Florida International University College of Business Administration
|FIU College of Business Administration|
|Dean||Dr. David Klock|
|Students||8,042 (Fall 2009)|
|Location||Miami, Florida, USA|
The College of Business Administration at Florida International University, located in Miami, Florida in the United States is one of the university's 26 schools and colleges and was founded in 1965. The college is split into two, separate schools, the Landon Undergraduate School of Business with over 7,000 students and the Chapman Graduate School of Business with close to 1,500 students, making the College of Business Administration the most popular and largest professional college at Florida International University. FIU's College of Business attracts top faculty and students and is consistently ranked high in rankings by the Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report, and BusinessWeek.
The college offers undergraduate degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance and Business Economics and Management. At the post-graduate level, degrees offered are the Master of Business Administration, Master of Accounting, International Business, Science in Management Information Systems, Science in International Real Estate, Science in Human Resources Management, Science in Finance, and Science in Taxation, as well as doctorate degrees offered such as Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration.
On-campus housing is available for graduate students in the Chapman Graduate School of Business at the University Park Towers and the University Park Apartments through the graduate housing community.
Online Corporate MBA
In 2009, FIU began offering their Master of Business Administration or corporate MBA program online via Academic Partnerships. The FIU online program provides students with access to the Chapman Graduate School of Business programs, faculty and coursework. Online students who have applied and been accepted through the Academic Partnerships program are held to the same selective standards as on campus students. However, they are not required to take the GMAT nor are they required to attend class in person. The online format provides flexibility and diversity that business professionals are seeking.
Online students are required to take at least two courses per term for 18 months. Students must also complete 42 credit hours at FIU to be eligible for the Master of Business Administration. The online corporate MBA program was designed for business professionals who desired a graduate degree.
The college is located in two separate buildings, the Ryder Business Building for undergraduate business students and the new College of Business Complex for The Chapman Graduate School.
Classes are held at the main (Modesto A. Maidique) campus, at a new facility in Downtown Miami on Brickell Avenue (opening in fall 2011), and at the FIU Broward Pines center in Pembroke Pines.
The College of Business Administration is among the top 7% of elite business schools worldwide accredited by the AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" (2011) ranks the undergraduate international business program 15th best in the nation and ranks the Chapman Graduate School of Business 24th in the nation. FIU has been ranked in the top 10 every year since 2005. FIU is also the only university in Florida to be ranked in the top 15.
BusinessWeek (2009) ranks the College of Business among the top 15% of graduate business schools in the U.S., 1st in South Florida, and in the top 25 among public business schools in the U.S. The Landon Undergraduate School of Business was ranked in the top 5% in the U.S., ranked 8th in the country in the area of "Operations Management", and in the top 20 for "Accounting".
Hispanic Business (since 1998) and Hispanic Trends (since 2003) have placed the College of Business among the top 25 business schools for Hispanics. In 2008, it was ranked #8.
Fortune Small Business recognized the college as among the best in the United States for entrepreneurship in its listing of “America’s Best Colleges for Entrepreneurs,” (August, 2007), in the “Cross-Disciplinary/Cross Pollination” category.
Hispanic Trends ranks the Executive MBA program 8th in its list of the best Executive MBA programs for Hispanics.
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