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Crummer earns most significant rise among nation’s Top 50 schools

 September 25, 2017 – The Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business has been named the number one MBA program in Florida according to Forbes magazine. Crummer also demonstrated the most significant rise in the ranking among all Top 50 graduate business schools in the nation, climbing a remarkable nine spots this year to number 43.

The new rankings are based on Forbes’ in-depth research that prioritizes a student’s return on their investment five years after graduation. The Forbes survey asks graduates from all MBA programs to evaluate the cost of getting an MBA, including any salaries that were forgone while in school, to the monetary rewards obtained once receiving the MBA.

“We are honored to be recognized as an institution that continues to be a great investment for our students,” said Dr. Deborah Crown, Dean of Crummer. “This ranking is evidence of the achievements of our alumni, who are some of the most sought-after, innovative global business leaders at top companies and organizations. It also speaks to the high quality of our faculty who are consistently recognized as top thought leaders in their fields, as well as our strong classroom culture where students engage with executives and peers in a think-tank like setting to gain practical, actionable experience.”

The 2017 rankings mark the ninth time the Crummer Graduate School of Business has placed top of its class among Florida schools. Known for its distinguished faculty, intimate class size, innovative programs and strong alumni network, Crummer develops global business leaders and innovators through high-quality, experiential education.
“The Forbes ranking truly shows the benefits of being a Crummer graduate,” said Rollins College President Grant Cornwell. “Our students are succeeding in a highly competitive marketplace based on the skills, knowledge and overall experience they have received while at Crummer under the mentoring of outstanding faculty.  Crummer alumni benefit from their education the first year out, yes, but the value of a Crummer degree shines throughout one’s career.”

To view the full list of rankings, please visit http://www.forbes.com/business-schools/.

About Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business
Just outside Orlando in Winter Park is the Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business, a graduate school distinguished by its renowned faculty, intimate class size and applied approach to learning. It touts top MBA rankings from Bloomberg Businessweek and Forbes magazines and is among a select group of business schools carrying AACSB International graduate-level accreditation, including the first accredited Executive Doctorate in Business Administration program in the state. The school also houses six Centers of Excellence: Leadership Development, Advanced Entrepreneurship, Career Resources, Management & Executive Education, Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership and the Crummer Alumni Association. For more information, visit www.rollins.edu/business.

Rollins College is Florida’s oldest recognized college and consistently ranks high among regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report. It serves approximately 3,300 degree-seeking students annually through its full-time undergraduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences and the College of Professional Studies, as well as through the Crummer Graduate School of Business and the Hamilton Holt School, which serves working adults. For more information, visit rollins.edu

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