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4+1 Master of Business Administration

Get Started Early

At the end of the junior year, all Florida Southern College students are eligible to be considered for early admission to the MBA program.

At no time in history has there been more demand for professionals who possess excellent communication, leadership, decision-making, and business-analytical skills. The Master of Business Administration program focuses on all these competencies. At the end of the junior year, Florida Southern College students are eligible to be considered for early admission to the MBA program. This opportunity will allow candidates to begin graduate coursework immediately and save significant investment and time earning this prestigious degree.

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Online

MBA Virtual Information Session

July 28

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.

Apply today to start next term
Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Admission is contingent upon cumulative GPA as of the end of the semester prior to entry.

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. See why AACSB matters.

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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 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.

  • Amazon
  • Publix
  • Walt Disney
  • Lockheed Martin
  • GEICO
  • Coca-Cola
  • American Cancer Society
  • Marriott
  • Liberty Mutual
  • LEGOLAND
  • 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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Meet Our Mocs

Marissa Mengelkoch

MBA Student

I chose Florida Southern's 4+1 MBA Program because I was able to get a few graduate-level courses done during my undergraduate enrollment. This allowed me to save money and time, as I now only have 1 year left in the traditional 2 year program. My graduate professors are outstanding. Their expertise is evident and the information taught is valuable beyond classroom settings.

Thomas Horton

The FSC MBA program has exceeded all expectations. The professors are friendly, knowledgeable and easy to talk to. The program itself is challenging, but the professors are there to support their students and guide them through any complexity. Dr. Lewellyn has been fantastic, and I have always felt very clear about what steps I need to take to best set myself up for the future.

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 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

Admitted undergraduate students will be allowed to complete a maximum of 9 credit hours of graduate work. These credits will count toward their undergraduate and MBA degree requirements.

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.

Online

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.

  • Must have 93+ undergraduate credit hours completed at the start of the program.
  • GPA of 3.00+ or higher*
  • Acceptable GRE/GMAT equivalent score**
  • Students are encouraged to apply for admission during their junior year.
  • Current Résumé
  • Two Recommendation Forms or Letters of Reference
  • 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.

  • MBA Director Approval

* School of Business majors must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

** See if you qualify for a GRE/GMAT waiver.

Additional International Requirements

* A bank letter is a written statement on bank letterhead and signed by a bank official.

Course descriptions are available in the academic catalog.

Academic Catalog

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.

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 undergraduate and MBA degree requirements. Any MBA courses attempted in the fall or spring semesters before receiving the undergraduate degree will be charged at the traditional undergraduate full-time tuition rate. Any taken in a summer semester before receiving the undergraduate degree will be charged at the traditional undergraduate summer tuition rate. Graduate courses taken after the student receives their undergraduate degree will be billed at the current MBA per credit hour rate.

$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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Program Contact

Emily Lowers

Associate Director
 863.680.5022
863.576.5087