The UF MBA Program offers opportunities to increase your global perspective in varying degrees of intensity and time commitments. Whether through our curriculum or a Global Immersion Experience, you will significantly increase your understanding of different cultures and their business practices.
Global Immersion Experiences
Increase your depth of knowledge by participating in a Global Immersion Experience (GIE). UF MBA students can register for a 2-credit course that meets in person and online over the course of the semester and includes a 7 to 10 day experience abroad. The cornerstone of each GIE is in-country business meetings where you learn about the company’s practices and unique environment. Participants will also have opportunities to network with students and experience cultural activities. Recent GIE locations include: Argentina, Brazil, United Arab Emirates, Ireland and China.
- Strengthen your understanding of global business by meeting with business executives from various industries.
- Learn the inner-workings of international companies in the country where they operate.
- Meet with scholars who study the region’s economy and political climate of the country.
- Experience cultural highlights of the area, such as the Great Wall in China and mosques in the U.A.E.
GIEs are open to all students enrolled in the program. Students in the Professional Two-Year and Online programs can select a GIE as credit toward the International Focus Area. Students in the Professional One-Year program can utilize the GIE as an elective. Students in the Online programs can select a GIE as credit toward the International Focus Area. For Executive MBA and South Florida MBA students, a GIE is a required component of your program. Please visit these program pages for more detail on global trips and requirements.
|Full-Time Programs||Online/Professional Programs|
|Program Fee*||$2,200-$2,700 ($400 from Career Accelerator Fund can be used by full-time students)||$2,200 - $2,700|
|Tuition||2 credit hours at FL Resident graduate rate (approx $1,200)||Students will pay for two (02) credits at their program’s tuition rate. Professional MBA students completing focus area or elective credit will also be required to enroll in and pay for the one (01) credit online module GEB 6930 Global Business Concepts, for a total of three (03) credits.|
|Flight||Students responsible for their own airfare||Students responsible for their own airfare|
|Misc Expenses||$500 discretionary spending money (based on student surveys) for incidentals and meals not covered by program fee||$500 discretionary spending money (based on student surveys) for incidentals and meals not covered by program fee|
*All costs are approximate and based on previous global trips.
- South Florida MBA and Executive MBA Programs – Global trip is required as part of the academic program. Tuition is built into the cost of attendance set forth by the UF MBA Programs Office.
- Program Fee includes: hotel, ground transportation, domestic flights while in-country, several group meals, and site visit expenses.
Regardless of your program choice, you will significantly increase your understanding of different cultures and their business practices through our curriculum. From our various elective courses which focus in global management, finance, and marketing, you can determine to which level you’d like to hone your global knowledge.
UF Study Abroad and Exchange Programs
The Warrington College of Business has many partner institutions from which full-time MBA students may choose to study. Programs vary in length from one semester to a modular format similar to ours. Students who study abroad are able to select a variety of business courses and options depending on location. Students work closely with their academic advisors to develop a customized plan since careful consideration of the UF MBA curriculum and career planning is necessary to make a study abroad experience successful.