One Year Full-Time MBA for Non-Business Students

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The One Year Full-Time MBA is a 12-month program focused on non-business students who wish to obtain an MBA and gain professional work experience at the same time. Applicants selected for the One Year MBA program will take courses restricted to students in a cohort group, and students will be able to choose from a variety of internship and elective options. The One Year MBA begins each fall semester and is a limited access program. Students must complete the foundation core before beginning the MBA program in the fall. While many one-year MBA programs are offered at a premium cost, our program requires you to pay no additional tuition costs other than regular graduate tuition rates. For program information, please call (407) 235-3917 or contact us via email .

View the course catalog entry for this program.

Admission Criteria

  • 3.3 undergraduate GPA, last 60 hours or cumulative
  • 600 GMAT score
  • NON-BUSINESS STUDENTS ONLY

Application Deadlines

Non-Business Majors :

  • December 1 - Apply to One-Year MBA Foundation track for Spring to enroll in Spring foundation courses.
  • April 15 - Apply to One-Year MBA Foundation track for Summer to enroll in Summer foundation courses.

Fellowship deadline : January 15

To be considered for fellowship, a complete application must be submitted by the Fellowship Deadline of January 15. Otherwise, you will still be considered for program admission, but will not be eligible for fellowship consideration.

One-Year MBA Foundation Core (12 hours)

To take foundation courses you must be admitted to the One-Year MBA Foundation Track for either spring or summer. To have your transcripts reviewed for needed foundation course requirements, fax your transcripts to 407-823-0219, attn: Transcript Review; or email us at cbagrad@bus.ucf.edu requesting a transcript review.

  • ACG 6065 Accounting Foundations (3 hrs) - Spring and Summer
  • ECO 6418 Economic Concepts with Math Applications (3 hrs) - Spring and Summer
  • ECO 6405 Business Statistical Concepts & Methods (3 hrs) - Summer only
  • FIN 6404 Foundations of Finance (3 hrs) - Summer only

MBA Professional Core (39 hours)

Required classes meet 4 days a week.

  • Fall (15 hours)
    • MAR 6466 Strategic Supply Chain Management (3 hrs)
    • ECO 6416 Applied Business Research Tools (3 hrs)
    • ECO 6115 Economic Analysis of the Firm (3 hrs)
    • ACG 6425 Managerial Accounting Analysis (3 hrs)
    • One Elective Course (3 hrs)
  • Spring (15 hours)
    • MAN 6245 Organizational Behavior and Development (3 hrs)
    • MAR 6816 Strategic Marketing Management (3hrs)
    • FIN 6406 Strategic Financial Management (3 hrs)
    • BUL 6444 Law and Ethics (3 hrs)
    • One Elective Course and/or Internship (3 hrs)
  • Summer (9 hours)
    • MAN 6721 Applied Strategy and Business Policy (3 hrs) - requires grade of B- or better
    • GEB 6365 International Business Analysis (3 hrs)
    • One Elective Course and/or Internship (3 hrs)

The MBA program does not require a thesis or comprehensive exam.

Electives (9 hours)

The class schedule is designed to take 1 elective or internship in the Spring and Summer terms. Electives are offered mostly in the evenings.

  • Unrestricted business electives : any 5000 and 6000 level business courses, excluding all 6000 level MBA foundation courses.
  • Restricted electives : A maximum of 2 courses or 6 hours may be taken outside the College of Business, with permission from the Graduate Programs Office prior to taking the course .
  • Certificates : Business certificate courses will count as MBA electives and certificate credit. Must apply to Certificate program for this option .
  • Study abroad options available and vary year to year.
  • Internships : Up to 6 hours of elective credit may be used as internship credit . (Students not registered for internship credit must take one elective each term if they wish to complete the program in 3 semesters ). Begin your internship search immediately following your admission. An Orientation is held in August prior to the start of the One-Year, Full-Time MBA program. Internships must be preapproved to receive academic credit . For more information contact Career Connections: 407-823-JOBS or via email.

Four Semester Option :

Follow the current One-Year MBA course schedule for Fall, Spring and Summer and use the following Fall term to complete your internship or electives. If you choose this option, you will be able to walk with the One-Year MBA students at the summer graduation ceremony, and then receive your diploma after you complete the Fall semester.

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