The College of Business Administration offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with three options for study: a part-time Evening MBA offered on the main campus; a Professional Part-Time MBA and Professional Full-Time MBA at regional campuses and downtown; and an Executive MBA at the Executive Development Center in downtown Orlando. The UCF MBA degree is accredited by AACSB International.
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. Internship options are available for the Evening MBA track.
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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
To help prepare
you for the start of your MBA program, UCF offers online learning modules in
accounting, economics, finance, and business statistics. These can be purchased
individually or as a set and are designed to help you build the foundational
knowledge needed to succeed in the MBA program at UCF. They are offered through
McGraw-Hill’s Connect online learning management system and when purchased, are
available to you for your entire tenure in the MBA program as reference
material. For information on the initial assessment, learning modules and how to
use McGraw-Hill’s Connect online learning management system visit connect.customer.mheducation.com/student-start/ or
Courses—30 Credit Hours
The MBA professional core consists of advanced
course work that substantially extends and applies knowledge developed in
the student's undergraduate degree and career. 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
MBA Professional Core I: Decision-Making Tools—18
- BUL 6444 Law and Ethics (3
- ECO 6416 Applied Business Research Tools (3
- MAN 6245 Organizational Behavior and Development
(3 credit hours)
- ACG 6425 Managerial Accounting Analysis (3
- ECO 6115 Economic Analysis of the Firm (3 credit
- MAR 6466 Strategic Supply Chain Management (3 credit
* Students who wish to sit for the CPA exam may
substitute appropriate coursework for these courses.
Core II: Decision Applications—12 Credit Hours
Core I is a
prerequisite for Core II courses.
- MAR 6816 Strategic Marketing Management (3 credit hours)
- FIN 6406 Strategic Financial Management (3 credit hours)
- GEB 6365 International Business Analysis (3 credit hours)
- MAN 6721 Applied Strategy and Business Policy (grade of B- or better is required in
this course) (3 credit hours)
MBA Electives—9 Credit
The MBA requires 9 hours of electives. Unrestricted business electives may include any 5000 or 6000 level business course. 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
Please see individual MBA tracks for elective options.
Certain Evening MBA business elective courses may also count toward Business
Certificate credit, if the student has been admitted to an appropriate
The MBA's capstone course,
MAN 6721 Applied Strategy and Business Policy, is required for all MBA
students. This capstone course integrates the various functional disciplines in
business administration. It focuses on the theories and frameworks in the field
of strategic management. The minimum passing grade for MAN 6721 is a B-.
Additional Program Requirements
student enrolled in a College of Business Administration master's degree
program who earns more than two final course grades below a B- will be
dismissed from the program and retention plans will not be supported by the
College of Business Administration.
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.