Fortune Magazine Ranks Florida Southern College Among Best Online Mba Programs In The Nation

Oct 5, 2021

by FSC Staff

Fortune lauds Florida Southern College’s (FSC) online MBA program housed within the Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise as no. 2 among the “Best Online MBA Programs in Florida” and no. 26 among the “Best Online MBA Programs in the South” in the 2021-2022 edition of Fortune’s respected online MBA rankings. The College is ranked at no. 68 among all online MBA programs at public and private institutions nationwide.

“I am delighted that Fortune magazine has recognized the excellence of our Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise among FSC’s peer schools within our state and across the nation,” Florida Southern College President Dr. Anne B. Kerr said. “The creative, entrepreneurial faculty of the Barnett School have crafted an engaging online learning program that prepares FSC’s outstanding MBA students to succeed in our fast-paced, international marketplace.”

Florida Southern’s online MBA program, which started in spring 2016, has seen a 254% growth in the past four years. The 33-hour, self-paced online program utilizes a seven-week format and offers concentrations in business analytics, esports management, healthcare management, IO psychology, and supply chain management. The online MBA program offers students high engagement with the Barnett School of Business faculty and their classmates, providing online students access to the same quality faculty instructors and educational experiences received by traditional students on the Florida Southern campus.

“I am honored by Fortune’s praise for our online MBA program, and I am convinced that the program’s excellence is driven by our innovative faculty and dedicated students,” said Dr. Michael Weber, dean of the Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise at FSC. “From maintaining our AACSB accreditation to incorporating real-world, hands-on experiences into all of our courses, we are 100% focused on preparing students for the job market. Our goal is to have our students, whether traditional or online, recognized as being of the highest caliber — garnering our grads coveted positions and higher salaries.”

Florida Southern’s online MBA program is a part of the curriculum within the Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise. The Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise was recently named #1 in “Teaching Quality” by Poets&Quants and continues to be included in The Princeton Review’s list of the nation’s Best Business Schools. Furthermore, this year Colleges of Distinction recognized Florida Southern’s Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise as a premier business program in the state of Florida and the nation. Florida Southern was recognized because of the Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise’s focus on career-relevant courses with a broad set of multidisciplinary perspectives and student opportunities for real-world experience through industry internships and other forms of professional engagement.

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