Students in this program build a strong foundation in core business areas such as finance, marketing, management, operations and economics. After this foundation is built, students can then focus their studies in a particular area of interest.
Students in the Online Two-Year program can choose from one of four areas of focus. This allows students to take a deeper dive into an area that interests them. The four areas of focus are:
Starting in Term 6, Online Two-Year students are able to select four electives in a specific area to gain a focus within their MBA coursework. Students also choose the format in which they take these courses. The format options are:
- Online - These classes are offered in the same format as the classes taken in Terms 1-5.
- One Week – These elective classes allow students to immerse themselves on campus in Gainesville for one week to complete a course, instead of online over a four month term
- Global Immersion Experience (GIE) – Students can also participate in a one week international study trip as part of their MBA experience. Visit the GIE page for more details.
ORIENTATION AND CLASS WEEKEND STRUCTURE
While the majority of your coursework is completed online, we do host weekend residencies every four months and a mandatory on-campus orientation for all students on our Gainesville campus. Online lectures are asynchronous, allowing you to view them at your own convenience and schedule.
The program operates on a lock-step, cohort based system. You start with a group of classmates and go through terms one through five with this same group of classmates, allowing you to build strong relationships and a powerful network that will last far beyond graduation. To facilitate your relationship and network building opportunities, we regularly host local social events allowing you to interact with other MBA cohorts.
The quarterly class weekends are comprised of a Saturday and Sunday, and are a great opportunity to reconnect with faculty and classmates in person. Saturday will likely include final exams or presentations, and Sunday you will meet your new faculty members and begin your next term. This offers you the best of both worlds – an extremely flexible class format that still provides live interaction and connections with classmates, faculty and the university.
Orientation is mandatory. Please review class dates for the orientation schedule.