2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
    Apr 01, 2020  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration MBA, Executive Track

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

Track Description

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 one Friday and three Saturdays a month, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Ten-day International Residency
  • Minimum of five years of work experience required; the average is fifteen years
  • 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 Executive Development Center in Downtown Orlando. Our executive classrooms are specifically designed to provide the best in learning environments. The handicap accessible classrooms boast the latest in audio/video equipment and each seat has an 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, and an executive classroom environment 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.


The UCF Executive MBA (EMBA) is the college’s flagship MBA program. The EMBA program is designed to prepare executives and managers 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. Courses expose participants to new methods, concepts and tools that will enhance their business and leadership skills. The EMBA also incorporates the interactions and backgrounds of the participants as an integral part of the learning experience.

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 preparation 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 your MBA program at UCF. For more information visit http://connect.mheducation.com/class/ucf-mba-initial or email cbagrad@ucf.edu.

International Residency

As part of the GEB 6365 - International Business Analysis  course, EMBA students are required to participate in a 10 day international residency. The trip destination is determined by the students through a series of votes, and takes place during the 4th semester in the program. Typically the trip includes 2 countries with visits to local and multinational companies, and immersion into the countries culture.

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.
  • Current Résumé.
  • Goal Statement. Prepare a goal statement that answers the following questions.
    • 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 our 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.
  • Recommendations. Provide three email addresses of recommenders in your application from professional sources. One recommendation must be from a current or previous supervisor.
  • Review Process. Your application will be reviewed once all required documents are received. Assuming you meet our admission requirements, you will be asked to one of the following: schedule an individual or group interview, meet with an advisor, or attend an information session. Admission decisions are made after the review process is complete.

The GMAT is not required for Executive or Professional Degree programs.

  • 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.  For more information, go to www.ets.org/toefl.
  • 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.business.ucf.edu/graduate-programs.

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

Executive *Fall Priority Fall Spring Summer
Domestic Applicants - Jul 1 - -
The Executive MBA is taught at the UCF Executive Development Center in downtown Orlando each fall term.
International Applicants - Jan 15 - -
*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.

Contact Info

Graduate Program

Robin Hofler
Telephone: 407-235-3913
DTC 201B

Graduate Admissions

Keri Corbett
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
TOEFL: 5233
ETS PPI: 5233

Graduate Fellowships

Grad Fellowships
Telephone: 407-823-0127

Graduate Financial Aid

UCF Student Financial Assistance
Millican Hall 120
Telephone: 407-823-2827
Appointment Line: 407-823-5285
Fax: 407-823-5241