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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MBA Program

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Learning Outcomes

College-wide learning goals are intended to enhance student learning in the following areas: communication, ethical reasoning, analytical skills, information technology, global outlook, critical thinking, and understanding of legal systems. Upon completion of the MBA Program, graduates will:

  • Demonstrate professionalism, self-awareness, leadership, and effective communication skills.
  • Understand ethical issues and dilemmas that businesses often face.
  • Apply knowledge and skills to solve business problems.
  • Understand the concepts of information technology (IT) and how IT can improve organizational performance.
  • Demonstrate a global perspective and an awareness of how cultural differences impact businesses.
  • Possess the skills required to integrate concepts from various disciplines to identify and develop business strategies.
  • Possess the skills required to work and lead effectively in a team-based environment.

Graduate Certificates in Health Care Management; Project Management; and Supply Chain, Logistics, and Transportation Management

The Broadwell College of Business and Economics offers a Graduate Certificate in Health Care Management and a Graduate Certificate in Project Management. The Health Care Management certificate requires 15 credit hours. All other certificates require 12 credit hours. Courses taken in each certificate program may be transferred into the MBA Program. Also, in collaboration with University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), students enrolled with degree seeking status in the FSU Master of Business Administration (MBA) program can earn a Graduate Certificate (Post-Baccalaureate) in Supply Chain, Logistics, and Transportation Management from UNCG. The required 12 credit hours of graduate-level courses for this certificate are offered online through UNCG's distance learning program. These courses will be recorded on a UNCG transcript and may be transferred into the FSU MBA program. Courses taken in each certificate program may be transferred into the MBA Program.

GMAT Waiver Policy

Applicants that fit one or more of the following criteria may be considered for a GMAT waiver:

  • Superior academic performance in a regionally accredited undergraduate institution with a GPA of 3.6 or higher
  • Demonstration of 10 years of progressive professional advancement experience, with a significant record of accomplishments, which may include earning credentials such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • US military Service
  • Nine or more credit hours in an AACSB-accredited graduate program with a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher
  • A completed graduate degree in any field from a regionally accredited institution (or equivalent)
  • Completion of the Graduate Certificate in Business for Non-Business Majors with grades of B or better in each course

GMAT waivers are not guaranteed and must be granted by the FSU MBA Admissions Committee. Interested applicants should submit a written GMAT waiver request to the MBA Admissions Committee. The Admissions Committee will review such requests on a case-by-case basis. Meeting minimum requirements for consideration does not guarantee approval.

Transfer Credit

The MBA program can accept up to 9 hours of transfer credit from another AACSB-accredited MBA program. The grade received for a transfer class must be a "B" or better, and the class must have been taken no more than six years prior to the applicant's project graduation date.


    Master of Business Administration

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