2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Dec 19, 2018  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog

Business Administration MBA, Evening Track


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

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.

The program promotes the use of networking, leadership, and interpersonal competencies to develop and sustain effective relationships with peers and to create an appreciation for the value of a diverse workforce.

The Evening MBA begins in the fall term only with a firm deadline of July 1. Program highlights include:

  • Evening course offerings to accommodate working professionals
  • Choice of up to two elective options outside of the College of Business
  • Part-time only enrollment

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. If you do not have an undergraduate degree in Business Administration or related field, or do not have a heavy quantitative background in either your undergraduate career or professional career it is highly recommended to complete the modules.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


* Students who wish to sit for the CPA exam must substitute appropriate coursework for ACG 6425 .

MBA Professional Core II: Decision Applications: 12 Credit Hours


Core I is a prerequisite for Core II courses. FIN 6406  and MAR 6816  must be completed prior to MAN 6721 .

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. 

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.

Evening 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 after the completion of all Core I requirements and FIN 6406  and MAR 6816 .

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 #1
Fall: BUL 6444   and Elective #2
Spring: MAR 6466   and Elective #3
Fall: MAR 6816  and FIN 6406 
Spring: MAN 6721  and GEB 6365  

Required courses are only offered in the terms they are listed in above. Any variance from this 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, TOEFL or IELTS exam scores (if applicable) and international transcript evaluation (if applicable)) 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.
  • Three letters of recommendation. At least one recommendation must be from a current or previous supervisor. Additional letters should be from professional sources: supervisor, professor, colleagues. No personal recommendations will be accepted. Please use the online recommendation system that is part of the online application to submit this requirement.
  • Prepare a goal statement that answers the following questions:
    1. Describe what motivated you either professionally or personally to pursue a master’s degree.
    2. Describe the steps you took to select UCF and this program. Include how long you have been considering graduate school and how you learned about this program.
    3. Describe a specific academic experience or professional business skill you hope to acquire through the program and how you plan to use it going forward.
  • Upload your current resume to your application before submitting. You must show at least two years of full-time professional work experience, detailing your duties and responsibilities, and include start/end 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
Domestic Applicants   Jul 1    
International 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.

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.

Contact Info


Graduate Program

Kelley Dietrich
cbagrad@bus.ucf.edu
Telephone: 407-235-3916
DTC 201A

Graduate Admissions

Keri Corbett
gradadmissions@ucf.edu
Telephone: 407-823-2766
Millican Hall 230
Online Application
Graduate Admissions

Mailing Address
UCF College of Graduate Studies
Millican Hall 230
PO Box 160112
Orlando, FL 32816-0112

Institution Codes
GRE: 5233
GMAT: RZT-HT-58
TOEFL: 5233
ETS PPI: 5233

Graduate Fellowships

Grad Fellowships
Telephone: 407-823-0127
gradfellowship@ucf.edu
https://funding.graduate.ucf.edu

Graduate Financial Aid

UCF Student Financial Assistance
Millican Hall 120
Telephone: 407-823-2827
Appointment Line: 407-823-5285
Fax: 407-823-5241
finaid@ucf.edu
http://finaid.ucf.edu