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VIRTUAL MBA PROGRAM

In addition to its traditional MBA classes, Florida Atlantic University now offers a virtual classroom experience in a shared learning environment that combines academic rigor, convenience and flexibility.

FAUMBA.net, the innovative virtual MBA program of the College of Business, is an alternate delivery system rather than a new program.  Therefore, students must be admitted to the regular MBA program to enroll in the FAUMBA.net classes.  Students may take anywhere from one to all of their courses in the on-line format.  Regular tuition and fees, in-state or non-resident as applicable, will be charged for all classes.  In addition, students will pay an additional fee each course. It is currently $100 per course, which includes 24x7 help services (subject to change).

 FAUMBA.net Features:

  • Classes follow the normal academic calendar

  • Courses are delivered via the Internet and designed without the need for face-to-face interaction.

  • The program removes the tyranny of time and place.  Students can attend "class" at their convenience due to the 24 hours a day, 7 days a week nature of Internet mediated learning.

  • As an integral part of the MBA, students can combine traditional on-campus and on-line FAUMBA.net classes.

  • Library, bookstore and research resources can be accessed without driving to a campus.

  • Books and other courses materials may be purchase online for a small delivery charge. [Click here] for access to the online FAU Bookstore.

 FAUMBA.net Advantage

FAUMBA.net permits students who live or work far from an educational center to attend classes without difficulty and at normal tuition rates. 

Since the program is part of the regular MBA Curriculum, the talents of a full-time, qualified faculty are made available through Internet-based classes.

 Who Should Consider Taking Courses Through FAUMBA.net ?

  • Current and new students who live in areas where the FAU MBA course offerings are limited.

  • Current and new students who anticipate interruptions cause by work-related travel.

  • Students who are transferred during the MBA program and can no longer attend classes in South Florida (NOTE: Continuous enrollment grants maintenance of in-state status)

  • Students who are offered a temporary opportunity to relocate out of the area and anticipate returning to South Florida.

  • Students who are on parenting leave from work or cannot come to classes easily due to child-rearing obligations.

  • Some campus participation may be required.

MBA Admission Requirements

Academic Requirements

Unconditional Acceptance into the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is granted to applicants who have earned a:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

  • Cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work

  • Score of at least 500 on the GMAT (GMAT scores more than five years old will not be accepted unless approved by petition to Graduate Studies)

  • Score of at least 600 on the TOEFL (for international applicants)

 

 

Taking Courses When Not Fully Admitted

Under special circumstances, students who are not fully admitted may take MBA courses.  This applies to conditionally admitted students, students who transfer from other universities, and students who enter through special arrangements.  More details can be found by contacting an advisor in the College of Business:

  • Broward Graduate Programs ~ Judith Benson ~ (954) 762-5248

  • Boca Raton Graduate Programs ~ (561) 297-2768; or Fred Taylor ~ (561) 297-3196

System Requirements

To take Internet-based classes, you will need the following:

  • An internet service provider with at least 56K band access (or broadband is desirable)

  • A Pentium III or better computer with at least 1 gigabyte of available hard disk space after software installations

  • Microsoft Office 98 or newer, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access

  • Windows 98 SE

  • A sound card and speakers

  • A small PC video camera (usually between $60 and $70 is desirable)

  • Internet Explorer 6.0 or Netscape 7.0 (AOL Browser will not work)

 Current FAUMBA.net Courses

Students who have been fully admitted but need foundation courses may need  some assistance from an MBA advisor about how to find an eligible course.

The following courses will be offered during the Summer 2001 Semester:

Accounting

  • ACG 6027 Financial Accounting Concepts

  • ACG 6085 Analysis/Application of Accounting Data

  • ACG 6175 International Accounting

  • ACG 6935 E-Commerce and Accounting

Information Technology/Operations Management

  • ISM 6026 Management Information Systems

  • ISM 6930 Supply Chain Management

Finance

  • FIN 6408 Financial Management of Institutions

  • FIN 6605 Multinational Finance

  • FIN 6806 Advanced Financial Management

  • REE 6207 Real Estate Financial Analysis

  • REE 6305 Real Estate Investment Analysis

Management/International Business

  • MAN 6501 Operations Management

  • MAN 6245 Organizational Behavior

  • MAN 6937 Global Environment of Management

  • MAN 6721 Global Policy and Strategy

Marketing

  • MAR 6815 Strategic Concepts in Marketing

 

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