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 Georgia Tech-Evening School of Commerce Focus on Working Professionals Eve of the 90thAnniversary for the Robinson College of Business!
Campus Locations Downtown Aderhold Learning Center Alpharetta
Facts & Figures - Graduate Programs Flex MBA 1,900 Accredited by AACSB International Enrollment E-MBA 89 Other Master’s Programs 560 Doctoral 84 Led by approximately 200 faculty members
MBA Program - Rankings Flex Program Ranked by U.S. New and World Report as 5th among all institutions and 1st among public institutions Executive MBA Ranked by Business Week as 20th in the world
MBA Programs MBA Offerings Flex Full-Time Flexible MBA 30% 70% & Executive MBA – Full-Time/Lock-Step Flex Part-Time
Average Age Work Experience Requirements 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 Flex MBA: MeetingAdmission Standards EMBA: Meeting Admission Standards Managerial Experience Interviews 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-MBA Program
Flex - Master of Business Administration 18 Concentrations/Majors Offered Accounting Actuarial Science Decision Sciences Economics Electronic Commerce Entrepreneurship Finance General Business Health Administration Hospitality Administration Human Resource Management Information Systems International Business Management Marketing Personal Financial Planning Real Estate 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 International Entrepreneurship
Flex MBA Program • Can go full time or part time • Not Lock Step • 39-57 credit hours • 6 hours of electives required • International Study trip optional • Can take up to 5 years to complete
Executive MBA Program • Full-Time • Lock Step • 48 Credit Hours • No Electives • Required International Study Trip • Complete in two years
Admissions/Academic Advising 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.
MBA Student Services Executive MBA Program • Textbooks and other Materials Provided • Meals and Snacks Provided • Except for Airfare all Costs of International Trip Provided • Reception and Lecture Series held for Alumni
Stresses and Synergies Flex versus Executive • Very Different Programs • Very Different Costs • Very Different Missions • Very Different Services • Same Outstanding Faculty
Stresses and Synergies Flex versus Executive Executive MBA has its own support staff Thus very little stress and very few synergies between the two programs
Stresses and Synergies Flex Program – Full Time versus Part Time Students • Same Program • Same Mission • Same Outstanding Faculty • Same Services • Different Demands/Needs
Flex – MBA Full Time versus Part Time Students There are more similarities between PT and FT students than differences! • GMAT • GPA • Work Experience • Male vs. Female These distributions are almost identical.
Flex – MBA Full Time versus Part Time Students The biggest differences are the ethnic distributions and the actual numbers of part-time vs. full time students.
Flex – MBA Full Time versus Part 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 FULL TIME Day Classes Internships Cohort Experiences Career Management Faculty Mentoring Development of Soft Skills Advising Fellowships and Assistantships PART TIME Evening/Weekend Classes Classes Close to Work or Home Ability to Miss Classes Connectivity Services Outside Normal Hours Some Career Management Development of Soft Skills
Manage the Expectations Listen… …The Survey says… • Programming at Alpharetta Center • Graduate Business Association • Graduate Research Assistants
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 Orientation Sessions Orientation Sessions
Graduation Survey • Use the graduation check-list as a post-survey instrument. • Ask about best practices…
60% sponsored by current employer 80% want to use on –campus interviews Our survey said: however, We created: A fresh design to workshops! Reviewing: Potential MBA ONLY Career-Fair with four neighboring campuses. Career Services
…continuous improvement, …the mission of the flexible MBA program, …decreasing the stresses and enhancing the synergies Robinson College of Business is committed to…
Contact Information Jane Mutchler – firstname.lastname@example.org 404.463.9334 Diane Fennig - email@example.com 404.651.3859
Thank you… The Robinson College of Business …offering the Flexible MBA to meet the needs of Working Professionals