Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Management - Leadership online

Apply by: 9/19/22
Start Class: 10/17/22

Program Overview

Learn more about the online MBA, Management and Leadership

As low as $12,322* Tuition
As few as 12 months Program Duration
33 Credit Hours

Become the confident leader your organization needs to meet a diverse array of challenges with the Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Management/Leadership online program from Florida Gulf Coast University.

In this online management and leadership program, you will broaden your fundamental knowledge of organizational development, human resource management, global organization issues and more. Leadership and teamwork skills, the appropriate applications of technology, entrepreneurial approaches, and lessons on global and ethical awareness are integrated throughout the program.

Our rigorous core coursework teaches concepts across all business disciplines. You will deepen your expertise in accounting, economics, financial management, data-driven decision-making and global supply chains. Apply your cross-cultural skills in our Business Strategy capstone course while learning to create maximum value and expand market opportunities for any company.

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FGCU's Lutgert College of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

Graduates of this management and leadership program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in constructing appropriate messages for a variety of contexts and situations as both speaker and listener
  • Assess the environmental impact and analyze the ethical implications of business decisions
  • Solve complex business problems using critical-thinking skills
  • Devise and communicate solutions to business problems using structured and unstructured data
  • Demonstrate the ability to think strategically in a global business environment
  • Demonstrate proficiency in constructing appropriate messages for a variety of contexts and situations as both speaker and listener
  • Assess the environmental impact and analyze the ethical implications of business decisions
  • Solve complex business problems using critical-thinking skills
  • Devise and communicate solutions to business problems using structured and unstructured data
  • Demonstrate the ability to think strategically in a global business environment
  • Demonstrate proficiency in constructing appropriate messages for a variety of contexts and situations as both speaker and listener
  • Assess the environmental impact and analyze the ethical implications of business decisions
  • Solve complex business problems using critical-thinking skills
  • Devise and communicate solutions to business problems using structured and unstructured data
  • Demonstrate the ability to think strategically in a global business environment

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FGCU offers a variety of specialized MBA concentrations. Check out all of our online MBA concentrations.

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Tuition

Discover the value of our low-cost tuition

The MBA online program offers affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition. All fees are included in the total tuition.

Tuition breakdown:

$373 Per Credit Hour
As low as $12,322* Total Tuition
Program Per Credit Hour Per Course Per Program
MBA in Management - Leadership $373 $1,119 $12,322

Note: Self-paced leveling courses are offered for students without an undergraduate degree in business. These four corequisite courses—in Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Fundamentals of Economics and Corporate Finance—are designed to be completed prior to the corresponding MBA core courses. These courses are taken at an additional cost of $75 per course.

*Tuition is as low as $12,322. Waiver available for out-of-state tuition. Prices subject to change at any time.

Calendar

Milestones to guide your student journey

FGCU online programs are delivered in an accelerated format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year.

Now enrolling:

9/19/22 Next Application Deadline
10/17/22 Start Classes
First StartsProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineDrop/Add DeadlineLast Class Day
Fall 18/19/227/18/228/1/228/19/228/25/229/16/2210/8/22
Fall 210/17/229/19/2210/3/2210/17/2210/21/2211/14/2212/10/22
Spring 11/9/2312/9/2212/19/221/8/231/13/231/11/232/25/23
Spring 23/13/232/13/232/27/233/12/233/17/233/15/234/29/23
Summer 15/8/234/14/234/24/235/7/235/12/235/10/236/24/23
Summer 26/26/236/2/236/12/236/25/236/30/236/28/238/12/23
Ready to take the next step toward earning your online degree from FGCU?

Admissions

Steps to being admitted to our online program

At FGCU, we've streamlined the admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. Please read the requirements for the MBA online, including what additional materials you need and where you should send them. The requirements include:

Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution
GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
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You must meet the following requirements for admission to the MBA online program:

1. Admission Requirements

  • Earned undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education
  • Official copies of all academic transcripts
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Minimum GMAT score of 450 taken within the last five years or an equivalent GRE score
  • International students must take TOEFL exam with a minimum score of 550 (paper based), 213 (computer-based) or 79 (internet based)

2. Students with GPA Below 3.0

Students with a GPA between 2.50 and 2.99 may be considered on a case by case basis if they meet the following:

  • Minimum GMAT of 500 &
  • Upper level GPA x 200 + GMAT = 1050 (or equivalent GRE score)
  • Students with GPAs below 3.0 who reach the required 1050 points for admission using the formula, require an approved exception to University minimum requirements

    GMAT and GRE score equivalency is established using the ETS comparison tool

    3. GMAT Waiver

    GMAT/GRE requirement will be waived if the applicant holds:

    • A Doctoral or comparable terminal degree OR
    • An undergraduate degree from an AACSB accredited business program with a minimum 3.0 GPA in upper division coursework (last 60 credit hours) within the last 7 years OR
    • An undergraduate degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited program with a minimum 3.0 GPA in the upper division coursework within the last 7 years
    • An undergraduate degree in a STEM program from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.5 (overall) within the last 7 years
    • A graduate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university (or equivalent foreign institution)

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    4. GMAT Waiver Based on Work Experience

    A GMAT waiver request is on a case-by-case basis with evidence of a minimum 4 years of managerial and budgetary experience. Applicants requesting a GMAT waiver based on work experience must submit the following documents (by the program admissions deadline) to the Office of Graduate Admissions.

    • A minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Signed Waiver Request Checklist
    • Formal letter (addressed to the MBA Committee) requesting a GMAT waiver. The letter should complement the resume by supporting and elaborating on the managerial and budgetary experience (minimum of four years).
    • Formal resume indicating 4 years of managerial experience in a professional business setting such as economics, finance, accounting, business management, human resources, marketing, information systems, data analytics, etc., which includes experience with maintaining, managing, and/or operating a budget.

    Please note - the MBA Committee reserves the right to request verification of the four years of experience from the applicant’s employer.

    5. Conditional Admissions

    Students who do not meet the GMAT waiver criteria in #3 or #4, but have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0, can be conditionally admitted to the MBA program without submitting a GMAT score. The student will then need to successfully complete two of the following four courses with a B or higher before registering for other classes in the program and to be fully admitted to the program*

    • QMB 6303 Data Driven Decision Making
    • ACG 6075 Managerial Accounting
    • FIN 6406 Finance Management
    • ECP 6705 Managerial Economics

    *Full time students will be required to take two of these four courses in their first semester.

    Prior to admission to a graduate program, students may complete a maximum of 9 credit hours of graduate level courses on a non degree seeking basis.

    Official transcripts, test scores and other documents should be sent from the granting institutions to:

    Email address: [email protected]

    Mailing address:

    FGCU Graduate Admissions
    10501 FGCU Blvd. South
    Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565

    The MBA program was the highlight of my college career. I was very engaged and truly interested.

    —Jeffrey R. Berry, FGCU MBA graduate

    Courses

    The topics you’ll discuss in our online MBA, Management/Leadership courses

    For the MBA with a concentration in Management/Leadership online, you must complete 24 credit hours of core courses (including a capstone course) and nine credit hours of fixed elective courses. If you do not hold an undergraduate degree in business, then you must complete four self-paced, co-requisite foundation courses in Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Fundamentals of Economics, and Corporate Finance.

    Duration: 7 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    An examination of the role of accounting information in managing economic organizations. Emphasis on the efficient allocation and consumption of resources and the need for managers to recognize and respond to challenges and opportunities in a high-tech, global market economy.
    Duration: 7 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    Synthesis and application of economic principles and tools to think critically and strategically in managerial decision-making aimed at promoting profitability and growth that is sustainable and socially responsible. Topics include the fundamentals of business decision making under various market organizations, regulatory constraints, and domestic and international conditions.
    Duration: 7 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    Explores the process of securing and allocating funds with the business organization with emphasis on relevant financial decision-making and policy aspects.
    Duration: 7 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    Everyone leads in the sense of attempting to influence others each day. This course takes an interdisciplinary, evidence-based approach to the theory and practice of effective leadership in a global context. Explores the differences in leadership and management functions, develops skills in communicating organizational vision and strategy, engaging in ethical decision-making processes, leading teams, and influencing individuals in ways that are based on mutual trust and authenticity.
    Duration: 7 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    Explores managerial aspects of the marketing of goods and services in a global economy. Analysis of operational and strategic planning problems confronting marketing managers. Topics include consumer behavior, target market identification and selection, product development and commercialization, pricing, distribution. Introduces emerging marketing technologies, and reinforces the importance of ethics and social responsibility in the orderly operation of the market system.
    Duration: 7 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    The general objective of this course is to acquaint students with the practice of data-driven decision making. This course exposes students to the tools, techniques and principles that managers employ to translate business and external data (including customer data, financial data, business operations data, industry data etc.) into actionable decisions and policies. The emphasis of the class will be on transformation of data into models using various software applications, and interpretation of the results for making real life business decisions.
    Duration: 7 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    This course deals with contemporary issues and methodology topics related to the design, planning, control and improvement of the sustainable supply chain in a global context. Issues in supply chain management are examined with focus on: Global perspective; Integrating sustainability into the supply chain design and execution; World class supply chains; Designing and managing networks, distribution models, sourcing models, and process management.
    Duration: 7 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    Addresses the cross-cultural skills necessary for managers to engage in the strategic planning and implementation process from a global perspective. Since the value chains of almost any business today cross international boundaries (whether in the resource or distribution portions of the chain, or in the organization itself), all strategic planning must take into account a global scope. Students learn strategic planning processes that can be applied locally, globally, or both, especially in terms of strategic placement of organizational functions to create maximum value and to expand market opportunities. Students will engage in case analysis and other organizational research that will sharpen their abilities in analytical and critical thinking in terms of business strategy. Course to be taken in graduating semester.
    You must choose three courses from the following.
    Duration: 7 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    Provides a broad exposure to the policies, functions (such as recruitment, selection, compensation, evaluation, and development), and current issues involved in managing a firm's employees. The strategic role of HRM will be emphasized.
    Duration: 7 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies organization development as a process of planned change to improve an organization's problem-solving skills and its overall effectiveness within a changing and complex environment, including behavioral effects of power and authority, formal organizations, structural variation, leadership, motivation, and organizational change.
    Duration: 7 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    Addresses the cross-cultural skills necessary for managers in today's multinational and multicultural organizations. Examines culture-specific needs for leadership, communications and negotiations; and focuses on culture's impact on legal, ethical, diversity, and environmental issues.

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