Named one of the best on-campus MBA programs by The Princeton Review, the UCF Professional Full-Time MBA (PMBA FT), accredited by AASCB International, is designed to prepare professionals for the challenges they will face as they advance in their careers, teaching them skills across all functional areas of business with an emphasis on practical application.
|Fall 2020||39 credit-hours||$39,000||9 to 12 months.||UCF Downtown|
Early Application Deadline: April 1
International Application Deadline: Jan. 15
Final Application Deadline: July 1
The UCF Full-Time PMBA 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 Full-Time 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 use consultative teaching approaches combining lecture, case studies, discussion forums and presentations to maximize learning.
“UCF’s full-time PMBA program provided a wealth of business knowledge and skills that have allowed me to develop as a professional. 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.”
Alicia Rambarran, Full-Time PMBA 2017, Brand Marketing Manager, Walt Disney World Resort
Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab
In-depth financial markets research and analysis is incorporated into the UCF PMBA curriculum through the use of its state-of-the-art Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab. Students access real-time financial markets data, news and analytics through the Bloomberg Professional service (Bloomberg terminals). Use of the Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab is available to the student while enrolled in the PMBA program. Students are also able to capitalize on the use of the Bloomberg Professional service by completing Bloomberg’s self-administered Bloomberg Essentials Online Training Program and earn an Acknowledgement of Completion (previously Bloomberg Certification).
Executive Mentoring Program
Included with the UCF Full-Time MBA is the Executive Mentoring Program. The program was designed to facilitate the transfer of knowledge and expertise in our community through connecting our graduate business students with UCF alumni and key business influencers to assist with career development and potential realization.
Students who choose to participate in the Executive Mentoring Program will be matched with a volunteer mentor for the purpose of professional growth and career guidance. The match is based on a combination of factors including job function, industry and career goals.
All classes for the UCF Full-Time PMBA are held at the UCF Executive Development Center in downtown Orlando. Classes will be taught over 16 weeks in fall and spring terms, and 12 weeks in the summer term. Classes in fall and spring meet:
Monday 8:00a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-5:00 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Classes in summer meet Monday 8:00a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Who Should Apply
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:
- Individuals with an earned graduate degree;
- Students currently enrolled in a graduate program; or
- Highly motivated individuals with a bachelors and at least 1 year of professional work experience with a letter of support from an employer.
*The Full-Time PMBA is designed to allow students with completed graduate coursework to transfer up to 9 credit hours toward their MBA electives, allowing them to complete the program in as little as 9 months. All transfer coursework is approved on a course-by-course basis. Students in this program complete 15 hours of required coursework in the fall term, 15 hours of required coursework in the spring term, and 9 hours of elective coursework in the summer.
Average Age – 26
Gender – 38% female
Average GPA – 3.3
Average work experience – 4 years
Undergraduate major – 63% business, 12% STEM, 25% social science/other
Top industries – Healthcare, professional services, consumer products, financial services, military
All applicants are required to take four online UCF MBA foundation assessments prior to starting the program. The assessments include accounting, economics, finance and business statistics. See instructions below for detailed information regarding the assessments and enrolling in the on-line modules.
The UCF Full-Time PMBA is a market-rate program with an investment of $39,000 which includes 39 credit hours, parking, laptop, financial calculator, use of Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab, graduate and orientation events, and lifetime membership to Alumni Association.
*Approved transfer coursework will reduce the total tuition based on the number of credit hours transferred.