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Hough Graduate School of Business – University of Florida

University of Florida Hough Executive MBA Program Structure

The 21-month Executive MBA at the University of Florida Hough Graduate School of Business begins every August, with classes held one weekend per month. The program is ideally designed for applicants that have at least years of professional management and leadership work experience.

Each term in the program features three business courses in addition to a leadership development course. In addition, students in the program must complete a one week international study tour. A total of 48 credits are required to complete the program. In addition to the required coursework and study tour, UF EMBA students also experience many facets of professional career development, including workshops, a career transformation weekend, networking events, and a speaker series.

Curriculum

After the required orientation in August, students complete the required core coursework, of which includes the online-only Professional Writing class. This is the only remote portion of the program, however. After several terms of core coursework, students begin term four the following summer, which features the aforementioned global immersion experience. Students then begin completing elective coursework, with the program culminating in term seven’s Global Strategic Management course.

Executive MBA Rankings

• The Economist: 60

Class Profile

The average age of the University of Florida Executive MBA class is currently 37-years old. Students in the program join with an average of 13 years of prior work experience, a GMAT average of 600, and a GPA of 3.1

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The total tuition and fees for the University of Florida Executive MBA program is currently $62,807.52. A non-refundable $1,500 fee is required to hold a spot in the class.

Most students in the program enroll with federal financial aid. However, private loan options are available and may be a requirement for international applicants. Head over the Office for Student Financial Affairs page to learn more. Employment sponsorship is also available, depending on one’s employer.

Admissions

To apply to the University of Florida Executive MBA program, an online registration form must be completed prior to the official application. After that is completed and accepted, the school asks for a UF MBA Supplemental Application, which features select essay questions that should only be one page long.

Applicants must have an accredited bachelor’s degree from a U.S. school, or equivalent, in addition to eight years of previous work experience.

In addition, the following must be submitted:

• Official transcripts
• A résumé
• Two letters of recommendation

GMAT scores are required, unless the applicant has already earned a Ph.D, MD, DMD, DVM, JD, or PharmD from a U.S. school. Or, they have any Master’s degree and have already taken the GMAT. The GRE is not accepted for international applicants.

International applicants must submit immigration documentations and a Certificate of Financial Responsibility. In addition, those who earned an undergraduate degree from a non-native English speaking country or academic institution may have to take an English proficiency test. These can include the TOEFL, IELTS, or the MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery).

Application deadlines are as follows:

Fall – July 1, 2019

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