Sector Portrait: Continuing Education
A Florida Trend in-depth report on the state's top MBA programs.
» The University of South Florida in Tampa is offering new MBA tracks in taxation and real estate and urban analysis.
» Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is establishing a joint bachelor of science in aerospace engineering and accelerated MBA program.
» Nova Southeastern University in Davie is working on launching an MBA in logistics and supply chain management. The school also is offering new MBA programs in sales, sales management, global management, human resource management, leadership and real estate development.
» The University of Miami began offering international study trips for MBA students as part of its partnerships with schools in Latin America, Asia and Europe. A two-week study trip is required in the school's Global Executive MBA program. For other MBA programs, the international study trips are optional.
» Florida State University reinstituted its on-campus, part-time MBA program. Also, the popular global business seminar, an optional class that involves travel, added Argentina and Europe to its itinerary.
» The University of South Florida St. Petersburg is adding online MBA courses.
» Florida A&M University added a joint doctor of pharmacy/MBA program. The school is also working on offering an online MBA program.
» University of Florida added new elective courses to its traditional MBA program — web-based marketing and special topics in investment finance. Also, internet MBA students receive iPads to access course materials, including class lectures.
» University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee is offering a flexible MBA schedule that allows students to enter in either the fall or spring semesters or complete the program on a part-time basis. Two years of work experience is no longer required to enter the program.