Rise to the Top with a Nationally Ranked MBA Degree
Gain a competitive edge in the global marketplace with a cross-industry-focused Master of Business Administration degree from Florida Southern College. Housed in the renowned Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise, this master’s program is AASCB-accredited, which only the top 5% of business schools in the world receive. You’ll learn from industry-expert faculty who deliver a rigorous curriculum through engaged, high-impact learning.
Next term start date 1/9/2024
The MBA program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), a distinction given to only 5% of business schools in the world. This accreditation means you’re learning from faculty of the highest caliber and taking courses that meet the highest standards of business education.
Accelerated MBA Program
Florida Southern’s MBA program is designed with working professionals in mind. Choose from different course offerings and pacing so you can complete your degree at an accelerated rate or at a part-time rate. The quickest timeline for completion is 12 months with a combination of Saturday-hybrid and online classes.
Global Alumni NetworkAs an MBA student, you’ll be connected to an expansive network of business professionals all across Florida, the nation, and the world. MBA graduates go on to be high-profile executives and business leaders for Fortune 500 firms such as Disney, GEICO, MetLife, Goldman Sachs, and Citigroup. Our distinguished alumni will offer you pathways to job opportunities and career training.
Specialize your MBA and get the most out of your degree with a concentration in your field of interest in business. Concentrations are optional and can be added to your degree by taking just a few elective classes. You can even choose more than one concentration.
Elective courses for concentrations are built into your curriculum so it won’t disrupt your graduation timeline. You’ll gain cross-industry knowledge while also being able to develop specific skills for your desired career.
Increase Your Earning Potential
Earning your master’s degree exponentially increases your rate of success and is necessary for being considered for a competitive position in today’s marketplace. According to NACE, those with an MBA earn 51% more than those with just a bachelor’s degree.
Learn from business experts who bring years of knowledge and experience to the classroom. Your professors are dedicated to your success and will serve as your mentors throughout the program. MBA faculty also serve as a valuable resource for connecting you with other business professionals and work opportunities.
Derrick W. Rowe
J. Elizabeth Sherling
Living Case Studies
A Caring Mentor
- Official undergraduate transcripts of all academic work with a minimum 3.0 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale
- GRE/GMAT Scores*
- Current Résumé
- 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.
- Two Recommendation Forms or Letters of Reference
*See if you qualify for a GRE/GMAT waiver.
International Student Requirements
- Official Translated Transcripts With Course By Course Evaluation**
- Bank Letter Verifying Funds of Sponsor***
- Sponsor's Guarantee Form
- Valid Passport
- Official TOEFL/IELTS Score****
*** A bank letter is a written statement on bank letterhead and signed by a bank official.
**** Must have completed an English language training program or at least one year at an English speaking institution to waive the TOEFL/IELTS testing requirement.
Foundation Courses - 0 hours
|Course Number||Course Name|
|BUS 6010||Graduate Business Foundations*|
Required Courses - 21 hours
|Course Number||Course Name|
|BUS 6360||Leadership and Organizational Behavior|
|BUS 6460||Marketing Strategy|
|BUS 6560||International Business|
|BUS 6660||Economic Decision Making**|
|BUS 6760||Financial Management**|
|BUS 6860||Data Analytics**|
|BUS 6960||Strategic Management**|
Elective Courses - 12 hours
|Course Number||Course Name|
|BUS 6230||Lean/Six Sigma Processes|
|BUS 6240||Supply Chain Management|
|BUS 6250||Operations Management|
|BUS 6260||Management Negotiations|
|BUS 6270||International Field Experience|
|BUS 6280||Graduate Internship in Business|
|BUS 6290||Entrepreneurship/New Venture Creation|
|BUS 6350||Business Law for Accountants|
|ACC 6120||Corporate Taxation|
|ACC 6140||Taxation of Partnerships and Estates|
|ACC 6200||Auditing with Accounting Information Systems|
|ACC 6300||Advanced Financial Accounting & Reporting|
|ACC 6400||Advanced Managerial Accounting|
|ACC 6420||Accounting Data Analytics|
|ACC 6620||Ethics in Accounting|
|ACC 6960||Accounting 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.
|Base Required Fees||Cost|
|Tuition Per Credit Hour||$1,035|
|Technology fee per semester is based on credit hours enrolled||$25 to $100|
$250 Non-Refundable Enrollment Deposit (Upon acceptance and applied toward your first semester tuition balance)
*Tuition will be billed prior to the beginning of each semester based on credit hours. Tuition must be paid by the first day of class.
MBA Merit Scholarship
To be considered for this merit based scholarship, applicants must submit a GMAT/GRE score as part of their MBA application process.
Scholarship awards will be granted based on the following tier system:
- $1,500 for GMAT or GRE equivalent score of 650 or higher.
- $1,000 for GMAT or GRE equivalent score of 550 to 649.
- $500 for GMAT or GRE equivalent score of 500 to 549.
This is a one-time award that will be applied as a tuition discount in the first year of MBA enrollment.
A limited number of graduate assistantships are offered. The assistantship program offers tuition discounts in exchange for hours worked.
To be eligible to apply for a Graduate Assistantship position students must have:
- Already been accepted into their chosen program
- Submitted their GRE or GMAT scores.
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
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