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The Full-time MBA program, which runs 12 months, prepares students to excel in the rapidly changing and highly technical global marketplace. This program is designed for students who are disciplined, organized and welcome fast-paced challenges. The unique structure of this MBA program allows the student the opportunity to work with the same group of classmates from start to finish. Our full-time MBAs develop lifelong relationships through the program's emphasis on camaraderie and effective team interaction. Each May, the full-time program begins with an intensive three-day orientation that includes the FSU Challenge Ropes Course to stimulate team building. Despite the program's intensity and rigor, many students also participate in the MBA Internship Program to gain additional work experience throughout the year. In addition, professional and career development programs offered to give our students a competitive advantage. Graduates from the full-time MBA program are able to hit the ground running.
Concentration 1-- Finance
Understanding finance is a critical component of today's business environment. The effective allocation of resources and capital management can separate the most successful corporations from those that are bankrupt and insolvent. In Florida State University's MBA program, specializing in finance will provide exposure to multiple areas such as capital markets, corporate financial decision making, portfolio management and financial risk management.
The faculty at FSU, with three eminent scholars, are considered some of the best in the field and conduct research in all areas of finance. Students will have access to these areas of specialization providing comprehensive coverage, as well as the latest market evolutions within the field.
MBA students also will have access to the most current financial databases and other cutting-edge resources. Students will have the opportunity to interact with the top finance academicians and practitioners in the world by attending the SunTrust Visiting Professor Speaker Series and the finance department speaker workshop.
All three courses listed below are designed to enhance understanding of key issues in finance.
- FIN 5515 - Investment Management and Analysis
- FIN 5605 - Multinational Financial Management
- FIN 5935 - Financial Modeling and Forecasting
Concentration 2-- Marketing & Supply Chain Management
The end-to-end supply chain involves all the major activities of an organization, beginning with sourcing the item from global suppliers, then creating the goods or services, getting those to the customers and following up to ensure their satisfaction. This means there are multiple career entry points for challenging jobs in the supply chain. Candidates must like working with people and being part of teams. They must be self-motivated and willing to assume a great deal of responsibility early in their careers.
Specific job opportunities are available in business-to-business marketing, customer service, supply management, purchasing, transportation, and logistics. Demand for graduates is strong, and salaries are very competitive. Previous Florida State University graduates have been hired by Target, Harris, CSX, General Dynamics, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Pulte Homes, Norfolk Southern.
This concentration prepares students to excel in the future world of supply chain management by providing the student with the necessary skills to market and manage in dynamic organizations through an understanding of complex supply chains - from the suppliers to the final customer.
Below are the three electives required to earn a concentration in Marketing & Supply Chain Management.
- MAR 5409 - Business-to-Business Sales and Marketing
- MAR 5465 - Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
- MAR 5726 - Electronic Business in Supply Chain Marketing
Concentration 3-- General MBA
For those students who prefer to take a variety of electives, the general option allows the flexibility to do just that. Students will be able to select what interests them from a variety of courses.
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