Dean: Paul Jarley
BA1 230; 407-823-2181
Associate Dean: Foard Jones
BA1 230; 407-823-2181
Associate Dean: Sevil Sonmez
BA1 230; 407-823-2181
Assistant Dean: Darrell Johnson
BA2 101; 407-823-2987
#UCFBusiness will continue the transformation into a next-generation business school through the development of a unique college culture; one that promotes engagement, risk-taking, cross-disciplinary collaboration and data-driven decision making.
While core business curriculum remains unchanged, the world of business is constantly changing, as is the way students learn and receive information.
The foundation of the College of Business Administration’s mission and vision are to strengthen the college, the university, and ultimately, the Central Florida community. This is achieved by focusing on critical factors in higher education: students, faculty, programs and facilities. As such, the college aspires to:
- Offer the benefits of a large, metropolitan research university while providing individual attention and maintaining a sense of community for our students and faculty.
- Create a state-of-the-art educational facility that cultivates a learning environment, promoting collaboration, engagement, risk taking and data-driven decision making.
- Provide increased opportunities for student engagement and one-on-one learning.
- Cultivate an ecosystem that develops entrepreneurs from all backgrounds and skill sets.
- Raise the academic profile of the college by recruiting research faculty in key disciplines and by incorporating top industry executives into the curriculum.
The college will elevate the career prospects of students as well as the perceptions of graduates in the community, by ensuring students are career-ready upon graduation by providing experiential learning and developmental feedback. In addition, the college strongly encourages students to explore possible careers through mentoring, summer employment and job shadowing.
All undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB).
Admission to the University of Central Florida does not equate to admission to the College of Business Administration (CBA). The CBA is a selective admission college. Students must qualify to be admitted into the college and therefore all students enter the university as a ‘pre’ business major. This applies regardless of the specific business major a student intends to pursue. As a ‘pre’ major, students will:
- Complete the General Education Program
- Complete the Gordon Rule requirements
- Complete the Business Common Program Prerequisites (CPP) with a grade of C or better. The CPP classes are:
- Complete the Primary Business Core at UCF or an AACSB accredited institution. The Primary Business Core classes are:
Complete GEB 3006: Career Exploration and Financial Planning
The Career Exploration and Financial Planning course provides the opportunity to learn and develop personal skills in career and financial management to successfully navigate on-going work and life challenges. Students are given the opportunity to apply career and financial management principles to make appropriate, timely and financially responsible choices with respect to majors/programs of study, progress through the curriculum, and post-graduation options. It is also designed to help students align their major and career interest. Students will take self-assessments to identify career-related skills and interests. Based on their results, students perform research to identify and learn about a target career, target company(ies), and target entry-level jobs.
The Business Common Program Prerequisites are required curriculum for all students within the Florida State University system pursuing a BSBA degree.
The Primary Business Core classes are the heart of the business world. As such they provide students with the basics to be successful in any business endeavor. It is important that students strive to thoroughly learn the material in this coursework as academic performance in the Primary Business Core is used to meet admission to the major standards.
All of the above requirements (numbers 1-5) must be completed before beginning any Business Major.
How to Select Your Major
Now you are ready to select a business major based upon your interests and skills identified in the GEB 3006 class, and your experiences in all of the Primary Business Core classes.
Due to the highly specialized nature of the revised Accounting, Finance, Management, and Marketing majors, interested candidates must show mastery of the subject matter in all aspects of the Primary Business Core, as demonstrated by a 3.0 GPA in the five classes. Additionally, a grade of at least a B “3.0” is required in the introductory course of your desired major and a minimum grade of C “2.0” is required in all Primary Core courses. Upon admission into the Accounting, Finance, Management, and Marketing majors, students must maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA in the Major and a minimum 2.0 GPA in the College to successfully complete the degree.
Admission to the Economics, Integrated Business, and Real Estate majors requires completion of the five Primary Business Core classes with a minimum GPA of 2.0, and a minimum grade of C “2.0” in the introductory course of the desired major. Upon admission into the Economics, Integrated Business, and Real Estate majors, students must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA in the Major and College to successfully complete the degree. For more information on these requirements, visit: http://business.ucf.edu/undergraduate-programs/.
After receiving admission to a major, students will complete major coursework, the Secondary Business Core and the remaining three courses in the Professional Development Sequence.
- The Secondary Business Core: These courses are designed to ensure that you have a solid understanding of the various functions of business and the environment in which the enterprise operates. The Secondary Business Core culminates with our “Great Case Competition” which is part of our Strategic Management Course (MAN 4720 ) and has become a signature experience for all business students:
- QMB 3555 - Business Research for Decision Making (3 credit hours)
- BUL 3130 - Legal and Ethical Environment of Business (3 credit hours)
- MAR 3203 - Supply Chain and Operations Management (3 credit hours)
- MAN 4720 - Strategic Management /Capstone (3 credit hours)
- The Professional Development Sequence: Students must also complete the professional development sequence that began with GEB 3006 . The goal of the Professional Development curriculum is that students will research potential career opportunities and acquired a knowledge base that will prepare them to secure employment prior to graduation.
- GEB 3005 - Career Search Strategy (1 credit hour)
- GEB 4223 - Business Interviewing Techniques (1 credit hour)
- GEB 4004 - Executing Your Career Plan (1 credit hour)
A student who is enrolled in 15 – 16 credit hours of course work is considered to be carrying a normal academic load. Per University policy, students may take a maximum of 17 credit hours in the Fall and Spring terms, and 14 credit hours in the Summer term.
Community/Junior College Transfer Notes
- Admission requirements can and do vary among the business and accounting programs at the ten universities comprising the State University System. To ensure that they have met all prerequisite course eligibility requirements, transfer students from Florida’s community and State colleges should complete the following common program prerequisites as part of their Associate of Arts degree: ACG 2021 (or ACG 2001 and ACG 2011), ACG 2071 , ECO 2013 , ECO 2023 , MAC 2233 , STA 2023 , (or QMB 3003) and CGS 2100C . At UCF, students who have completed MAC 2233 and STA 2023 will be waived from QMB 3003 - Quantitative Business Tools I. Students who have completed either MAC 2233 or STA 2023 , but not both, must take QMB 3003. Completion of these courses with a minimum grade of C “2.0” or better will satisfy all prerequisite course requirements for all business and accounting degree programs and will ensure that a student will receive further consideration for admission to the Primary Core Classes.
- Subject to the general grade and residency requirements, credit will be granted for transferred course work equivalent to that required in UCF’s Business program. Only grades of “C” (2.0) or higher transfer into the program.
- It is expected that all incoming transfer students, regardless of intended business major, will upon admission to the university have successfully completed the General Education Program and the Business Common Program prerequisites. Transfer students will attend an orientation session that will provide information regarding university and college policy, program requirements, and college culture.
- Courses taken at Florida College System institutions do not substitute for upper division courses.
- Courses transferred must be formally evaluated for equivalency credit. General Education coursework is evaluated for equivalency by Academic Services, while the Business Common Program Prerequisites and all business coursework is evaluated for equivalency by the College. The student must provide a course syllabus and any other supporting information with his/her petition for this evaluation.
- The Business Primary Core courses must be taken at UCF or an AACSB accredited institution. Additionally, professional courses, in the areas of Accounting, Economics, Management, Marketing, Real Estate, or Finance, should not be taken at a community/junior college. These professional areas are third and fourth year course areas in the College of Business Administration and cannot be satisfied with community/state college courses.
- A minimum of 12 credit hours must be completed at UCF within each individual major and a minimum of 30 hours of upper level courses within the UCF College of Business.
Office of Professional Development
Assistant Dean: Darrell Johnson
The Office of Professional Development (OPD) is the primary office for undergraduate assistance in Academic and Career Counseling in the College of Business Administration. Any questions concerning University and College academic policies affecting Business majors should be directed to the Office of Professional Development staff in BA2 101 or by calling 407-823-2185. Visit OPD’s home page at: http://business.ucf.edu/centers-institutes/office-of-professional-development/.
Program Academic Learning Compacts
Program Academic Learning Compacts (student learning outcomes) for undergraduate programs in the College of Business Administration are located at: http://oeas.ucf.edu/academiclearningcompacts.html
For a full list of Graduate programs click here. All Undergraduate programs for the College of Business Administration are listed below.