UF MBA Programs

UF MBA is fully operational at this time, though we are working remote. You can continue to contact staff as you would have previously. Please make sure you are monitoring your UFL email and Chatter.

Hough Hall is currently locked 24/7. Only faculty and staff can enter the building using card swipe. Student access will be granted as programs return to campus.

MBA Programs Office is currently locked and not accessible to anyone but staff. Students or others who need assistance can contact a member of the team directly. The office will reopen as we prepare for students’ return to campus.

The Miramar Tech Center is closed until further notice.

Program Format Updates & Current Operations

  • Executive, Weekend Professional, and Online Hybrid MBA:
    • Course delivery: Remote with return to campus TBD; refer to Canvas course sites and faculty instruction.
    • Class weekend support: William will be available from 9 am to 1 pm on class weekends via Zoom.
  • Professional MBA in South Florida:
    • Course delivery: Remote with return to Miramar Tech center TBD; refer to Canvas course sites and faculty instruction.
      Class weekend support: Stephanie will be available from 12 pm to 2 pm on class weekends via Zoom.
  • Fully Online MBA (no required campus visits):
    • Course delivery continues as scheduled.
  • Full-Time MBA:
    • Fall 2020 courses will be delivered face-to-face on campus beginning August 31, 2020.
      For students who do not wish to attend class in person, classes will be live-streamed via Zoom.

Orientations

Information regarding delivery of orientation for each specific program will be communicated to the students admitted to those program formats.

Program Director Updates

Good Morning MBA Students,

I hope this note finds you and your family safe and well. The Warrington College of Business leadership has posted a decision regarding Satisfactory / Unsatisfactory (S/U) grading in graduate courses for the spring 2020 term. You can find the update on the Hough Students COVID-19 information page. In short, courses this term will not be changed to S/U grading. This will apply to all Warrington/Hough graduate courses and programs consistently.

As mentioned in the statement the definition of Satisfactory at the graduate level is higher than the undergraduate level, 3.0 v. 2.0, as a result making this change does not actually benefit graduate students. If you are in position to earn a C or above the letter grade is ultimately better than the S grade (C equivalent). Additionally, if you are poised to earn below a C you could still earn a passing letter grade whereas a U grade results in no earned credit.

Underpinning this is the belief and understanding that our graduate faculty are in the best place to assist the students in their courses. They have multiple tools at their disposal and that remains true in this situation. They were reminded of these tools by Dr. Erenguc, the Sr. Associate Dean, and I have confidence they will be receptive to conversations with students about their individual situations and how they should be addressed.

There was no right answer as it relates to this policy consideration which is, I suspect, why the Graduate School left it to the colleges to manage independently. Based on feedback I have received from students some of you will find this decision disappointing while others will be relieved.

I know some of you are struggling. The faculty and staff can and will help regardless of this decision. Contact your faculty member if you’re worried about learning the material in a different format or if you do not have as much time as you previously did to keep up. If you are worried about your grades or academic progress reach out to Sarah and Gus to discuss the situation and map out the way forward or take a pause if that make the most sense. We have chosen to provide as much support and continuity as we can to allow all of you to stay on track with your academic pursuit. We want you to be successful and well. If we can reduce the uncertainty in this aspect of your life, we want to do so. Please reach out.

-gresley

Good Afternoon,

Thanks for your patience and understanding this week during this transition period. We have received a lot of constructive feedback and are working with the faculty to share lessons learned during the first weekend and we’ll continue to refine these offerings to make them as meaningful as possible.

There a couple of updates that I want to bring to your attention as we head into the weekend.

  1. The MBA spring graduation has been cancelled and the university sponsored spring commencement ceremonies have been rescheduled. Shane sent an email this afternoon with more details and FAQs. I encourage those who were slated to graduate to read through it. Degrees will still be certified and diplomas mailed, but the party is on hold for now. I am firm believer that graduation is about students and their accomplishments and not the building they’re in. We’re going to celebrate our spring graduates and we’re going to do it right. The catch is we must wait until we have some more certainty that we can throw a party this big.
  2. The University is considering converting spring classes to S/U aka pass-fail but as of now this only applies to undergraduate courses. I am pushing to get more information about graduate courses but there have been no discussions to this point. If that changes, we will communicate the information.

I continue to look for silver linings and, as an optimist and an educator, there are plenty of opportunities in the real-world headlines about economic forecasts, financial markets, pandemic response, and eventual recovery that will be excellent case studies for you in every course from finance, to human capital, to strategy, and beyond as aspiring business and community leaders.

We are preaching flexibility and practicing it here at the UF MBA program these days and we remain committed to supporting your success. We know people are juggling a lot and you’ll contact us as you are able but I want to remind you that we are here when/and if you need assistance, clarification, or just a pep talk.

Same closing as last week: take care of yourselves. I mean that in terms of following CDC guidelines, but also in terms of drink water, eat, and get some sleep. Look out for each other. Be gracious and compassionate – we’re all in this together.

I’m here to assist in ways that I can, please feel free to keep in contact with me.

-gresley

Good Afternoon,

Thanks for your patience and understanding during this transition period. We have received a lot of constructive feedback and are working with the faculty to share lessons learned and we’ll continue to refine the course offerings to make them as meaningful as possible.

There a couple of major updates that I want to bring to your attention as we head into the weekend.

  1. The University made the announcement earlier this week that all Summer A/C courses would be delivered online there will be no face to face instruction. If you are in one of the Hybrid OMBA cohorts this means your next term will be delivered without campus visits as well. This is rooted in the residential nature of UF’s enterprise. Undergraduate students cannot simply return to campus without similar disruption and this decision extends the University leadership’s decision-making horizon through the summer while retaining the option to start summer B courses in person in June should the public health situation allow it. The nature of our OMBA program schedules is complex and many of your next term courses cross spring and summer terms. Further complicating things is the fact that you can attend classes without changing your residential status. There is not a lot of certainty on how this affects the UF MBA weekend meetings. I will reiterate we will resume in-person meetings as soon as it is feasible and allowed.
  2. The MBA spring graduation has been cancelled and the university sponsored spring commencement ceremonies have been rescheduled. Shane sent an email this afternoon with more details and FAQs. I encourage those who were slated to graduate to read through it. Degrees will still be certified and diplomas mailed, but the party is on hold for now. I am firm believer that graduation is about students and their accomplishments and not the building they’re in. We’re going to celebrate our spring graduates and we’re going to do it right. The catch is we must wait until we have some more certainty that we can throw a party this big.
  3. The University is considering converting spring classes to S/U aka pass-fail but as of now this only applies to undergraduate courses. I am pushing to get more information about graduate courses but there have been no discussions to this point. If that changes, we will communicate the information.

I continue to look for silver linings and, as an optimist and an educator, there are plenty of opportunities in the real-world headlines about economic forecasts, financial markets, pandemic response, and eventual recovery that will be excellent case studies for you in every course from finance, to human capital, to strategy, and beyond as aspiring business and community leaders.

We are preaching flexibility and practicing it here at the UF MBA program these days and we remain committed to supporting your success. We know people are juggling a lot and you’ll contact us as you are able, but I want to remind you that we are here when/and if you need assistance, clarification, or just a pep talk.

Same closing as last week: take care of yourselves. I mean that in terms of following CDC guidelines, but also in terms of drink water, eat, and get some sleep. Look out for each other. Be gracious and compassionate – we’re all in this together.

I’m here to assist in ways that I can, please feel free to keep in contact with me.

-gresley

Good Afternoon,

Thanks for your patience and understanding this week during this transition period. We have received a lot of constructive feedback and are working with the faculty to share lessons learned during the first weekend and we’ll continue to refine these offerings to make them as meaningful as possible.

There a couple of major updates that I want to bring to your attention as we head into the weekend.

  1. The University made the announcement earlier this week that all Summer A/C courses would be delivered online there will be no face to face instruction. This means your next term will be delivered via online instruction as well. This is rooted in the residential nature of UF’s enterprise. Undergraduate students cannot simply return to campus without similar disruption and this decision extends the University leadership’s decision-making horizon through the summer while retaining the option to start summer B courses in person in June should the public health situation allow it. The nature of our weekend program schedules is complex and many of your next term courses cross spring and summer terms. Further complicating things is the fact that you can attend classes without changing your residential status. So there is not a lot of certainty on how this affects the UF MBA weekend meetings. I will reiterate we will resume in-person instruction as soon as it is feasible and allowed.
  2. The MBA spring graduation has been cancelled and the university sponsored spring commencement ceremonies have been rescheduled. Shane sent an email this afternoon with more details and FAQs. I encourage those who were slated to graduate to read through it. Degree will still be certified and diplomas mailed, but the party is on hold for now. I am firm believer that graduation is about students and their accomplishments and not the building they’re in. We’re going to celebrate our spring graduates and we’re going to do it right. The catch is we must wait until we have some more certainty that we can throw a party this big.
  3. The University is considering converting spring classes to S/U aka pass-fail but as of now this only applies to undergraduate courses. I am pushing to get more information about graduate courses but there have been no discussions to this point. If that changes, we will communicate the information.

I continue to look for silver linings and, as an optimist and an educator, there are plenty of opportunities in the real-world headlines about economic forecasts, financial markets, pandemic response, and eventual recovery that will be excellent case studies for you in every course from finance, to human capital, to strategy, and beyond as aspiring business and community leaders.

We are preaching flexibility and practicing it here at the UF MBA program these days and we remain committed to supporting your success. We know people are juggling a lot and you’ll contact us as you are able but I want to remind you that we are here when/and if you need assistance, clarification, or just a pep talk.

Same closing as last week: take care of yourselves. I mean that in terms of following CDC guidelines, but also in terms of drink water, eat, and get some sleep. Look out for each other. Be gracious and compassionate – we’re all in this together.

I’m here to assist in ways that I can, please feel free to keep in contact with me.

-gresley

Financial Aid

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