Creative, Fast Track Scheduling

Most USF business students continue in their professional careers while completing the MBA program. We have designed our fast-track semesters so that you can get through the program more quickly.

In a traditional MBA program, it takes 16 weeks of class in order to complete one three-credit-hour course. The USF MBA program offers alternative scheduling, including 12-week, eight-week, four-week, and one-week courses. This course design allows students to complete extra classes in a year, shortening the time it takes to earn the degree considerably.

The Muma MBA Schedule

Business Foundation Courses

The business foundation courses provide background in several functional areas in order to prepare for more advanced studies. Students who have a recent undergraduate degree or coursework in business may be able to waive some or all of the business foundation courses.

Business Decision Making

Business Measurement

Market Orientation

Required Courses

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


Elective Courses

Students will have the opportunity to take five graduate level business electives to complete MBA requirements. The elective course selection enables students to develop expertise that is customized to their personal and professional goals and interests. Some students pursue a concentration in supply chain management or sports and entertainment management. Other students select from individualized areas of emphasis, which are closely related courses that represent advanced study in that area to earn an area of emphasis. Other students select a unique combination of business and other college graduate courses to create their own profile of special expertise.


In addition, we offer courses in the following areas of study:

Practicum Option

The practicum option requires investigation of business issues. The project typically occurs in the student's place of employment and is jointly supervised by a faculty member and a manager in the company. Three credits could be earned by taking one of the following: ACG 6905, FIN 6906, ISM 6905, GEB 6117, MAR6907, or MAN 6905 as part of the practicum option. The practicum option would count for three hours of MBA electives. Practicum course option can start at anytime during the semester with the appropriate approval.