Online Master of Business Administration


Business Foundations Courses (16 Credit Hours)

Students accepted to the Online MBA program are expected to have a common body of business knowledge. Therefore, students must complete business foundation courses before progressing into the MBA curriculum. If a student has an undergraduate business degree from a regionally accredited institution, the student may request to waive foundation courses taken within the last seven years.

  • ACG 6026  Accounting Concepts for Managers (3 Credit Hours)
  • FIN 6406    Financial Management (2 Credit Hours)
  • ISM 6021   Management Information Systems (2 Credit Hours)
  • QMB 6305  Managerial Decision Analysis (2 Credit Hours)
  • MAR 6815   Marketing Management (2 Credits)
  • ECO 6005   Introduction to Economic Concepts for Managers (3 Credit Hours)
  • QMB 6603   Operations Management and Quality Enhancement (2 Credit Hours)

Core Courses (18 Credit Hours)

Advanced core courses are required for every MBA student. No exceptions are granted.

  • GEB 6445    Social, Ethical, Legal Systems (3 Credit Hours)
  • GEB 6930    Communication Skills for Managers (3 Credit Hours)
  • FIN 6465      Financial Statement Analysis (3 Credit Hours)
  • QMB 6358    Data Analytics for Business (3 Credit Hours)
  • MAN 6930    Organizational Behavior and Leadership (3 Credit Hours)
  • GEB 6898     MBA Capstone for Analytics, Compliance & Cybersecurity (3 credit hours)


Students take five graduate-level business electives to complete MBA requirements along with the MBA capstone. One course must be an approved global elective.

Some students pursue a concentration in cybersecurity, data analytics, healthcare analytics, and compliance, risk and anti-money laundering. Other students select a unique combination of business and other graduate courses to create their own distinct area of emphasis.


Residency Program

The USF Online MBA Residency program is designed to help you succeed in our program and beyond. At the beginning of your first semester, you will attend a required two-day, on-campus orientation that will allow you to network with your peers, meet our world-class faculty and visit with industry leaders. Online MBA students will have many opportunities to engage in professional development through out their program in various on-campus activities that are strongly encouraged.