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College : Business Administration Degree :MBA
Department : Executive Development Center Option : N/A
Program Websites : http://www.ucfmba.ucf.edu

TRACK DESCRIPTION

The Professional MBA (PMBA) provides the perfect business foundation for working professionals who wish to earn an MBA degree accredited by AASCB International. The PMBA combines the rigor and depth of a traditional MBA program with the applicability and cohort experience of a professional program. For more detailed program information, please visit our website at business.ucf.edu/degree/ucf-mba/.

CURRICULUM

The Professional MBA (PMBA) provides the perfect business foundation for working professionals who wish to earn an MBA degree without interrupting their full-time career. The innovative curriculum equips program participants with the analytical tools, latest business techniques and skills needed to succeed in today’s competitive marketplace while honing their business knowledge, teamwork, critical thinking and decision making skills. The program seamlessly integrates their professional experience allowing them to immediately apply newly-acquired knowledge on the job.
 
Total Credit Hours Required:
39 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree

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

  • ECO 6115 Economic Analysis of the Firm (3 credit hours)
  • ACG 6425 Managerial Accounting Analysis (3 credit hours)
  • ECO 6416 Applied Business Research Tools (3 credit hours)
  • FIN 6406 Strategic Financial Management (3 credit hours)
  • MAN 6245 Organizational Behavior and Development (3 credit hours)
  • MAR 6816 Strategic Marketing Management (3 credit hours)
  • MAR 6466 Strategic Supply Chain and Operations Management (3 credit hours)
  • BUL 6444 Law and Ethics (3 credit hours)
  • GEB 6365 International Business Analysis (3 credit hours)
  • MAN 6721 Applied Strategy and Business Policy (3 credit hours)

Elective Courses—9 Credit Hours

  • FIN 6465 Financial Analysis Seminar (3 credit hours)
  • MAN 6448 Conflict Resolution and Negotiation (3 credit hours)
  • MAN 6296 Executive Leadership (3 credit hours)

Capstone Course

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, and requires a minimum grade of B-.

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.

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 and/or academic letters of recommendation or three e-mail addresses of recommenders.
  • 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.
  • Résumé showing a minimum of 1 or 3 years of full-time, progressive, work experience.
  • Interview. Applicant will be contacted to schedule an interview after application is complete.
  • 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 whose completed bachelor's degree is from 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. 

Early application tuition discounts are available for this program.  To view early application discount deadlines, and for more information, visit the Executive Development Center website at www.ucfmba.ucf.edu.

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

Professional *Fall Priority Fall Spring Summer
Domestic Applicants

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Jul 1

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Mar 1

The Fall 2017 Application Deadline has been extended until July 15th.

International Applicants

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Jan 15

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International Transfer Applicants

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Mar 1

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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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