Requirements: One-Year (Three Semesters) MBA Program
Forty-four graduate credits are required for completion of the One-Year (Three Semesters) MBA program. In addition, business core prerequisites are required for candidates with non-business undergraduate degrees. All prerequisites must be satisfied prior to enrolling in graduate coursework. Students will meet with their assigned advisors to select the appropriate coursework consistent with their professional interests. Presented below is a partial list of graduate courses frequently selected in fulfilling the One-Year (Three Semesters) MBA program. Additional graduate courses are presented in the SBI course descriptions section of the catalog.
Online MBA Requirements
The curriculum for the Online Track of the One-Year MBA is the same as the traditional One-Year MBA with one exception, the coursework is cohort-based and taken over five (5) semesters. The FAMU Online MBA program gives online students access to a broad array of innovative opportunities with special emphasis on team collaboration, including work abroad and graduate case competitions. Our extensive network of corporate employers also helps to further our students’ exposure to areas ranging from accounting to supply chain management.
Candidates are encouraged to apply a semester in advance of starting the program. Interested candidates should meet the following requirements:
- hold a Bachelor’s degree earned from an accredited college or university.
- completed a minimum of five years of post-baccalaureate work experience with at least two years at the managerial level preferred.
- demonstrate academic potential: (a) cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in upper-division coursework completed for the baccalaureate degree (and submit a GRE or GMAT score) or (b) a score of at least 300 on the GRE or (c) a score of at least 600 on the GMAT.
Beyond satisfying these requirements, international applicants whose first language is not English may be required to present a passing score on the TOEFL (500 paper-based, 213 computer- based, and 80 internet-based).
Prior to starting coursework, students will be required to achieve passing scores on SBI’s adaptive assessments in spreadsheets, accounting, finance, and statistics. SBI’s adaptive assessments (with embedded tutorials) ensure that students have the prerequisite skills needed to succeed in the MBA curriculum.
MAJORS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE A MINIMUM OVERALL GRADE POINT AVERAGE OF 3.00 TO REGISTER FOR AN ACADEMIC OVERLOAD (more than 18 credit hours). PERMISSION MUST BE OBTAINED FROM CHAIRPERSON and DEAN BEFORE REGISTERING. NON-COMPLIANCE WILL RESULT IN STUDENTS BEING ADMINISTRATIVELY WITHDRAWN FROM CLASS(ES) WITH TUITION AND FEE LIABILITY.