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MBA: 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 marketplace.

The MBA in CPA Licensure prepares you to to sit for the Uniform CPS Examination in Florida. 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.

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Online Info Session for Graduate Business

February 3

An online webinar for prospective students interested in business. We will cover graduate programs offered by the School of Business at Florida Southern College.

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.

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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Top Reasons to choose MBA: CPA Licensure Track 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.

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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!

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

Program Details

Courses are structured in a 7-week format.

Flexible Saturday-hybrid

Choose between a Saturday-Hybrid modality (which meet on campus every other Saturday, with the remaining coursework completed online) or Online modality (which has no on-campus requirement) for your core MBA courses and complete your CPA Licensure electives through Saturday-Hybrid modality. These delivery options are ideal for working professionals who prefer flexibility throughout the program.

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 of Professional Goals
  • Recommendation Form or Letter of Reference

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

Complete the Online Application

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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.

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)

*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