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Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise


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AACSB Accreditation

Accreditation by AACSB is a mark of excellence in business education, earned by less than 5 percent of the world’s business programs. | Learn More about our accreditation​

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College of Distinction

Florida Southern College was chosen as a "College of Distinction" in the field of Business for our innovative programs and engaged learning approach to education.

Master of Business Administration

Earn Your MBA in 16 months

Integrating classroom learning with practical, real-world business experience, you will develop the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in today’s global marketplace. | Learn How you can earn your MBA in sixteen months​

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Life After FSC

As a Barney Barnett School of Business & Free Enterprise alumnus/a, you have joined a lifelong group of leaders, friends, and mentors. | Learn More about life after florida southern college​

The Barney Barnett School of Business & Free Enterprise

The mission of the Barney Barnett School of Business & Free Enterprise is to provide a high quality, student-oriented business educational experience to baccalaureate and master’s level students, with a focus on teaching excellence, supported by scholarship and service.

Our Values

  • Student Focused Educational Experience
  • Engaged Learning
  • Applied Business Orientation
  • Free Enterprise Principles

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The Business Experience

Florida Southern’s business programs give you a sharp edge in a very competitive field through:

Master of Business Administration

Dedicated Faculty

Connect one-on-one with the people in the know. Our faculty members keep pace with the latest trends in the world of business by serving on boards of corporations, nonprofit, civic organizations, practicing as CPAs, operating their own businesses, and serving as consultants to both national and international companies. | Meet our expert faculty  

Specialized Approach

Specialized Approach

Expand your career options by taking electives in other disciplines. For example, interdepartmental specializations such as sports management and music management offer the opportunity for you to combine your major with a concentration in another discipline.

Hands-on Learning

Hands-on Learning

Apply business theory and concepts to real-world applications. Depending on your major, you’ll learn such things as how to manage a budget for a large corporation, how to handle a company downsizing, and how to develop strategic marketing plans for real companies. In addition to class assignments and summer projects, you’ll have the opportunity for internships at a variety of local, regional, national, and international companies including banks, accounting firms, brokerage firms, insurance offices, governmental offices, advertising agencies, nonprofit organizations, hotels, and supermarket chains.

Practical Resources

Practical Resources

Enhance your education with department tutors, an in-house, state-of-the-art computer lab offering specialized computer applications for business, and membership in professional fraternities and service organizations. You’ll also be eligible for scholarships funded by local businesses.

Global Mindset

A Global Mindset

Recognizing the importance of preparing students to lead in the global marketplace, Florida Southern builds greater international awareness through each of its course offerings and study abroad programs.

Outstanding Outcomes

Outstanding Outcomes

Armed with a broad exposure to all aspects of business, you’re sure to hit the ground running upon graduation. Our graduates find jobs in a wide range of fields, or go on to graduate schools in business administration, accounting, and economics, as well as law, international management, and other business-related fields of study. |  Life after FSC


By integrating a comprehensive education with specialized courses, you will learn to:

  • Apply theory to practical real-world situations.
  • Hone your written and oral communication skills.
  • Analyze problems and formulate innovative solutions.
  • Develop the ability to interact and negotiate within any culture.

As a result, you’ll achieve your goals and succeed in whatever career you choose to pursue.