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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Stetson University accredited?

Yes. The Stetson University School of Business Administration is accredited in accounting and business by the AACSB International - the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the highest standard of achievement for business schools. The University itself is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

What types of students are admitted into the Executive MBA program?

The Stetson University Executive MBA accepts students from a broad range of professional backgrounds, including corporate executives, entrepreneurs, physicians, engineers, public sector employees and people working in non-profit organizations. What they share is a substantial professional experience. Students typically have at least four years of significant professional experience and are actively pursuing career advancement.

What are the tuition rates?

The Executive MBA program is priced as a complete package; tuition is guaranteed not to increase for students who remain in the program. The total tuition for the Executive MBA program is $61,455. Tuition includes lunches and snacks on class days, a personal Apple iPad, books, materials and an international study trip. The cost per credit hour is $1,205.

Is financial aid available?

Many employers offer tuition reimbursement packages. Please check with your employer to determine the availability of tuition reimbursement; if your employer doesn't this benefit, participants of the Executive MBA program are often eligible for financial aid from various sources.

More information on financial aid can be found at our financial aid page, or by calling 386-822-7120 or 800-688-7120.

What is the difference between Stetson University's MBA and Executive MBA programs?

Stetson University offers two MBA options.

  • Professional MBA (online or evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. in DeLand) - in-person courses meet weekly and last an entire semester - fall, spring and summer. Online courses have varying meeting times and run for 8-weeks, condensed sessions.
  • Executive MBA (alternating Friday/Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) - enrolled in two courses simultaneously, each course is four full-day or eight half-day class sessions.

The Professional MBA requires core competencies (prerequisites) or an undergraduate degree in business. The GMAT is also required. This program is structured like an undergraduate program where you pay tuition and are responsible for purchasing your own books, materials, etc. If you have an undergraduate degree in business, there are 10 graduate courses. You sign up for the courses you need so the enrollment in each course varies. If you don't have a business undergraduate degree, there are six prerequisites that you must take before the 10 core M.B.A. courses, for a total of 16 courses.

The Executive MBA will accept any undergraduate degree and the GMAT is NOT always required; however, four to seven years of management experience is required. This is an all-inclusive program. Tuition includes books, materials, Microsoft Surface, ten-day international trip, meals on class days and concierge services. This program includes leadership development as well as a cohort and career coach to guide your professional and personal development. The program is cohort-based - you start and finish the program together. There are 17 courses in all.

How long is the Stetson University Executive MBA program?

The program takes 19 months to complete.

When will the next cohort begin?

Executive MBA cohorts begin each year in August. To ensure course quality and academic strength, the class size is limited to 25. Only one group of Executive MBA students starts each year.

When do the classes meet?

After a one-weekend intensive, classes meet every other weekend on Fridays and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Before class begins we will publish the date of every class for the entire program. This helps our students to plan and to incorporate class into their work and personal schedules.

Where are classes held?

All classes are held at the Stetson University Center at Celebration, which is located at 800 Celebration Avenue, Celebration, Florida.

What distinguishes the Stetson Executive MBA from other programs?

The following attributes distinguish the Stetson University Executive M.B.A. program from other programs:

  • Our curriculum is dynamic, accelerated and integrated.
  • All participants are successful and motivated professionals with high-level experience and industry influence.
  • Our faculty and staff, along with exceptional participants, create a supportive and productive learning environment.
  • The required business plan ensures an immediate and tangible return on your education investment.
  • Students don't just enroll in a program- they join a broad and lifelong network of Stetson University MBA graduates that they'll interact with throughout their careers.
  • Our program brings in distinguished speakers who share their broad vision and expertise with our students in intimate and informative sessions.
  • Our faculty members not only have outstanding academic credentials but also have significant professional, consulting and international experience.
  • Our classes focus on applying proven problem-solving techniques to real organizational scenarios. We work with authentic, not abstract, case studies tailored to our learning objectives.
  • We were Florida's first business school and we continue to deliver a first-class, highly accredited, student-centered program that reflects our experience, tradition, values and intimate knowledge of the business world.
  • Our AACSB International accreditation: the Stetson University School of Business is one of only 187 institutions worldwide accredited in both business and accounting.

Can I visit or talk to current students about the program?

Yes! We hold regular information sessions and open houses, at which prospective students have the opportunity to meet with current students and alumni to learn more about their experiences.

For more information, please email the program coordinator at emba@stetson.edu or call the program office at 321-939-7603.