The Lockstep Evening MBA begins in the fall term only and is a part-time program. All MBA foundation core modules must be completed prior to beginning the Lockstep Evening MBA in the fall term.
The Lockstep Evening 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 this 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.
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The Lockstep Evening MBA is targeted toward applicants who wish to obtain a MBA degree while continuing in their career path. This program offers evening courses. Students may attend on a part-time basis only, taking 6 credit hours per term. Minimum admission requirements for this program include a competitive GMAT score taken within the last five years and a competitive GPA in the student's undergraduate program.
Program highlights include:
- 2-year post-baccalaureate professional work experience required
- Guaranteed evening course offerings to accommodate working professionals
- Choice of career path elective options
- Certificate or Internship options
- PART-TIME ONLY
Students entering the Lockstep Evening MBA program without a business undergraduate degree will need to complete all foundation courses prior to being admitted to this track in the fall. Non-business majors who are still in need of taking foundations courses must apply to the Lockstep MBA Foundations track for spring or summer. Please refer to the Lockstep MBA Foundations Track for information on how to apply as well as application requirements and deadlines.
Please note: This program is in the process of making changes to the prerequisite requirements starting with the Fall 2014 semester. The changes will be updated on this site in early September 2013.
Required Courses—30 Credit Hours
The MBA professional core consists of advanced course work that substantially extends and applies knowledge developed in the foundation core with decision-making tools courses and decision-application courses. In addition to the 30 required credit hours, the MBA program also requires the student to take three elective courses (9 credit hours). The MBA program does not require a thesis or comprehensive exam.
MBA Professional Core I: Decision-Making Tools—18 Credit Hours
MBA Foundation Core is a prerequisite for Core 1 courses.
- BUL 6444 Law and Ethics (3 credit hours) Fall
- ECO 6416 Applied Business Research Tools (3 credit hours) Fall
- MAN 6245 Organizational Behavior and Development (3 credit hours) Fall
- ACG 6425 Managerial Accounting Analysis (3 credit hours) Spring
- ECO 6115 Economic Analysis of the Firm (3 credit hours) Spring
- MAR 6466 Strategic Supply Chain Management (3 credit hours) Spring
MBA Professional Core II: Decision Applications—12 Credit Hours
Core I is a prerequisite for Core II courses.
- MAR 6816 Strategic Marketing Management (3 credit hours) Fall
- FIN 6406 Strategic Financial Management (3 credit hours) Fall
- GEB 6365 International Business Analysis (3 credit hours) Spring
- MAN 6721 Applied Strategy and Business Policy (grade of B- or better is required in this course) (3 credit hours) Spring
MBA Electives—9 Credit Hours
Unrestricted business electives may include any 5000- and 6000-level business courses, excluding all 6000-level MBA foundation courses. Restricted electives include a maximum of two courses or 6 credit hours taken outside the College of Business Administration with permission from the Graduate Business Programs Office prior to taking the course.
Internships of up to a maximum of 6 credit hours may be used as elective credit, if approved by the Graduate Business Programs Office. All internships must be preapproved by the academic business department Internship Coordinator and the Graduate Business Programs Office. Certain MBA business elective courses may also count toward Business certificate credit, if the student has been admitted to an appropriate certificate program.
Check all elective course prerequisites in the graduate catalog at www.graduate.ucf.edu.
Part-Time Lockstep MBA Schedule
Fall: ECO 6416 and MAN 6245
Spring: ECO 6115 and ACG 6425
Fall: BUL 6444 and elective
Spring: MAR 6466 and GEB 6365
Fall: MAR 6816 and FIN 6406
Spring: MAN 6721 and elective
Any variance from this course schedule may delay graduation.
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.
In addition to the general UCF graduate application requirements, applicants to this program must provide:
- One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended.
- Official, competitive GMAT score taken within the last five years.
- Three professional and/or academic letters of recommendation.
- Prepare a career goal statement outlining your 5 and 10-year objectives, and explain how an MBA will assist you in obtaining these goals.
- A computer-based score of 233 (or 91 internet-based score) on the Test of English as a Foreign language (TOEFL) if an applicant is from a country where English is not the official language, or if an applicant's degree is not from an accredited U.S. institution, or if an applicant did not earn a degree in a country where English is the only official language or a university where English is the only official language of instruction. Although we prefer the TOEFL, we will accept IELTS scores of 7.0.
- Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a credential evaluation showing an equivalent bachelor’s degree in the U.S. If the applicant wishes to have any equivalent foundation core courses waived, a course-by-course evaluation must be provided. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only.
International Transfer Applicants
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.