To be considered for admission, an applicant must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum 2.75 G.P.A. on a 4.0 scale and either have two years managerial experience or appropriate GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) scores. Students must submit a transcript to determine which, if any, prerequisites they need.
USF’s MBA program accepts candidates with undergraduate degrees from any discipline. However, candidates need to show proficiency in fundamental business skills in management, marketing, quantitative methods and statistics, economics, finance and financial accounting. This proficiency can be demonstrated through one of three methods: 1) work experience 2) previous course equivalent to the content required 3) completion of online survey courses in the specific areas listed above.
If the student is required to complete the survey courses, they should be taken as soon as possible because many of the courses are prerequisites for the core courses. Survey courses and core courses may be taken simultaneously, as long as the prerequisite has been completed for the course in which a student is enrolled.
Computer competency in word processing and spread sheets is required.
Maintenance of a B average (3.0/4.0 GPA) is necessary for advancement to candidacy and graduation.