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Florida State University's Online MBA program offers a rigorous set of flex courses focused on real estate finance and analysis. This is one of the largest and most successful programs in the nation, and it will prepare you to effectively master the ever-changing marketplace while advancing your management skills.

From the convenience of home or office, you will benefit from world-renowned faculty and an innovative curriculum and be able to apply what you learn immediately to the workplace. Close collaboration among students, faculty, alumni and the business community is a hallmark of the program.

Students seeking a specialization in real estate may customize their MBA with 9 hours of real estate flex courses:

  • REE5105 - Real Estate Valuation
  • REE5205 - Topics in Real Estate and Finance
  • REE5305 - Real Estate Investments

Accreditation

Accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and AACSB

Method of Delivery

Internet

Time or Location Requirements

Asynchronous

Time to Completion

28 months (two per term)

Core Courses

These courses may not be offered every semester.

  • ACG5026 Financial Reporting & Managerial Control (3)
    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.
  • 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)
    A dynamic examination of managerial concepts of human behavior in work organizations. Topics include motivation, leadership, reward systems, recruiting, selection, and job design.
  • 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)
    Problems of managing the firm in relation to the changing economic environment. Analysis of major business fluctuations and development of forecasting techniques.
  • MAN5721 Strategy & 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 (3)
    Strategy applied to planning, analysis and control; emphasis on individual situation analysis involving consumer needs, market position, competition and public policy environment. Also, introductory level graduate survey of international business. Concepts of international economics blended with the marketing of goods and services in international markets. Current international events discussed.

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. However, all application materials are considered.

The College of Business now waives the GRE/GMAT requirement for experienced applicants meeting certain career and education qualifications. For more information, including how to request a waiver, visit http://business.fsu.edu/academics/graduate-programs/gmat-gre-waive-info.

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 2015-2016 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 College of Business Graduate Programs Office.

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.

Summer 2016 Course Offerings

  • ACG5026 Financial Reporting & Managerial Control (3)
    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.
  • 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.
  • MAN5245 Organizational Behavior (3)
    A dynamic examination of managerial concepts of human behavior in work organizations. Topics include motivation, leadership, reward systems, recruiting, selection, and job design.
  • MAN5716 Business Conditions Analysis (3)
    Problems of managing the firm in relation to the changing economic environment. Analysis of major business fluctuations and development of forecasting techniques.
  • MAR5125 Marketing Strategy (3)
    Strategy applied to planning, analysis and control; emphasis on individual situation analysis involving consumer needs, market position, competition and public policy environment. Also, introductory level graduate survey of international business. Concepts of international economics blended with the marketing of goods and services in international markets. Current international events discussed.
  • 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.
  • MAR5625 Marketing Research and Analytics (3)
    This course focuses on the tools, techniques, and procedures involved in the marketing research process, as well as the critical thinking skills necessary to interpret marketing research findings. In addition, the course covers major analytical techniques that are used in a variety of research settings in both marketing and general business.
  • MAR5957 Global Business Seminar (3)
    The course curriculum focuses on green business practices and firm sustainability in the European Union, and includes several cultural excursions as well.
  • REE5305 Real Estate Investment (3)
    Focused on the topic of real estate investment analysis primarily from the private investor's (equity) perspective, this course introduces students to the analytical tools and procedures used to evaluate real estate investment opportunities.
  • RMI5017 Fundamentals of Risk & Insurance (3)
    This course will develop concepts such as time value of money, statistical analysis, information technology, and management of risk exposure.


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