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Online graduate programs at the Florida State University College of Business (COB) are a core component of the university's mission to provide superior graduate education. As globalization and technology continue to revolutionize the face and direction of business, the demand for new leaders with the skills and expertise to respond creatively to these challenges will only increase. Thus, in addition to having access to the best faculty and the highest quality course content, our MBA programs prepare students to excel in an ever-changing marketplace.

The program can be completed in a little over 2 years and taken from anywhere in the world. The nationally recognized faculty in the College of Business represents a core of individuals committed to the growth, integrity and success of our students. The program admits in the fall, spring and summer terms.

Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Method of Delivery

Internet

Time to Completion

28 months

Core Courses

These courses may not be offered every semester.

  • ACG5026 Financial Reporting and Managerial Control (1-4)
    This course provides a basic understanding of accounting systems and financial statements as a foundation for analysis. The course also addresses cost systems and controls as they pertain to organizational control. Cannot be taken for credit for the Master of Accounting degree.
  • BUL5810 The Legal & Ethical Environment of Business (3)
    This course will create an awareness of the laws and of the legal, political, and social institutions which impact upon business activity.
  • FIN5425 Problems in Financial Management (3)
    An advanced case course including in-depth study of selected topics such as valuation theory and the investment, financing, and dividend decisions of the firm.
  • ISM5021 Information & Technology Management (3)
    This course examines a range of topics that present managerial challenges unique to technology-oriented environments. Topics include new technology convergence, the management of technology that disrupts existing industries, measuring new technology impacts, and business continuity planning, among others.
  • MAN5245 Organizational Behavior (3)
    This course offers a dynamic examination of managerial concepts of human behavior in work organizations.
  • MAN5501 Operations Management (3)
    Develops a conceptual framework which is useful in describing the nature of the operations function, with emphasis on identifying basic issues in managing the operations of a service organization.
  • MAN5716 Business Conditions Analysis (3)
    This course covers problems of managing the firm in relation to the changing economic environment. Analysis of major business fluctuations and development of forecasting techniques.
  • MAN5721 Strategy and Business Policy (3)
    This course covers the relation between theories and practices of management, and focuses on utilizing methodologies and theories for strategic decision making.
  • MAR5125 Marketing Strategy in the Global Environment (3)
    This course examines the business-level marketing strategy in the context of global markets and uses the marketing-planning process as a framework for understanding how global environments, markets, and institutions affect the strategic marketing operations of the global business enterprise.

Total Credit Hours

39

Prerequisites

The FSU MBA is a general business degree designed for working professionals with extensive work experience or individuals who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their previous academic work. Admission is competitive and all applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and submit a GMAT (preferred) or GRE score demonstrating strong analytical and verbal skills. Previous coursework in business, however, is not required. The College of Business typically admits applicants who have a minimum of 5 years of full-time work experience, an upper-division undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0, a minimum total score of 550 on the GMAT, or a GRE minimum of 530 on the verbal scale and 710 on the quantitative scale for the old exam, with a minimum of 156 on each subsection on the revised GRE, taken within the last five years. Applicants also must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 on the upper division coursework.

Application Procedures

The College of Business application, official GMAT or GRE score(s) and, if applicable, a copy of TOEFL/IELTS score(s), applicant statement essay responses, an up-to-date resume which clearly indicates work experience, including dates and positions held, and two letters of recommendation from your supervisor and/or a professor must be submitted to the College of Business.

Fees

The program cost for the 2016-17 school year is $750.00 per credit hour plus applicable fees. This rate is for all incoming students regardless of location. For further questions regarding tuition and fees, please contact the department.

Spring 2017 Course Offerings

  • FIN5515 Investment Management & Analysis (3)
    Prerequisite: FIN5425.
    This course is restricted to specific majors, contact the department for additional information.
    Analysis of financial assets with emphasis on the securities market, the valuation of individual securities, and portfolio management.
  • ISM5021 Information & Technology Management (3)
    This course is restricted to specific majors, contact the department for additional information.
    This course examines a range of topics that present managerial challenges unique to technology-oriented environments. Topics include new technology convergence, the management of technology that disrupts existing industries, measuring new technology impacts, and business continuity planning, among others.
  • MAN5245 Organizational Behavior (3)
    This course is restricted to specific majors, contact the department for additional information.
    This course offers a dynamic examination of managerial concepts of human behavior in work organizations.
  • MAN5716 Business Conditions Analysis (3)
    This course is restricted to specific majors, contact the department for additional information.
    This course covers problems of managing the firm in relation to the changing economic environment. Analysis of major business fluctuations and development of forecasting techniques.
  • MAN5721 Strategy and Business Policy (3)
    Prerequisite: All other Master of Business Administration core courses.
    This course is restricted to specific majors, contact the department for additional information.
    This course covers the relation between theories and practices of management, and focuses on utilizing methodologies and theories for strategic decision making.
  • MAR5125 Marketing Strategy in the Global Environment (3)
    This course is restricted to specific majors, contact the department for additional information.
    This course examines the business-level marketing strategy in the context of global markets and uses the marketing-planning process as a framework for understanding how global environments, markets, and institutions affect the strategic marketing operations of the global business enterprise.
  • REE5205 Topics in Real Estate Finance (3)
    This course is restricted to specific majors, contact the department for additional information.
    This course provides an advanced treatment of topics fundamental to real estate finance. The course topics are presented in units that range from pricing mortgages to the lending process to the secondary mortgage market. Topics include a discussion of primary and secondary mortgage markets, mortgage market operations, mortgage instruments and mortgage-related securities. Emerging topics of special interest are also discussed.

Fall 2016 Course Offerings

  • BUL5810 The Legal & Ethical Environment of Business (3)
    This course is restricted to specific majors, contact the department for additional information.
    This course will create an awareness of the laws and of the legal, political, and social institutions which impact upon business activity.
  • FIN5425 Problems in Financial Management (3)
    Prerequisite: ACG5026.
    This course is restricted to specific majors, contact the department for additional information.
    An advanced case course including in-depth study of selected topics such as valuation theory and the investment, financing, and dividend decisions of the firm.
  • FIN5515 Investment Management & Analysis (3)
    Prerequisite: FIN5425.
    This course is restricted to specific majors, contact the department for additional information.
    Analysis of financial assets with emphasis on the securities market, the valuation of individual securities, and portfolio management.
  • ISM5021 Information & Technology Management (3)
    This course is restricted to specific majors, contact the department for additional information.
    This course examines a range of topics that present managerial challenges unique to technology-oriented environments. Topics include new technology convergence, the management of technology that disrupts existing industries, measuring new technology impacts, and business continuity planning, among others.
  • MAN5501 Operations Management (3)
    This course is restricted to specific majors, contact the department for additional information.
    Develops a conceptual framework which is useful in describing the nature of the operations function, with emphasis on identifying basic issues in managing the operations of a service organization.
  • MAR5409 Business-to-Business Sales & Marketing (3)
    This course is restricted to specific majors, contact the department for additional information.
    This course focuses on building and managing relationships with business customers. It will cover business-to-business management issues, with an emphasis on topics at the mid-to-upper management level.
  • MAR5465 Purchasing & Supply Chain Management (3)
    This course is restricted to specific majors, contact the department for additional information.
    The purpose of this course is to provide an understanding of the ideas and concepts of Purchasing and Supply Chain Management function in organizational settings.
  • REE5105 Real Estate Valuation (3)
    This course is restricted to specific majors, contact the department for additional information.
    This course focuses on the valuation of income-producing properties and covers topics fundamental to the valuation of real estate, including the process, procedures and valuation methods.


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