Hough Graduate School of Business – University of Florida - Weekend Professional MBA
University of Florida Hough Weekend Professional MBA Program Structure
Like the University of Florida Hough Graduate School of Business full-time MBA program, the Weekend Professional MBA program can be completed in multiple formats: an accelerated One-Year program; a Two-Year program; and a Two-Year program in South Florida at the UF MBA Sunrise Center on Sawgrass Corporate Parkway. Other than location, the major difference between the two versions of the Two-Year offerings is the time to complete the program. The South Florida version takes 24 months, and the standard version takes 27 months.
Classes are only held on a weekend schedule, in contrast to the weekday schedule of the full-time program. The One-Year program is specifically designed for applicants that earned an undergraduate business degree in the previous seven years and have two years of work experience. The Two-Year program is advised for applicants that have been out of school for a small amount of time and do not have an undergraduate business degree.
The Two-Year Weekend Professional MBA program requires 48 credits to complete, and the One-Year program requires 32 credits.
The Two-Year Weekend Professional MBA program offers four specialized areas of concentration: entrepreneurship; finance; global business; and marketing. The 48-credit program is split between seven separate terms, each of which features one-to-three courses, in addition to experiential learning offerings.
The compressed 32-credit One-Year format features less core courses, designed for students with an business degree that already completed similar coursework as undergraduates. Beginning in the spring semester, the One-Year format features four total terms, plus experiential learning offerings.
Part-Time MBA Rankings
• U.S. News & World Report: 32 (tie)
The average age of the Two-Year Weekend Professional MBA program is 27. Enrolled students have about 6.5 years of previous work experience, an average GMAT score of 546, a GRE of 304, and a GPA of 3.25.
The average age of students in the One-Year format is 29. Students in the program have around five years of previous work experience, a GMAT of 556, a GRE of 306, and an undergraduate GPA of 3.38.
Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid
Tuition and fees for the Two-Year University of Florida Hough Weekend Professional MBA program is $59,807.52. The One-Year program costs $49,204.80. Included in the costs is a non-refundable deposit of $1,500 required to hold a spot in the program.
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.
Admissions at the Florida Hough Weekend Professional MBA
To apply to any of the University of Florida Hough Weekend Professional MBA programs, 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 two years of previous work experience.
In addition, the following must be submitted:
• Official transcripts
• A résumé
• Two letters of recommendation
• GMAT/GRE scores
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:
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|Spring||Dec 1, 2021||Jan 7 -8, 2022||Jan 9, 2022|