Sector Portrait: Education/MBAs
The economic downturn has boosted the number of students in traditional MBA programs around Florida.
» University of Central Florida — College of Business Administration
Location: Orlando; Professional MBA offered on a rotating basis at UCF’s regional campuses in Brevard, Orange, Osceola, Volusia and Seminole counties.
Curriculum: One-Year MBA, Lockstep Evening, Professional, Executive MBA
Notable: Associate dean Jaishankar Ganesh notes that the Princeton Review named UCF’s MBA among the nation’s top 10 “best administered” programs, the only business school in Florida to receive this ranking.
» University of Florida — Hough Graduate School of Business
UF offers nine MBA programs.
Curriculum: Nine MBA programs, including Full-Time, Online, Professional and Executive
Notable: UF offers MBA programs to meet the needs of almost any student with any schedule requirements. The school’s programs have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report, the Financial Times and other publications.
» University of Miami — School of Business
Location: Coral Gables
Curriculum: Traditional, One-Year, Executive, MBA for Working Professionals, JD/MBA and MD/MBA; also a Spanish-language, dual-degree master’s of science in professional management/MBA designed for Latin American professionals and south Floridians who prefer learning in Spanish
Notable: The first year of UM’s Executive MBA is a lockstep program, but in the second year students can take electives that help them with their specific career goals. This same formula is used for the MBA for Working Professionals.