Tuesday, July 13, 2010

PMBA Students Travel to Beijing, China

Dr. James Johnson and 12 PMBA students recently returned from Beijing, China, after spending a week there with PMBA students as part of the INTL 606 -- Business in Emerging Markets course. The week in China helped the students understand the complexities, the opportunities, and the frustrations of doing business in emerging markets.

The students visited the offices of Ogilvy & Mather (advertising), Google, the American Chamber of Commerce, and the Quality Brands Protection Committee (a consortium of multinationals seeking to increase intellectual property protection rights), and had briefings from the Economic and Political sections of the US Embassy and from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In addition, the students visited major cultural sites in Beijing, such as Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, and the Great Wall. The students also gathered data for their team research papers on different aspects of doing business in China.

The arrangements in Beijing were organized by Educasian, which has worked with Rollins previously in Shanghai. The hotel was well situated in the center of the city, with well-appointed double rooms for the students, and all visits were made easier by the provision of a minibus and driver. The group had its own dedicated guide for the week: Peter Jacobsen, a Danish national who has lived and worked in China for 14 years. Peter’s caustic humor, fluent Chinese, and knowledge of the culture made the trip unforgettable experience for Dr. Johnson and the students.

Dr. Johnson stated that this was one of the best travel courses he has led in 8 years at Crummer, and much of this was due to the attitude of the students themselves: Andrea Batres, Melissa Collins, Melissa Dubois, Alessandro Garabaghi, Taylor Kennedy, Oscar Leon, CJ Maier, Carlos Mendez, Kathy Savon, Rachel Sutherland, Ina Toderita, and Alexandra Tuttle.

Monday, October 26, 2009

As seen in today's Orlando Business Journal, Readers' Choice-Best in the Business article

"For those looking to improve their skills or maybe embark on a new career, OBJ readers gave the nod to the Roy E. Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College as the best Central Florida business school for an MBA. The school ranked first in Florida and 22nd in the nation by Entrpreneurship magazine and The Princeton Review and its MBA program was rated tops by Forbes and BusinessWeek magazines."

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Rollins MBA is ranked again! - Center for Leadership Development

The Rollins MBA Center for Leadership Development has been ranked 22nd in the nation by Leadership Excellence magazine in their October 2009 publication. Rollins was the highest ranked school in Florida and was included with such schools as University of Michigan, Harvard, Wharton, and Kellogg.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Rollins MBA Information Session in Lake Mary

The Rollins MBA is bringing an information session to you. Please join us at the Orlando Marriott Lake Mary on Tuesday, October 27 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm to learn how the Rollins MBA:

  • Delivers a higher return on investment that most MBA programs
  • Enables you to take control of your career goals
  • Prepares you for the challenges of a competitive global economy

RSVP at mba.rollins.edu or via 407-646-2405.

Orlando Marriott Lake Mary
1501 International Pkwy
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Rollins MBA Ranked First in Florida and 22nd in the Nation for Entrepreneurship by Entrepreneur Magazine and The Princeton Review

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 23, 2009—The Rollins MBA at the Crummer Graduate School of Business announces that it is ranked first in Florida and 22nd in the nation by Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review as part of their annual ranking of the top 25 graduate schools for entrepreneurial studies. The Rollins MBA moved up two spaces from its ranking of 24th in the nation in 2008, and was chosen from more than 2,300 programs surveyed by The Princeton Review, of which 25 undergraduate and 25 graduate programs are ranked.

“The Rollins MBA was evaluated based on key criteria in the areas of academics and requirements, students and faculty, and outside-the-classroom experiences,” said Amy Cosper, VP/editor-in-chief at Entrepreneur. “Each school that made the list demonstrates excellence in one or more areas—whether in regards to course offerings, the success of students post-graduation, sponsored mentorship programs, or other important factors. While each program is unique, their inclusion in this ranking solidifies their place in an elite category of institutions offering a superlative level of education and preparedness that will play a key role in ensuring the success of tomorrow’s entrepreneurs.”

The Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship is located within the Crummer Graduate School of Business. The Center provides Rollins MBA students and alumni with a variety of practical experiences, both in and out of the classroom, that relate to successful entrepreneurship. Programs include entrepreneurship-focused workshops and seminars, mentoring, internships and consulting engagements with entrepreneurial companies, as well as an advanced entrepreneur speaker series. Opportunities for students and alumni to connect in a meaningful way with advanced entrepreneurs, gaining real-world insight and experience, are critical to the Center’s mission.

“The Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship seeks to be a catalyst and thought leader in the advancement of successful entrepreneurship,” said Cari Coats, director of the Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship at the Crummer Graduate School of Business. “This acknowledgement is validation of our mission and the success of our approach in fostering these fundamentals in students and alumni.”

The Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship achieves its vision by educating and preparing students for entrepreneurial thought and action; cultivating an extensive network of advanced entrepreneurs to provide real-world perspectives and experiences for students and alumni; and engaging in strategic partnerships focused on advancing entrepreneurship.

The joint efforts of The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur bring together The Princeton Review's renowned expertise in research and education with Entrepreneur’s in-depth understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing entrepreneurs in a tough economic climate.

“Understanding and being able to implement entrepreneurial thinking and approaches is an invaluable skill that helps organizations small and large innovate and become leaders in their fields,” said Craig McAllaster, dean of the Crummer Graduate School of Business. “These skills are a necessity for organizations that want to remain competitive in this increasingly global economy.”

The results of the survey, along with the analysis, appear in the October issue of Entrepreneur.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Rollins MBA ranked #13 by Hispanic Business

The Rollins MBA is pleased to announce that we were again ranked by Hispanic Business Magazine for their "2009 Top Business Schools for Hispanic Students" ranking.

To view rankings 1-10, please visit http://www.hispanicbusiness.com/rankings/headlines/2009/9/4/2009_top_10_business_schools_for.htm

To view rankings 11-20, visit http://www.hispanicbusiness.com/news/2009/9/16/the_next_10_2009_top_business.htm

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Welcome Back PMBA Students

The Fall 2009 semester is underway! The PMBA Program Office and Crummer Graduate School faculty & staff would like to welcome back all of our returning students as well as our newest cohort, PMBA Class 41. We look forward to a great semester.