Stresses And Synergies…. Pt vs. Ft MBA Programs AACSB – Graduate Programs St. Louis, MO Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University Jane Mutchler Associate Dean, Master’s Programs Diane M. Fennig Director Graduate Student Services History of Robinson
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Stresses And Synergies….
Pt vs. Ft MBA Programs
AACSB – Graduate Programs
St. Louis, MO
Associate Dean, Master’s Programs
Director Graduate Student Services
Georgia Tech-Evening School of Commerce
Focus on Working Professionals
Eve of the 90thAnniversary for the Robinson College of Business!
Aderhold Learning Center
Facts & Figures - Graduate Programs
Flex MBA 1,900
Accredited by AACSB International
Other Master’s Programs 560
Led by approximately 200 faculty members
Ranked by U.S. New and World Report as 5th among all institutions and 1st among public institutions
Ranked by Business Week as 20th in the world
Executive MBA –
Flex MBA Average Age is 26 years
EMBA Average Age is 36 Years
Flex MBA: 87% have at least one year of full-time experience.
Average: 5 years
EMBA: 100% have at least 10 years of full-time working experience.
Average: 15 years
Meeting Admission Standards
MBA – Admission Statistics: Differences
0 – 9 hours foundation coursework
39 – 57 semester hours
12 hours - concentration 18 hours - major
20 - 24 hours core & required courses
6 hours electives
Flex - Master of Business Administration
18 Concentrations/Majors Offered
Human Resource Management
Personal Financial Planning
Risk Management & Insurance
Flex MBA Career Paths
Five New Career Paths:
Enterprise Risk Management
Accounting Information Systems Design & Assurance
Information Systems Consulting
International Business - Information Technology
Graduate Student & Alumni Services
MBA Career Services
MBA Student Services
Flex and Executive MBA Programs
Combining the strengths of admissions, academic advising, and career services to support the career goals of graduate students and future alumni of the Robinson College of Business.
We are dedicated to providing excellent programs and services to support your commitment to your continued education.
Executive MBA has its own support staff
Thus very little stress and very few synergies between the two programs
There are more similarities between PT and FT students than differences!
These distributions are almost identical.
The biggest differences are the ethnic distributions and the actual numbers of part-time vs. full time students.
Asian students: 20% FT and 8% PT
African Americans students: 9% FT and 6% PT
Hispanic students: 3% FT and 2% PT
Caucasians students: 51% FT and 71% PT
Total Students: 30% FT and 70% PT
Flex MBA – FT versus PT Different Demands/Needs
Development of Soft Skills
Fellowships and Assistantships
Classes Close to Work or Home
Ability to Miss Classes
Services Outside Normal Hours
Some Career Management
Development of Soft Skills
…The Survey says…
Program Design Opportunities – Flex MBA
Places to create more synergies…
Tool to manage expectations of students
New tools for success as students return to the classroom
60% sponsored by current employer
want to use on –campus interviews
Our survey said:
A fresh design to workshops!
Potential MBA ONLY Career-Fair with four neighboring campuses.
…the mission of the flexible MBA program,
…decreasing the stresses and
enhancing the synergies
The Robinson College of Business
…offering the Flexible MBA to meet the needs of Working Professionals