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Graduate Catalog 2016/2017

Executive M.B.A. (MBA)

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Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
CIP Code: 52.0201
College of Business Administration (BA)
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Bachelor's Degree): 48

Contact Information:
College of Business Administration
Business Administration Department (MBA)
4202 E. Fowler Avenue BSN3403
Tampa FL  33620

Program Director or Coordinator:
Irene Hurst
Phone: 813-974-4876


Faculty Search: Business Administration Faculty List

Program Information

The weekend Executive M.B.A. is a lock-step, 20-month, AACSB accredited program designed to meet the unique needs of both mid-career managers who have demonstrated the potential to reach senior management positions, and senior managers who desire to significantly increase their personal and organizational effectiveness. The program provides an opportunity to broaden and enrich management skills, to extend knowledge of modern business techniques, and to further develop understanding of the social, political, and economic forces that shape the business environment and influence decision making. Classes are scheduled all day on two Saturdays and one Friday a month for four semesters. The weekend format allows participants to continue carrying out their careers while they master a range of managerial skills.


Accreditation Information:

Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools.


Admissions Information

Admission Deadlines

There is an established University deadline for the submission of admission application materials. Programs may have earlier deadlines than the University deadline. The deadlines reflected below are the earliest of the two deadlines. Graduate Programs may continue to accept and process applications after the published deadline if space exists within the program. Check with the Program for availability.

Application Deadline (domestic application)

Fall: June 1
Spring: ---
Summer: ---

International Students

Foreign applicants who are outside the U.S. are required to apply for a visa. Depending on the country of origin, this may take a few months. So the deadlines for these international applicants may be earlier than the Program deadline and these applicants must apply prior to both deadlines. They are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible. Foreign applicants who are in the U.S. and are currently on a visa may use the domestic application deadline dates. In addition to meeting the published application deadline for the Program of interest, all immigration documents should be submitted as soon as possible, but must be on file at USF no later than the following processing deadlines:

Fall: February 15
Spring: ---
Summer: ---

Admission Requirements

You must comply with general University policies and meet general University Admission requirements in addition to those listed below.

Must meet University requirements (see Graduate Admissions) as well as requirements listed below. The weekend Executive MBA Program requires the submission of a preliminary application and personal interview prior to official graduate school application. Please see the program website for application forms or contact the program office.

Program Admission Requirements

  • Must have a 3.0 upper-level GPA.
  • GMAT (may be waived).
  • 5 years of management/professional experience.
  • Interview.
  • Statement of corporate approval.
  • International applicants from non English-speaking countries must also have a TOEFL score of 550 or higher on the written version, a minimum score of 213 on the computer-based test or a 79 on the internet-based test.

Admissions Status: Apply (Direct Receipt)


Program Degree Requirements

Executive MBA Program Curriculum *

ACG 6026Accounting Concepts for Managers3
MAN 6055 Organizational Behavior & Leadership2
GEB 6445 Social, Ethical, Legal Systems 2
QMB 6305 Managerial Decision Analysis 2
ECO 6005Introduction to Economic Concepts3
FIN 6406Financial Management2
MAR 6158 International Marketing 3
MAR 6815 Marketing Management 2
MAN 6911 Direct Research 2
FIN 6605 International Financial Management 3
GEB 6930 Electives (chosen by program) 1-3 varies
MAN 6448 Negotiating Agreement and Resolving Conflict 3
QMB 6603 Operations Management 2
ISM 6021 Management Information Systems 2
FIN 6515 Investments 3
GEB6865 Business Problems Analysis 3
MAN 6305 Human Resource Management 3
MAN 6774 Executive Leadership 3
*Specific courses subject to change

Total hours: 48

During the interim summer session, each student participates in the annual ten-day Overseas Study Module, which involves on-site study of international business practices. A different country/region is selected each year. Past modules have included visits to such cities as Moscow, London, Zurich, Geneva, Brussels, Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Hong Kong, Milan, and Paris.

College Degree Requirements

Refer to the College Section of theGraduate Catalog for College requirements and information.


USF Degree Requirements

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Financial Assistance

Financial Aid

Fellowships & Scholarships

Graduate Assistantships


Registration Process

First, contact your graduate program advisor for guidance courses to register for. Obtain any electronic course permit if necessary. Register for the new student orientation online at Then go to the link to OASIS, USF's on-line registration system to register for your classes. Follow the directions given on-line.

To access online course materials, students must have a USF NetID (e-mail account). Please visit: to obtain your NetID.

New students, including those studying online, may obtain a USFCard. Please visit: to obtain your USFCard.

Tuition and fees: Fees are determined by the level of the course. Please visit Cash Accounting, Controller's Office, for information on tuition and fees.


Graduate Course Information

Use the list below to lookup graduate courses related to this program in the USF Course Inventory:

ACG6025, MAN6055, GEB6445, QMB6305, ECP6702, ACG6075, FIN6406, MAR6158, MAR6815, MAN6911, FIN6605, GEB6930, MAN6448, QMB6603, ISM6021, FIN6515, MAN6930, MAN6305, MAN6930, MAN6930,