The 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.
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The 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.
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 http://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, 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
MBA Professional Core I: Decision-Making Tools—18 Credit
- BUL 6444 Law and Ethics* (3 credit hours)
- ECO 6416 Applied Business Research Tools (3 credit hours)
- MAN 6245 Organizational Behavior and Development (3 credit hours)
- ACG 6425 Managerial Accounting Analysis* (3 credit hours)
- ECO 6115 Economic Analysis of the Firm (3 credit hours)
- MAR 6466 Strategic Supply Chain Management (3 credit hours)
* Students who wish to sit for the CPA exam may
substitute appropriate course work 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) 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
Unrestricted business electives may include any 5000- and
6000-level business 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
Check all elective course prerequisites in the
graduate catalog at www.graduatecatalog.ucf.edu.
Additional Program Requirements
Any 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.
Part-Time Lockstep MBA Schedule
Fall: ECO 6416 and MAN 6245
Spring: ECO 6115 and ACG 6425
Fall: BUL 6444 and
Spring: MAR 6466 and elective
Fall: MAR 6816 and FIN 6406
Spring: MAN 6721 and GEB 6365
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
- One official transcript (in a sealed envelope)
from each college/university attended.
- The GMAT is not required;
however, it may be in the applicant's interest to include a GMAT score to
strengthen their application packet.
- Three professional and/or
academic letters of recommendation.
- Prepare a career goal statement
explaining why you want to earn an MBA degree; why you believe this is the
right time for you to pursue an MBA degree; and why you selected UCF.
- Upload your current resume to your application before submitting. You must
show at least two years of equivalent full-time professional work experience,
and detail your duties and responsibilities.
- A computer-based score of
233 (or 91 internet-based score) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language
(TOEFL) is required 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. A
course-by-course evaluation must be provided, with a GPA calculation.
Credential evaluations are accepted from World
Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only.
International Transfer Applicants
*Applicants who plan to enroll full time in a degree program and who wish to be considered for university fellowships or assistantships should apply by the Fall Priority date.
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.