Business Administration, M.B.A.
The M.B.A. degree program develops your skills of management, creates tools you can use in problem-solving, enhances your decision-making abilities, and teaches you about formal organizations and the factors affecting their economic environment. The program prepares graduates for leadership positions in a wide variety of managerial and organizational settings in many different industries.
Finish in Five Degree Plan
The Finish in Five MBA Program provides the working professional a structured path through an AACSB accredited MBA in five semesters. The program assures participants of course availability, fixed schedules, a specified start date and a specified finish date. For those without a business study background, combining the Finish in Five MBA Program with the Accelerated MBA Foundations makes it possible for the qualified applicant to complete the MBA at UWF in no more than two years.
In addition to the University graduate admission requirements described in the Graduate Admissions section of the catalog, the department bases decisions for regular admission on a holistic review of credentials in which the criteria listed below are used to assess the potential success of each applicant.
• Submission of Graduate Application and Processing Fee
• Submission of official transcripts
*International students may have additional requirements.
• Submission of one of the following graduate admission test scores: GRE or GMAT
• Undergraduate Cumulative GPA
• Accreditation of degree-granting institution
• Business course academic preparation
• Graduate level motivation and writing abilities as noted in essay responses
• Leadership experience and potential as noted in two letters of recommendation
• A record of appropriate employment at increasing levels of responsibility via resume.
• Other qualifications that illuminate future MBA potential
The MBA Program is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Fewer than 4.7% of business schools worldwide have earned this symbol of the highest standard in management education.
Certain graduate programs have earlier application deadlines. Check with the graduate department for departmental specific deadlines.
“My experience in the UWF MBA Program gave me the knowledge needed to win the title of ‘Grand Champion’ in the Best Strategy Invitational. In this competition, I competed against nine student teams from Florida, Alabama, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Canada and more to successfully grow an athletic footwear company. Student teams must first win the Best Strategy Game, a class competition hosted at their respective institutions, to be invited to the international game. Dr. Lawlor encourages a cutthroat, competitive atmosphere in the class competition to make it just as challenging as the international game. I loved the challenge in class, and that is what pushed me to compete on an international level.” — David Brinson, MBA Graduate
"The MBA program at UWF is designed to prepare students for success in their careers once they leave the halls of our facilities. To accomplish this, many of our MBA courses focus on solving real world business problems through either experiential learning or case study analysis. Further, while our instructors are extremely well qualified academically, many of them have extensive business experience that they bring to the classroom which serves to enhance student learning and engagement." — Dr. John Batchelor, Assistant Professor