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


NOTE: This track has been suspended and is not accepting applications effective with the Fall 2014 term. For other MBA track options please visit www.ucfmba.ucf.edu.

The One-Year Full-Time MBA is a 12-month program designed as a bridge for students with non-business degrees to transition into the business world. This program can also be a valuable experience for seasoned professionals to change career paths or enhance their business acumen. The One-Year Full-Time MBA begins in the Fall term only and is taught in a cohort group format. Internships are available as electives. 


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

The One-Year, Full-Time MBA required classes are offered only during the daytime, and students complete the program as a group. Qualified students with a non-business undergraduate degree are accepted in order of application date up to the program limit. 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:

  • Full-time, 12-month program
  • Cohort group
  • Open to non-business undergraduate majors only
  • No work experience requirement
  • Internship opportunities for experience
  • Certificate options
  • Choice of career path elective options

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 http://connect.customer.mheducation.com/student-start/ or email cbagrad@ucf.edu.

    One Year Schedule to Degree—39 Credit Hours

    The schedule below contains both 30 credit hours of professional core courses and 9 credit hours of electives. The professional core consists of advanced course work that substantially extends and applies knowledge developed in the foundation core, using both decision-making tools courses and decision-applications courses. The electives may include Internship and/or course options.

    Fall—15 Credit Hours

    • MAR 6466 Strategic Supply Chain Management (3 credit hours)
    • ECO 6416 Applied Business Research Tools (3 credit hours)
    • ECO 6115 Economic Analysis of the Firm (3 credit hours)
    • ACG 6425 Managerial Accounting Analysis (3 credit hours)
    • Elective or Internship Course GEB 6946 (3 credit hours)

    Spring—15 Credit Hours

    • MAN 6245 Organizational Behavior and Development (3 credit hours)
    • MAR 6816 Strategic Marketing Management (3 credit hours)
    • FIN 6406 Strategic Financial Management (3 credit hours)
    • BUL 6444 Law & Ethics (3 credit hours)
    • Elective and/or Internship Course GEB 6946 (3 credit hours)

    Summer—9 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)
    • Elective and/or Internship Course GEB 6946 (3 credit hours) 


    Unrestricted business electives 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 prior approval from the Graduate Business Programs Office. Internships up to a maximum of 6 credit hours may also be used as elective credits. Certain business electives can count toward certificate credit if the student is enrolled in an appropriate certificate program. 


    Begin your internship search immediately following your admission by submitting your resume to the Career Connections Office. Contact the office at (407) 823-JOBS or cc@bus.ucf.edu. To receive 3 credit hours of internship credit (GEB 6946), you must have your internship approved by the Career Connections Office and submit academic paperwork while completing the required 288 work hours per 3-hour credit. For term approval deadlines, please contact the Career Connections Office.

    Job Placement

    Full-time job placement is managed out of the Career Connections Office. 

    Four Semester Option—9 Credit Hours

    Follow the current One Year MBA course schedule for fall, spring and summer and use the following fall term to complete your internship or electives. If you choose this option, you will be able to walk with the One Year MBA students at the summer graduation ceremony, and then receive your diploma after you complete the fall semester.

    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.

    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, the Admissions Committee may ask for the GMAT to strengthen a candidate's application packet.
    • Three professional letters of recommendation.
    • Essay (for details, see http://web.bus.ucf.edu/students/graduate/?page=302).
    • Résumé.
    • 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 course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only.


    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.