Starting Fall 2020, UCF’s College of Business’ seven executive and professional graduate programs will be permanently located at UCF Downtown. The new campus offers a 21st Century learning environment including innovative technology and additional student amenities. The 15-acre campus is within walking distance to Orlando’s central business district providing students with easy access to job opportunities, internships and community outreach initiatives. Over the summer, COB staff offices will be moved to the Dr. Phillips Academic Commons building and a new executive-style learning space will be created.
Programs moving to UCF Downtown include:
- Executive MBA
- Part-Time Professional MBA
- Full-Time Professional MBA
- Professional MSM Business Analytics Track
- Professional MSM Entrepreneurship Track
- Professional MSM Human Resources Track
- Professional MS in Real Estate
A New Name
The staff and faculty that serve COB’s graduate programs will fall under a new name, “Office of Graduate Programs.” This newly formed office includes the graduate program staff who serve COB main campus graduate programs and those who serve executive/professional graduate programs downtown. The new name does not change the services students are provided and the type of work carried out by COB’s staff. It merely merge the two areas of graduate program administration under one cohesive operation.
All operations at the new location will be referred to as the Office of Graduate Programs, College of Business at UCF Downtown.
Our new address is: 528 W. Livingston St., Suite 304, Orlando 32801
With Growth Comes Change
The Executive Development Center is a part of COB’s history. The Center, originally created in 1992, served as COB’s main campus location to administer the Executive MBA. At the time, this was the only executive/professional graduate program available at the college. In 2007, the EDC moved to 36 W. Pine Street to allow for graduate program expansion and to add executive-level, non-degree training. From 2007 until now, the EDC experienced tremendous growth, developing two professional MBA programs and five specialty master’s programs. COB went from managing one executive MBA cohort of 24 students to managing seven graduate programs with 12 cohorts and more than 300 students. With growth and innovation comes change and a new chapter.
Those who have not had the opportunity to visit the downtown campus prior to the physical distancing protocol can watch the video below for virtual tour.