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  • UCF Executive MBAA Wise Investment in Your Future

  • The University of Central Florida

    Americas Partnership University

    The University of Central Florida is the second largest university in the nation and a major metropolitan research institution. With more than 60,000 students across 12 campuses and 220,000 alumni world-wide, the UCF name brings recognition beyond Central Florida.

    The UCF College of Business Administration follows in the Universitys foot-steps and is one of the largest business schools in the country. Accredited by the AACSB International, the College offers both undergraduate and graduate business degrees, including the UCF Executive MBA.

    AACSB accreditation standards were developed by nearly 700 of the worlds top business schools to define superior quality education that prepares students to be ready on the job from day one. AACSB accredited schools are globally recognized for their outstanding mission, faculty contributions, operations, and more. Degrees from such schools are constantly increasing in value giving students a competitive edge.

  • UCF Executive Development CenterConvenience is Key

    Conveniently located in Downtown Orlando, the UCF Executive Development Center (EDC) caters to the needs of busy professionals in the Central Florida region. The UCF EDC delivers executive and professional graduate business degree programs, non-degree business programs and custom training. The EDC offers state-of-the-art learning facilities with concierge-style service to our students and clients.

    The UCF EDC is located in the heart of Orlandos business and financial district, and is within walking distance of various entertainment venues and dining locations.

  • The UCF Executive MBAA Wise Investment in Your Future

    The UCF Executive MBA is specifically designed for middle and senior level executives. The program allows participants to continue their full-time careers while earning an accredited MBA.

    EMBA Program Highlights

    19-month program Classes meet 8 am - 5 pm Three Saturdays and one Friday per month Applied curriculum Cohort experience World-class faculty International residency Concierge-style service UCF alumni network


    The UCF EMBA includes the following features: 13 Classes/39 Credit Hours Textbooks and course materials International Residency (flight to international

    location and back to Orlando is not included) Laptop computer Meals and snacks during class time Parking downtown for the UCF Executive

    Development Center Lifetime UCF Alumni membership Administrative Services

  • Class Profile

    Industries Represented Functional Areas Represented

    Chemical/Pharmaceutical 2%Communications 8%Construction/Engineering 8%Education 6%Finance/Insurance/Real Estate 16%Health Care 14%Hospitality 14%Technology 13%Other 19%

    The target EMBA participant is a successful, action-oriented individual who is seen as a leader and decision maker in his or her organization. Most have several years of work experience in a managerial position.

    One of the most attractive features of our EMBA program is the quality of the students. They are smart, experienced, motivated, and fun. As a result, they push me to bring my A game every single week and the result is a completely engaging learning environment.

    Maureen L. Ambrose, Ph.D.Gordon J. Barnett Professorof Business Ethics

    Accounting/Finance 15%Consulting 2%Engineering/R&D 12%Executive 11%General Management 25%Human Resources/Admin 6%Marketing/Sales/Distribution 11%MIS 6%Production/Operations 6%Other 6%

    39Average age

    16 Average years of work experience

  • Concierge-Style ServiceEach and Every Detail

    Incorporating an EMBA into demanding professional and personal lives is challenging. The goal of the UCF Executive Development Center is to take care of each and every detail, allowing students to fully focus on their education.

    Through concierge-style service, the professional staff with the UCF EDC handles all administrative aspects of the UCF EMBA program. This streamlined structure of support includes registering students for classes, processing tuition payments, ordering and delivering textbooks and course materials directly to the student, issuing parking validation, and commencement details.

    Our well-planned program and structured format combined with constant support make the UCF EMBA a seamless experience.

  • Your Team Beyond Graduation

    The distinct advantage of the UCF EMBA is its cohort format with limited class size. UCF EMBA participants take all classes with their cohort, from start to finish, creating a supportive network of friends and colleagues who depend on each other.

    The one-on-one interaction with fellow professionals will undoubtedly lead to business connections within your business and area of expertise. The mixed backgrounds of the cohort create a network that is rare and truly invaluable. Friendships created through the program often last for a lifetime.

    Built-in Network

    Of the 220,000 UCF alumni across the globe, more than 160,000 work and live in Central Florida. This network of local alumni include community leaders, government officials, top-level executives and entrepreneurs, providing an extended network of professionals for our EMBA students.

    Cohort Experience

    Attending the UCF EMBA program allowed me to interact with peer professionals with rich experience across a broad spectrum of businesses and local government agencies. This interaction along with top notch instruction from business-experienced educators provided a well-rounded business education.

    Jim Lockemacher, EMBA 2011Vice President, General ManagerSparton Corporation

    220,000Network of UCF alumni

  • Collective Wisdom with Relevance

    The UCF Executive MBA is taught by world-class faculty drawn from the UCF College of Business Administration who are well-recognized and published in their fields.

    With the ability to communicate effectively, these scholars relate their research to current business practices, and provide relevant learning experiences. Their academic expertise mixed with practical industry experience, offer participants a real-world dimension to the program.

    The EMBA faculty regularly draw on participants personal experiences during class and incorporate related issues into their lecture and discussions. This peer driven process along with faculty strengths create a great executive education experience.

    World-Class Faculty

    Kay WolfBusiness Law InstructorPartner, FordHarrisonBoard Certified Labor & Employment Lawyer

  • The EMBA classroom provides a melting pot for sharing ideas about the latest innovations in business. The students have been successful in their respective industries and their experiences expand the knowledge banks of the professors.

    Darryl Allen, Ph.D.Professor of Accounting Former Accounting Executive, Mobil Oil

  • Direct Applicability

    The UCF Executive MBA incorporates the interactions and experiences of the program participants as an integral part of the curriculum. By utilizing these valuable experiences, our students are able to immediately apply the classroom concepts learned on Saturday to their job or organization on Monday.

    Throughout the program, participants study multiple subject areas while developing three important skills vital to success in business: critical thinking, decision making and leadership. Participants graduate competent and confident in their ability to use these skills and apply them in any setting.

    EMBA Curriculum



    Session 4Financial Analysis

    International Business AnalysisOrganizational Behavior & Development

    Session 2Financial Analysis Seminar

    Strategic MarketingConflict Resolution & Negotiation

    Session 3Strategic Financial Management

    Strategic Supply Chain & Operations Management

    Session 5Applied Strategy and Business Policy

    Executive Leadership

    Session 1Economic Analysis of the Firm

    Managerial Accounting AnalysisApplied Business Research Tools

    19-Month Program Schedule

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  • Attending the UCF EMBA program was the best experience I have ever had. The program gave me the tools to think more strategically and effectively in my job and the International Residency opened a new world to me, not only in business but also personally. I wholeheartedly recommend this program to anyone looking to advance their career with an MBA.

    Angela Pilkington, EMBA 2013Vice President of AdministrationCorrect Craft, Inc.

  • International ResidencyGlobal Emphasis

    An understanding of globalization and the international marketplace is essential in todays business world. A 10-day International Residency in conjunction with a dedicated course in International Business enhances our students exposure to global business.

    During the residency students apply concepts learned in class to real-world international settings by witnessing the operations of companies global and multi-cultural business environments. Students visit with local and multinational companies, top-level executives and participate in panel discussions on various topics. The trip also involves meeting with government officials, consultants and local agencies to learn about the specific intra-regional economic conditions. Included with the International Residency

    Welcome and farewell receptions Local transportationExtensive business visits Internal airfareCultural excursions Most mealsCohort dinners Hotel stay during residency

    The international residency does not include international air