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College : Business Administration Degree :MBA
Department : Option : Nonthesis
Program Websites : http://www.ucfmba.ucf.edu

TRACK DESCRIPTION

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.

CURRICULUM

Total Credit Hours Required:
39 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree

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. 

Foundation Preparation

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 email cbagrad@ucf.edu.

Required 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 exam.

MBA Professional Core I: Decision-Making Tools—18 Credit Hours

  • BUL 6444 Law and Ethics* (3 credit hours) Fall only
  • ECO 6416 Applied Business Research Tools (3 credit hours) Fall only
  • MAN 6245 Organizational Behavior and Development (3 credit hours) Fall only
  • ACG 6425 Managerial Accounting Analysis* (3 credit hours) Spring only
  • ECO 6115 Economic Analysis of the Firm (3 credit hours) Spring only
  • MAR 6466 Strategic Supply Chain Management (3 credit hours) Spring only

* Students who wish to sit for the CPA exam may substitute appropriate course work for these courses.

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 only
  • FIN 6406 Strategic Financial Management (3 credit hours) Fall only
  • GEB 6365 International Business Analysis (3 credit hours) Spring only
  • MAN 6721 Applied Strategy and Business Policy (grade of B- or better is required) (3 credit hours) Spring only

MBA Electives—9 Credit Hours

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 pre-approved 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.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-" (2.75) will be dismissed from the program and retention plans will not be supported by the College of Business Administration.

Part-Time Lockstep MBA Schedule

All Core I courses must be completed prior to Core II courses, and the capstone course for the program (MAN 6721) must be taken in the final semester of Core II courses.

Core I courses in the first and second fall semesters can be interchanged between the two terms. Core I courses in the first and second spring semesters can be interchanged between the two terms.

Fall: ECO 6416 and MAN 6245
Spring: ECO 6115 and ACG 6425
Summer: elective
Fall: BUL 6444 and elective
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.

Application Requirements

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.

THE APPLICATION AND ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS (this includes all transcripts, essay, three letters of recommendation, resume and language exam scores) MUST BE RECEIVED AND UPDATED BY THE POSTED APPLICATION DEADLINE OF JULY 1ST IN ORDER TO BE REVIEWED. Applications submitted after the deadline will be moved to the following fall semester. Supporting documents submitted after the deadline will cause an application to be considered incomplete by the deadline and denied as a result.

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.
  • 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 letters of recommendation. Recommenders must be a current or previous supervisor and/or current or previous professor who has taught you in class. Letters from friends, coworkers, family friends, or other sources that are not current/previous supervisors and/or professors will not be accepted. Please use the online recommendation system that is part of the online application.
  • 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. This must be uploaded to the application.
  • Upload your current resume to your application before submitting. You must show at least two years of appropriate full-time professional work experience, and detail your duties and responsibilities and include dates of employment.
  • 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.

Prior to starting the classes in the MBA program, students may be required to complete a free online assessment in the functional areas of accounting, economics, finance and statistics. A score of 70% or higher in each section will be required in order to enroll in the associated graduate classes. Students who do not earn a 70% or higher in each section may be required to do one of the following:  complete online modules in one or more of the four functional areas of accounting, economics, statistics and finance; or retake the assessment to achieve the required 70% score needed in each section to enroll in the associated graduate class.

Application Deadlines

Evening *Fall Priority Fall Spring Summer
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International Transfer Applicants

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*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.

FINANCIALS

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

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. 


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