Jul 26, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

4+1 MBA Program


Florida Polytechnic University and Florida Southern College have come together to provide students a smooth pathway to an MBA. This program provides all undergraduate students the opportunity to complete the Florida Southern College MBA program in one academic year, after receiving their bachelor’s degree from Florida Poly. Florida students can choose from the Online MBA or the Saturday-Hybrid MBA, with the admission criteria being the same for either program. 

Program Benefits

  1. Streamlined admission process
  2. No application fee
  3. Accelerated degree plan
  4. GMAT Waiver available
  5. Waiver of the MBA Foundation Course (BUS 6010) for all FPU students admitted to the FSC 4+1 MBA program

Admission Requirements

  1. Undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  2. GMAT of 500 or above or GRE equivalent
  3. Waiver of GMAT available for a GPA above 3.25
  4. Wavier of the TOEFL
  5. Completed application

Admissions Process

Florida Poly incoming freshmen and transfers will be awarded automatic admission to the Florida Southern MBA program, provided they meet the following conditions:

  1. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 throughout their undergraduate degree program.
  2. Remain in good academic standing, making satisfactory academic progress, and enroll full-time each term.
  3. Remain in good standing with the Florida Poly student code of conduct.

Students may apply for the program in the Fall of their junior year and can be accepted as an early admission to the MBA program.

Admitted 4+1 MBA students will be allowed to complete 9 credit hours of graduate work prior to the completion of their undergraduate degree at Florida Polytechnic University. Course options include the core courses

  • BUS 6360 - Leadership and Organizational Behavior
  • BUS 6460 - Marketing Strategy
  • BUS 6560 - International Business
  • and MBA electives

The Degree Plan & Schedule

The following 33 credit hour degree plan applies to the Online MBA and Saturday-Hybrid MBA.

MBA Core (21 credit hours):
  • BUS 6360 - Leadership and Organizational Behavior
  • BUS 6460 - Marketing Strategy
  • BUS 6560 - International Business
  • BUS 6660 - Economic Decision Making
  • BUS 6760 - Financial Management
  • BUS 6860 - Data Analytics
  • BUS 6960 - Strategic Management
Electives (12 credit hours):
  • Choose from a variety of exciting and industry applicable electives
Degree Schedule

Term

Courses

Credit Hours

Format

Junior - Spring Term

1 MBA Core Course or Elective

3 Credit Hours

Online

Senior - Fall Term

1 MBA Core Course or Elective

3 Credit Hours

Online

Senior - Fall Term

1 MBA Core Course or Elective

3 Credit Hours

Online

MBA - Summer Term

2 MBA Core Courses or Elective

6 Credit Hours

Online or Hybrid

MBA - Fall Term

3 MBA Core Courses or Elective

9 Credit Hours

Online or Hybrid

MBA - Spring Term

BUS 6960 & 2 MBA Core Courses or Elective

9 Credit Hours

Online or Hybrid

This schedule illustrates an accelerated schedule for completing the MBA in less than a year, but Florida Poly students can also choose to complete the MBA degree at their own pace.