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Master of Business Administration: Industrial and Organizational Psychology

The Florida Southern MBA is nationally ranked and recognized.

Our flexible, award-winning MBA provides you with a competitive advantage in today’s demanding central Florida marketplace.
 

The MBA: Industrial and Organizational Psychology degree prepares management professionals to successfully navigate the workplace through a broad understanding of the fundamental principles of psychology in the applied settings of industries and organizations. Our IO concentration combines classes, such as industrial psychology, organizational psychology, workplace motivation, personnel selection, training and development, equipping you to thrive in an evolving field.

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MBA Merit Scholarship

This is a one-time award between $500 to $1,500 for applicants who submit a GMAT/GRE score as part of their MBA application process.

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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 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.

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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Florida Southern MBA Pillars

With living case studies, 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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More than 60% of Florida Southern MBA students participate in an international field experience.
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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.

Additional 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. 

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**

Industrial/organizational psychology track courses - 12 hours

Course NumberCourse Name
PSY 6150Industrial Psychology
PSY 6250Organizational Psychology

Additional Elective Courses - SELEcT Two Courses

Course NumberCourse Name
PSY 6300Workplace Motivation
PSY 6350Personnel Selection
PSY 6400Training and Development
PSY 6500Special Topics in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

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

$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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What is IO Psychology?

Industrial and Organizational Psychology is the intersection of psychology, business, and computer science.  It studies emotions, cognition and behavior in the workplace.

Are online courses asynchronous?

This program includes an in-person course and an online course each semester.  There will be times when the online course has synchronous (scheduled) meeting times.

What types of careers will I be prepared for with a degree in IO Psychology?

IO Psychologists work in various fields, including Human Resources, Training and Development and a variety of other positions in industry and academia, including non-profit organizations, religious institutions, military organizations, as well as large corporations.

Will this program prepare me for a PhD in a related field?

Toward the end of our MSIO program, students have the opportunity to choose an internship route or a thesis route.  The internship option will prepare the student to go to work in an IO-related field.  The thesis option is for students who are interested in preparing for a doctorate program.

How does the internship option work?

Our faculty have developed relationships with various employers in the Central Florida area that offer internships in the field of IO psychology.  In their second year of study, students will work with their program director to coordinate relevant internship experiences in an appropriate setting.

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MBA Virtual Information Session

Adult & Grad Admissions

MBA Virtual Information Session

Jul 25 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.

Location: Online

Online

MBA Virtual Information Session

Adult & Grad Admissions

MBA Virtual Information Session

Sep 17 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.

Location: Online

Online

MBA Virtual Information Session

Adult & Grad Admissions

MBA Virtual Information Session

Nov 7 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.

Location: Online

Online

MBA Virtual Information Session

Adult & Grad Admissions

MBA Virtual Information Session

Dec 11 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.

Location: Online

Program Contact

Abbey Bonet Abbey Bonet, M.H.Ed.

Assistant Director of Adult and Graduate Admission

 863.680.3090

 863.777.4434