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2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Business Administration, M.B.A.

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Major Code: 8300 Degree Awarded: Master of Business Administration
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom, Online, Blended Online, Off-site Age Restriction: No
Admission Status: Graduate Location(s): Main Campus - Melburne, Florida Tech Online, Aberdeen, Fort Dix, Hampton Roads, Huntsville, Lakehurst, Melbourne Graduate Center, National Capital Region, Orlando, Patuxent, Picatinny, Spaceport - COB, Whiteman
Admission Materials: GMAT, GRE recommended

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree is a graduate professional program that emphasizes breadth of preparation in the various competencies required of business executives. The MBA program is ideally suited not only for individuals with undergraduate degrees in business, but also for individuals with undergraduate degrees in other fields who have career goals that demand the competitive edge of quality graduate education in managerial decision-making.

Admission Requirements

The applicant to the master of business administration program must have a bachelor’s degree; however, the degree need not be in business administration. Applicants who are graduates of non-business programs are also encouraged to apply. An applicant is assigned an advisor soon after acceptance into the MBA program, and should meet with the advisor to prepare a program plan outlining the courses needed for the MBA degree.

The admissions decision is based on a review of the application documentation including work experience, academic performance, references and written statement of purpose. Although taking the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is not a requirement, it is highly recommended for admission consideration. Individuals who take the GMAT and obtain a satisfactory score can compensate for other criteria in their application (such as academic performance or work experience). Preference for graduate scholarships will be given to applicants who take the GMAT.*

General admission requirements, student classifications and the process for applying are presented in the Academic Overview  section. Additional requirements regarding admission and MBA requirements may be obtained from the associate dean of academics in the Nathan M. Bisk College of Business.

*The GRE may be substituted.

Degree Requirements

The MBA degree is conferred on a student who has successfully completed 36 credit hours of required and elective courses as listed on the student’s approved Graduate Program Plan.


Program Prerequisites

The following foundation courses are considered prerequisites to this program and will be waived for any student with an undergraduate degree in business or who has taken undergraduate courses in accounting, economics and finance with a minimum grade of B.

Core Courses

The MBA degree requires completion of a common set of six core courses including the capstone course in strategic management, and an additional two directed electives (BUS 5000-level or higher) chosen with the approval of the faculty advisor. These required courses are designed to prepare the student to respond to the complex business decisions that arise in today’s rapidly changing environment. As such, these courses incorporate either case studies or projects that require extensive qualitative and/or quantitative analysis


In addition to the courses outlined above, students are also required to take four elective courses (three credit hours each). Electives can be taken with the faculty advisor’s approval from other graduate-level offerings in the Nathan M. Bisk College of Business or other colleges or academic units.

Total Credits Required: 36

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