Traditional MBA

One-Year Option A


Maximize your ROI with our 12-month accelerated Option A MBA. Dedicating two years to an on-campus experience may not be an option for you. If so, Option A could be the perfect path to get you to your chosen career in only one year. This program is perfect for students who have focused career goals and seek the benefits of a graduate business degree—while minimizing tuition costs and lost salary. Our Option A curriculum is front-loaded with the essentials you need to gain proficiency in specialized concentration areas—giving you the advantage during the fast-paced MBA career search. Option A is designed for students from all academic backgrounds, and there are no business prerequisites required prior to enrollment.

Option A students have access to all the resources UF MBA offers, including leadership positions, attending national career fairs and taking full advantage of our team of experienced Graduate Business Career Advisors.

Tara Kim
Logistics Analyst
TRANSFLO Terminal Services
I was at a point in my life where a one-year accelerated program was ideal during my transition from one profession to another.

Curriculum

You will complete 10 of 16 core business courses during the summer sessions and then complete the remaining requirements alongside your nine electives during the fall and spring modules. Students in the One-year Option A program join the second-year and Option B MBA program students for these electives during the fall and spring semesters. UF MBA elective courses offer the opportunity for Option A students to expand their studies in one of our 5 career-focused areas of concentration specific to your career path. Although in an accelerated format, you will tailor electives to meet your professional goals. Typically, students take three to four total courses per module.

Besides the reduced time spent earning the degree, the One-year Option A Traditional MBA offers significant savings on tuition costs. All admitted students to the Option A program receive a 1/3 tuition waiver, which covers 16 credits of tuition and fees in the summer term.

Option A is a fast-paced program (12 months), and our students are always amazed at how much they accomplish in such a short period of time. Graduate course descriptions provide more information on these courses.

Summer A Summer B
Managerial Economics Production & Operations Management
Financial Accounting Problems & Methods in Marketing Management
Intro to Managerial Statistics Advanced Managerial Statistics
Asset Valuation, Risk & Return Capital Structure & Risk Management Issues
Professional Writing Professional Communication

During the fall and spring semesters, you will complete the final four core courses and pair them with at least nine elective courses to complete the 48-credit requirement. You can focus your studies by engaging in one or more of our career-focused concentrations, and industry-specific areas of emphasis.

Module 1 Fall Break Module 2 Module 3 Spring Break Module 4
Strategic Management Global Immersion Experience (optional) Law, Ethics and Organizations Leadership Global Immersion Experience (optional) Global Macro Economics
Organiza­tional Behavior Managerial Accounting Elective Elective
Elective Elective Elective Elective
Elective
Elective Elective

Students in this highly accelerated program often take advantage of the global immersion experiences offered in-between course modules. These programs offer a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of international business, as well as condensing the majority of course work for an entire two-credit course into a one-week class.

Cost Summary

All amounts are based on current estimates of fees, tuition, and expenses. These amounts are expected to increase each year. A non-refundable Professional Development Fee is required upon admission.

Projected Budget Resident Non-Resident
Professional Development Fee $1,000 $1,000
Tuition & Fees (48 credits) $25,284 $60,070
Less 1/3 Scholarship (16 credits) $(8,428) $(20,023)
Total Program Tuition & Fees* $17,856 $41,047
Scholarship and Graduate Assistantship Criteria
  • Significant professional work experience
  • Academic performance
  • Proven leadership
  • Notable accomplishments
  • Superior GMAT score and GPA
Additional Information

*All costs are estimated. Actual amounts may vary and tuition may increase.
**Student laptop computers must meet or exceed the hardware and software computer requirements as set by the Warrington College of Business Administration. Cost estimates assume the purchase of a new computer, which will vary according to vendor and final purchase specifications as selected by the student.

Program Calendar

Option A Class of 2015 Critical Dates for 2014-2015
Summer 2014
  • April 30-May 2 MBA Boot camp
  • May 5-May 9 – Orientation
  • May 12 - Summer A Classes Begin
  • May 23 - Summer A/C Fees Due
  • May 26 - Memorial Day - no classes
  • June 20 - Summer A Classes End
  • June 23-27 - Summer Break
  • June 30 - Summer B Classes Begin
  • July 4 - Independence Day - no classes
  • July 11 - Summer B Fees Due
  • August 8 - Summer B/C Classes End
Fall 2014
  • August 25 - Module 1 Classes Begin
  • August 25-29 - Fall Drop/Add
  • September 1 - Labor Day - no classes
  • September 5 - Fall Fees Due
  • October 3 - Last Day to drop Module 1 courses with “W” grade
  • October 9 - Module 1 Last Day of Classes
  • October 13-17 - Module 1 Finals Week
  • October 10 - Homecoming Parade – no classes (tentative)
  • October 11 - Homecoming Football game (tentative)
  • October 13 - 31 - Module 2 Drop/Add - Must see Program Advisor
  • October 20-24 - Fall Break
  • October 27 - Module 2 Classes Begin
  • November 7 - Module 2 Drop/Add Fee Adjustment Due
  • November 10 - Spring Priority Registration Begins
  • November 11 - Veteran’s Day – no classes
  • November 26-29 - Thanksgiving – no classes
  • December 1 - Spring Regular Registration Begins
  • December 5 - Last Day to drop Module 2 courses with “W” grade
  • December 12 - Module 2 Last Day of Classes
  • December 15-19 - Module 2 Finals Week
Spring 2015
  • January 5 - Module 3 Classes Begin
  • January 5-9 - Spring Drop/Add
  • January 16 - Spring Fees Due
  • January 19 - MLK Day – no classes
  • February 13 - Last Day to drop Module 3 courses with “W” grade
  • February 20 - Module 3 Last Day of Classes
  • February 23-27 - Module 3 Finals Week
  • March 2-6 - Spring Break
  • February 23-March 13 - Module 4 Drop/Add
  • March 9 - Module 4 Classes Begin
  • March 20 - Module 4 Drop/Add Fee Adjustment Due
  • April 17 - Last Day to Drop Module 4 courses with “W” grade
  • April 24 - Module 4 Last Day of Classes
  • April 27-May 1 - Module 4 Finals Week
  • May 2 - MBA Class of 2015 Graduation

Orientation

Orientation is a required program that includes a Business Boot Camp, and takes place before classes begin. Orientation is a critical part of the MBA experience that introduces you to the key areas of our program that are vital to your success inside and outside the classroom. Business Boot Camp covers three academic areas—Accounting, Business Mathematics and Excel—to give a foundation of knowledge and provide a level of confidence when you step into the MBA classroom. You will meet your classmates, teammates, faculty, advisors and staff. Additionally, you will learn about the culture and traditions that make UF MBA great!

What to expect
  • We kick off with an informal breakfast and welcome from our staff, faculty and current students.
  • On Academic Day, we cover the curriculum, case study methodology, faculty expectations and training on our technology interfaces.
  • During Career Development Day, you will be introduced to our career development process, and hear from corporate partners on what they're looking for from a UF MBA graduate.
  • The Challenge Course Day is everyone's favorite. Cohorts really get to know each other while working together on the campus challenge course.
  • Networking events include a reception, activities hosted by our current UF MBA students and a panel discussion and luncheon with alumni.

Please plan to participate in Orientation activities during business hours each day and during the evenings of Monday and Friday. Spouses and partners are welcome to the networking event on Friday night.

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

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