Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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Begin your application today by entering the Graduate Admissions Portal. Submit your application by:

March 1 for summer entry for part-time programs online or on campus.
June 1* for fall entry for the full-time, on-campus program, including the joint MBA with Law (JD/MBA) pathway.
June 1 for fall entry for part-time programs online or on campus, including the joint MBA with the Master of Social Work (MBA/MSW) pathway.
October 1 for spring entry for part-time programs online or on campus.

*March 1 is the priority deadline for full-time MBA applicants to be considered for competitive assistantships that provide financial assistance.

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Email an MBA academic program specialist for more information about the admissions process:

Meet Dr. William Christiansen, MBA program director.

Graduate Programs Office
   850-644-6458
  877-587-5540 (toll free)
  gradprograms@business.fsu.edu


Move forward with an MBA from Florida State University.

Badge-OnlinePrograms-MBAPrograms-2019.pngAn FSU MBA will equip you with the skills, expertise and professional network needed to advance in today’s fast-paced business world. Our program is designed for highly motivated individuals seeking a competitive edge. Taught by renowned College of Business faculty members who provide students with individualized attention, our program benefits from its unparalleled access to top industry policy makers and regulators in Florida’s capital city. We take pride in our innovative curriculum, the strength of our alumni network and our excellent career placement.


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  Admission Guidelines

Admission to the Master of Business Administration program is highly competitive.  The decision is based on a portfolio of qualifications, including prior academic performance, work experience, entrance exam scores (such as the GMAT or GRE) and letters of recommendation. The entrance exam is a university requirement that may be waived if an applicant meets certain criteria. For exact criteria and instructions on requesting waivers, see business.fsu.edu/waive.

The GMAT is the preferred exam. In order to meet these deadlines, prospective students should plan to take the GMAT at least one semester prior to applying for admission. To register to take the GMAT test, visit gmat.com.

  MBA Specializations

We know if pursuing an MBA is part of your career goals, you likely have a specific occupation in mind. That is why at Florida State University we have designed our MBA curriculum to suit you. As an MBA student you take a core set of courses aimed at strengthening your managerial skills in the fundamentals ranging from accounting and marketing to operations and strategy. Then, you may round out your degree with either courses that build your specialized expertise in a specific business focus or a slate of courses that will prepare you for any chosen career. 

Students may customize their MBA by choosing 9 credit hours (3 courses) of electives in one of the following specializations. Below are specialization options and the elective courses available to complete each one. To learn more about each course, visit mba.fsu.edu > Course Descriptions.

FULL-TIME MBA OPTIONS 

Business Analytics* 

The Business Analytics specialization introduces students to statistical and data management techniques that are used to derive business insights from data. It also provides students with a broad understanding of current analytics tools and techniques, when to use them and how to interpret analytics results in a variety of contexts. 

Courses include: 

  • ISM 5560 Data Management 
  • QMB 5755 Quantitative Methods in Business Analytics I 
  • QMB 5616 Probabilistic Optimization for Analytics 

 

Finance* (undergraduate finance degree required) 

The Finance specialization teaches management of money and effective allocation of resources and capital management. It provides exposure to multiple areas, such as capital markets, corporate financial decision-making, portfolio management and the global financial system. The most sophisticated databases and technologies are used in all classes. Having this expertise opens career opportunities in most areas of the financial sector with good earning potential. 

Courses include: 

  • FIN 5515 Investment Management and Analysis (Prerequisite: FIN 5425) 
  • FIN 5545 Fixed Income Securities 
  • FIN 5605 Multinational Financial Management 

 

Human Resources 

The HR specialization exposes students to the core disciplines of human resource management, preparing knowledgeable and skilled practitioners. The field of HR is about empowering people and workplaces and enabling organizations to maximize their potential. HR professionals work in every industry and can choose from career paths in a wide variety of disciplines, such as talent acquisition, compensation/benefits, training, employee and labor relations, organizational effectiveness, diversity and inclusion, analytics and technology. “HR is a dynamic field that is committed to building a better world of work for all,” said Darren Brooks, HR specialization coordinator. For more information, please contact Brooks.

Choose three courses from the following: 

  • MAN 5331 Compensation Management 
  • MAN 5351 Training and Development 
  • MAN 5365 Staffing 
  • MAN 5375 HR Analytics 

 

Management Information Systems* 

The MIS specialization introduces students to fundamental concepts about the design, implementation and use of information systems in organizations. It provides students with an understanding of how to use information systems to achieve an organization’s strategic objectives. 

Courses are only available online and at the market rate: 

  • ISM 5123 Systems Analysis and Design 
  • ISM 5315 Project Management 
  • ISM 5327 Corporate Information Security 

 

Marketing 

The Marketing specialization builds the high-demand skill set companies seek to successfully create value within an organization. Whether students plan to pursue a career in a service-focused organization or aspire to use big data to inform managerial decisions, the specialization offers a curriculum designed to help students land their dream job. 

Choose three courses from the following: 

  • MAR 5675 Marketing Analytics 
  • MAR 5849 Services Marketing 
  • MAR 5935 Big Data 
  • MAR 5935 New Product Development 

 

Real Estate 

The Real Estate specialization prepares students for the substantial and growing demand for advanced training in real estate finance and investment. Institutional investors, investment banks, private equity firms, portfolio lenders and other service providers are expanding their opportunities in real estate investment, lending, asset management, valuation, brokerage and other services. These posts offer higher-than-average compensation in the high-growth area of business and financial operations. Recent real estate program graduates have accepted positions at companies such as CBRE, Cushman & Wakefield, JLL, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., MetLife Investment Management, Prudential Real Estate Investment, Starwood Capital, USAA Real Estate, Voya Investment Management and Wells Fargo. 

Courses include: 

  • REE 5205 Real Estate Finance 
  • REE 5209 Advanced Real Estate Finance and Investment 
  • REE 5305 Real Estate Investment 

 

Supply Chain Management 

The SCM specialization prepares students for a career that is growing in demand as businesses seek competitive advantage from their supply chains. SCM requires a mix of communications and quantitative skills.  Career opportunities are available in purchasing (strategically managing the organization’s goods and services), logistics/customer service (fulfilling customer requirements and moving goods) and inventory management (balancing supply and demand). Recent graduates are now employed by companies such as Amazon (Orlando), Lockheed Martin Corporation (Atlanta, Orlando, Dallas and Denver), L3Harris (Melbourne, FL), Home Depot (Atlanta), DHL (Miami), Invisors (Atlanta), Ravago (Orlando) and several other organizations.

Courses include: 

  • MAR 5465 Purchasing and Supply Chain Management 
  • MAR 5466 Logistics and Supply Chain Management 
  • MAR 5726 Electronic Business in Supply Chain Marketing 

 

ONLINE/PART-TIME MBA OPTIONS 

Business Analytics* 

The Business Analytics specialization introduces students to statistical and data management techniques that are used to derive business insights from data. It also provides students with a broad understanding of current analytics tools and techniques, when to use them and how to interpret analytics results in a variety of contexts. 

Online courses include: 

  • ISM 5206 Database Development and Management 
  • ISM 5404 Business Intelligence 
  • ISM 5428 Knowledge Management 

 

Management Information Systems* 

The MIS specialization introduces students to fundamental concepts about the design, implementation and use of information systems in organizations. It provides students with an understanding of how to use information systems to achieve an organization’s strategic objectives. 

Online courses include: 

  • ISM 5123 Systems Analysis and Design 
  • ISM 5315 Project Management 
  • ISM 5327 Corporate Information Security 

 

Marketing 

The Marketing specialization builds the high-demand skill set companies seeking to successfully create value within an organization. Whether students plan to pursue a career in a service-focused organization or aspire to use big data to inform managerial decisions, the specialization offers a curriculum designed to help students land their dream job. 

Choose three online courses from the following: 

  • MAR 5409 Business To Business Sales and Marketing 
  • MAR 5625 Marketing Research 
  • MAR 5849 Services Marketing 
  • MAR 5861 Customer Relationship Management 

 

Real Estate 

The Real Estate specialization prepares students for the substantial and growing demand for advanced training in real estate finance and investment. Institutional investors, investment banks, private equity firms, portfolio lenders and other service providers are expanding their opportunities in real estate investment, lending, asset management, valuation, brokerage and other services. These posts offer higher-than-average compensation in the high-growth area of business and financial operations. Recent real estate program graduates have accepted positions at companies such as CBRE, Cushman & Wakefield, JLL, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., MetLife Investment Management, Prudential Real Estate Investment, Starwood Capital, USAA Real Estate, Voya Investment Management and Wells Fargo. 

Online courses include: 

  • REE 5105 Real Estate Valuation
  • REE 5205 Real Estate Finance 
  • REE 5305 Real Estate Investment 

 

Risk Management and Insurance* 

The RMI specialization develops a student’s ability to analyze difficult financial, ethical, legal and global from different perspectives. It fosters critical thinking and enhances the discipline needed in today’s RMI market. This program equips professionals to shape an industry that evolves with the world around it. 

Choose one of two tracks of online courses: 

Financial Planning Track 

  • RMI 5017 Fundamentals of Risk and Insurance 
  • RMI 5136 Employee Benefit Plans (Prerequisite: RMI 5017) 
  • RMI 5810 Personal Financial Planning (Prerequisite: RMI 5017) 

Risk Management Track 

  • RMI 5017 Fundamentals of Risk and Insurance 
  • RMI 5225C Property/Liability Insurance Contract Analysis 
  • RMI 5345 Risk Management in the Business Enterprise (Prerequisite: RMI 5017) 

 

* MBA specializations in the specialty master’s degree disciplines of Business Analytics, Finance, Management Information Systems, and Risk Management and Insurance will require prior approval from that program’s director. 

Part-time MBA students attending in the evenings on campus may choose full-time elective courses and specializations; however, these are typically offered during the work day. Joint MBA degrees with the colleges of Law or Social Work do not have specializations. FSU’s MBA diplomas do not note specializations, but graduates are encouraged to share their earned expertise on their resumes and digital profiles for professional networking websites such as LinkedIn.

  Degree Requirements

Prerequisites

The Florida State University MBA is designed for both working professionals with extensive professional experience and individuals who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their previous academic work and who have completed a significant internship or other work experience. Admission is competitive, and all applicants must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. Previous coursework in business is not required, but all applicants are expected to have a general knowledge of economics, finance, accounting, statistics, calculus and management principles.

While prerequisites are not required for this program, the MBA faculty strongly recommends the completion of prep courses by all applicants who have not taken previous coursework in accounting. The Essential Prep® The Collection web-based instructional aid provides the needed preparation in the foundation material you need to succeed in the MBA program. A preparatory course called FSU Fundamentals of Financial Accounting Tutorial (modules 1-4) is an alternative, offered online by Cambridge Business Publishers.


Curriculum

The MBA program requires 39 credit hours. The current core curriculum requires the following courses:

ACG 5026 Financial Reporting and Managerial Control (3 hrs) 
BUL 5810 The Legal & Ethical Environment of Business (3 hrs) 
FIN 5425 Problems in Financial Management (3 hrs) 
GEB 5935 Professional Development (3 hrs total; 1 hr each semester)
ISM 5021 Information & Technology Management (3 hrs) 
MAR 5125 Marketing Strategy in the Global Environment (3 hrs) 
MAN 5245 Organizational Behavior (3 hrs) 
MAN 5501 Operations Management (3 hrs) 
MAN 5716 Business Conditions Analysis (3 hrs) 
MAN 5721 Strategy and Business Policy (3 hrs) 

Note: Online and evening MBA programs may replace the Professional Development requirement with a 3-hour elective course. In addition to the core courses listed above, students will take an additional 12 hours of elective coursework (9 for full-time students who enroll in the required Professional Development course.) Elective course options will include applications of analytical tools in specific business disciplines, such as analytics, marketing, human resources, operations, finance or real estate.

Note: Program requirements are subject to change.

  Application Process

Admission to the Master of Business Administration program is highly competitive.  The decision is based on a portfolio of qualifications, including prior academic performance, work experience, entrance exam scores (such as the GMAT or GRE) and letters of recommendation. The entrance exam is a university requirement that may be waived if an applicant meets certain criteria. For exact criteria and instructions on requesting waivers, see business.fsu.edu/waive.

The GMAT is the preferred exam. If you have not taken the GMAT, you should make plans to take the exam as soon as possible To register to take the GMAT test, visit gmat.com.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

I. The following items should be submitted through the Florida State Graduate Application portal, available exclusively online at admissions.fsu.edu/gradapp:

  • Applicant Statement 
  • Current resume/C.V., clearly indicating work experience including dates and positions held, noting full-time or part-time employment. Management, business and leadership experience should also be clearly detailed.
  • Letters of recommendation:
    • Accelerated, Full-Time MBA applicants: Three recommendations from employers or former college professors that speak specifically to the applicant’s ability to successfully complete the MBA program (submitted by the recommenders in the online application).
    • Evening, Part-Time MBA applicants: Two recommendations from employers or former college professors that speak specifically to the applicant’s ability to successfully complete the MBA program (submitted by the recommenders in the online application).
    • Online MBA applicants: Two recommendations from employers or former college professors that speak specifically to the applicant’s ability to successfully complete the MBA program (submitted by the recommenders in the online application).
  • Florida Residency Declaration
  • Nonrefundable application fee of $30.00 (see University Application or go to fees.fsu.edu)

II. The following items should be sent to the Admissions Office, PO Box 3062400, 282 Champions Way, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-2400 or to graduateadmissions@fsu.edu:

  • One (1) official transcript from all colleges and universities attended (FSU transcripts are not necessary for FSU alumni, students)
  • Official GMAT/GRE score(s) and, if applicable, TOEFL/IELTS score(s) (The TOEFL/IELTS score is a University requirement for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from a U.S. institution or other institution where English is the required language of instruction; therefore, it cannot be waived). The code to send GMAT scores to Florida State is PN8K567, and the code to send GRE or TOEFL scores is 5219.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

International applicants whose native language is not English and who have not completed an undergraduate or graduate degree in an English-speaking country are required to take either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and submit official test results in order to be admitted to Florida State University. The College of Business requires a minimum TOEFL score of 100 on the internet-based test, or a minimum of 7.0 on the IELTS exam, taken within the past two (2) years.

For more international applicant information, including financial responsibilities, degree equivalency, etc., visit admissions.fsu.edu/international.

  Program Costs

ESTIMATED PROGRAM COSTS FOR THE 2019-2020 ACADEMIC YEAR

Accelerated, Full-Time (39 CREDIT HOURS ON CAMPUS):

  • Florida residents: $479.32 (tuition plus fees) per credit hour. Total estimated program cost is $18,693.48.

  • Non-Florida Residents: $1,110.72 (tuition plus fees) per credit hour. Total estimated program cost is $43,318.08.

Evening, Part-Time (39 CREDIT HOURS ON CAMPUS):

  • Florida residents: $479.32 (tuition plus fees) per credit hour. Total estimate program cost is $18,693.48.
  • Non-Florida Residents: $1,110.72 (tuition plus fees) per credit hour. Total estimate program cost is $43,318.08.

Online* with or without specialization (39 CREDIT HOURS):

  • Florida residents: $780.18 (market rate plus fee) per credit hour. Total estimate program cost is $30,427.02.

  • Non-Florida Residents: $810.24 (market rate plus fee) per credit hour. Total estimate program cost is $31,599.36

 

* Denotes that this a market-rate, online program: Market-rate totals include required university fees totaling: $30.18 for in state students and $60.24 per credit hour for out of state students. Please contact the Graduate Programs Office for more specific information.

Note: These costs do not include required books and supplies for courses.  Costs are subject to change. Fees in table do not include some per-term flat fees for FSUCard and facilities use. For a breakdown of on-campus student fees and their explanations, visit the university’s Tuition Rates page.

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Financial Assistance

Assistantships

The College of Business offers a limited number of assistantships to accelerated, full-time MBA students only. Online and part-time students are not eligible for these awards.

  • Recipients of these awards are required to work approximately 10 hours a week.
  • These awards provide a stipend of approximately $1,500 per term for three terms.
  • These awards do NOT cover certain non-academic fees of approximately $50 - $80 per graduate hour.
  • All students admitted to the accelerated MBA program are considered for the competitive assistantships.

SCHOLARSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS AND LOANS
University Fellowships & Assistantships

  • The University offers several fellowship and assistantship opportunities.
  • These awards are competitive and awarded only to students of high academic standing.

The College automatically nominates those qualified applicants whose files are complete by Jan. 1 each year for these awards. Applicants are encouraged to complete application files by Dec. 15 in order to be considered.

Learn more about the college's financial assistance options for graduate students.

The FSU Office of Financial Aid website is the best source for more information including financial aid application forms.

National Scholarships and Fellowships
For information on national fellowships and scholarships, visit the Office of National Fellowships for assistance.


MBA Loans Program®

The MBA LOANS® program is the only loan program endorsed by the Graduate Management Admission Council® (GMAC®) as part of the mission to promote access to graduate management education. The MBA LOANS Program is offered by Sallie Mae®, the largest student loan provider in the United States. MBA LOANS® has loaned over $2 billion to MBA students over the life of the program, and it is the largest loan program in the world for MBAs.

Additional financial aid and scholarship resources are available at mba.com.

  Course Descriptions

CORE CLASSES

ACG 5026 Financial Reporting and Managerial Control
Provides a basic understanding of accounting systems and the financial statements to lay a foundation for financial statement analysis. The course also provides a basic understanding of cost systems and controls to lay a foundation for organizational control. (Take before FIN 5425.) 3 credit hours, on campus and online 

BUL 5810 The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
An introduction to the legal, political and social institutions which affect business activity, with an emphasis on public law and governmental regulation. Landmark legislation and judicial decisions will be examined. 3 credit hours, on campus and online 

FIN 5425 Problems in Financial Management
An advanced case course including an in-depth study into selected topics such as valuation theory and the investment, financing, and dividend decisions of the firm. (Prerequisite: ACG 5026.) 3 credit hours, on campus and online 

GEB 5932 Professional Development
1 credit hour, each semester, on campus 

ISM 5021 Information and Technology Management
Through readings, cases, and projects, students will confront issues associated with technology strategy (what to pursue and how to pursue it) and implementation (how to make it happen). The underlying theme of this course is that effective information and technology management requires an understanding of the technology involved, the organizational and commercial environment in which it will be used, and the encompassing society's overall technology flow processes. 3 credit hours, on campus and online 

MAN 5245 Organizational Behavior
A dynamic examination of managerial concepts of human behavior in work organizations. Topics include motivation, leadership, reward systems, training, recruiting, selection, and job design. 3 credit hours, on campus and online 

MAN 5501 Production and Operations Management
Develops a conceptual framework which is useful in describing the nature of the operations function, with emphasis on identifying basic problems in managing the operations of an organization. 3 credit hours, on campus and online 

MAN 5716 Economics and Business Conditions
A combination of statistics and managerial economics designed to illustrate statistical methods and techniques by applying them to basic managerial issues using elementary calculus and basic statistical programs (Excel and SAS) for regressions, testing hypotheses, and applying other statistical methods to important issues in managerial economics. Also, problems of managing the firm in relation to the changing economic environment; analysis of major business fluctuations and development of forecasting techniques. 3 credit hours, on campus and online 

MAN 5721 Strategy and Business Policy
The relation between theories and practices of management, utilizing theories in policy decision making and including a methodology for policy decision making. (Capstone course. Prerequisites: all other MBA core courses) 3 credit hours, on campus and online 

MAR 5125 Marketing Strategy in the Global Environment
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. 3 credit hours, on campus and online 

 

ELECTIVE COURSES

FIN 5515 Investment Management and Analysis
Analysis of financial assets with emphasis on the securities market, the valuation of individual securities, and portfolio management. (Prerequisite: FIN 5425.) (Available for Finance specialization) 3 credit hours, on campus 

FIN 5545 Fixed Income Securities
The goals of this course are to describe important fixed income securities and markets, and develop tools for valuing fixed income securities and managing interest rate risk. The course covers traditional bonds and term structure concepts as well as fixed income derivatives and interest rate modeling. (Available for Finance specialization) 3 credit hours, on campus 

FIN 5605 Multinational Financial Management
This course focuses on the environment of international markets and institutions, with emphasis on implications of international business on capital budgeting, working capital management, and capital procurement. (Available for Finance specialization) 3 credit hours, on campus 

GEB 5944 Graduate Internship
(This internship offers a working and learning experience in the business industry. S/U grade only) 3 credit hours, on campus 

ISM 5123 Systems Analysis and Design
In this course, students learn about the particular MIS perspective on systems development and its life cycle, from the birth of a new information system to its death and replacement. In addition, students learn about the tools, techniques, and methodologies used by systems analysts to develop information systems in organizations. (Available for MIS specialization.) 3 credit hours, online 

ISM 5206 Database Development and Management
This course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the major issues underlying the organizational utilization of databases and database management systems. Theoretical, conceptual and practical concerns in the design and implementation of database systems are discussed. Organizational concerns in database use are highlighted through the use of case studies. (Available for Business Analytics specialization.) 3 credit hours, online 

ISM 5315 Project Management
Designed to be relevant for all professionals confronting project-related tasks, with particular attention given to the information systems context. Course content includes an overview of technology, an introduction to software development approaches, facets of project management, and organizational issues related to successful project management. (Available for MIS specialization.) 3 credit hours, online 

ISM 5327 Corporate Information Security
Examines corporate information security from several perspectives. Topics include differences in security of physical versus digital assets; sources of security threats; solutions involving technology, people, and policy; and proper responses to attacks on digital assets. (Available for MIS specialization.) 3 credit hours, online 

ISM 5404 Business Intelligence
This course will introduce state-of-the-art Business Intelligence and Analytics techniques to discover knowledge from massive data sets using a hands-on approach. Students will have a chance to apply such techniques on real-world data sets in various domains, including finance, healthcare, commerce and sports in order to produce actionable intelligence for enhanced managerial decision making. (Available for Business Analytics specialization.) 3 credit hours, online 

ISM 5428 Knowledge Management
Examines knowledge management from an organizational perspective. Topics include principles; strategic issues; systems design and development; as well as knowledge creation, capture, capture, sharing, and application. (Available for Business Analytics specialization.) 3 credit hours, online 

ISM 5560 Data Management
This course will discuss various data-related issues in business analytics and introduce the best practices, underlying principles, and emerging technologies in data management. Specifically, the course will cover 1) foundational data management concepts, 2) best practices in managing big data, and 3) unstructured data management. (Available for Business Analytics specialization.) 3 credit hours, on campus 

MAN 5331 Compensation Management
This course exposes students to the conceptual elements, application of, and nature of organizational compensation programs. Students learn how compensation programs are designed and administered. Students gain practical knowledge of and skills in the field as well as an understanding of how the discipline connects to the broader field of organizational management. (Available for Human Resources specialization.) 3 credit hours, on campus 

MAN 5351 Training and Development
This course focuses on the important role that training and development plays in today’s organizations. The course will explore numerous strategies and methods used by organizations in a variety of industries and sectors to improve employee and organizational performance. (Available for Human Resources specialization.) 3 credit hours, on campus 

MAN 5365 Staffing
The course focuses on key issues in staffing employees in organizations. Students will gain an understanding of the relevance of staffing to today’s organizations. The course covers theoretical and practical issues in areas such as job analysis, applicant recruitment/assessment/selection, and legal issues related to staffing. (Available for Human Resources specialization.) 3 credit hours, on campus 

MAN 5375 HR Analytics
The course focuses on the analysis and application of a company’s HR data to uncover insights that inform HR strategies, process changes, and investments – with the goal of improving organizational performance (i.e., driving business outcomes). Students will learn about theory and research regarding drivers of employee performance, retention, and engagement, as well as the critical HR metrics that are important for business outcomes. (Available for Human Resources specialization.) 3 credit hours, on campus 

MAR 5409 Business-to-Business Sales and Marketing
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. Specific strategic marketing issues include problems and opportunities that leverage an understanding of the entire supply chain. Sales will deal primarily with complex, large/key account management and customer relations. Sales management issues will concentrate on managing a sales force focused on complex accounts. (Available for Marketing specialization) 3 credit hours, online 

MAR 5465 Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
Provides an understanding of the ideas and concepts of Purchasing and Supply Chain Management function in organizational settings. Focus is placed on the development and management of relationships with world class suppliers in an e-business environment. Covers the importance of developing sourcing strategies through a global supply base. Specific concepts covered include: supplier selection & development; management of a strategic supply base; electronic commerce applications; logistics and inventory issues. (Available for Supply Chain Management specialization.) 3 credit hours, on campus 

MAR 5466 Logistics and Supply Chain Management
This course examines the downstream portion of the supply chain and the strategic marketing implications related to managing customer relationships. Focus is on the management of the processes necessary to stimulate and meet customer demand, as well as on the development of long-term customer relationships. (Available for Supply Chain Management specialization.) 3 credit hours, on campus 

MAR 5625 Marketing Research
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. (Available for Marketing specialization) 3 credit hours, online 

MAR 5675 Marketing Analytics
This course will serve as a survey of the Marketing Analytics field, reducing your startup cost to using the techniques needed by the practicing marketing scientist, and to show how marketing analytic techniques feed into the strategic marketing process and business decision‐making in general. (Available for Marketing specialization) 3 credit hours, on campus 

MAR 5726 Electronic Business in Supply Chain Marketing
Focuses on information technology and how it affects marketing within the supply chain. These include logistical issues and the flow of goods, services, and funds within the supply chain to the final consumer. Specific elements covered include: electronic commerce, Internet, intranets, extranets, marketing information systems and logistics information systems. (Available for Supply Chain Management specialization.) 3 credit hours, on campus 

MAR 5849 Services Marketing
In this class, you will be exposed to a new way of thinking about marketing. No longer are manufacturing processes, defects per one‐thousand, or logistics paramount. Services are different. We will discuss how they are different, why they are different, and what strategies result from these distinctions. We will cover why people are essential to service success, why expectations are important to service consumers, how the physical environment influences service delivery, and how services firms should recover from failure. You will also learn how quality is evaluated in service firms, why value is an essential deliverable, and what role loyalty has on the bottom line. (Available for Marketing specialization) 3 credit hours, on campus and online 

MAR 5861 Customer Relationship Management
Focuses on strategies to develop and maintain continuing customer relationships. Customers are arguably the single most important stakeholder of any modern corporation. Firms must employ strategies to create, promote and retain customers over the long term. Customer relationships also are key to any corporation’s overall reputation and must be managed in concert with other key stakeholder relationships. (Available for Marketing specialization) 3 credit hours, online. 

MAR 5935 Big Data
This course examines the abundance and diversity of data available to firms for understanding their target markets, such as freeform text gathered from social media, transactional data in CRM systems, and location data. It exposes students to data sets featuring vastly different forms of data. The course demonstrates techniques for identifying interesting research questions based on the available data, managing large sets of both qualitative and quantitative data, and analyzing these data sets to inform important customer-focused research questions, such as capturing customer sentiment, market segmentation, targeting, and positioning. The course involves a combination of hands on data analysis, cases, and readings. (Available for Marketing specialization) 3 credit hours, on campus

MAR 5935 New Product Development
This course is a structured way of thinking about product and process development. Students are provided with an up‐to‐date toolbox for developing and managing new products and processes. The course will focus on hands‐on individual assignments, creating aura to stimulate consumer awareness, and a group project to simulate the development process of a new and original products or services. In addition, students will work with an existing company to consult them on ways to be more innovative in their product development to meet consumer needs or develop process that create efficiencies, thus lowering costs and increasing profits. (Available for Marketing specialization) 3 credit hours, on campus

MAR 5957 Global Business Seminar
Consists of on-campus class meetings and an international trip to an overseas destination. On campus meetings help students understand the related international business theories as well as the inhibiting and opportunity-offering roles of local cultures in international business. The international trip is to gain access to the best business practices of world-class multinational firms in the destination city. Seminar course typically offered in spring and summer. This elective course (3 credit hours, on campus and online) can be taken twice and is subject to additional fees. 

QMB 5755 Quantitative Methods in Business Analytics I
This course focuses on deterministic methods of perspective analytics. (Available for Business Analytics specialization.) 3 credit hours, on campus 

QMB 5616 Probabilistic Optimization for Analytics
This course teaches students techniques to address problems in regression, discriminant analysis, principal component analysis, logistic regression, SEM, etc. Students will utilize methods such as calculus and linear algebra. (Available for Business Analytics specialization.) 3 credit hours, on campus 

REE 5105 Real Estate Valuation
Provides an advanced treatment of real estate valuation analysis. This includes a description of valuation procedures, identification of highest and best use, application of real property valuation methods, and emerging topics of special interest. (Available for Real Estate specialization.) 3 credit hours, online 

REE 5205 Real Estate Finance
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. 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. (Available for Real Estate specialization) 3 credit hours, on campus and online (Available for Real Estate specialization) 3 credit hours, on campus and online 

REE 5209 Advanced Real Estate Finance and Investment
This course addresses advanced topics in real estate finance and investment. Attention is given to the role of institutional investors, advisors, and real estate investment trusts (REITs). The course provides an in-depth treatment of financing income-producing properties, including coverage of the commercial mortgage underwriting process. Students are introduced to real estate investment analysis at the property portfolio level. The topics covered are of importance to real estate analysts, lenders, asset managers, appraisers, and brokers involved with income-producing real estate. (Available for Real Estate specialization.) 3 credit hours, on campus 

REE 5305 Real Estate Investment
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. (Available for Real Estate specialization) 3 credit hours, on campus and online 

RMI 5017 Fundamentals of Risk and Insurance
Develops concepts such as time value of money, statistical analysis, information technology, and management of risk exposure. (Available for RMI specialization, Financial Planning and Risk Management tracks.) 3 credit hours, online 

RMI 5136 Employee Benefit Plans
Prerequisite: RMI 5017 Managerial approach to employee benefit plans such as group insurance and pensions with in-depth consideration given to funding instruments and variety among plans. (Available for RMI specialization, Financial Planning track) 3 credit hours, online

RMI 5225C Property/Liability Insurance Contract Analysis
This course analyzes basic commercial property and liability insurance contracts, including commercial property, commercial general liability, crime, inland marine, boiler and machinery, commercial auto and farm policies. (Available for RMI specialization, Risk Management track) 3 credit hours, online 

RMI 5345 Risk Management in the Business Enterprise
Prerequisite: RMI 5017. Application of the risk management process, including risk control and risk financing techniques, to business risk management problems. (Available for RMI specialization, Risk Management track) 3 credit hours, online 

RMI 5810 Personal Financial Planning
Prerequisite: RMI 5017. Analyzes loss exposures facing individuals and families, basic personal-lines property-liability insurance (auto and homeowners), individual life, health and disability insurance, and individual/family financial planning. (Available for RMI specialization, Financial Planning track) 3 credit hours, online

NOTE: For more information on which elective courses add up to a specific specialization and permissions required, visit mba.fsu.edu > MBA specializations.


FSU MBA Formats

Florida State offers several MBA formats tailored to your schedule. Our full-time MBA on campus can be completed in one accelerated year. Or, our online and part-time MBA formats allow you to complete your degree two classes at a time while continuing to work full time. Online or on campus, every FSU MBA format offers the same gold-standard curriculum taught by full-time faculty members who provide individual attention along with new knowledge and skills you can immediately apply in any industry.

The College of Business offers the following MBA format options:

 

ACCELERATED, FULL-TIME MBA (39 CREDIT HOURS)

Our one-year, on-campus format is designed for students who are disciplined, organized and receptive to fast-paced challenges. You will hone your professional skills and collaborate with extraordinary peers in an environment that fosters creativity, teamwork and rewards problem-solving. You’ll have access to our world-renowned faculty, who are experts in their fields of research. You may customize your degree with a specialization. For more information, please download our brochure.

Meet the current Accelerated, Full-Time MBA Class.

Application deadline: March 1 is priority deadline to be considered for competitive assistantships that provide financial assistance. June 1 is the application submission deadline for fall entry. This program admits only once a year.
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EVENING, PART-TIME MBA (39 CREDIT HOURS)

Our Part-time MBA program includes the same rigorous courses as our renowned, full-time MBA format. Offered in the evenings over the course of seven semesters, it is tailored for motivated individuals who are actively employed. Our world-renowned professors are experts in their fields of research and will help you translate the knowledge gained in the classroom into a professional advantage. You may customize your degree with a specialization. For more information, please download our brochure.

Application deadlines: March 1 for summer entry, June 1 for fall entry, October 1 for spring entry.
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ONLINE, PART-TIME MBA (39 CREDIT HOURS)

Badge-OnlinePrograms-MBAPrograms-2019.pngFlorida State University’s Online MBA program is ranked No. 27 overall, No. 22 among public schools, on U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 rankings of “Best Online MBA Programs.” It also ranks No. 18 overall, No. 21 among public schools, on the magazine’s list of “Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans.” From the convenience of home or the office, hone your skills and collaborate with high-caliber peers in an environment that fosters creativity and rewards problem-solving. You’ll take classes that are taught by the same world-renowned professors who teach on campus and who are recognized leaders in their fields of research. Our online MBA program is affordable and flexible, thus ideal for mobile military personnel and business executives on the go. Lessons learned can be immediately applied at work. The program takes seven semesters to complete. Students pay the same price, plus applicable fees, for courses regardless of location. You may customize your degree with specific business expertise. For more information, please download our brochure.

Application deadlines: March 1 for summer entry, June 1 for fall entry, October 1 for spring entry.
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ONLINE, PART-TIME MBA WITH REAL ESTATE SPECIALIZATION (39 CREDIT HOURS)

Badge-OnlinePrograms-MBAPrograms-2019.pngFlorida State University’s Online MBA program offers a rigorous set of elective courses focused on real estate finance and analysis. Thrive in one of the largest and most successful programs in the nation, and prepare yourself to effectively master the ever-changing marketplace while advancing your management skills. Consistently ranked among the nation’s Top 10 programs at public institutions, Florida State’s Real Estate Program is home to the Center for Real Estate Education & Research, which fosters interaction through a complement of activities, including its annual Real Estate Trends Conference. For more information, please download our brochure.

Application deadlines:  March 1 for summer entry, June 1 for fall entry, October 1 for spring entry.
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Joint JD/MBA PATHWAY

Study intensively how the law governs such matters as the financing of business ventures, the responsibility of a firm's managers to its owners and the management of financial and business risk. Students in this joint pathway complete graduate courses from the College of Law and the College of Business. Graduates become business leaders or corporate counsel in cities throughout Florida and the nation. Once a student is accepted into the College of Law, he or she must then complete an application for the joint pathway. Application forms are available for first-year law students at the College of Law's Office of Admissions and Records to first-year law students. Admitted students typically spend their second year as an accelerated, full-time MBA student. For more information, please view the program bulletin from the Florida State College of Law.

Application deadline: June 1 for fall entry. Students must first be accepted into the College of Law.
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Joint MSW/MBA Pathway

This collaboration between the College of Social Work and College of Business is designed for students who wish to expand their understanding of the connection between these two fields of study and gain expertise working in social services agencies. Students in this joint pathway complete graduate courses from the College of Social Work and the College of Business. Students must have exceptional work experience and academic qualifications to be admitted into this on-campus program. Applicants must meet the admissions requirements of both colleges. Students are admitted for fall entry and spend seven semesters as an evening, part-time MBA student. 

Application deadlines:  Students apply to the College of Social Work first by May 1. Admitted students may then apply to the College of Business by June 1 for fall entry.
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Combined BS/MBA Pathway

Top FSU undergraduates majoring in finance, human resource management, management information systems, marketing, real estate or risk management/insurance may get a jump-start on an MBA by applying to a combined pathway. Accepted students will be able to substitute three graduate courses for undergraduate ones and double-count up to nine required credit hours toward both bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Students are eligible if they have an overall grade-point average (GPA) of at least 3.4, an overall, upper-division GPA of at least 3.2, and an upper-division GPA of at least 3.2 in their specific major’s coursework. Students accepted to the combined pathway will still be required to apply separately to the MBA program and meet all MBA application requirements. Combined pathway students do not have to start their master’s degree immediately after completing their undergraduate work.

Application deadline: Interested students should meet with an advisor in the Undergraduate Programs Office before registering for senior coursework. Learn more at business.fsu.edu/combined-pathways.


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