Rollins Ranked in the Top 50 Best Schools for International Business
June 07, 2021
By Stephanie Rizzo ’09
Rollins’ was recently named one of the best international business programs in the nation by UniversityHQ, an independent organization providing resources and information for aspiring college students. The proof? Our graduates are thriving in a fast-paced global job market thanks to a program that combines a top-tier liberal arts education with hands-on learning, international opportunities, and expert faculty.
This isn’t the first time the international business program has ranked among the best. The College regularly tops College Factual’s list of best international business programs in Florida and the U.S. In 2019, Study.com put Rollins in the top 15 best programs in the country. And Rollins is one of only 5 percent of business schools in the world to receive a coveted accreditation standard from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
For this latest ranking, UniversityHQ analyzed over 4,000 colleges and universities in the United States to determine the best programs based on a range of factors, including admission rates, graduation rates, and the percentage of students who receive financial aid. The ranking also measured return on investment using data available through the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard. Over time, the return on investment for a liberal arts education averages more than $900,000 40 years after enrollment. That’s more than 25 percent higher than the median gain at all colleges according to a study conducted by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce.
“Rollins’ international business students benefit from our international, diverse, and experienced faculty, a unique curriculum that blends business and the liberal arts, numerous options to apply what they’re learning outside the classroom, and our location in Central Florida, a tech and business hub for dozens of international companies,” says business professor Marc Fetscherin.
Of course, real-world experience on campus abounds too. International business major Whitney Coulter ’08 was able to hone PR and social media skills as an artist relations ambassador for Rollins’ own college radio station WPRK. After graduation, she parlayed her experience into a gig at Apple, rising through the ranks to become a business insights analyst for the tech giant in 2017.
“Rollins’ international business program equipped me as a well-rounded thought leader in my field, says Coulter. “Its discussion-based classes built my confidence in business leadership, and I was encouraged to explore my professional passions under the thoughtful guidance of world-class professors while being consistently challenged to excel by my cohort.”