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Program Overview

Develop the skills and knowledge needed to work in executive, supervisory and management positions in various types of businesses with the Master of Business Administration (MBA) online program from Florida Gulf Coast University.

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

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This 100% online program emphasizes the application of analytical, technical and behavioral tools to meet organizational challenges. Leadership and teamwork skills are integrated throughout the program, as are lessons on the appropriate application of technology, entrepreneurial approaches, and global and ethical awareness. You will learn to apply academic theory to real-world challenges.

Our rigorous core coursework teaches concepts across all business disciplines. You will deepen your expertise in accounting, economics, financial management, business strategy, data-driven decision-making, global supply chains and more. Plus, you can tailor your degree to your interests and goals by choosing your elective courses.

Graduates of this MBA online program will be able to:

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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

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Program Per Credit Hour Per Course Per Program
MBA online $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

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

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First Starts Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline Cancellation for Nonpayment Drop/Add Deadline Last Class Day Registration Open
Spring 2 2020 3/9/20 2/14/20 2/26/20 3/6/20 3/13/20 3/16/20 3/13/20 4/25/20 10/21/19
Summer 1 2020 5/11/20 4/17/20 4/29/20 5/8/20 5/15/20 5/18/20 5/13/20 6/27/20 3/16/20
Summer 2 2020 6/29/20 6/5/20 6/17/20 6/26/20 7/2/20 7/6/20 7/1/20 8/15/20 3/16/20
Fall 1 2020 8/17/20 7/24/20 8/5/20 8/14/20 8/21/20 8/24/20 8/21/20 10/3/20 3/16/20
Fall 2 2020 10/12/20 9/18/20 9/30/20 10/9/20 10/16/20 10/19/20 10/16/20 12/4/20 3/16/20
Spring 1 2021- TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

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Admissions

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
Transcripts from all previous schools

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You must meet the following requirements for admission to the MBA online program:

  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Official academic transcripts from all colleges and universities attended

To be eligible for admission, you also must have a score of 1050 (GPAx200 + GMAT) plus one of the following:

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale in upper division coursework (last 60 credit hours) with a GMAT or equivalent GRE score of 450, or
  • Score of 500 or higher on GMAT or equivalent score on GRE

GMAT/GRE requirement is waived for applicants with:

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale in upper division coursework (last 60 credit hours) from an AACSB-accredited undergraduate business degree program within the last seven years, or
  • Graduate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or equivalent foreign institution within the last seven years

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

Email address: graduate@fgcu.edu

Mailing address:

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

Courses

For the MBA online, you must complete 24 credit hours of core courses (including a capstone course) and 9 credit hours of 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.

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ACG 6075: Managerial Accounting

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.

ECP 6705: Managerial Economics

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.

FIN 6406: Financial Management

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.

MAN 6266: Strategic Leadership

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.

MAR 6805: Marketing Management

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.

QMB 6303: Data Driven Decision-Making

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.

TRA 6726: Global Supply Chains

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.

GEB 6895: Business Strategy (capstone course)

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.

MAN 6305: Human Resource Management

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.

MAN 6289: Org Development & Change

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.

MAN 6607: Global Organization Issues

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.

ISM 6217: Data Management

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The course covers fundamental concepts of data management. Topics may include database design; query languages and performance; database operations and administration; security; data quality; data architecture; master data management; meta data management; data warehouse management; data governance; and unstructured data management in the context of enterprise data management.

ISM 6136: Big Data Analytics and Data Mining

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The goal of the course is to introduce students to the current theories, practices, tools and techniques in data, text and web mining. Because many topics and concepts in “mining” are learned most efficiently through hands-on work with data sets, we will spend time with software analyzing and mining content. The goal is to gain a better understanding of techniques and what is involved in mining projects.

ISM 6404: BI and Visualization Tools

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Business leaders must have the ability to collect and interpret information from both internal and external sources to make decisions that affect their company's performance. This course uses projects to convey Business Intelligence (BI) methods of visualization of text mining, and web mining through the use of specific BI tools.

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