Ready to lead. Prepared for the unexpected.

The UCF Executive MBA is designed for mid-to senior-level executives who wish to gain new business perspectives and enhance their business skills. With the program’s leadership-relevant curriculum, the EMBA prepares today’s experienced professionals for the challenges they will face as they work and advance in their career. Students learn the latest effective problem-solving techniques and strategic decision-making skills so that they can lead a business to succeed and navigate times during uncertainty.

Program Highlights

  • Accredited by AACSB-International
  • 13 courses comprised of core analytical courses and advanced functional business topics.
  • Week-long international residency during the program’s fourth semester.
  • Highly accomplished faculty incorporate both industry and academic experience to a consultancy approach to learning.
  • Through the utilization of team work, case studies, and real workplace scenarios, students are able to immediately apply concepts and tactics they learn in the classroom to their workplace.
  • Cohort format provides a shared learning experience and access to an invaluable network of peers and professionals from a variety of industries and backgrounds. With this collective experience, there is a deeper level of discussion and engagement with the students and faculty.
  • Access to variety of career development and management opportunities including a mentoring program, professional coaching and networking events to assist in developing their career path.
  • Personalized academic services — taking care of the administrative and logistical tasks associated with being a graduate student.


  • Only 19 months to complete
  • Located at UCF Downtown
  • Bloomberg Certification
  • Professional Coaching Program
  • Only UCF MBA with International Residency

International Residency

The pinnacle of the EMBA is a week-long international residency. This dedicated travel week will expose you to global business and provide you with an opportunity to apply international business concepts learned in the classroom to a real-world setting.

  • Required in conjunction with the program’s International Business Analysis course (GEB 6365) and takes place during 4th term (Fall)
  • Includes roundtable discussions, formal presentation and company site visits with global business executives
  • Cultural excursions and events and site explorations (Fall term)
  • Previous EMBA international residency trips include Berlin & Barcelona, Beijing & Shanghai, Cape Town & Johannesburg, Istanbul & Madrid, Morocco & Madrid, Prague & Athens


EMBA '23 Student - International Residency, Athens Photo
EMBA ’23 International Residency – Athens, Greece

Who Should Apply

  • Candidates who aspire to lead an organization or function area.
  • Candidates for the EMBA come from a variety of academic and industry backgrounds.

Hear from our EMBA alumni to learn more about their successes and the advantages of pursuing the UCF EMBA.



Class Profile

  • Average Age= 40 years old
  • Gender = 33% Female
  • Average GPA = 3.2
  • Average Work Experience = 15 years
  • Undergraduate Degree = Business-47%, STEM-26%, Social Science/Other-27%

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Program Details

19 months
13 courses/39 credit hours

Face-to-face instruction

3 Saturdays & 1 Friday per month
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

College of Business at UCF Downtown
528 W. Livingston St.
Orlando, FL 32801