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Master of Business Administration

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

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Top Reasons

AACSB Accredited

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 Network

As 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.

Concentrated Degree

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.

Dedicated Faculty

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.

Meet Our Mocs

Amanda Atun
Candice Fast
Derrick W. Rowe
J. Elizabeth Sherling
Nathan Leavitt
Sabrina Robinson
Vanessa Saunders
Jason Lewis

Florida Southern MBA Pillars

Transform yourself into a globally minded business leader with an MBA program that is tailored to meet the demands of an evolving, competitive market. As part of your curriculum, you’ll work on active projects for real companies, train and network with executive-level business professionals, and learn from faculty who bring years of industry knowledge to the classroom. You’ll also have the opportunity to expand your reach of impact through international field experience.

Living Case Studies

Take on the real-life challenges of actual companies and organizations while being guided by engaged faculty. You’ll provide consulting that will make a positive impact on the business and the community.
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Global Focus

Take your curriculum abroad with an immersive experience that will give you a hands-on understanding of the global marketplace. Previous trips include Argentina, Hong Kong, France, Germany, and South Africa.
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A Caring Mentor

Through the Executive Mentor Program, you’ll be paired with an experienced executive who will teach you the inner workings of business, guide you as you find your area of specialty, and help you network.
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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.

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Program Details

Admission Requirements

  • 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****

** Academic Evaluation Services, Inc., Josef Silny, SpanTran, or World Education Services or another similar approved transcript evaluation agency.

*** 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.

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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.


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.


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


Base Required FeesCost
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.

Scholarships Available

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.

Graduate Assistantships

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.

Various Amounts

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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

Graduate Assistantships Available

A limited amount of graduate assistantships are available for eligible students. The program offers tuition reimbursement in exchange for hours worked.

Program Contact

Shani Lizardi Shani Lizardi

Associate Director of Adult and Graduate Admission