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4+1 Master of Business Administration

Get Started Early

At the end of the junior year, all Florida Southern College students are eligible to be considered for early admission to the MBA program.
 

At no time in history has there been more demand for professionals who possess excellent communication, leadership, decision-making, and business-analytical skills. The Master of Business Administration program focuses on all these competencies. At the end of the junior year, Florida Southern College students are eligible to be considered for early admission to the MBA program. This opportunity will allow candidates to begin graduate coursework immediately and save significant investment and time earning this prestigious degree.

Admitted undergraduate students will be allowed to complete a maximum of 9 credit hours of graduate work. These credits will count toward their undergraduate and MBA degree requirements.

Upcoming Term Start Dates

6/24/2024

AACSB Accredited

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. See why AACSB matters.

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AACSB Accredited

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.

Accelerated Program

Our program allows you to complete your MBA and start your career faster!

Large Alumni Network

Our MBA graduates work at many of the Fortune 500 firms in Florida and nationally.

  • Amazon
  • Publix
  • Walt Disney
  • Lockheed Martin
  • GEICO
  • Coca-Cola
  • American Cancer Society
  • Marriott
  • Liberty Mutual
  • LEGOLAND
  • MetLife

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.

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Meet Our Mocs

Marissa Mengelkoch
Thomas Horton
Krista  Lewellyn, Ph.D.

Featured Faculty

Krista Lewellyn

My teaching philosophy is based on a belief that knowledge gained through active and engaged learning will prepare students to function as highly skilled and competent managers across a scope of functions and industries. I encourage students to tackle problems creatively, which helps them learn to think outside conventional boundaries and to seek the deeper meaning of concepts These skills have been found to be important for business innovation as well as managerial success.

Program Details

Admission Requirements

  • Must have 93+ undergraduate credit hours completed at the start of the program.
  • GPA of 3.00+ or higher*
  • Acceptable GRE/GMAT equivalent score**
  • Students are encouraged to apply for admission during their junior year.
  • Current Résumé
  • Recommendation Form or Letter of Reference
  • Personal statement that reflects your interest in our MBA program.
    • The essay should not exceed 2000 words, and should explain how your interest in pursuing an MBA degree at Florida Southern College relates to your professional/career goals. Your essay should also describe any experiences that have prepared you for success in our program.
  • MBA Director Approval
* School of Business majors must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
** See if you qualify for a GRE/GMAT waiver.

Additional International Requirements

* A bank letter is a written statement on bank letterhead and signed by a bank official.

Course Delivery

Flexible Saturday-hybrid

Complete the program through solely Saturday-hybrid courses, which meet on campus every other Saturday, with the remaining coursework completed online, or through a combination of Saturday-hybrid and fully online courses. This flexible delivery is ideal for working professional who still want face-to-face interactions. 

Curriculum

Foundation Courses - 0 hours

Course NumberCourse Name
BUS 6010Graduate Business Foundations*

Required Courses - 21 hours

Course NumberCourse Name
BUS 6360Leadership and Organizational Behavior
BUS 6460Marketing Strategy
BUS 6560International Business
BUS 6660Economic Decision Making**
BUS 6760Financial Management**
BUS 6860Data Analytics**
BUS 6960Strategic Management**

Elective Courses - 12 hours

Course NumberCourse Name
BUS 6230Lean/Six Sigma Processes
BUS 6240Supply Chain Management
BUS 6250Operations Management
BUS 6260Management Negotiations
BUS 6270International Field Experience
BUS 6280Graduate Internship in Business
BUS 6290Entrepreneurship/New Venture Creation
BUS 6350Business Law for Accountants
ACC 6120Corporate Taxation
ACC 6140Taxation of Partnerships and Estates
ACC 6200Auditing with Accounting Information Systems
ACC 6300Advanced Financial Accounting & Reporting
ACC 6400Advanced Managerial Accounting
ACC 6420Accounting Data Analytics
ACC 6620Ethics in Accounting
ACC 6960Accounting Internship

MBA Program Total - 33 hours

* This is a pass/fail, self-paced course that focuses on accounting, finance, economics and statistics to equip students with an overview of fundamental background knowledge and skill-sets essential for success in the FSC MBA program and career.
** Course has the prerequisite requirement of BUS 6010 Graduate Business Foundations.

Program Costs

Admitted undergraduate students will be allowed to complete a maximum of 9 credit hours of graduate work. These credits will count toward their undergraduate and MBA degree requirements. Any MBA courses attempted in the fall or spring semesters before receiving the undergraduate degree will be charged at the traditional undergraduate full-time tuition rate. Any taken in a summer semester before receiving the undergraduate degree will be charged at the traditional undergraduate summer tuition rate. Graduate courses taken after the student receives their undergraduate degree will be billed at the current MBA per credit hour rate.

Base Required FeesCost
Tuition Per Credit Hour$1035
Technology fee per semester is based on credit hours enrolled$30 to $120

$250 Non-Refundable Enrollment Deposit (Upon acceptance and applied toward your first semester tuition balance)

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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:

  1. Applicant is a graduate of an AACSB-accredited business school with a 3.25+ cumulative GPA
  2. Applicant is a graduate of Florida Southern College with a 3.25+ cumulative GPA
  3. Applicant is a graduate of Florida Polytechnic University with a 3.25+ cumulative GPA
  4. Applicant is a graduate of a regionally accredited institution with a 3.30+ cumulative GPA
  5. Applicant currently holds a master’s or terminal degree (JD, MD, PhD, etc.)
  6. Applicant currently holds an active CPA license
  7. Applicant is a lifetime Beta Gamma Sigma member
  8. Applicant has a minimum of 3 years of qualifying managerial experience

Program Contact

Shani Lizardi Shani Lizardi, MS

Associate Director of Adult and Graduate Admission

 863.680.5022

 863.576.5087