Frequently Asked Questions

When are the classes held?

Stetson MBA courses run for a duration of eight weeks in an A/B semester format for the Fall and spring. Summer sessions run for 7 weeks each in an A/B format. Ex. Some classes will run from the beginning of the traditional spring term for 8 weeks, and some will run for the second 8 weeks of the spring.

While some classes are asynchronous (no set times that you are required to be present in the online classroom, others do require presence during a set time period (synchronous). Synchronous courses meet on Tuesday or Thursday evenings.

Are there required class meeting (live online) times?

Yes. For some of our courses, we do have required times that you will need to be present in the online classroom. At the time of registration, these courses will be identified, allowing you to make plans to be available online on the relevant Tuesday or Thursday evening.

Many of our courses are entirely asynchronous or offer non-mandatory live online class sessions.

How long does it take to complete the MBA program?

The online MBA can be completed in approximately 16 months of full-time courses (two to four courses a term) or 24 months of part-time courses (no more than two courses a term).

Full sample pathways to completion are available on the Course Overview page.

When can I start the program?

Currently, the MBA program offers three program start options.

  • Fall start - August
  • Spring start - January
  • Summer - May

What are the admission requirements?

Admission requirements vary depending on which program you wish to pursue. Please see the admissions page for more information. Please note that international students have additional application requirements; these requirements are outlined on the admissions page. We encourage all interested applicants to apply.

When are the application deadlines?

We accept admission applications on a rolling basis. For any given semester, we will accept applications up to 45 days prior to the start of that semester. However, we recommend applying early. If you would like to begin graduate studies in the summer or fall, you should apply at the start of the spring semester prior to the time you wish to begin your studies; those desiring spring entrance should apply in the beginning of the fall semester.

Does Stetson University require a GMAT/GRE score?

No. We do not require the GMAT/GRE as a criterion in our application evaluation process; however, GMAT scores are required to be considered for Stetson University scholarships.

Do I need an undergraduate degree in business to pursue an MBA?

No. We have designed the MBA program to accommodate students from all undergraduate backgrounds. The two foundation courses (SOBA 506 and SOBA 507) provide the background in accounting, business analytics, finance and statistics that you need to succeed in the MBA program.

Are there any special requirements for international students?

Yes, we do require additional admissions materials from international students. Please visit the international admissions page to read a special note to international students. Among other things, we require evaluated transcripts and a TOEFL score of at least 79-80 IBT.

After I apply, how long will it take before an admission decision is made?

After all the application requirements are met, you will be notified of our decision right away.

Where should I send my application?

Please send your application materials to:

Office of Graduate Admissions
Stetson University
421 N. Woodland Blvd. Unit 8289
DeLand, FL 32723

Can I transfer graduate credits from other schools?

In some cases, we accept up to six graduate credits from an AACSB-accredited university towards your MBA. We require an official transcript at the time of application with the graduate-level courses shown as well as course descriptions. We may also require a syllabus in some cases. Potential transfer courses must have been completed with a grade of B or better. Each transfer decision is made on a case-by-case basis and follows specific guidelines set forth by the School of Business Administration. Please contact MBA admissions assistant director Makayla Mitchell with any questions about transfer credit towards an MBA.

Do you offer financial aid?

Financial aid information may be found through the Office of Student Financial Planning. The office may also be contacted at [email protected], 386-822-7120 or 800-688-7120. In addition, you should check with your employer to find out if they offer tuition reimbursement benefits. If you plan to utilize your company's tuition reimbursement plan, please notify the graduate business office so that we may better facilitate that process.

What is the typical class size?

Stetson University is proud to have a 13:1 student to faculty ratio. Our MBA classes vary in size depending on the campus you attend and the program you pursue. However, our classes always foster one-on-one interaction with the professor as well as fellow graduate students.