Our 2022 rankings of the Top Online MBA Programs in Florida. For an explanation of ranking criteria, click here.
|1||University of Florida||Gainesville|
|2||University of Miami||Coral Gables|
|3||Florida State University||Tallahassee|
|4||Florida International University||Miami|
|5||University of South Florida||St. Petersburg|
|6||Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University||Daytona Beach|
|7||Florida Atlantic University||Boca Raton|
|9||Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University||Tallahassee|
|10||Nova Southeastern University||Fort Lauderdale|
Warrington College of Business at University of Florida (UF) became one of the first schools to offer a fully accredited (AACSB), 100% online MBA program in 1999. Two options are available: Accelerated 16-month and the Traditional 24-month. The Accelerated Online MBA is designed for students who have earned an undergraduate degree in business within seven years before applying for the program. This option is also open to students in UF’s Outreach Engineering Management (OEM). Both options require at least two years of full-time, professional work experience, and there are no required campus visits.
Courses for the UF Warrington Online MBA are organized across four Modules and students have the option to expand their studies through career-focused concentrations such as Marketing, Business Analytics, Human Capital, Strategy, and Supply Chain. Concentration options are offered by the Hough Graduate School of Business.
The UF Warrington Online MBA provides additional opportunities to specialize in different areas through the required nine elective courses. In the first year of the Traditional program, students will take three elective courses. In the second year, students will complete six elective courses. Note that available elective courses will vary.
Examples of required business classes and core courses for the UF Warrington Online MBA include Strategic Management; Law, Ethics, and Organizations; Asset Valuation, Risk & Return; Production & Operations Management; Capital Structure & Risk Management; Professional Communication; Developing leadership Skills; and Global Macro Economics.
While the Online MBA at University of Florida may be completed entirely online, students are encouraged to take advantage of the Global Immersion Experience (GIE), which takes place during the Fall or Spring break in year two of the program. The two-credit GIE course meets in person and online and includes a seven- to 10-day experience in China, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Argentina, Ireland, Brazil, and others destinations. During the GIE, students will meet with business executives from various industries, observe how international companies work, and visit cultural monuments such as the Great Wall of China and the mosques of UAE.
In 2021, 100% of students in the University of Florida Warrington MBA Programs received employment offers within three months of graduation. 91.3% accepted offers by graduation, and 97.8% accepted offers within three months of graduation. Graduates were recruited by 33 companies in the Financial Services, Consumer Packaged Goods, Technology, Manufacturing, and Retail sectors, among others. Top roles included Consulting, Marketing/Sales, Human Capital, and Finance. Top employers included Microsoft, Home Depot, Procter & Gamble, 3M, and Ryder.
University of Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Founded in 1858 as Gainesville Academy, the school opened with 102 students. Today, UF is a top-10 public, comprehensive, land-grant, research university that serves nearly 58,000 students enrolled in more than 300 programs across 14 colleges and schools.
University of Miami’s (UM) Herbert Business School has an Online MBA Program that can be completed in 20 months full-time or 28 months part-time. Program features include a collaborative online environment, participation in real-world international business case studies, a globally focused curriculum, and AACSB accreditation.
The curriculum for the UM Herbert Online MBA program consists of 42 credits and two campus immersion experiences. Students may choose from three focus areas including Financial Decision Making, Accounting Practice, and Corporate Finance. Financial Decision Making and Corporate Finance require an additional five credit hours, and Accounting Practice requires an additional nine credit hours.
The GMAT is not a requirement for admission to the UM Herbert Online MBA and students may start the program in September, January, or May. Graduates of the MBA Programs at University of Miami have gone on to work Norwegian Cruise Line, American Express, Viacom, Carnival, IBM, Amazon, Capital One, and the Miami Heat,
University of Miami is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Chartered in 1925, this private research university comprises 12 schools and colleges serving more than 17,000 undergraduate and graduate students in nearly 350 majors and programs. University of Miami has three campuses across Miami-Dade County including Corl Gables (main), the Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine campus near downtown Miami, and Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, located on an 18-acre waterfront campus on Virginia Key in Biscayne Bay.
Florida State University College of Business (FSU COB) was founded in 1950. One of the nation’s youngest business schools, COB FSU serves nearly 7,000 students enrolled in 16 academic degrees across five departments and eight research centers & institutes. Around 1,030 students are enrolled in the COB’s master’s degree programs, with hundreds enrolled in the MBA Program. Six formats are available, including two online options—the Part-Time Online MBA and Part-Time Online MBA/Real Estate Specialization.
Both programs require 39 credit hours of study, including 27 credit hours in the core. Course examples include Strategy and Business Policy, Information and Technology Management, The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business, Financial Reporting and Managerial Control, Marketing Strategy in the Global Environment, and Business Conditions Analysis.
Students in the Real Estate Specialization will take Real Estate Valuation, Real Estate Finance, and Real Estate Investment. They will also choose an additional course from the list of MBA options offered each semester. Examples include Marketing, Risk Management and Insurance, Business Analytics, and Management Information Systems.
All FSU COB MBA students may participate in the Global Business Seminar for Graduate Students. This study abroad experience includes travel to Seoul, South Korea to explore major corporations such as LG, Hyundai, Samsung Electronics, and Kia. The program also features several cultural excursions.
Florida State University has a recent overall placement rate of 96%. Some of the top employers for FSU graduates include Deloitte, Lockheed Martin, PepsiCo, Target Corporation, Walt Disney Company, PwC, L3Harris Technologies, Enterprise Holdings, KPMG, Techtronic Industries, ALDI, inc., Florida Department of Health, BDO USA, Publix, Gallagher, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, and Insight Global.
Florida State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Founded in 1851, FSU serves nearly 44,000 students enrolled in 276 degree programs at all levels. One of the largest and oldest universities in Florida, FSU houses 16 colleges and schools at campuses across the state.
The Alvah H. Chapman Jr. Graduate School of Business at Florida International University (FIU) offers a fully Online MBA designed for busy, working professionals. Known as the Professional MBA (PMBA) Online, the program has three different pacing tracks, allowing students to choose a pace that fits their schedule. Three Professional Development Seminars (PDS) are required in the first 8-week term of the program and include Professional Development I – Presentation Skills Seminar, Professional Development II – Collaboration in the Virtual Age, and Professional Development III - Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Yellow Belt, Personal Branding & Career Readiness, or Data Visualization.
A Healthcare Option consisting of 42 credit hours of study (which may be completed in as few as 18 months) is available as well as 10 in-demand Specializations consisting of two courses out of the 14 total for the program. Specialization examples include Strategic Negotiations, International Business, Sports Management, Business Data Analytics, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Marketing Channel Strategy. Five term starts are offered and students have the option to attend the two-day MBA residency in Miami featuring expert speakers on current topics in business, team-building workshops, case-method analysis, networking events, and an etiquette luncheon. The Residency is included in tuition.
For seamless program delivery, the FIU Online PMBA utilizes discussion boards, email, and chat, academic coaches, and online e-advising and e-tutoring. This AACSB-accredited program requires 42 credit hours of study to graduate. Depending on whether the student attends full- or part-time, prerequisite requirements, and other factors, the FIU Online PMBA may be completed in as few as 18 months. Some of the top employers for graduates of the Florida International Online PMBA include Target and PwC.
Florida International University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Founded in 1965, FIU is Miami’s first and only four-year, public research university. Serving more than 56,000 students, Florida International University is also one of the top 10 largest universities in the nation. FIU offers more than 190 degree options across 11 colleges and schools.
University of South Florida’s (USF) Muma College of Business has an Online MBA Program with just one residency requirement, optional in-person Immersion Courses, and short-term study abroad experiences in locations around the world. The required residency provides the opportunity to network with peers, meet faculty, and interact with industry leaders. Online workshops, webinars, and networking events are also part of the program.
Other program features include asynchronous courses, teambuilding projects, weekly discussions, collaboration sessions, and five concentrations including Finance, Data Analytics, Cybersecurity, Healthcare Analytics, and Compliance, Risk and Anti-Money Laundering.
Most Muma Online MBA students work full-time and complete the program in two to three years, part-time. Full-time students can complete the program in one year. Recent USF Muma MBA graduates have been recruited by a variety of international companies and some have secured positions at a number of top Florida corporations.
University of South Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Founded in 1956, USF serves more than 50,000 students across three campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota-Manatee. Students at University of South Florida choose from 180 undergraduate majors and degree programs at the graduate, specialist, and doctoral levels. Programs are housed in 14 colleges.
The MBA Program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU or Embry-Riddle) provides unique Specializations in Airport Management, Airline Management, and Aviation System Management. The program also offers Concentrations in Supply Chain Management and Finance, as well as a Certificate in Aviation Leasing and Financing in partnership with the International Society for Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT).
Housed in the David B. O'Maley College of Business, the ERAU Online MBA consists of 33 credit hours of study, including a first full year that focuses on courses in the Aviation Business Core. Examples include Advanced Aviation Economics, Strategic Marketing Management in Aviation, Operations Research, Organizational Behavior, Theory, and Applications in Aviation, and Business Policy and Decision Making. The entire Aviation Business Core consists of 21 credit hours. For the remaining 12 credit hours, students may choose from a list of more than 20 special elective courses.
Examples include Lean Six Sigma in Aviation and Aerospace, Advanced Corporate Finance, Air Cargo Logistics Management, Aerospace Production and Operations Management, Electronic Commerce, Airline Optimization and Simulation Systems, Venture Creation - an Entrepreneurial Approach to Starting and Building a New Enterprise, International Management and Aviation Policy, Strategic Airport Planning, Airline Marketing, and Seminar in Aviation Labor Relations. An optional Thesis course is offered as well as a Graduate Internship in Aviation Business Administration.
Graduates of the MBA Programs at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University are prepared for positions in at major airlines, consulting firms, aviation/aerospace and commercial firms, and government agencies.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Founded in 1925, ERAU is the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aerospace and aviation. With two campuses in Daytona Beach, Florida, and Prescott, Arizona, Embry-Riddle serves nearly 33,000 students enrolled in more than 100 degree programs at the associate, bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. levels.
The College of Business at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) has an Online MBA Program that can be completed in 16-23 months. Courses for this AACSB-accredited program are taught by the same instructors that teach in the campus-based program. Because the program is 100% asynchronous, students can access courses on their own time from any location with an internet connection. FAU Online MBA students will have access to recorded online lectures and presentations, chats and discussions, and VIP Concierge Service and Support.
Consisting of 40-46 credit hours, including 28-34 Core MBA credits and 12 elective credits, the FAU Online MBA follows a team-based cohort format and eight-week terms. There are no GMAT or GRE requirements for admission and students may choose from more than 70 business elective courses to focus their studies OR purse a Concentration. Options include Management Information Systems, International Business, Finance, Health Administration, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Accounting, Operations Management, Business Analytics, and Marketing.
Graduates of the FAU Online MBA Program are prepared for careers in all sectors. Florida Atlantic University alumni work at top companies such as IBM, Microsoft, EY, Wells Fargo, ADT, Dell, UPS, General Motors, CBRE, and Phillips Technologies.
Florida Atlantic University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Established in 1961, FAU opened in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, Florida Atlantic University serves more than 30,000 students enrolled in 170+ programs across six campuses and 10 colleges.
The School of Business Administration at Stetson University opened in 1897. Today, it is one of just 178 business schools worldwide to be accredited in both Accounting and Business by AACSB International. The School provides more than 20 majors, minors, and graduate programs to hundreds of students from across the region. At the graduate level, Stetson has two MBA Programs that can be completed entirely online: the General MBA and the Dual Master of Healthcare (MHA)/MBA.
Both programs deliver coursework in eight-week sessions, and the GMAT is not required for admission. Consisting of 36 credit hours, the General MBA combines synchronous live online sessions with prerecorded lectures. Live online sessions are held on weekday evenings. Students may focus in a specific area through nine requires elective credits. Course examples for the program include Technology for Business Transformation, Strategic Management, Organizational Theory and Behavior, Advanced Financial Management, and Marketing Decision Making. Students can complete the Stetson Online MBA in 16 months (full-time) or 34 months (part-time).
The MHA/MBA is a two-year program delivered in the same format as the Online MBA. At the end of this program, students will receive an MBA from Stetson University and a Master of Healthcare Administration from AdventHealth University.
Stetson University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Established in 1883, Stetson became DeLand Academy (a college named after the principal founder of the town Henry A. DeLand) in 1885. Serving around 4,340 students enrolled in more than 70 programs, Stetson University houses the College of Law—Florida’s first law school, the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business Administration, and the School of Music.
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (Florida A&M or FAMU) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. FAMU houses the School of Business and Industry (SBI) and the School of Graduate Studies and Research (SGSR), which offer an Online MBA that can be completed in just one year, full-time. The program is open to students with out without a business degree.
Program features include the opportunity to focus in one or more areas through 15 credit hours of required electives, cohort-based courses, study abroad experiences, team collaboration, graduate case competitions, and access to an extensive network of corporate employers. Course examples for the program include Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management, Graduate Seminar in Leadership, Legal Issues and Environment, Global Logistics, and Marketing Strategy.
The Online MBA at Florida A&M University requires 44 credit hours to graduate. Potential employers include Lockheed Martin, Apple, Bank of America, PwC, EY, Deloitte, Disney, Amazon, Microsoft, Baptist Health, Publix, Universal Studios, Florida Department of Children & Families, and Tallahassee Memorial Care.
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Founded in 1887, FAMU serves nearly 10,000 students from across the U.S. and more than 70 countries. With more than 100 degree programs housed across 14 colleges and schools, Florida A&M has a main campus in Tallahassee and several satellite campuses across Florida.
Nova Southeastern University (NSU or Nova Southeastern) has been providing distance education since 1972, when the school launched the first Doctoral Distance Education Program in the country. NSU houses the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business & Entrepreneurship (HCBE)—home to the Huizenga Business Innovation Business Academy, and the Professional Online MBA.
Students in this program may choose from 12 unique and in-demand MBA majors. Examples include Entrepreneurship, Complex Health Systems, Process Improvement, International Business, Sport Revenue Generation, and Business Intelligence/Analytics. Students in all MBA majors will complete the MBA Core. Course examples include Managing Organizational Behavior in a Dynamic and Complex World, Financial Management, Information Strategy for Digital Transformation, Applying Strategy for Managers, and Analytical Modeling for Decision Making.
Depending on undergraduate coursework, the Professional Online MBA at Nova Southeastern University can be completed in 18-24 months. Graduates of the Business Programs at NSU enjoy a 97.9% success rate within six months of graduation. Some of the top companies that hire Nova Southeastern HCBE graduates include Apple, Wells Fargo, DHL, TD Bank, PwC, American Airlines, Cleveland Clinic, the Miami Marlins, American Express, Bank of America, Memorial Healthcare Systems, Castle Group, Florida Power & Light, Citrix Systems, and the Florida Panthers.
Nova Southeastern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Established in 1964, NSU serves more than 22,000 students enrolled in 280+ degree programs across 14 colleges, centers, and schools. Nova Southeastern University has nine campus locations in the U.S. and around the world.