By the Numbers
Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship:
- 12 Courses in the MBA curriculum qualify for the Entrepreneurship Concentration
- 56% MBA graduates completed at least one course in entrepreneurship
- 22% MBA graduates completed an Entrepreneurship Concentration
- 9% female graduates completed an Entrepreneurship Concentration
- Entrepreneurship is the fastest growing concentration at the Crummer Graduate School of Business
Student Involvement (2011-12):
- 100+ direct connections sourced between MBA students and advanced entrepreneurs
- 100% of the entrepreneurship students have the opportunity to be mentored by an advanced entrepreneur through the Entrepreneurial Leadership Connection
- 4 clubs/organizations at Crummer are affiliated with traditional and social entrepreneurship
Rollins MBA Venture Plan Challenge and Elevator Pitch Competition (2011-12):
- 25 teams participated in the Venture Plan Challenge
- 23 individuals participated in the Elevator Pitch Competition
- $32,500 in prize money was awarded to winners of the Elevator Pitch Competition and Venture Plan Challenge
- 30% of past Rollins MBA Venture Plan Challenge winners have successfully launched new ventures
- 100% of the entrepreneurship faculty have started, invested in or operated a successful entrepreneurial venture
- 4 books in two languages have been written by entrepreneurship faculty
- 100+ articles have been published by entrepreneurship faculty
- Prof. Kupetz has written 1 book that has been translated into Korean and published 24+ articles
- Prof. Grimm has written 1 book, co-written 1 book, and had 12 articles published
- Dr. Bowers has co-written 2 books, edited 1 book and has published 61 articles
Rollins MBA (2011-12):
- 227 MBA degrees were awarded to Crummer Graduates
- 207 fulltime students and 258 part-time students enrolled in the MBA program
- 53% all Crummer students enter directly from undergraduate school
- 23 full-time faculty members teach at Crummer (91% have doctoral degrees)
- 9 part-time faculty members teach at Crummer (55% have doctoral degrees)
- Each faculty member teaches an average of 4.8 courses at Crummer
- Each Crummer class averages 30 students
- The average Early Advantage MBA (EAMBA) student is 23.3 years of age upon entrance; ages range 21 to 28
- The average working professional MBA student is 34.5 years of age upon entrance; ages range from 24 to 45
- 47% EAMBA students come from Florida
- 55% working professional students completed their undergraduate degree in Florida
- 53% EAMBA students and 45% working professional students represent ethnic minorities
- 23% EAMBA students and 6% working professional students are foreign nationals
- 3% EAMBA students and 11% working professional students already have a graduate degree
- Rollins MBA has 6,167 current alumni
- Students’ undergraduate majors:
- Business (40% EAMBA, 44% Working Professionals)
- Engineering (10% EAMBA, 8% Working Professionals)
- Economics (13% EAMBA, 4% Working Professionals)
- Liberal Arts (5% EAMBA, 8% Working Professionals)
- Social Sciences (5% EAMBA, 7% Working Professionals)
- Math and Sciences (13% EAMBA, 16% Working Professionals)
- Other (13% EAMBA, 11% Working Professionals)
Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship:
- 2010 - 22nd in the nation and 1st in Florida for Graduate Programs by Entrepreneur Magazine and the Princeton Review
- 2009 - 24th in the nation and 1st in Florida for Graduate Programs by Entrepreneur Magazine and the Princeton Review
Rollins MBA (2011-12):
- 39th in the nation and #1 in Florida by Bloomberg BusinessWeek for part-time MBA programs
- 16th in the nation for “student satisfaction” by Bloomberg BusinessWeek
- 46th in the nation and #1 in Florida by Forbes for return on investment
- 23rd in the nation and #1 in Florida by Leadership Magazine as a top leadership development educator
- Featured in the 2012 edition of Princeton Review’s “The Best 294 Business Schools”
Rollins College (2011-12):
- #1 regional university in the South by U.S. News & World Report
- Metro Orlando is the “Number One City for Entrepreneurs” by Entrepreneur Magazine.
- Simultaneously, Orlando has been ranked the No. 1 spot to grow a small business by Bizjournal, No. 1 for America's best jobs in the hottest markets by Business 2.0, and the No. 4 hottest spot for job creation by Expansion Management.
- Inc. Magazine lists Orlando as America’s #1 "hot spot" for job creation among companies with fewer than 100 employees
- According to BizJournals, Orlando ranks as the 7th best city in which to start a small business.
- Metro Orlando ranks 3rd among Inc. magazine's "Hottest Large Cities for Doing Business" and 28th in the nation for entrepreneurs.
- BizJournals.com/Portfolio.com ranks Orlando 17th for "Business Vitality."
- BusinessWeek featured Metro Orlando among its picks of "global hot spots" in its issue titled "What Makes a Winner: The Competition Issue." Orlando is one of three communities in the world to be featured.
- Fast Company magazine names Orlando as one of the “12 Best Cities for Innovation.”
- Southern Business & Development names Orlando as one of the “Top 10 Places in the South for Emerging Industries.”
- Metro Orlando was named one of ten "Blooming U.S. Cities for Tech" according to eWEEK.com.
- Metro Orlando has a rapidly growing technology industry of 2,600 companies employing more than 42,000.
- Metro Orlando has the 7th largest research park in the country (Central Florida Research Park) with over 1,025 acres. It is home to over 120 companies, employs more than 8,500 people, and is the hub of the nation’s military simulation and training programs.
- According to Forbes, Orlando is the 9th fastest growing metro.
- More than 150 international companies, representing approximately 20 countries, have facilities in Metro Orlando.
- Orlando International Airport is ranked as the 13th busiest passenger airport in the nation and the 27th busiest in the world and is the 3rd largest airport for origin and destination.
- fDi magazine recognizes Orlando as one of the “North American Cities of the Future”; No. 3 in “Most Business Friendly;” and No. 4 in “Quality of Life.”
- For the fourth consecutive year, the Metro Orlando economy ranks among the strongest economies in the U.S. and the strongest in the state of Florida according to the annual POLICOM Economic Strength Rankings.
- Inc. magazine names Orlando as the fourth “Best City for Business” in the large cities category.
- Metro Orlando ranks 11th among Milken Institute’s 2008 "Best Performing Cities."
- According to Yahoo!, Orlando is a "Great City for Salary Growth" in large part due to our emerging 'medical city'.
- Expansion Management names Orlando as one of the “50 Hottest Cities.”
- According to Forbes magazine, Orlando is the fourth “Best City in the Country for creating jobs.”
- Forbes.com ranks Metro Orlando fourth on their annual list of "Most Wired Cities."
- Global Insight says Orlando will be #1 for job growth from 2007–2012.
- Orlando is the 12th "Hottest Job Market” according to Business2.0.
- Forbes magazine lists Metro Orlando among the "Best Places for Business and Careers."
- Grubb & Ellis Market Strength Forecast for 2007 named Orlando’s office market No. 8 in U.S. survey as an investment opportunity.
- Orlando ranks as the 4th most popular city, based on where people want to live, according to Pew Research Center.
- Surveys show that Florida ranks 11th for entrepreneurial activity according to the Kauffman Foundation.
- Florida ranks as one of the top five states for start-ups in twelve of twelve business categories by Global Corporate Xpansion magazine and BizMiner.
- Florida ranks as the 8th top state for business, 17th in America’s top states for business, #1 in workforce in America’s tops states for business, and #9 in technology and innovation in America’s top states for business according to CNBC.
- Florida ranks second on the list of "most pro-business states" in a survey conducted by Pollina Corporate Real Estate.
- Florida ranks #4 in number of women owned businesses according to Florida Trend magazine
- Florida ranks as the #3 state to do business, according to Chief Executive magazine's 2009 "Best & Worst States" survey.
- Bizjournal ranks Florida as the ninth “Best Market for Young Adult Job Seekers.”
- The Tax Foundation ranks Florida as the 5th "Business Friendly Tax State" for 2008.
- Florida ranks among the top three states with best workforce training programs, according to Expansion Management.
- Florida ranks #1 for aerospace start-ups and new branches and #8 for aerospace employment according to BizMiner
- in the August issue of Business Xpansion Journal.
- TechAmerica Foundation says Florida remains 4th ranked cyberstate in terms of high tech employment and 3rd for its number of high tech business locations.
- Business Facilities ranks Florida 9th in overall biotechnology strength, 20th of the top 20 greenest states, and 9th of the top 10 states for business climate.