Bloomberg Businessweek Ranks Rollins #1 in Florida

November 11, 2011 - The Rollins Professional MBA program was ranked 44th in the nation by Bloomberg Businessweek in its biennial ranking of part-time MBA programs. The magazine also reported that alumni of Rollins’ part-time MBA program earn, on average, a 25 percent higher salary compared to their pre-MBA income.

“Rollins MBA alumni obtain a competitive advantage through the education they receive and the connections they develop at the school,” said Craig McAllaster, dean of the Rollins MBA at the Crummer Graduate School of Business. “As a result, our students achieve a better financial return on their investment than any other part-time MBA program in Florida.”

Bloomberg Businessweek rankings focus on end-users’ satisfaction. The Rollins MBA is recognized among leading programs in the nation in part because of its ability to adapt programs to current market and student demands. For the student-satisfaction measure, the magazine surveys part-time MBA students at participating schools (who have recently graduated or are nearing graduation) about all aspects of their academic experience. Rollins MBA students benefit from the school’s distinguished faculty, who bring years of real-world business experience to the classroom. Students are also given many opportunities to engage in extraordinary hands-on learning experiences from leaders in business through domestic and global consulting projects and other programs in corporate, entrepreneurial and philanthropic environments.

The part-time MBA program ranking is based on criteria of student satisfaction, academic quality, and post-graduation outcomes. To determine which programs are highest in academic quality, Bloomberg Businessweek combines six equally weighted measures: average GMAT score, average student work experience, the percentage of faculty who are tenured, average class size in core business classes, the number of business electives available to part-timers, and the percentage of students who ultimately complete the program.

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