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The College of Business Administration at Florida International University

Business School Admissions

Application (Fall 2013)

Application deadline (U.S. residents) June 1
Application deadline (international students) June 1
Application fee $30

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 48.7% - Medium
Average age of new entrants 25
Average undergraduate GPA 3.37 - Medium
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.74-3.85
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 85
Average GMAT score 555 - Medium
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 500-600
Students with prior work experience 77
Average work experience (months) 36

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate 51.2%
Average age of new entrants 31
Average undergraduate GPA 3.30
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.8-3.76
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 516
Average GMAT score 539
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 470-620
Students with prior work experience 361
Average work experience (months) 76

Undergraduate Majors

TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required 550 paper test
80 internet-based test

Factors and Procedures Used in Admissions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
Applicants are required to submit a resume, statement of purpose, GMAT or GRE score, transcripts from all previously attended schools, and an online Graduate Application for Admissions. In general, the minimum requirements include: GPA of 3.0 (upper division coursework), a GMAT score of 500 or GRE of 1000, and a clear and concise statement of purpose.
Executive program
Applicants are required to submit a resume, statement of purpose, and letters of recommendation in addition to the Graduate Application for Admission and transcripts. A minimum of eight years of professional work experience, five years of which must be in a managerial position. Depending on the applicant's qualifications, the GMAT may be waived. Applicants must also participate in an interview.
Part-time program
Applicants are required to submit a resume, statement of purpose, and a GMAT score, in addition to the Graduate Application for Admission and transcripts. An applicant must have a minimum GPA in upper division coursework of 3.0 and a GMAT score of 500. An applicant's complete file is reviewed and is primarily evaluated on GPA, GMAT score and professional work experience.
Part-time distance learning program
Applicants are required to submit a resume, statement of purpose, and two letters of recommendation in addition to the Graduate Application for Admission and official transcripts. A minimum of four years of professional work experience is required.

Admissions Contacts

Director of admissions Anna Pietraszek
Full-time program phone (305) 348-6880
Full-time program E-mail imba@fiu.edu
Full-time program website http:/​/​business.​fiu.​edu
Executive program phone (305) 348-1036
Executive program E-mail emba@fiu.edu
Executive program website http:/​/​business.​fiu.​edu
Part-time program phone (305) 348-3256
Part-time program E-mail evemba@fiu.edu
Part-time program website http:/​/​business.​fiu.​edu
Part-time distance learning program phone (305) 348-7602
Part-time distance learning program E-mail cmba@fiu.edu
Part-time distance learning program website http:/​/​business.​fiu.​edu
 

Business School Academics

Program Offerings

(8) Departments/concentrations
entrepreneurship international business
finance marketing
general management management information systems
human resources management real estate
Departments with highest M.B.A. demand entrepreneurship, finance, general management, human resources management, international business
Types of M.B.A. programs offered full-time accelerated, part-time evenings and weekends, part-time off campus, part-time distance learning, traditional executive MBA
Joint programs available law, MSFin, MSMIS; MALat Amer & Carib Studies; MInt'lBus; MSInt'lRealEst; MSHRMgmt

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
Curriculum consists of Professional Development Seminars as well as various business courses in accounting, finance, international business, information systems, marketing, and general management with an international emphasis. Students are also required to complete a foreign language and have a choice between an internship, study abroad, or additional coursework in a specialized area of business.
Executive program
The curriculum of the executive program consists of workshops in Excel for business statistics and accounting as well as various business courses in accounting, finance, international business, information systems, marketing, and general management. Students are also required to complete two residencies, one of which is a trip abroad, and a corporate simulation.
Part-time program
The curriculum of the part-time program consists of a colloquium, three Professional Development Seminars as well as various traditional business courses in accounting, finance, international business, information systems, marketing, and general management. Students must also complete four electives in a specialized area business of their choice.
Part-time distance learning program
The curriculum of the part-time distance learning program consists of various business courses in accounting, finance, international business, information systems, marketing, and general management. Students are also required to complete two Professional Development Seminars.
 

Business School Ranking

Rank Not Published Best Business Schools

(1) Ranking by Specialties

#102 in Part-time M.B.A.

Business Ranking Scores

These data apply only to full-time students.

Score N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.3
Recruiter assessment score (out of 5) 2.6
Acceptance rate 48.7% - Medium
Average starting salary and bonus $49,927 - Low
Average undergraduate GPA 3.37 - Medium
Average GMAT score 555 - Medium
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 11.0% - Low
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 13.4% - Low
Enrollment (full-time) 85
 

Business School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Enrollment 1,093

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 85
Minority students 35.3%
International students 41.2%

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 1,008
Minority students 68.7%
International students 15.1%
 

Business School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Melissa Hew
Financial aid phone (305) 348-7272

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $34,000 total program (in-state)
Full-time: $39,000 total program (out-of-state)
Part-time: $25,000 total program (in-state)
Part-time: $55,000 total program (out-of-state)
Required fees $482 per year
Room and board, books, and miscellaneous expenses $18,000
Average indebtedness of 2011 graduating class $42,000

Financial Aid Availability

College-funded aid (fellowships, assistantships, grants, or scholarships) available Yes
Fellowships N/A
Teaching assistantships N/A
Research assistantships N/A
International students eligible for college-funded aid Yes
High
Career and Salary Statistics

Business School Career and Salary Statistics

Florida International University has submitted its most recent career data in accordance with the MBA Career Services Council Standards for Reporting MBA Employment Statistics and has granted permission to the Graduate Management Admission Council to send an independent third party to review for accuracy and compliance.

Class of 2011

Full-time graduates 92
Full-time graduates known to be seeking employment 82
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 11.0% - Low
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 13.4% - Low

Base Salary: Overall

Total reporting base salary 11
Low base salary $30,000
Average base salary $48,200
High base salary $75,000

Base Salary: U.S. Citizens

Low base salary: U.S. citizens $30,000
Average base salary: U.S. citizens $48,556
High base salary: U.S citizen $75,000

Base Salary: Foreign Nationals

Low base salary: Foreign nationals $45,000
Average base salary: Foreign nationals $45,000
High base salary: Foreign nationals $45,000

Signing Bonus: Overall

Total reporting signing bonus 2
Low signing bonus $5,000
Average signing bonus $9,500
High signing bonus $14,000

Signing Bonus: U.S. Citizens

Low signing bonus: U.S. citizens $5,000
Average signing bonus: U.S. citizens $9,500
High signing bonus: U.S. citizens $14,000

Signing Bonus: Foreign Nationals

Low signing bonus: Foreign nationals $0
Average signing bonus: Foreign nationals $0
High signing bonus: Foreign nationals $0

Other Compensation: Overall

Total reporting other compensation 0
Low other compensation $0
Average other compensation $0
High other compensation $0

Other Compensation: U.S. Citizens

Low other compensation: U.S. citizens $0
Average other compensation: U.S. citizens $0
High other compensation: U.S. citizens $0

Other Compensation: Foreign Nationals

Low other compensation: Foreign nationals $0
Average other compensation: Foreign nationals $0
High other compensation: Foreign nationals $0

Base Salary by Occupation

Numbers for employment by occupation are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting marketing/sales jobs 2
Marketing/sales low salary $35,000
Marketing/sales average salary $53,500
Marketing/sales high salary $72,000
Number reporting operations/production jobs 0
Operations/production low salary $0
Operations/production average salary $0
Operations/production high salary $0
Number reporting general management jobs 1
General management low salary $50,000
General management average salary $50,000
General management high salary $50,000
Number reporting finance/accounting jobs 3
Finance/accounting low salary $35,000
Finance/accounting average salary $40,000
Finance/accounting high salary $45,000
Number reporting management information systems (MIS) jobs 1
Management information systems (MIS) low salary $35,000
Management information systems (MIS) average salary $35,000
Management information systems (MIS) high salary $35,000
Number reporting consulting jobs 2
Consulting low salary $70,000
Consulting average salary $72,500
Consulting high salary $75,000
Number reporting human resources jobs 0
Human resources low salary $0
Human resources average salary $0
Human resources high salary $0
Number reporting having jobs in other areas 2
Other occupations low salary $30,000
Other occupations average salary $32,500
Other occupations high salary $35,000

Base Salary by Industry

Numbers for employment by industry are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting government jobs 0
Government low salary $0
Government average salary $0
Government high salary $0
Number reporting manufacturing jobs 0
Manufacturing low salary $0
Manufacturing average salary $0
Manufacturing high salary $0
Number reporting non-profit jobs 0
Non-profit low salary $0
Non-profit average salary $0
Non-profit high salary $0

Base Salary by Geographic Region

Numbers for employment by location are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting jobs in the Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT) 3
Northeast low salary $35,000
Northeast average salary $60,000
Northeast high salary $75,000
Number reporting jobs in the Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV) 0
Middle Atlantic low salary $0
Middle Atlantic average salary $0
Middle Atlantic high salary $0
Number reporting jobs in the South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN) 7
South low salary $30,000
South average salary $38,333
South high salary $50,000
Number reporting jobs in the Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI) 0
Midwest low salary $0
Midwest average salary $0
Midwest high salary $0
Number reporting jobs in the Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX) 1
Southwest low salary $72,000
Southwest average salary $72,000
Southwest high salary $72,000
Number reporting jobs in the West (AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) 0
West low salary $0
West average salary $0
West high salary $0
Number reporting jobs located internationally 0
International low salary $0
International average salary $0
International high salary $0

* Business School Career and Salary Statistics details based on 2011 data

 


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