4+1 Florida Poly Agreement
4+1 MBA Florida Poly AgreementAccelerate your graduate degree!
This program provides all eligible undergraduate students at Florida Polytechnic University the opportunity to complete the Florida Southern College MBA program in one academic year, after receiving a bachelor's degree from Florida Polytechnic University (FPU). The FPU students can choose from the Online MBA or the Saturday-Hybrid MBA, with the admission criteria being the same for either program.
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Accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) is the mark of excellence in business education earned by fewer than five percent of business schools worldwide. Learn More about AACSB
An accelerated schedule for completing the MBA in less than a year is available, but FPU students can also choose to complete the MBA degree at their own pace.
Large Alumni Network
Our MBA graduates work at many of the Fortune 500 firms in Florida and nationally.
- Walt Disney
- Lockheed Martin
- American Cancer Society
- Liberty Mutual
Choose A Concentration
Make your MBA coursework worth more with our industry relevant concentrations. These concentrations provide you with an opportunity to focus your MBA studies in a high demand field. Through a combination of core business courses and electives, you can complete these programs by your final semester.
Increase Your Earning Potential
In 2021 NACE found that an MBA created a 51% earning differential from those with an undergraduate degree.Learn More
- No application fee
- Accelerated degree plan
- GMAT waiver available
Streamlined Admission Process
Florida Poly incoming freshmen and transfers will be awarded automatic admission to the Florida Southern MBA program, as described above, provided they meet the following conditions:
- Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.00+ throughout their undergraduate degree program
- Remain in good academic standing, making satisfactory academic progress, and enroll full-time each term
- Remain in good standing with the Florida Poly student code of conduct
Continuing Florida Poly students can apply for the program in the Fall of their junior year and can be accepted as an early admission to the MBA program. Admitted 4+1 MBA students will be allowed to complete 9 credit hours of graduate work prior to the completion of their undergraduate degree at Florida Polytechnic University.
- Undergraduate GPA of 3.0+
- GMAT of 500 or above or GRE equivalent
- Waiver of GMAT available for a GPA above 3.25+
- Waiver of the TOEFL
- Completed application
All coursework is completed online. With access to virtual advising, this option is ideal for working professionals who travel or require the convenience of an online delivery.
|Junior - Spring Term||1 MBA Core Course or Elective||3 Credit Hours||Online|
|Senior - Fall Term||1 MBA Core Course or Elective||3 Credit Hours||Online|
|Senior - Spring Term||1 MBA Core Course or Elective||3 Credit Hours||Online|
|MBA - Summer Term||2 MBA Core Courses or Elective||6 Credit Hours||Online or Hybrid|
|MBA - Fall Term||3 MBA Core Courses or Elective||9 Credit Hours||Online or Hybrid|
|MBA - Spring Term||BUS 6960 & 2 MBA Core Courses or Elective||9 Credit Hours||Online or Hybrid|
FPU students course options include the core courses BUS 6360, BUS 6460, BUS 6560, and MBA electives with a BUS prefix. This schedule illustrates an accelerated schedule for completing the MBA in less than a year, but FPU students can also choose to complete the MBA degree at their own pace.
Admitted undergraduate students will be allowed to complete a maximum of 9 credit hours of graduate work. These credits will count toward their MBA degree requirements. For questions regarding the FPU/FSC MBA cost per credit hour, please contact your admission counselor. Graduate courses taken after the student receives their undergraduate degree will be billed at the current MBA per credit hour rate.
Are Online courses asynchronous?
Yes. Assignments are due weekly and there is no requirement to login at specific time frames.
What are the hours of the Saturday-hybrid classes?
There are 3 different time blocks for Saturday courses: 9:00 to 11:45 AM, 12:45 to 3:30 PM, and 3:45 to 6:30 PM.
Can I change delivery methods at any point of the program?
Yes. Our Flex Saturday-hybrid delivery allows you to take both Saturday-hybrid and Online courses. If you started with our fully Online delivery, you are able to switch to our Flex Saturday-hybrid delivery.
How many classes can I take each 7-week term?
We recommend students take one course each term, but students can take up to two courses per term if they want an accelerated progression. We encourage you to reach out to us to discuss your preferred timeline.
Can the GRE/GMAT requirement be waived?
To be considered for a GRE/GMAT waiver, you must hold a 3.00+ cumulative GPA or higher and meet one of the following criteria:
- Applicant is a graduate of an AACSB-accredited business school with a 3.25+ cumulative GPA
- Applicant is a graduate of Florida Southern College with a 3.25+ cumulative GPA
- Applicant is a graduate of Florida Polytechnic University with a 3.25+ cumulative GPA
- Applicant is a graduate of a regionally accredited institution with a 3.30+ cumulative GPA
- Applicant currently holds a master’s or terminal degree (JD, MD, PhD, etc.)
- Applicant currently holds an active CPA license
- Applicant is a lifetime Beta Gamma Sigma member
- Applicant has a minimum of 3 years of qualifying managerial experience
Adult & Grad Admissions
MBA Virtual Information Session
Dec 14 6:00 PM
An online webinar for prospective graduate students to learn more about the Master of Business Administration program, as well as our post-baccalaureate certificates in Business Analytics, Esports Management, Healthcare Management, and Supply Chain Management. This event is designed to present an overview of our programs, provide an opportunity to connect with faculty, and hear from your admission counselor.
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