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Program at a Glance

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Advance Your Career in Business Administration with an Executive MBA

Designed for mid- to senior-level professionals with considerable work experience, UCF’s EMBA offers a leadership-relevant curriculum that provides students with cross-functional business knowledge and encourages application of new theories and principles in real-world situations.

The UCF EMBA consists of 13 courses comprised of core analytical courses that build a solid foundation for advanced functional business topics and capstone courses focusing on “boardroom” leadership development and executive strategy. Innovative teaching methodologies such as team-based projects, interdisciplinary case studies, simulations, debate activities, and self-assessment exercises are used to enhance the EMBA learning experience.

With its cohort format, incorporating the interactions and diverse backgrounds of the participants is an integral part of the UCF EMBA learning experience. The UCF EMBA has created the finest combination of skilled administrators with an executive classroom environment and leading faculty, providing participants with a high level of personal attention from the moment they apply.

The graduate program is offered every August and meets three Saturdays and one Friday per month, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., over a 19-month period at the UCF Downtown campus.

A week-long international residency – which provides students with an enlightening global business perspective during the fourth term (fall) of the UCF EMBA program – is also included. The residency typically includes visits to two cities within a country or two countries. Previous UCF EMBA international residency locations include: Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Hong Kong; Berlin, Germany; Barcelona, Spain; Milan; and Beijing and Shanghai, China.


Only AACSB-accredited graduate college of business in Orlando
19-month, weekend format
Concierge academic services
Includes week-long international residency

Application Deadlines

July 1**Enroll by March 1 and receive $1200 discount

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Course Overview

Conflict Resolution & Negotiation

Become a strong negotiator by applying tactics and counter-tactics to simulated negotiations, highly interactive team discussions and mock mediations.

Gain experience in global business by applying concepts and theories of this dedicated international business course to a real-world, week-long international residency.

Alex Martins, Orlando Magic CEO, EMBA 2001

There is no doubt in my mind that if it were not for my MBA from the UCF College of Business, I would not be in the CEO role that I am responsible for today.

Alex Martins, CEO, Orlando Magic

Executive MBA Skills

  • Identify and develop personal leadership style and enhance strategic-thinking skills
  • Apply the theory and analytical techniques associated with financial decisions to risk analysis, capital budgeting and financial management

Career Opportunities

  • Operations Manager
  • Marketing Director
  • Sales Director
  • Account Executive
  • Director of Finance
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Executive Officer

Admission Requirements

The Executive MBA track is taught at the UCF Downtown campus each fall. Students with a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA and a minimum of five years of professional work experience are welcome to apply. Qualified candidates will be required to take four online assessments in accounting, economics, finance and business statistics. A personal interview is also required.

Along with UCF’s general graduate admissions requirements, applicants will need to submit the following:

  • Official sealed transcripts from each university/college attended
  • Resume
  • Goal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation

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