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Master of Business Administration - CPA Licensure Track

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One of the best MBA programs in central Florida.

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

Apply today to start next term on Saturday, January 30, 2021

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

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.

Living Case Studies

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

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Global Focus

More than 60% of Florida Southern MBA students participate in an 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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Accelerated Program

Our flexible program can be completed in as quick as 20 months, which allows you to start your career faster!

Program Information

Along with offering a combination of graduate business and accounting courses, our CPA Licensure track meets the 150 semester hours necessary to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination in Florida.

Students must have completed the following foundational accounting courses at the undergraduate level to qualify for this MBA track:

  • ACC 2111 Foundations of Financial Accounting
  • ACC 2112 Foundations of Managerial Accounting
  • ACC 3111 Financial Accounting I
  • ACC 3112 Financial Accounting II
  • ACC 3211 Cost Accounting
  • ACC 4411 Federal Taxation
  • ACC 4511 Auditing
  • BUS 2217 Principles of Management
  • BUS 3160 Marketing Principles
  • BUS 3311 Legal Environment of Business
  • BUS 3453 Managerial Finance
  • BUS 4999 Seminar in Strategic Management of the Business Enterprise
  • ECO 2010 Essentials of Economics

Class Format Options

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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 thorough a combination of Saturday-hybrid and fully online courses. This flexible delivery is ideal for working professional who prefer face-to-face interactions.

Program Information

Course descriptions are available in the academic catalog.

Academic Catalog

Foundation Courses - 0 hours

Course Number Course Name
BUS 6010 Graduate 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**

CPA Licensure Track Elective Courses - 16 hours

Course Number Course Name
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

MBA Program Total - 37 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 Foundations.

Florida Southern College reserves the right to revise fee schedules.

2020-2021 - Effective August 18, 2020

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)


A limited number of graduate assistantships are offered. The assistantship program offers tuition discounts in exchange for hours worked.

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*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.

Admission Requirements

  • Official transcripts of all academic work
  • GRE/GMAT Scores*
  • Current Résumé
  • Personal Statement of Professional Goals
  • Recommendation Form or Letter of Reference

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

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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.

Meet our Mocs

David Hungerford

David Hungerford

Saunders Ralston Dantzler

I enjoyed learning alongside very intelligent friendly people, and consider my fellow classmates both friends and business contacts. The program outlines a successful path for leadership and decision making in a way that is engaging and leaves you satisfied by the journey.

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

Vanessa Saunders, Ph.D.

Florida Southern

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 FSC.

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.

Alice Koehler

Alice Koehler

CEO - Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine (LVIM)

I work in the nonprofit sector where the leaders are full of heart. I wanted an MBA to balance that heart with business know-how. FSC was fabulous about helping me find ways to do that.

Sam White

Sam White, MBA

Blue Cross Blue Shield

The opportunity to get a graduate assistantship was one of the things that appealed to me about Florida Southern's MBA program.

Jason Lewis

Jason Lewis, MBA

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.

Tara Suppes

Tara Suppes, MBA

Universal Beijing

I thought FSC's international experience would be a great resume builder. I never thought I’d be working on a project where the same international issues I studied would be playing out in front of me.

Program Contact

Kamalie Dodson

Associate Director of Adult and Graduate Admission
phone 863.680.5022
send text to 863.576.5087

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