Jun 17, 2024  
2024-2025 Graduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Graduate Catalog

Executive, M.B.A.


  • Healthcare Leadership (Optional)
This Major shares core requirements with the Business Administration, M.B.A.  

The weekend Executive M.B.A. is a lock‐step, 21‐month, AACSB accredited program designed to meet the unique needs of both mid‐career managers who have demonstrated the potential to reach senior management positions, and senior managers who desire to significantly increase their personal and organizational effectiveness. The major provides an opportunity to broaden and enrich management skills, to extend knowledge of modern business techniques, and to further develop understanding of the social, political, and economic forces that shape the business environment and influence decision making. Classes are scheduled all day on two Saturdays and one Friday a month for four semesters. The weekend format allows participants to continue carrying their careers while they master a range of managerial skills.

AACSB International –The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Admission Information

Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements, as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.  The USF MBA Admission Committee uses a portfolio approach and the strength of each applicant is determined based on the entire application. In additional to the University’s admissions requirements, candidates must submit the following to be considered for admission into the MBA program:

  • Valid GMAT or GRE score*
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume
  • Three reference letters (at least one must be a professional reference)
  • At the discretion of the Admission Committee, candidates may be asked to participate in an admission interview.

*A waiver of the GMAT/GRE requirement may be requested when a candidate meets one or more of the following criteria:

  • A 3.50 cumulative undergraduate or graduate GPA from either USF, an accredited graduate level institution, or a Top 500 US News Best Global University** OR
  • Minimum 3 years professional or managerial work experience OR
  • Active professional license or certification of significant merit.

**Institutional designations are based on time of application.

At the discretion of the Admission Committee, conditional admission may be offered to candidates who display a high capability to succeed in the MBA, but do not meet one or more admissions standards.

Curriculum Requirements

Total Minimum Hours: 49 Credit Hours

  • Business Foundation Courses - 16 Credit Hours
  • Shared Core Requirements - 9 Credit Hours
  • Other Required Coueses - 6 Credit Hours
  • Concentration (Optional) or Electives - 12 Credit Hours
  • Overseas Study Module - 3 credit hours
  • Capstone - 3 credit hours

Business Foundation Courses (16 Credit Hours)

Shared Core Requirements (9 Credit Hours)

Other Required Couses (6 Credit Hours)

Through consultation with departmental advisors, students will select six (6) credit hours from the following:

Concentration in Healthcare Leadership (12 Credits) (Optional)

This concentration is designed for aspiring or established leaders in healthcare settings with a goal to advance into senior leadership or executive level roles. Both clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals will benefit from this concentration.  Students would complete this in lieu of 12 hours of electives.

Electives (12 credit hours)

Select a minimum of 12 credit hours of electives or MAN 6911 Directed Research  , chosen in consultation with the MBA Programs Director.

Overseas Study Module (3 credit hours)

During the interim summer session, each student participates in the annual ten‐day Overseas Study Module, which involves on‐site study of international business practices. A different country/region is selected each year. Past modules have included visits to such cities as Moscow, London, Zurich, Geneva, Brussels, Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Hong Kong, Milan, and Paris (3 credit hours).

Capstone Course (3 credit hours)

Comprehensive Exam

The Capstone course serves in lieu of the Comprehensive Exam.