Overview

Applicants
414
Acceptance Rate
50%
Years of Work Experience
9.9

GPA / Test Scores

Average Undergrad GPA
3.42
Undergraduate GPA (25th Percentile - 75th Percentile)
3.18 - 3.74
Accept GRE in Lieu of GMAT?
Yes
Percent of Applicants Submitting GRE
15%
Average Verbal GRE Score
151
Average Quantitative GRE Score
153
Average Writing GRE Score
3.73
GRE Verbal (25th and 75th percentiles)
148 - 153
GRE Quantitative (25th and 75th percentiles)
150 - 155
GRE Writing (25th and 75th percentiles)
3.5 - 4

Deadlines

Deferred Enrollment Option
Yes
Max Length of Deferrment
12 months
Rolling Admissions
Yes

Application Fees

In-State Application Fee
$30
Out-of-State Application Fee
$30
International (non-U.S.) Applicants:
$30

Admissions Factors

Required

GMAT or GRE Scores
Essays/Personal Statement
Undergraduate GPA
Letters Of Recommendation
Work Experience
Optional

Extracurricular Activities
Interview
State Residency

Minimum TOEFL Score (Paper-Based Test)
550
Minimum TOEFL Score (Web-Based Test)
79

Faculty Information

Students Say

The keyword that many students praise about University of South Florida's online MBA program is flexibility. "This online program allowed me to submit assignments around my schedule," explains one student, and many remark to some degree on the freedoms afforded by the asynchronous courses, calling it "a balanced workload that is manageable while running a household and working." For those with concerns about the digital environment, there's "an online module that walks you through how to take an online class" and the administration provides "clear instructions and helpful advice for succeeding in the program," with due-dates posted well in advance and assignments that "mirror the tech and functions that I am expected to use in the field." In short, "It was good to know my advisor was aware of my situation with work, my academic strengths and weaknesses, and charted a path that worked best for me."

Of course, simply getting set up with a solid curriculum is only the start, and students have similarly good things to say about how much their classmates and teachers enhance the academic experience: "With a wealth of international exposure and business experience, perspective is not lost in the online classroom." Though it may take a little while to get to know your colleagues, "Once you make the connection, you're always able to count on them." Class discussions also benefit from a diversity of ideas—"my peers come from a wide variety of professional and educational backgrounds—and "a myriad of multimedia tools to facilitate peer connections and [display] digital works." USF students also appreciate how their "engaged and determined" professors want to see them succeed, so much so that a few describe them as "always available to students" both for extra online weekend study sessions or by email where "they all responded within hours." Unsurprisingly, the rare negative feedback comes from those students who felt minimally engaged or who wanted "more events and campus activities [to be] recorded or livestreamed." On the whole, the MBA students describe a deep connection to their courses, classmates, and teachers.


Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
156
% Faculty with Terminal Degree
100%
% Faculty Teaching at Least 1 Online Course This Year
27%

82%
Full-time
31%
Female
16%
Underrepresented Minorities

Academic Overview

Minimum In-Person Days Student is Required to Attend During Duration of Program (Not Including Travel Days)
3

Chat rooms
Yes

Live audio
Yes

Live video
Yes

Smartphone applications
Yes

Recorded audio
Yes

Recorded video
Yes

Streaming audio
Yes

Streaming video
Yes

Tablet applications
Yes

Concentrations

Accounting
Yes

Entrepreneurship
Yes

Healthcare Administration
Yes

Finance
Yes

Information Systems/Information Technology
Yes

Leadership/Management
Yes

Marketing
Yes

Media/Entertainment Sports Management
Yes

MS/MBA -- Dual Degree
Yes

Supply Chain Management
Yes

Center for Research

Entrepreneurship
Yes

Finance
Yes

Information Systems/Information Technology
Yes

Media/Entertainment Sports Management
Yes

Supply Chain Management
Yes

Special Academic Programs

Peer Tutoring
No
Pre-MBA Bootcamp
No

Career Services Overview

Students Say

The University of South Florida's MBA program is designed to remove barriers between enrollees and their desired careers. For instance, "the USFSP MBA program admits students who do not hold undergraduate business degrees and offers a bridge program" that catches them up. Another MBA candidate notes that the school did not require me to take the GMAT/GRE to be accepted since I hold an engineering license in Florida" and yet another speaks highly of being able to transfer credits at other programs, "which reduced my time to graduation."

Once at the university, there's no shortage of career-boosting opportunities, like an immersion program allowing participants to partner "with incredible businesses" and have "some very impactful discussions" in Singapore/Malaysia or to assist "a group of talented, local young women in Guatemala." Networking activities also comes from academic and career planning that is "personalized and easily accessed," and from the way in which classes put students in contact with peers who are "inquisitive and from various backgrounds." As one enrollee notes, “I'm in manufacturing, and I got to work with many professionals in the healthcare, financial, and tech industries." Take the swiftness with which the school's sterling reputation and personal connections work from this student: "I [had] a new position even before completing the program."


Mean Base Salary of Most Recent Graduating Class After Graduating from Program
$103,508

Average # of Months to Graduate (Since Program Started)
24

Dedicated Career Services Center
Yes
Description
The Muma College of Business partners with the USF Career Center to provide services tailored to MBA students. These services include 1:1 and group career consultations, access to executive coaches, mentorship programs, MBA specific career fairs. These services and opportunities are available to all MBA students at the USF Muma College of Business.

Top 5 Most Prominent Alumni


Raja Talati
Physician/Healthcare Administration/Military

Nathan Lehoux
Entrepreneur, Cofounder at PROVEIT Games

Michelle Gronroos
Senior VP, Citi

Cameron Cox
Entrepreneur, CEO at Galleon Quest

David Fabozzi
Consulting

Tuition & Expenses

  In-State Out-of-State
Tution Per Credit Hour (Part-Time) $750 $750
Total cost (tuition and fees) of Online MBA program in its entirety $24,750 $24,750

Financial Aid Statistics


Financial Aid Application Deadline
January 1

Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid
33%

Percent of Students Receiving Scholarships or Grants
12%

Percent of Students Receiving Loans
29%

Average Aid Package
$14,304

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Awarded
$1,383

Average Annual Loans to MBA Program Students
$15,739

Average Debt at Graduation
$32,738

Student Body Profile

Total Online MBA Enrollment (Full-Time and Part-Time)
343
Full-Time
23%
Part-Time
77%

In State
93.0%
Out of State
7.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
3

Demographics

17.0%
Underrepresented Minorities
1.0%
International
7.0%
Out of State

47% female
53% male

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Janie Malson
Interim Director, Graduate Recruitment

Address
4202 E. Fowler Ave.
BSN 3403
Tampa, FL, 33620
United States

Phone
813-974-3335

Fax
813-974-4518

Email
bsn-mba@usf.edu


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