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 business meetings where you learn about the company's practices and unique environment. Participants will also have opportunities to network with students and experience cultural activities. Recent GIE locations include: Argentina, Brazil, United Arab Emirates, Ireland 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 Two-Year and Online programs can select a GIE as credit toward the International Focus Area. Students in the Professional One-Year program can utilize the GIE as an elective. Students in the Online programs can select a GIE as credit toward the International Focus Area. 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

Spring 2018

March 4-9

  • Vienna, Austria & Budapest, Hungary (one trip)

Summer 2018

June 3-8

  • Helsinki, Finland

Fall 2018

October 14-19

  • Santiago, Chile
  • Shanghai, China


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 Online and Professional Programs
Program Fee* $2,200-$2,700 ($400 from Career Accelerator Fund can be used by full-time students) $2,200 - $2,700
Tuition 2 credit hours at FL Resident graduate rate (approx $1,200) Students will pay for two (02) credits at their program's tuition rate. Professional MBA students completing focus area or elective credit will also be required to enroll in and pay for the one (01) credit online module GEB 6930 Global Business Concepts, for a total of three (03) credits.
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, several group meals, and site visit expenses.

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, 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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