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MBA: Industrial and Organizational Psychology

COVID Waiver Policy

Florida Southern is offering additional support for 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.

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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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, June 28, 2022

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

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.

Learn More about MBA Merit Scholarship

Top Reasons to choose MBA: Industrial and Organizational Psychology 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.

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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STEM Optional Practice Training

The STEM OPT extension allows for 24 months of additional OPT employment authorization for students in specific STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. Employment must be directly related to an F-1 student's program of study in an approved STEM field.

Employment Outlook

$97,260
median salary for Industrial and Organizational Psychology in 2018 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
14%
Estimated job growth in the field of IO Psychology by 2028 according the Bureau of Labor Statistics

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.

Global Focus

More than 60% of Florida Southern MBA students participate in an international field experience.

A Caring Mentor

Our Executive Mentor program pairs you with an experienced executive to help you along the way.

Dr. Patrick Smith
- Chair of Psychology

Education should be a dynamic and interactive process. One of the most important roles of a professor is to impart professional experience as it applies to effective classroom pedagogy. However, student learning and motivational styles are always changing, so an effective educator must continue to improve one's craft by connecting with his or her students in ways that both sides realize their responsibilities in making classroom learning a collective, engaging experience.

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Meet our Mocs

Nathan Leavitt

Nathan Leavitt

The Mortgage Firm

So much of the work focuses on real-life experiences. You work on projects with area businesses. That helps you know what to expect in your everyday work life.

Vanessa Saunders

Dr. Vanessa Saunders

Florida Southern College

I’m not interested in spending 16 months reading a textbook. I want to use what I’m learning. Getting practical experience is really important for what I want to do with my career. That’s why I chose Florida Southern College.

Amanda Atun

Amanda Atun

Charles Schwab

FSC’s MBA sharpened my managerial skills. Getting a group of smart, strong-minded people to work as a team, knowing when to let others lead, knowing how to get everybody’s ideas heard — that has helped me so much in my career.

Jason Lewis

Jason Lewis

ArrMazz

I’ve been to Asia on business many times, but traveling to Vietnam and Hong Kong as part of the MBA’s international field experience — having those interactions with the other students and the professor — was a fantastic opportunity.

Candice Fast

Candice Fast

Food and Beverage Coordinator
The Walt Disney Company

When searching for an MBA program, FSC became the prime candidate for me because of its hands-on approach, variety of course options, schedule flexibility and was a great option for an international student like myself. The program not only gave me a wealth of knowledge, but I also gained valuable real-life experience through activities, such as competing in two case competitions, presenting a downtown revitalization plan to the city of Lakeland, and participating in an entrepreneurial directed study. I highly recommend this program!

Derrick W. Rowe

Derrick W. Rowe

Chief Operations Officer
Metrohm USA

FSC has a strong partnership with local businesses, creating coursework with an emphasis on live cases. I appreciate that FSC focuses its academic curriculum around real-world business issues. This approach adds purpose beyond the classroom.

J. Elizabeth Sherling

Program Coordinator
City of Lakeland

With a few years between my MBA and today, I feel I notice the benefits of the program more than ever. I realize now how I analyze processes and really question the "why" behind projects.

Sabrina Robinson

Vice President
Regional Medical Center of South Carolina

Our teams and professors were so understanding. It’s like a family at Florida Southern, so despite the program being rigorous, it was still manageable. All of your professors and teammates foster your success by pushing you to be your best.

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Program Details

You choose which delivery method works best with your schedule throughout the entirety of the program. Choose between attending a combination of Saturday-Hybrid and Online courses — or choose Online courses every term. Courses are structured in a 7-week format.

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.

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

  • 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 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.

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**

Industrial/organizational psychology track courses - 12 hours

Course Number Course Name
PSY 6150 Industrial Psychology
PSY 6250 Organizational Psychology

Additional Elective Courses - SELEcT Two Courses

Course Number Course Name
PSY 6300 Workplace Motivation
PSY 6350 Personnel Selection
PSY 6400 Training and Development
PSY 6500 Special 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.

Florida Southern College reserves the right to revise fee schedules.

2021-2022

Base Required Fees Cost
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.

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