Please visit the Office of Graduate Studies website www.fgcu.edu/graduate or contact Graduate Studies at 239-590-7988 or firstname.lastname@example.org for an application for admission and additional information about the application process. Satisfaction of minimum University and program requirements does not guarantee admission to a graduate program. Applicants should check with the program for the most up to date admission requirements prior to commencing the application process.
Program Admission Requirements
1. General Admission Requirements
- Earned undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.
- Provide an official copy of all academic transcripts and Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores or GRE scores.
- One of the following:
- Minimum 3.0 GPA in upper division coursework (last 60 credit hours) -or-
- Score of 500 or higher on the GMAT or equivalent score on GRE.
- Total points of 1050 (GPA x 200 + GMAT) with a GMAT score of at least 450 or equivalent score on GRE.
- International students must have a satisfactory score on the TOEFL exam (minimum score of 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, or 79 internet-based for international students from countries where English is not the primary language).
- Prior to admission to a graduate program, students may complete a maximum of 9 credit hours of graduate level courses on a non-degree seeking basis.
2. Course Waiver
- The program is divided into:
- 9 credit hours of foundation courses
- 30 credit hours of required core courses
- 6 credit hours of elective courses
- Up to a maximum of 9 credit hours of foundation courses may be waived by equivalent undergraduate or graduate courses completed at a regionally accredited institution within the last six years with a grade of C or higher.
- Note: Without waivers, the program length is 45 credit hours.
- Course equivalences are as follows:
- (FIN 5405) Foundations of Econ/Finance:
- Micro and Macro Economics (ECO 2013 and 2023) and
- Business Finance (FIN 3403) -or- Resort & Hospitality Financial Management (HFT 4464)
- (MAN 6501) Management/Marketing Concepts:
- Principles of Management (MAN 3025) -or- Resort & Hospitality Leadership & Management (HFT 3004) and
- Principles of Marketing (MAR 3023) -or- Resort & Hospitality Marketing (HFT 3573)
- (ISM 6021) Management Information Systems:
- MIS upper division course (ISM 3011) -or-
- Hospitality Information Technology (HFT 3223)
3. Computer Proficiency
- To successfully complete the MBA program, students should be proficient in basic computer technology. See college academic advisor for additional information.
4. Tuition Support