Globalizing Your MBA

The UF MBA Program offers opportunities for you to increase your global perspective in varying degrees of intensity and time commitments. Whether through our curriculum or a Global Immersion Experience, you will significantly increase your understanding of different cultures and their business practices.

UF MBA Global Immersion Experiences (GIEs)

Increase your depth of knowledge by participating in a Global Immersion Experience. UF MBA students can register for a 2-credit course that meets in person and online over the course of the semester and includes a 7 to 10 day experience abroad. The cornerstone of each GIE is in-country company visits where you learn about the company's practices and unique environment. Participants will also have opportunities to network with students and experience cultural activities. The UF MBA Program focuses the GIEs in the world's expanding and developing markets. Recent GIE locations include: Argentina, Brazil, United Arab Emirates, Turkey and China.

  • Strengthen your understanding of global business by meeting with business executives from various industries.
  • Learn the inner-workings of international companies in the country where they operate.
  • Meet with scholars who study the region's economy and political climate of the country.
  • Experience cultural highlights of the area, such as the Great Wall in China and mosques in the U.A.E.

GIEs are open to all students enrolled in the program. Students in the Professional and Online Two-Year and One-Year programs can utilize a GIE as an elective. For Executive MBA and South Florida MBA students, a GIE is a required component of your program. Please visit these program pages for more detail on global trips and requirements.

Upcoming Destinations

Fall 2016

October 16 – 22

  • Havana, Cuba
  • Dublin, Ireland

Spring 2017

March 4 – 10

  • Abu Dhabi & Dubai, U.A.E.


Kathryn Pearce
Academic Program Specialist – Operations
352.273.3255  |  Email (kathryn.pearce at

My UF GIE experiences opened new global doors for me. These enlightening, educational adventures gave my resume and my interviews the sense of global perspective that was necessary for pursuing my new global role. I am forever changed.
Amy Kaufman
Full-Time Programs: Two-Year, One-Year (All Majors), One-Year (Business Majors) Professional 1-year and
2-year Programs
Online 1-year and
2-year Programs
Program Fee* $2,200-$2,700 ($400 from Career Accelerator Fund can be used by full-time students) $2,200 - $2,700 $2,200 - $2,700
Tuition 2 credit hours at FL Resident graduate rate (approx $1,200) Billed as required elective course if using toward your degree. If elective requirement has been met, 2 credits of FL Resident graduate tuition will be billed 2 credit hours at FL Resident graduate rate - charged separately from MBA tuition (approx $1,200)
Flight Students responsible for their own airfare
Misc Expenses $500 discretionary spending money (based on student surveys) for incidentals and meals not covered by program fee

*All costs are approximate and based on previous global trips.


  • South Florida MBA and Executive MBA Programs - Global trip is required as part of the academic program. Tuition is built into the cost of attendance set forth by the UF MBA Programs Office.
  • Program Fee includes: hotel, ground transportation, domestic flights while in-country, visa processing, partial meals, cultural excursions)

Global Curriculum

Regardless of your program choice, you will significantly increase your understanding of different cultures and their business practices through our curriculum. From our various elective courses which focus in global management, finance, and marketing, to our certificate in Global Management, you can determine to which level you’d like to hone your global knowledge.

UF Study Abroad and Exchange Programs

The Warrington College of Business has many partner institutions from which full-time MBA students may choose to study. Programs vary in length from one semester to a modular format similar to ours. Students who study abroad are able to select a variety of business courses and options depending on location. Students work closely with their academic advisors to develop a customized plan since careful consideration of the UF MBA curriculum and career planning is necessary to make a study abroad experience successful.


College Info

Warrington College of Business
BRY 100
PO Box 117150
Gainesville, FL 32611-7150
Phone: 352.392.2397
Fax: 352.392.2086

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