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MBA - Master of Business Administration

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COVID Waiver Policy

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.

The Florida Southern MBA is nationally ranked and recognized.

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

With its unique focus on cross-industry learning, an MBA from Florida Southern will give you a competitive edge in the global marketplace. The rigorous curriculum, supported by hands-on experience, will give you the tools you need to rise swiftly to positions of leadership. Through internships, living case studies, and an executive mentorship, you’ll be challenged both personally and professionally.

 

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Saturday, September 4, 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.

Learn More about MBA Merit Scholarship

Top Reasons to choose MBA - Master of Business Administration 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.

  • 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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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.

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.

According to the 2018 GMAC Alumni Perspectives Survey

94% of students in a Part-time self-paced MBA program stated earning their degree was personally rewarding, and 86% found it professionally rewarding.

Featured MBA Faculty

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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MBA Concentrations

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.

Program Details

You choose which delivery method works best with your schedule throughout the entirety of the program. Choose between solely attending Saturday-Hybrid or Online courses — or choose a combination of Saturday-Hybrid and 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 of Professional Goals
  • Recommendation Form or Letter 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****

** SpanTran (discount available), Academic Evaluation Services, Inc., Josef Silny, 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**

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 Foundations.

Florida Southern College reserves the right to revise fee schedules.

2020-2021

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