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Master of Business Administration: Finance

Rise to the Top with a Nationally Ranked MBA Degree

The concentration in Finance within the Master of Business Administration program equips students with advanced financial analytical skills to make informed decisions, thereby enhancing business success and effectively managing investment portfolios amidst global competitive challenges.

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AACSB Accredited

The MBA program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), a distinction given to only 6% 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.

Top Reasons

Accelerated Program

Our flexible 12 to 24 month 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, such as Amazon, Publix, Geico, Lockheed Martin, Citibank, as well as notable entrepreneurial ventures.

Diverse Career Opportunities

Earning an MBA in finance can lead to diverse career opportunities and professional advancement in the financial sector. An MBA in finance can lead to various career pathways. Students acquire knowledge and skills transferable to many fields and industries. Potential positions include chief financial officer, director of finance, certified public accountant, investment banker, corporate strategist, and financial controller.

Increase Your Earning Potential

In 2021 NACE found that an MBA created a 51% earning differential from those with an undergraduate degree.

More Benefits

  1. Enhances employability significantly.
  2. Leads to an above-average salary.
  3. Fosters advancement of leadership skills in the finance sector.

Meet Our Mocs

Amanda Atun
Jason Lewis
Nathan Leavitt
Vanessa Saunders
J. Elise Leach
Priscilla Gonzalez
Riley Cartwright
Tara Suppes

Florida Southern MBA Pillars

With living case studies through our Case Competition, executive mentors, and international field experiences, the Florida Southern MBA program is tailor-made to meet the growing demands of the business world. You will work on projects that will have an impact on real companies, nonprofit organizations, or the public service sector. You will train for a truly global career, and you will network with faculty who bring real-world business experience to the classroom.

Living Case Studies

Our MBA students provide real-world consulting for clients facing strategic challenges and opportunities.
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Global Focus

Many Florida Southern MBA students participate in an optional international field experience.
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A Caring Mentor

Our Executive Mentor program pairs you with an experienced executive to help you along the way.
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Juan Pablo Gutierrez Pineda, Ph.D.

Featured Faculty

Juan Pablo Gutierrez Pineda

Experiential learning is one of the most important tools to bridge the gap between the theory and practice. I like to bring relevant real-world information to be discussed in the class to foster and develop critical thinking.

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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 Hybrid

Classes meet on campus every other week, with the remaining coursework completed Online, ideal for working professionals who still want face-to-face interactions.

Online

Courses are offered in a flexible online format.

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**

Financial Elective Courses - 9 hours

Course NumberCourse Name
BUS 6700Investments
BUS 6770Financial Markets and Institutions
BUS 6790Financial Analytics

Additional Elective Courses - 3 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 6200Advanced Auditing (3)
ACC 6300Advanced Financial Accounting (3)
ACC 6400Advanced Managerial Accounting (3)
ACC 6800Advanced Taxation (3)
ACC 6900Research and Capstone Project (3)
ACC 6520Governmental and Not for Profit Accounting (3)
ACC 6540Regulatory Accounting (3)
ACC 6560Forensic Accounting (3)
ACC 6580Advanced Information Systems (3)
ACC 6720Special Topics in Tax (3)
ACC 6840CPA Review (3)

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

2023-2024

Base Required FeesCost
Tuition Per Credit Hour$1,035
Technology fee per semester is based on credit hours enrolled$25 to $100

2024-2025

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/GMAT Focus or 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. GMAT Focus score of 615 or higher.
  • $1,000 for GMAT or GRE equivalent score of 550 to 649.GMAT Focus score of 555-614.
  • $500 for GMAT or GRE equivalent score of 500 to 549. GMAT Focus score of 515-554.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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MBA Virtual Information Session

Adult & Grad Admissions

MBA Virtual Information Session

Jul 25 6:00 PM

Join our upcoming Zoom webinar, tailored specifically for prospective graduate students eager to explore our Master of Business Administration program. This interactive session will offer a comprehensive overview of our MBA offerings, facilitate meaningful connections with esteemed faculty members, and provide direct access to insights from our dedicated admissions counselor. Don’t miss your chance to take the first step towards achieving your career goals!

Location: Online

Online

MBA Virtual Information Session

Adult & Grad Admissions

MBA Virtual Information Session

Sep 17 6:00 PM

Join our upcoming Zoom webinar, tailored specifically for prospective graduate students eager to explore our Master of Business Administration program. This interactive session will offer a comprehensive overview of our MBA offerings, facilitate meaningful connections with esteemed faculty members, and provide direct access to insights from our dedicated admissions counselor. Don’t miss your chance to take the first step towards achieving your career goals!

Location: Online

Online

MBA Virtual Information Session

Adult & Grad Admissions

MBA Virtual Information Session

Nov 7 6:00 PM

Join our upcoming Zoom webinar, tailored specifically for prospective graduate students eager to explore our Master of Business Administration program. This interactive session will offer a comprehensive overview of our MBA offerings, facilitate meaningful connections with esteemed faculty members, and provide direct access to insights from our dedicated admissions counselor. Don’t miss your chance to take the first step towards achieving your career goals!

Location: Online

Online

MBA Virtual Information Session

Adult & Grad Admissions

MBA Virtual Information Session

Dec 11 6:00 PM

Join our upcoming Zoom webinar, tailored specifically for prospective graduate students eager to explore our Master of Business Administration program. This interactive session will offer a comprehensive overview of our MBA offerings, facilitate meaningful connections with esteemed faculty members, and provide direct access to insights from our dedicated admissions counselor. Don’t miss your chance to take the first step towards achieving your career goals!

Location: Online

Program Contact

Shani Lizardi Shani Lizardi, MS

Associate Director of Adult and Graduate Admission

 863.680.5022

 863.267.8047