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Muma College of Business – University of South Florida - Executive MBA

Muma College of Business Executive MBA Program Structure

Beginning in August and concluding in May of the student’s second year, the Muma College of Business Executive MBA program at the University of South Florida is a 21-month AACSB-accredited program built for students that have ten-or-more years of professional experience prior to enrollment. Classes meet on alternating weekends, typically on the first Friday and Saturday of the month and then on a Saturday two weeks after.


The USF EMBA program is structured around six specific areas of study: administration and control; decision making; human capital; managing a task environment; strategy and innovation; and technology and logistics. The program begins in August with a two-day orientation session and a three-day residency, followed by regular class schedules.

In addition to the required coursework in the classroom, all USF EMBA students must complete an international trip component of the program in the late spring/early summer months between the first and second year. Students in the program recently traveled to China, Brazil, South Korea, and Costa Rica.

Class Profile

The average age of the Muma College of Business EMBA class is 38-years old. About 17 percent of the class has already earned an advanced degree prior to enrollment.

A total of 61 students are enrolled in the current cohort, with 73.8 percent male students, 26.2 percent female students, and 36.1 percent U.S. minority students. The undergraduate GPA mean is 3.29 and the average work experience per students is 15.4 years.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The cost of the University of South Florida Executive MBA program at the Muma College of Business is currently $47,500. This includes cost of tuition, supplies, and more. A nonrefundable deposit of $1,500 is due upon acceptance in order to hold a spot in the program. Travel expenses are not included in the final cost estimate, which may change after the start of the academic year.

The Elizabeth Lindsay Scholarship awards new or returning senior year EMBA students $8,500 per academic year, designed primarily for self-employed students, or those working for a smaller company, and living in Sarasota or Manatee county.

Students may be able to fund their education through federal or private loans, although international students are limited to just private loans, if needed. Select U.S. military veterans may be able to have their education funded through the USF Veterans Service and the 9/11 GI Bill.


In order to apply to the University of South Florida Executive MBA program, applicants must have graduated from an accredited four-year university, plus a minimum of five years of previous management experience. The following must also be submitted to the admissions team:

• A completed graduate application
• Proof of Florida residency
• An EMBA preliminary application
Corporate Approval form
• Official transcripts
• A current résumé
• Two letters of recommendation (sealed)
• Statement of Purpose
• $30 application fee
• Proof of English proficiency (if necessary)

A personal interview will be conducted for strong candidates. During the interview, applicants will received assessment of whether or not they need to submit GMAT scores.

Applications should be submitted prior to July 1. However, the program maintains a rolling admissions policy.

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