is Graduate School Right for Me?

Pursuing a graduate degree in business could be one of the single most important steps you take toward taking control of your career and your life. Pursuing your degree at Rollins further connects you to a world of experiences and relationships that will last a lifetime.

Consider the following questions to see if a graduate degree from Rollins is right for you.


1. Do I need an undergraduate degree in business?
The Rollins MBA  and the Executive Doctorate in Business Administration are designed for ALL undergraduate majors, occupations and industries. Our students have a range of undergraduate degrees from liberal arts to technical degrees in engineering and science.

2. How many years of work experience do you require?
Rollins College offers different graduate degrees  tailored to meet the needs of students at all levels of professional experience from recent college graduates to senior executives. The amount of work experience you have will determine which program is right for you.

3. Do I have to take the GMAT or GRE?
All Early Advantage MBA and Professional MBA applicants are required to submit a GMAT or GRE score. The requirement may be waived in special cases for some students who already have a graduate degree.

We do not require GMAT or GRE scores for most applicants to the Executive MBA program. However, after careful evaluation of each candidate’s resume and transcript, the Admissions Committee may determine that a GMAT or GRE score is needed to ensure readiness. Test scores are not required for Executive Doctorate in Business Administration applicants.


1. I work full-time, do you offer classes outside regular working hours?
Yes. Our part-time working professional programs offer the opportunity to take classes either two nights a week or on Saturdays, depending on the program. The Professional MBA and Executive MBA  programs offer options to take classes in a format that combines online and on-campus classes.

2. How long does it take to earn a graduate degree?
Our master’s degrees are offered in multiple formats with classes starting in January, March, April, July and August with completion times ranging from 16 to 26 months. The Executive Doctorate in Business Administration takes three years to complete.

Investment & Return

1. How can I fund this investment?
A variety of financial aid options are available to fund your graduate education, including scholarships, interest-deferred loans, and special funding programs for veterans.

For more information, call the Rollins Financial Aid office: 407-646-2395. Our staff will help you find the best option to fund your education. Or visit the Rollins Financial Aid Web page for a list of funding options and scholarship information.

2. What can I do with a graduate degree in business?
There are many reasons to seek a graduate degree. The course work can help you sharpen your business skills, introduce you to challenges and experiences unavailable in your current career, position you for advancement within your current company, or help prepare you for a new career altogether. The simple answer is that a graduate business degree gives professionals the confidence, credentials and connections to take their careers and lives to a new level.

In general, many students find an advanced business degree will help them:

  • enter a profession that requires an advanced degree
  • earn a higher salary
  • diversify their skill set
  • increase their management competency and skills
  • start their own business
  • improve teamwork and presentation skills
  • develop connections with peers
  • receive coaching from proven mentors

Hear what some graduates have to say by visiting the Rollins MBA YouTube channel.