The College of Business Administration offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with four options for study: a part-time Evening MBA offered on the main campus; a Professional Part-Time MBA at regional campuses and at the Executive Development Center (EDC) in downtown Orlando; a Professional Full-Time MBA at the EDC; and an Executive MBA at the EDC. The UCF MBA degree is accredited by AACSB International.
The MBA program allows students to apply advanced theoretical concepts and knowledge from all functional areas of business through an analytical, decision-making process that focuses on solving practical problems. Students in the MBA program also learn to efficiently access, retrieve, and analyze information through technology. The program promotes the use of networking, leadership, and interpersonal competencies to develop and sustain effective relationships with peers, and to create an appreciation for the value of a diverse workforce.
To help prepare you for the start of your MBA program, UCF offers online learning modules in accounting, economics, finance, and business statistics. These are offered through McGraw-Hill’s Connect online learning management system and are designed to help you build the foundational knowledge needed to succeed in the MBA program at UCF. All MBA students are required to take the Initial Assessments for each of the subject areas, and possibly purchase the online learning modules depending in their Initial Assessment results. For more information on the MBA Foundation Prerequisites, click here: https://business.ucf.edu/graduate-programs/.
The Master’s in Business Administration requires a total of 39 credit hours, of which 30 credit hours are professional core courses and 9 credit hours are electives.
Total Credit Hours Required: 39 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor’s Degree
The MBA curriculum provides a challenging and creative learning environment in an intensive program of study that has a broad-based administrative emphasis. Recognizing that the management methods of tomorrow may bear little resemblance to techniques in current use, the program emphasizes sound general principles and decision-making techniques that provide a base for continued learning and professional development.
For information on general UCF graduate admissions requirements that apply to all prospective students, please visit the Admissions section of the Graduate Catalog. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.
Applicants must choose a track in this program. Track(s) may have different admission requirements, start dates and deadlines.
Graduate students may receive financial assistance through fellowships, assistantships, tuition support, or loans. For more information, see the College of Graduate Studies Funding website, which describes the types of financial assistance available at UCF and provides general guidance in planning your graduate finances. The Financial Information section of the Graduate Catalog is another key resource.
Fellowships are awarded based on academic merit to highly qualified students. They are paid to students through the Office of Student Financial Assistance, based on instructions provided by the College of Graduate Studies. Fellowships are given to support a student’s graduate study and do not have a work obligation. For more information, see UCF Graduate Fellowships, which includes descriptions of university fellowships and what you should do to be considered for a fellowship.