Advance Your Career In Business Administration With a Professional MBA
The UCF Professional MBA is a cohort-based, limited enrollment program that allows professionals from a variety of organizations and industries to come together and challenge their intellect, enhance their capabilities and broaden their perspectives while growing their professional network. The program’s innovative curriculum equips program participants with the analytical tools, latest business techniques and effective problem-solving and decision-making skills needed to succeed in today’s competitive marketplace.
The UCF PMBA seamlessly integrates the students’ professional experience allowing them to immediately apply newly acquired skills and knowledge to their job. The PMBA faculty share their expertise and provide insights on real-world business issues using consultative teaching approaches combining lecture, case studies, discussion forums and presentations to maximize learning.
The program is offered in both a full-time and part-time options.
Full-Time PMBA Option
The full-time Professional MBA is designed for students who wish to start their career with a solid foundation of advanced analytical and functional skills. With the program’s fast-track schedule, the full-time PMBA is ideal for students who wish to pursue an MBA before establishing their career path or for those who wish to take a professional pause and complete their MBA in 12 months.
Who Should Apply for a Full-Time PMBA
The full-time PMBA is a daytime program offered each fall term and can be completed in 9 to 12 months. This fast-paced program is designed for:
- Highly motivated individuals with a bachelor’s degree and one to three years of professional work experience.
- Individuals with an earned graduate degree.
- Students currently enrolled in a graduate program.
Full-Time PMBA Application Deadlines
Early Application: March 15. There is a $1,200 discount for early applicants.
Final Application: July 1
Part-Time PMBA Option
Our 24-month, part-time MBA cohort program is designed for emerging professionals, offering graduate students the ability to complete a master’s degree while maintaining their career path. Classes are held two evenings a week starting at the UCF Downtown each summer or at a select regional campus each fall.
Who Should Apply for a Part-Time PMBA
The part-time PMBA is a 24-month evening program offered in both summer and fall and is designed for working professionals who wish to pursue an accredited MBA program without interrupting their career.
Part-Time PMBA Application Deadlines
Early Application: Dec. 15 for UCF Downtown and March 15 for the regional campus. There is a $1,200 discount for early applicants.
Final Application: April 1 for UCF Downtown and July 1 for the Regional Campus
- April 1
- July 1
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Conflict Resolution & Negotiation
Become a strong negotiator by applying tactics and counter-tactics to simulated negotiations, highly interactive team discussions and mock mediations.
International Business Analysis
Gain experience in global business by applying concepts and theories of this dedicated international business course to a real-world, week-long international residency.
Applied Strategy & Business Policy
Apply the theories, analytical skills and practical know-how gained throughout the program during this capstone course focused on strategic management.
After the completion of this program, my MBA gave me the competitive advantage to land a position in my dream industry. The UCF PMBA program is one of the best investments you could make for yourself.
Professional MBA Skills You'll Learn
- 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
- Learn to analyze and use data for effective decision making
- Operations Manager
- Project Manager
- Project Engineer
- Director of Operations
- Marketing Manager
- Director of Marketing
- Sales Manager
- Finance Manager
- Director of Finance
- Account Executive
Students with a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA and professional work experience are welcome to apply. All qualified candidates for the PMBA will be required to take four online assessments in accounting, economics, finance and business statistics. A personal interview is also required.
Full-Time PMBA Option
The full-time PMBA is taught at the UCF Downtown campus each fall. Full-time PMBA applicants are required to have a minimum of one year of professional work experience or a graduate degree.
Part-Time PMBA Option
The part-time PMBA is taught at the UCF Downtown campus each summer and a regional campus each fall. Part-time PMBA applicants are required to have a minimum of three years of professional work experience.
Along with UCF’s general graduate admissions requirements, applicants will need to submit the following:
- Official sealed transcripts from each university/college attended
- Goal statement
- Three letters of recommendation
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