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2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Business Administration (M.B.A)


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Business Administration (M.B.A) Program Information


The Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree gives students (1) conceptual knowledge for understanding the functions and behaviors common to business organizations and (2) analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills essential for effective management. Emphasis is on developing the student’s capacities and skills for business decision making. All programs (except the Executive, which requires eight years) require at least two years of full-time, post-undergraduate work experience as well as a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four year institution.

The MBA program is structured so that students may complete coursework through a variety of educational platforms. Students may earn the MBA degree in our full-time format, attending class during the week in Gainesville; on the weekends, once a month in Gainesville; and online, participating mostly via online lectures and discussions and attending class in Gainesville quarterly.

For more information, please see our website: http://floridamba.ufl.edu.

Program Options

Full-time

  • Full-Time Two-Year:
    • 48 credit program requires 4 terms of full-time study over two academic years.
    • Students are admitted for the fall term only.
    • Students spend the summer between academic years working at internships.
  • Full-Time One-Year All Majors:
    • 48 credit program requires 3 terms, students are expected to complete coursework within 12 months.
    • Program starts in late spring/ early summer.
  • Full-Time One-Year Business Majors:
    • 32 credit program requires two and a half terms
    • Program starts in mid-summer and students expected to complete all course work within 10 months.
    • Applicants to this program are required to have a bachelor’s degree in business from a four-year accredited institution (conferred within the last seven years) and at least two years of post-undergraduate work experience.

Executive

  • Executive MBA Program:
    • 48 credit, 20-month program for working professionals, students attend classes one extended weekend per month (Friday-Sunday).
    • Program is divided into five terms each lasting about four months.
    • Program requires and includes a one-week two credit international experience.
    • This option requires eight years of post-undergraduate work experience, and students are expected to have people or project management responsibilities in their current positions.

Professional (class one weekend per month)

  • Professional Two-Year MBA:
    • 27-month program is five terms.
    • Students attend classes one weekend per month (Saturday-Sunday) and must attend a one-week in-residence elective class.
  • Professional One-Year MBA:
    • 16-month, three term option starts only in January.
    • Students attend classes one weekend per month (Saturday-Sunday) and must attend a one-week in-residence elective class. The first meeting includes a one-week, on-campus foundations review of basic course work.
    • Applicants to this program are required to have a bachelor’s degree in business from a four-year accredited institution (conferred within the last seven years) and at least two years of post-undergraduate work experience.
  • Professional MBA in South Florida:
    • 24 month, five term program and students attend classes once every three weeks (Saturday-Sunday) at the UF MBA Sunrise Center in Sunrise, Florida.  
    • Program requires and includes a one-week three credit international experience.

Online

  • Online Two-Year MBA:
    • 27-month program allows students to earn their MBA through streamed or downloaded class lectures. Students interact with faculty and classmates via e-mail, online group discussions, and multimedia courseware.
    • Students visit campus one weekend (Saturday-Sunday) every four months.
  • Online One-Year MBA:
    • 16-month option gives students and faculty the same interactive technology as the Online Two-Year MBA.
    • Students visit campus one weekend (Saturday-Sunday) every four months. The first meeting includes a mandatory five-day, on-campus foundations review of core business concepts.
    • Applicants to this program are required to have a bachelor’s degree in business from a four-year accredited institution (conferred within the last seven years) and at least two years of post-undergraduate work experience.

Full-time Joint Degree Options

M.B.A./M.S. in medical sciences (biotechnology) program: Concurrent studies leading to the Master of Business Administration and Master of Science degrees, offered in cooperation with the College of Medicine, are in response to the needs of businesses engaged in biotechnological sciences. Both degrees can be obtained in 3 years. The program requires 1 year of science courses, 1 year of business courses, and a year devoted to research and electives in business and science. Research is done in one of the Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research core laboratories. Students must meet the admission and curriculum requirements of both degrees. Requirements of the M.B.A. program are those in effect when an applicant is admitted to the program. A student must at all times remain in good standing in both degree programs to remain in the M.B.A. program. Applicants are expected to have previous professional work experience prior to starting the MBA program.

M.B.A./Ph.D. in medical sciences program: Concurrent studies leading to the Master of Business Administration and Doctor of Philosophy degrees are offered in cooperation with the College of Medicine. This 120-credit program trains research scientists to assume responsibilities as managers of biotechnical industries. Estimated time to complete both degrees is 5 to 7 years. Students must meet the admission and curriculum requirements of both programs. Requirements of the M.B.A. program are those in effect when an applicant is admitted to the program. Applicants are expected to have previous professional work experience prior to starting the MBA program.

MBA./J.D. program: A program of joint studies leading to the Master of Business Administration and Juris Doctor degrees is offered under the joint auspices of the Warrington College of Business Administration and the Levin College of Law. Current M.B.A. or J.D. students must declare their intent to apply for the second degree during their first year. Applications are then due according to admission schedules for that year. Both degrees are awarded after a 4-year course of study. Students must take both the LSAT and the GMAT before admission and meet the admission and curriculum requirements of both degrees. Requirements of the M.B.A. program are those in effect when an applicant is admitted to the program. Applicants are expected to have previous professional work experience prior to starting the MBA program.

M.B.A./Pharm.D. program in management and pharmacy administration: A program of concurrent studies culminating in both the Master of Business Administration and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees allows students interested in both management and pharmacy administration to obtain the appropriate education in both areas. Candidates must meet the entrance requirements and follow the entrance procedures of both the Warrington College of Business Administration and the College of Pharmacy. The degrees may be granted after 5 years of study. Requirements of the M.B.A. program are those in effect when an applicant is admitted to the program. Applicants are expected to have previous professional work experience prior to starting the MBA program.

M.B.A./M.I.M. program in international management: A dual degree program between the University of Florida (UF) and the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird) makes it possible to earn both degrees after 3 years of study. Students start the program at UF and apply to Thunderbird in their first year. Requirements of the M.B.A. program are those in effect when an applicant is admitted to the program. This program requires 2 years of post-undergraduate work experience.

Exchange programs: The M.B.A. program offers students exchange opportunities at numerous international universities. Currently, exchange programs exist with schools in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Liechtenstein, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, and Turkey. For a complete list of exchange partners, see http://warrington.ufl.edu/graduate/academics/maib/exchange.asp.

Degrees Offered with a Major in Business Administration


Master of Business Administration


without a concentration


concentration in Competitive Strategy


concentration in Finance


concentration in Human Capital


concentration in Marketing


concentration in Real Estate


concentration in Supply Chain Management


Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate Departmental Courses


Information Systems and Operations Management Departmental Courses


Management Departmental Courses


Marketing Departmental Courses


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