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Florida International University College of Business


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Tuition & Fees In-State: $51,8360*

Tuition & Fees Out-of-State: $128,460*

Average Salary: $61,667

Graduates With Jobs 90 Days After Graduation: 84%

International: 7%

Minority: 76%

First generation college students: 10%

When do students declare their majors: Freshman Year

Acceptance Rate: 32%

Average SAT: 1,271

Average ACT: 27

Average GPA: 3.88

HS Class Top Ten: 54%**

*The total cost of the degree over four years for the most recent graduating class inclusive of school fees, room, board, or living expenses.

** HS Class Top Ten is the percent of the student population that graduated high school in the top ten percent of their class.

*** Please note that these statistics are provided for the business school major only whenever possible. If a school does not track these statistics separately, then the university-wide statistics are provided.

Florida International University’s College of Business held strong in this year’s 2023 rankings, moving up from No. 86 last year to No. 85 this year. Of the three methodological categories, the B-School scored highest in Admissions, where they placed No. 31.  

Florida International had an average acceptance rate of 32% for the most recent incoming class – much more selective than last year’s 44.63%, and an average SAT score of 1271 – down some from last year’s score of 1287. Though they are still strong, employment outcomes have lowered some from last year’s 90.43% for the Class of 2022 securing full-time employment within three months of graduation to 84.05% for the Class of 2023. Internships went way up from last year’s 3% to 38.70% for the Class of 2023. 

Located in Miami, the Florida International College of Business takes advantage of the dynamic business environment. The undergraduate business program emphasizes hands-on learning, community involvement, and a global perspective.


Florida International offers 10 undergraduate business majors including Accounting, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, Real Estate, Marketing, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, and Business Analytics. 

Hands-on learning is at the core of Florida International’s education. Each major’s curriculum often includes some element of experiential learning whether through project work or simulations. 

Florida International alumni tend to view these opportunities relatively well with surveyed alumni rating the opportunities in the business program to nurture and improve their soft skills in business at an 7.87 average rating. 

“The capstone project for my program BBA (Finance) was a financial analysis of a Fortune 500 company,” another alum said. “It was unique in that I never had done such an analysis before, and it was a great introduction towards understanding how analysts use information to plot useful information for other managers/decision-makers.”

Hands-on learning not only provides students with strong skill development but also a realistic understanding of what potential careers or industries are like. A number of surveyed alumni highlighted how the hands-on learning opportunities at Florida International gave them valuable insight and experience in their chosen field. 

“During my time at FIU I had the wonderful opportunity to be part of the Executive Board of their collegiate American Marketing Association chapter,” one alum reported. “I also served as Director of Roaring Concepts Marketing agency, an on-campus agency which assisted both local business and national organizations with their marketing needs. This gave me vital experience in managing projects, team members, budgets which later on contributed to my management skills in my current role.”


Florida International actively works to maintain close ties with the local Miami community. Home to over 1,000 multinational companies including American Airlines, Carnival Cruise Lines, and Office Depot, Miami is a thriving business hub. The prime location offers students a direct connection to many internship and job opportunities. 

But outside of the business community, Florida International students also have opportunities to actively volunteer in civic engagement and utilize their business skills to address community issues and challenges. Through the Miami Benefit Club, students connect with local business professionals to volunteer at Habitat for Humanity. 

While many B-schools offer similar volunteer opportunities, at Florida International, service is directly implemented as a component of the curriculum. The B-school’s “Service Learning: Social Change and Contemporary Social Issues” is a unique course that examines volunteerism from historical and contemporary perspectives and includes a required community-based service-learning project. 


Florida International business students have a number of opportunities to travel abroad and broaden their global perspective. The university, as a whole, offers a total of 68 semester abroad opportunities. Some 22 are business-specific with locations ranging from China to Costa Rica. 

The experience of studying abroad not only allows students to gain international expertise in aspects of business but also provides a valuable experience that shifts their perspective long after they graduate. A number of surveyed alumni highlighted the impact that international experiences had on them. 

“Diversity and inclusion are big at where I work,” one alum told us. “Having traveled to India and Costa Rica with my university has provided me with a different perspective and appreciation of what I have. I also appreciate others’ customs and culture and understand it more now having visited their countries.”

Overall, Florida International’s emphasis on hands-on learning, community involvement, and global perspective all contribute to the quality of its undergraduate business education. With these three major components, students are given a strong opportunity to become well-rounded business leaders. 

Alumni say: 

“I was the co-founder of the student advisory board for the college of business. It provided me with crucial connections and opportunities that helped me establish my career.”

Participated in a cybersecurity challenge and data analytics hackathon, which provided real-world scenarios where we, students, had to provide solutions for current problems – both for the private and public sector. They also served as an opportunity to grow my network as directors of well-known companies were attending those events and we had the chance to present and speak with them.”

“We were part of a Model United Nations at the university level. It pushed us to develop diplomacy and communication skills.”

I was able to connect my personal experience with technical skills to create a capstone project. This opportunity prepared me for life outside of school which focuses on combining several skills at once.”

“During my 3rd year of college, I studied in Munich for a semester. While it had difficult moments, it was overall one of my most outstanding achievements! Not only did I connect with people from different cultures, but I also learned important business concepts and improved my German.”