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About the College of Business

Founded in 1950, the Florida State University College of Business is one of the nation’s youngest business schools, yet its reputation for excellence has helped it become one of the largest. Consistently ranked as a top business school by U.S. News & World Report, several of its programs rank among the nation’s Top 10. Florida State University is ranked one of the most efficient national universities by U.S. News & World Report, and Forbes and Kiplinger rank Florida State one of the best values by combining outstanding education with economic value.

The College of Business is proud of its international reputation, as well as the individual attention our faculty members give students who hail from around the world. Our faculty members are recognized worldwide and serve as visiting professors and lecturers at other prestigious institutions. The college takes pride in its alumni, who are respected corporate leaders and entrepreneurs making their mark on the global marketplace.

In addition to its rigorous curriculum and strong classroom experience, the college provides students with opportunities outside the classroom through student and professional organizations, corporate trips, competitions and industry-specific career fairs. Students have the opportunity to earn professional designations while still in school.



Mission
We create life-changing intellectual and educational opportunities for our students and faculty, leveraging relationships among the university, alumni and the business community to help build a better society through the creation of ethical, sustainable business solutions.
Vision

We seek to be recognized as a leader among public business schools, expanding the boundaries of business knowledge and providing exceptional educational experiences for our students.

We Value:

Engagement & Impact

  • Within our academic disciplines
  • With our students and their careers
  • Within the business and university communities
  • With our alumni

Integrity

  • In our leadership
  • In our fiscal obligations
  • In our teaching and scholarship
  • Among our students

Excellence

  • In our scholarship
  • In our teaching
  • In our service
  • In our relationships

Community

  • In our respect and support of each other
  • In our support of the greater university community
  • In our connection to the FSU alumni network
  • In our impact on society at large
Accreditation

AACSBThe College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). AACSB accreditation is the most widely sought benchmark of quality worldwide. Fewer than 5 percent of business schools worldwide achieve this accreditation. The college’s Accounting program also secured an additional specialized AACSB accreditation held by only 186 institutions worldwide.

Program Rankings
GRADUATE PROGRAMS
Program Public Schools Overall
MBA 16 21


U.S. News & World Report’s
 2019 Best Online Graduate Business Programs

Program Public Schools Overall
Risk Management and Insurance 8 12
Management Information Systems 8 12


U.S. News & World Report’s
 2019 Best Online MBA Programs For Veterans

Program Public Schools Overall
MBA 11 13


U.S. News & World Report’s
 2019 Best Part-time MBA Programs

Program Public Schools Overall
MBA 25 44


Public Accounting Report's 37th Annual Professors Survey

Program Public Schools Overall
Master's 29 39
Master's (Among mid-sized faculty) 12 13
Doctoral 27 39


TFE Times
' 2019 Best Master's of Finance Programs

Program Public Schools Overall
Master's in Finance 22 38

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

U.S. News & World Report's 2019 Best Colleges

Program Public Schools Overall
Undergraduate Programs 26 44
Insurance 5 5
Real Estate 7 11
Management 17 31
Marketing 20 37
Accounting 26 56


Public Accounting Report's 37th Annual Professors Survey

Program Public Schools Overall
Undergraduate 31 43
Undergraduate (Among mid-sized faculty) 11 14


Best's Review
(Insurance Industry)

Program Overall
Risk Management/Insurance Top 4


Faculty
The 119 full-time faculty members include one Francis Eppes Professor, eight eminent scholars, one university named professor and 26 endowed named professors.

RANKINGS AND RECOGNITIONS
No. 1

Kathleen McCullough

Most prolific scholar in leading Risk Management journals

A study by Morris G. Danielson and Jean L. Heck of Saint Joseph's University

No. 1

Chad Van Iddekinge

Most prolific scholar in Human Resource Management

Journal of Applied Psychology

Top 1%

Gerald Ferris

Among the most influential Organizational Behavior scholars

Academy of Management Learning and Education

Top 1%

Wayne Hochwarter

Among the most influential Organizational Behavior scholars

Academy of Management Learning and Education

Top 1%

Pamela Perrewé

Among the most influential Organizational Behavior scholars

Academy of Management Learning and Education

Top 1%

Gerald Ferris

Among the most influential Human Resources scholars

Academy of Management Learning and Education

Top 1%

Chad Van Iddekinge

Among the most influential Human Resources scholars

Academy of Management Learning and Education

No. 2

Cassandra Cole

Most prolific scholar in leading Risk Management journals

A study by Morris G. Danielson and Jean L. Heck of Saint Joseph's University

No. 6

Real Estate Faculty

Most prolific Real Estate faculty in three core real estate journals

Journal of Real Estate Literature

No. 7

Patricia Born

Most prolific scholar in leading Risk Management journals

A study by Morris G. Danielson and Jean L. Heck of Saint Joseph's University

No. 12

Accounting Faculty

Most prolific Accounting faculty in the world for archival-base audit research

BYU Accounting Rankings for Universities

No. 14

Marketing Faculty

Most prolific Marketing faculty in the world for publishing in the Journal of Marketing

UT Dallas Top 100 Business School Research Rankings

No. 20

Accounting Faculty

Most prolific Accounting faculty in the world for audit research

BYU Accounting Rankings for Universities

No. 22

Ph.D. Accounting Graduates

Most prolific Ph.D. Accounting graduates (within three years after graduation)

BYU Accounting Rankings for Universities

No. 23

David King

Most prominent Mergers & Acquisitions scholar worldwide

European Management Review

Enrollment (Fall 2018)

Undergraduate Enrollment: 5,404
Graduate Enrollment: 688
Total Enrollment: 6,092

Academic Degrees

Bachelor Degrees (eight degrees with 10 majors)

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Professional Sales
  • Real Estate
  • Retail Management
  • Risk Management/Insurance

Combined Degrees

  • BS Accounting/Master of Accounting (BS/MAcc)
  • BS Real Estate/Master of Science in Finance (BS-RE/MSF)
 

Master Degrees (six degrees)

  • Accounting (MAcc) – on campus
  • Business Administration (MBA) –  on campus or online, full time or part time
  • Business Analytics (MS-BA) – on campus
  • Finance (MSF) – on campus
  • Management Information Systems (MS-MIS) – online
  • Risk Management and Insurance (MS-RMI) – online

Ph.D. in Business Administration (one degree with seven majors)

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resources
  • Risk Management and Insurance
  • Strategy

Undergraduate Minors

  • Minor in Business Analytics
  • Minor in Free Enterprise and Ethics
  • Minor in General Business
International Coursework

Business coursework is offered in Austria, China, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Panama, South Korea, Spain, Thailand and the United Kingdom.

Career Center Statistics (2017)

Of the college’s graduating seniors, 95% (1,513 graduating seniors) were seeking employment after graduation with 85% (202 graduating seniors) of the remaining graduates seeking to continue their education. Below is the percentage of job offers for graduating seniors by major. 

Major

Job Offers

Accounting

86%

Business Administration

78%

Entrepreneurship*

83%

Finance

81%

Human Resource Management

91%

Management

76%

Management Information Systems

86%

Marketing

74%

Professional Sales

93%

Real Estate

81%

Retail Management

67%

Risk Management/Insurance

93%

*The entrepreneurship major at FSU became part of the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship, an independent academic unit, on January 1, 2017. 
 
Student Demographics Summary (Fall 2017)
Undergraduate Upper Division Enrollment

Accounting

391

Finance

1,040

Human Resource Management

51

Management

307

Management Information Systems

130

Marketing

596

Professional Sales

132

Real Estate

102

Retail Management

28

Risk Management & Insurance

192

Undergraduate Lower Division Enrollment

Business-Intent

2,231

Panama City Campus Programs

Accounting (B.S.)

28

Master's Enrollment

Accounting (MAcc)

66

MBA - Full Time

44

MBA - Part Time

299

Finance (MSF)

24

Marketing (MSM)

14

Management Information Systems (MS-MIS)

47

Risk Management & Insurance (MS-RMI)

69

Ph.D. Enrollment

Accounting Major

8

Finance Major

12

Management Information Systems Major

2

Marketing Major

8

Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Major

7

Risk Management/Insurance Major

2

Strategy Major

6

Graduation & Retention Rate

Graduation and retention rate reported using the 6th year for first time in college students in their given cohort.

 

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

6th year retention rate

77.6%

80.6%

82.0%

84.8%

84.1%

6th year graduation rate

76.5%

80.1%

81.2%

83.8%

83.7%

6th year attrition rate

22.4%

19.4%

18.0%

15.2%

15.9%

CPA License Passage Rate
  • 2014 MAcc graduates:  80.0% overall pass rate (82.2% first-time pass rate)
  • 2015 MAcc graduates:  85.6% overall pass rate (86.2% first-time pass rate)
  • 2016 MAcc graduates:  84% overall pass rate (84% first-time pass rate)
Alumni
The College of Business alumni network extends around the world and into almost every industry. Our 70,000+ alumni form an active and powerful global community that fosters lifelong professional and personal connections.
 
Additional Information

View our Fast Facts (PDF).
View our 2017-2021 Strategic Plan (PDF).



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