Why University of Florida?
The University of Florida recruits applicants for its online Master of Business Administration degree program. This very large public research university in Gainesville, Florida, administers the program through its Warrington College of Business.
Candidates to the program must have at least two years of professional-level job experience in order to rely on that experience during their MBA learning process. There is no need for standardized test results. Candidates are evaluated holistically. There is no minimum GPA requirement for admission, but academic potential and past success will be taken into account as part of the admissions process.
|University Name||University of Florida|
|Name of Degree||Master of Business Administration|
|School or Department Administering Program||Warrington College of Business|
|Cost per credit||$1,208.33|
|Tuition for Entire Program||$57,999.84|
|Prerequisite Courses and Skills||2 years of professional experience|
|Campus Visit Required?||yes|
|Typical Time to Complete||2 years|
|When Can Students Start the Program?||Fall, Spring, Summer|
|Does the Program Include a Capstone?||no|
|Does the program include a practicum or internship?||yes|
|Other Features that Make the Program Unique||Accelerated 16 month option available for those who have undergraduate degree in business; required program orientation in Gainesville; Campus residencies encouraged; All students complete one experiential learning course such as Washington Campus, on-campus elective, online business simulation or Global Immersion Experience|
|Program Description||This degree requires 48 credits of coursework. Even though the program doesn’t require a capstone project, every student complete an experiential learning requirement, which can include an internship. The majority of students complete the program within two years. Students don’t focus on one area of study, but instead take a generalist course of study.|
What will I Learn?
The UF online MBA is a generalist degree. No concentrations are offered.
The required curriculum introduces students to finance and economics through courses in Economics of Business Decisions, Financial Management, Financial and Managerial Accounting, and Entrepreneurs and Venture Finance.
Students learn to analyze and solve business problems in Introduction to Managerial Statistics, Operations Management, and Organizational Behavior.
They learn essentials of marketing and communication in Brand Management, Professional Writing and Problems and Methods in Marketing Management.
All students are required to complete an experiential learning component. To build practical skills and develop relationships with peers and mentors, students choose from a residency in Washington, an on-campus elective in Gainesville, an online business simulation, or a Global Immersion Experience, which involves travel to another city.
How much will the program cost?
The program costs $1,208.33 per credit, and 48 credits are required. The total cost of the degree is just under $58,000.00 for the entire degree. Most students take two years to finish their studies.
How does the program fit into my life?
Coursework in this program is conducted using the asynchronous learning model. Students do not attend live online classes. Instead, they complete online activities on their own schedule, and meet with instructor and peers in one-on-one or team meetings. With three starts per year, in Fall, Spring, and Summer, this program allows you to begin your studies at your convenience. Students are required to visit campus at least once, for the required program orientation.
Students complete the program within 2 years. The degree pathway is designed to be completed on a part-time schedule. Most participants are employed full-time while they complete coursework.
Students should account for the required Experiential Learning component as they plan their studies.
The University of Florida, situated in the heart of Florida’s booming economy, encourages online MBA students to participate in on-campus or global residency experiences to complement their comprehensive online MBA curriculum. Students looking for a highly-regarded program that emphasizes personal connections should consider this program. The degree may also be attractive to those with a bachelor’s degree in the field, as these students can complete the MBA in as few as 16 months. Applicants should take note of the required course in professional writing.