Professional MBA: One-Year

The UF MBA Professional One-Year program is one of the quickest ways you can earn your MBA. UF is one of a few select programs in the world offering such an option—one that is AACSB accredited and awards a diploma equivalent to on campus programs.

With your business undergraduate degree (earned within the last 7 years) and a foundations review provided as part of orientation, you will be able to delve into higher-level MBA classes sooner in this accelerated program option. The Professional One-Year program is 32 credits versus the 48 credits in our two year programs. We recognize that you completed the core business courses during your undergraduate experience, and are therefore not requiring them to be repeated. Classes such as:

  • Managerial and Financial Accounting
  • Micro and Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Principles of Management
  • Operations & Supply Chain Management

Course titles don’t have to match these exactly, but the content has to be similar. The admissions team will evaluate your transcripts to ensure your eligibility for the program, but we recommend you review our eligibility checklist to assess your candidacy.

If you have another graduate degree in business or a business minor, we recommend also reviewing the checklist. There is a possibility you have completed all the coursework necessary for this accelerated option.

Please note that you must have earned the business degree or minor within the last seven years to qualify for this program. Also, professional experience cannot be substituted for the required prerequisites.

Elective Requirement

All students in the Professional One-Year program are required to take a one week elective during the 16-month program. The elective is completed in a one-week format either on campus or an international location. These electives are offered twice a year during fall break (a week in October) and spring break (a week in April).

  • On Campus – These elective classes allow students to immerse themselves on campus in Gainesville for one week to complete a course. Visit the On Campus Electives page for more details.
  • Global Immersion Experience (GIE) – Students can also participate in a one week international study trip as part of their MBA experience. Students that choose the international focus are required to take a GIE trip. Visit the GIE page for more details.

Orientation and Class Weekend Structure

Orientation is mandatory, so please review class dates for the orientation schedule. The planned activities for orientation weekend include a welcoming from staff and faculty, reception, program details, Ropes and Challenge course, and Team Development.

Additionally, for our one-year options, a one week review course is conducted following orientation. Foundations Review is a mandatory review of core business concepts and is a requirement prior to beginning the 32 credit accelerated program. Please note that Foundations Review is not required for concurrent OEM/MBA students.

The program operates on a lock-step, cohort based system. You start with a group of classmates and go through the entire program 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.

Class weekends allow you to get all of your lectures live from your professors. Once every four months you will begin a new term. During your Saturday and Sunday you can expect a variety of activities. From regular lectures, to small group activities, presentations, demonstrations, case studies, tests, quizzes and finals. You can also expect social activities and study groups after classes.

This one weekend a month format offers you the best of both worlds – the ability to maintain your job and also the experience of campus life and camaraderie.

MBA/OEM Concurrent Degree

Students who enroll in the Outreach Engineering Management Program (OEM) in the University of Florida's Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering are able to obtain an engineering Master's degree in 20 months while working full-time and are then eligible to apply for the Online One-Year MBA program. Our innovative OEM/I1MBA concurrent degree option reduces the amount of time and coursework required for students to obtain both the MBA and the OEM degree from UF.

One-Year Details

Class Profile:

  • Average Age: 27
  • Average Experience: 5 yrs
  • Average GMAT: 600
  • Average GPA: 3.4

Program Cost:

Jan 6, 2017 Start

[1] Additional university fees may apply. Prices subject to change.


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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