10 Reasons Rollins is Among the Nation’s Top International Business Programs

June 20, 2019

By Luke Woodling ’17MBA

A Rollins student takes notes in a classroom.

Rollins’ international business program is consistently ranked as one of the best in the country. From international internships to one-on-one faculty mentorship, explore 10 of the many ways Rollins means business.

Everyone from College Choice to College Factual ranks Rollins’ international business program among the best in the nation. Why? Our AACSB-accredited international business program blends the breadth of a top-ranked liberal arts education with the depth of an elite business education, giving our graduates a competitive edge in the job market.

Here are 10 of the ways Rollins is priming the next generation of global citizens and responsible leaders to do the business of the 21st century.

International business students meet with professor.
Rollins’ international business program was ranked No. 9 out of 143 programs in the U.S. and No. 1 in Florida by College Factual. Photo by Scott Cook.

1. Elite Accreditation

The Rollins international business program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Less than 5 percent of the world’s business programs earn AACSB accreditation.

International business professor gives a lecture on finance.
Associate Professor of Finance Richard Lewin earned his PhD from Cambridge University.Photo by Scott Cook.

2. Expert Faculty

Great teachers are the foundation of a great education. At Rollins, you’ll learn from the very best. Our international business courses are taught by PhD faculty from around the globe, graduates of world-class institutions such as Cambridge, the London School of Economics, and Harvard. They have also worked for well-known companies like Bain, McKinsey, and Motorola and have published numerous books and articles.

International business major Parker Magness ’18 at GE Healthcare in Munich, Germany.
As a student, international business major Parker Magness ’18 was a global marketing intern at GE Healthcare in Munich.

3. World-Class Internships

Supporting Fair Trade organizations in Madrid. Marketing state-of-the-art health-care systems in Munich. Providing operational support in China. You’ll develop in-demand skills and experience through hands-on international internships.

Rollins students sit in on a boardroom meeting on a business-focused field study to France.
International field studies, like this one in the Aquitaine region of France, give students an up-close look at how different cultures inform business. Photo by Edwin Kwak ’19.

4. Global Engagement

From China and India to France and Germany, you’ll have access to business-related field studies and semester-long programs across the globe. Through these immersive international experiences, you’ll hone communication and analytical skills and develop the ability to navigate foreign cultures and languages—credentials that are essential to success in today’s global business environment.

Rollins student and professor discuss career prospects in office.
Caleb Archuleta ’18—now a security consultant at Concentric Advisors—with one of his mentors, finance professor Richard Lewin. Photo by Scott Cook.

5. Meaningful Mentorship

Thanks to our 11:1 student-faculty ratio, you’ll receive personalized attention from our expert faculty inside and outside the classroom. At Rollins, our professors are true partners who help you pinpoint your personal and professional passions and help create a roadmap to achieving your aspirations.

Crummer Graduate School of Business students from. the Net Impact club.
Net Impact’s mission is to inspire, educate, and equip individuals to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world.Photo by Scott Cook.

6. Campus Involvement

From the Collegiate Entrepreneur’s Organization (CEO) to Net Impact, you’ll sharpen your business acumen through an array of student-run organizations and honor societies.

Kamil Fadel ’17 pictured on Park Avenue in Winter Park.
After earning his master’s at Vanderbilt, Kamil Fadel ’17 started his finance career as an investment banking analyst at Deutsche Bank.Photo by Scott Cook.

7. The World’s Top Jobs—Right Away

Our international business graduates enjoy immediate success. In fact, recent grads have landed positions with Apple, Airbnb, Dropbox, and Google, to name a few. Employers credit Rollins’ concurrent focus on academic rigor and skills garnered in the liberal arts for creating subject-matter experts adept at critical thinking, problem solving, and communication.

Pierce Neinken ’06 ’08MBA at the Airbnb offices.
International business and political science double major Pierce Neinken ’06 ’08MBA works as Airbnb’s global portfolio manager, locating office spaces to help service more than 2 million listings in nearly 200 countries. Photo by Angela DeCenzo.

8. Prepared for Lifelong Leadership

For 20 years, the international business program at Rollins has been churning out global citizens who have grown into responsible leaders in their fields. It’s not uncommon for Rollins international business grads like Ryan Maddern ’09, director of global logistics procurement and operations at Pitney Bowes, and Stefanie Majoras ’07, director of merchandise strategy and product development at The Walt Disney Company, to rise to high-level positions of leadership within just 10 years of entering the workforce.

International business classroom at Rollins College.
International business major Nuh Elalaoui ’21 is the first Rollins student to win a Cultural Vistas Fellowship, a competitive program designed for underrepresented students interested in global affairs.Photo by Scott Cook.

9. Earn Two Degrees in Four Years

Rollins’ dual-degree program allows you to earn a BA in international business from Rollins and a BS in international management from Germany’s Reutlingen University. In addition to earning two bachelor’s degrees in four years, the dual-degree program also allows you to develop fluency in German and earn international internship experience, giving you a competitive advantage in the global economy.

Crummer Graduate School of Business students in a classroom.
Photo by Scott Cook.

10. Or Earn a BA and MBA in Five Years

Enroll in Rollins’ 3/2 Accelerated Management Program and get a four-year bachelor of arts and a two-year master of business administration in five years. You’ll complete the MBA at the Rollins’ Crummer Graduate School of Business, which is ranked by Forbes as the No. 1 MBA program in Florida.

Rollins business student in a suit networking with other students.
Photo by Scott Cook.

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