One-Year Option B
Candidates who graduated with an undergraduate degree in Business within the past seven years are eligible for enrollment in our One-year Option B Traditional MBA Program. This unique, fast-track program allows you to accelerate your studies and earn an MBA in only 10 months. Option B begins each June and is tailored for students who want to build on an already extensive business background, both professionally and academically.
The Option B curriculum is front-loaded to provide you with valuable knowledge earlier in your academic experience. This structure also offers the ability to jump right into elective courses after the summer semester, which gives you the advantage of taking specialized courses prior to the fast-paced interview season.
Option B students have access to all the resources UF MBA offers, including holding leadership positions, attending national career fairs and taking full advantage of our team of experienced Graduate Business Career Advisors.
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The curriculum for the One-year Option B program eliminates most core courses completed at the undergraduate level and instead allows you to focus more quickly on the skills demanded by your chosen career. Students in the One-year Option B program join the second-year and Option A MBA program students for elective courses during the fall and spring semesters. The UF MBA elective courses offer the opportunity for you to focus on areas specific to your career path, while also earning concentrations and certificates. Typically, students take three to four total courses per module.
During the summer term, your small cohort will engage in an intensive series of courses that are critical for all MBA students. These courses will best prepare you for the elective courses you will select in the fall and spring semesters. Graduate course descriptions provide more information on these courses.
|One Week Foundations Review|
|Quantitative Managerial Decision Making|
In the fall and spring semesters, you will join the rest of your graduating class (2-Year and Option A students) to complete 8 electives, the Career Accelerator Program course and the Strategic Management capstone course, to complete the 32 credits.
|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*|
*Some students may be eligible to waive out of Global Macro Economics. Discuss this option with your academic advisor.
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.
|Professional Development Fee||$1,000||$1,000|
|Tuition & Fees (32 credits)||$16,856||$40,047|
|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
*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.
Option B Class of 2015 Critical Dates for 2014-2015
- June 16-27 - Foundations Review & Orientation
- 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
- 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
- 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 is a required program that takes place prior to the start of Summer B classes. 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. Foundations Review is a one week refresher of the core business courses taken during your undergraduate academic career, and includes: Finance, Accounting, Economics, Statistics, Operations Management and Excel. 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.