The UCF Executive MBA (EMBA) is accredited by AACSB International and is the college’s flagship MBA program. The EMBA program is designed to prepare experienced professionals for the challenges they will face as they work and advance in their careers, teaching them skills across all functional areas of business that will make them an increasingly valuable member of their organization.
The program is a limited enrollment, cohort-based program that allows participants to continue their full-time careers while earning an MBA degree.
- A 19-month program offered in Downtown Orlando
- Limited class size, cohort program
- Classes meet, on average, one Friday and three Saturdays a month, 8:00am-5:00pm
- A week long International Residency
- Minimum of five years of professional work experience required; 10 years preferred
- Personal interview required for admission
Courses expose participants to new methods, concepts, and tools that will enhance their business and leadership skills. Innovative teaching methodologies such as team-based projects, interdisciplinary case studies, simulations, debate activities, and self-assessment exercises are used to enhance the learning experience. The EMBA also incorporates the interactions and backgrounds of the participants as an integral part of the learning experience.
All classes are held at the UCF Downtown campus. Our classrooms are specifically designed to provide the best in learning environments. The handicap accessible classrooms boast the latest in audio/video equipment with electrical hookup and wireless Internet access. With newly engineered acoustics, lighting and room design, every seat has an excellent view of the speaker and presentation. The UCF Executive MBA program has created the finest combination of skilled administrators, with leading faculty providing participants with a high level of personal attention from the moment they apply.
This program is a professional program with a market rate tuition and is considered a full-time program. The tuition is the same for Florida residents and nonresidents. Please visit business.ucf.edu/degree/ucf-mba/ for more information.
To help prepare you for the start of your MBA program, UCF offers online learning modules in accounting, economics, finance, and business statistics. These are offered through McGraw-Hill’s Connect online learning management system and are designed to help you build the foundational knowledge needed to succeed in the MBA program at UCF. All MBA students are required to take the Initial Assessments for each of the subject areas, and possibly purchase the online learning modules depending in their Initial Assessment results. For more information on the MBA Foundation Prerequisites, click here: https://business.ucf.edu/graduate-programs/.
Total Credit Hours Required: 39 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor’s Degree
Required Courses: 30 Credit Hours
Restricted Elective Courses: 9 Credit Hours
As part of the GEB 6365 - International Business Analysis course, EMBA students are required to participate in a week long international residency. Typically the trip includes 2 countries with visits to local and multinational companies, and immersion into the countries culture.
The UCF MBA 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-” (2.75).
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:
- Official transcripts from each college/university attended.
- Current Resume.
- Prepare a goal statement that answers the following questions. Please limit to 1000 words.
- Describe what motivated you either professionally or personally to pursue a master’s degree.
- 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.
- 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.
- Three professional letters of recommendation or three e-mail addresses of recommenders. One recommendation must be from a previous or current supervisor.
- If your degree was not received in the U.S., you must also send one copy of each transcript to an accredited evaluation service for a course-by-course evaluation showing the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree. We accept either World Education Services (WES) www.wes.org or Josef Silny www.jsilny.com/. Please request that your official transcripts be sent to UCF along with your transcript evaluation.
- If your native language is not English and you do not have a degree from a U.S. institution or English instruction institution, you will be required to submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score or an IELTS English Language Test score. For TOEFL a minimum score of 577 paper-based; 233 computer-based; or 91 Internet-based. For IELTS a minimum score of 7.0 is required. For more information on exams and locations, go to www.ets.org/toefl.
Review Process. Your application will be reviewed once all required documents are received. Assuming you meet our admission requirements, you will be contacted to schedule an interview. Admission decisions are made after the interview and review process are complete.
The GMAT is not required for Executive or Professional degree programs in the College of Business.
Early application tuition discounts are available for this program. For application and tuition discount details, view our Graduate Admissions page.
|The Executive MBA is taught at the UCF Downtown campus each fall term.
|*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.
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.