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4+1 MBA Florida Poly Agreement

COVID Waiver Policy

Florida Southern is offering additional support for Fall 2021, Spring 2022, and Summer 2022 applicants, by waiving the GRE/GMAT for graduates from regionally accredited institutions with any major who have a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA.

4+1 MBA Florida Poly Agreement

Accelerate your graduate degree!

This program provides all undergraduate students at Florida Polytechnic University the opportunity to complete the Florida Southern College MBA program in one academic year, after receiving a bachelor's degree from Florida Polytechnic University (FPU). The FPU students can choose from the Online MBA or the Saturday-Hybrid MBA, with the admission criteria being the same for either program.

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MBA Virtual Information Session

February 15

An online webinar for prospective graduate students to learn more about the Master of Business Administration program. This event is designed to present an overview of our MBA program, provide an opportunity to connect with faculty, and hear from your admission counselor.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Students are advised to submit applications as early as possible to assure optimal admission consideration.

Top Reasons to choose 4+1 MBA Florida Poly Agreement at florida southern college

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. Learn More  about AACSB

Accelerated Program

An accelerated schedule for completing the MBA in less than a year is available, but FPU students can also choose to complete the MBA degree at their own pace.

Large Alumni Network

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

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

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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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Program Benefits

  • No application fee
  • Accelerated degree plan
  • GMAT waiver available

Streamlined Admission Process

Florida Poly incoming freshmen and transfers will be awarded automatic admission to the Florida Southern MBA program, as described above, provided they meet the following conditions:

  1. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.00+ throughout their undergraduate degree program
  2. Remain in good academic standing, making satisfactory academic progress, and enroll full-time each term
  3. Remain in good standing with the Florida Poly student code of conduct

Continuing Florida Poly students can apply for the program in the Fall of their junior year and can be accepted as an early admission to the MBA program. Admitted 4+1 MBA students will be allowed to complete 9 credit hours of graduate work prior to the completion of their undergraduate degree at Florida Polytechnic University.

Dr. Krista Lewellyn
- MBA Program Director

Krista’s 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. Dr. Lewellyn encourages students to tackle problems creatively, which helps them learn to think outside conventional boundaries and to seek the deeper meaning of concepts.

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Program Details


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.

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.

  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0+
  • GMAT of 500 or above or GRE equivalent
  • Waiver of GMAT available for a GPA above 3.25+
  • Waiver of the TOEFL
  • Completed application

Course descriptions are available in the academic catalog.

Academic Catalog

Degree Schedule

Term Courses Credit Hours Format
Junior - Spring Term 1 MBA Core Course or Elective 3 Credit Hours Online
Senior - Fall Term 1 MBA Core Course or Elective 3 Credit Hours Online
Senior - Spring Term 1 MBA Core Course or Elective 3 Credit Hours Online
MBA - Summer Term 2 MBA Core Courses or Elective 6 Credit Hours Online or Hybrid
MBA - Fall Term 3 MBA Core Courses or Elective 9 Credit Hours Online or Hybrid
MBA - Spring Term BUS 6960 & 2 MBA Core Courses or Elective 9 Credit Hours Online or Hybrid

FPU students course options include the core courses BUS 6360, BUS 6460, BUS 6560, and MBA electives with a BUS prefix. This schedule illustrates an accelerated schedule for completing the MBA in less than a year, but FPU students can also choose to complete the MBA degree at their own pace.

Florida Southern College reserves the right to revise fee schedules.

Admitted undergraduate students will be allowed to complete a maximum of 9 credit hours of graduate work. These credits will count toward their MBA degree requirements. For questions regarding the FPU/FSC MBA cost per credit hour, please contact your admission counselor. Graduate courses taken after the student receives their undergraduate degree will be billed at the current MBA per credit hour rate.

*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.

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Program Contact

Emily Lowers

Associate Director of Adult and Graduate Admission