Florida International University, a first-tier public research university in University Park, Miami, FL, was first planned in 1945, but was not founded until 1965. From there the new university moved quickly, establishing itself as a top university with a desirable student:teacher ratio, competitive admissions standards, and the highest rate of degrees awarded to minorities in the US, leading to accolades from Hispanic Business and Hispanic Trends.
The College of Business Administration, which houses the Landon Undergraduate School of Business and the Chapman Graduate School of Business, was formed along with the university itself, in 1965. The graduate school receives consistently high rankings from US News and World Report, the Princeton Review, and Businessweek, and is accredited by the AACSB. The Chapman Graduate School began adding online degrees in 2009, and currently offers the Corporate MBA as an online program. They also offer the Professional MBA Flex as a blended program, mixing traditional classroom and online coursework.
The Corporate MBA can be completed in as little as 18 months. Students are afforded all the support of a traditional graduate school, including an organized cohort for peer support throughout their tenure. Application requirements include:
• Bachelor’s degree
• Grade point average of 3.0 or better
• Four years of professional work experience
• Official transcripts
• Two letters of recommendation from professional contacts.
• Personal statement
Unlike many other programs, the Chapman Graduate School does not require GMAT scores for admission, though the admission process is rigorous and selective. Tuition for the entire program is $37,500, but the Graduate School offers a number of financial aid options, including named and merit-based scholarships (GMAT is required to be eligible for scholarships). Military personnel and their immediate family are also eligible for up to $10,000 in scholarships.