The UF MBA Dual Degree program is designed for students who seek to rise to the challenge of enrolling in a full-time MBA program while also pursuing an additional professional, graduate or doctoral degree. Three options exist for pursuing a Dual Degree: Joint Degrees, Concurrent Degrees and the MBA/MGM Thunderbird. These programs share class credits, allowing certain credits can be counted towards both degrees. The listed duration of study for a given program is typically extended by one year, and students must be admitted by each program in order to qualify. Starting times for the Dual Degree Program are flexible.
In Joint Degree programs, MBA students combine their MBA degree with a program in one of the professional schools. Generally, 12 credits are shared between the two programs. The following colleges have offerings that can be pursued as joint degrees:
Levin College of Law
The joint JD/MBA is designed to be completed in three years. Applicants can apply to the MBA program during their 1L year and would begin the MBA degree, if offered admission, the summer in-between their 1L and 2L years.
College of Medicine
The MBA would add on one additional year to a student’s medical degree progress. The MBA can be completed the academic year in between a student’s second and third OR third and fourth year of medical school. All curriculum requirements can be completed in a total of five years. Applicants can then apply to the MBA program the Fall before they intend to begin the MBA degree.
College of Pharmacy
The PharmD/MBA is structured to be completed in five years. Students begin the MBA after their third year of pharmacy school. During their fourth year with pharmacy, the student will be enrolled in all MBA courses. Applicant can apply to the MBA program during their third year of pharmacy school.
In Concurrent Degree programs, the UF MBA is paired with another graduate degree within the University of Florida Graduate School. Typically, eight credits are shared between programs. The following degrees are examples of commonly pursued concurrent degrees:
The concurrent MSRE/MBA shares 8 credits. The total length of time for most of the concurrent degrees is three years. If a student intends to pursue a concurrent degree within these areas, they should apply to both programs simultaneously so that decisions can be communicated and academic plans managed.
The concurrent MS-ISOM/MBA shares 8 credits. The total length of time for most of the concurrent degrees is three years. If a student intends to pursue a concurrent degree within these areas, they should apply to both programs simultaneously so that decisions can be communicated and academic plans managed.
The concurrent MBA/MHA shares a total of 15 credits and can be completed in three years. Once a student enrolls in the MHA program, they can apply for the MBA degree during their first year of course work and would begin MBA curriculum the summer immediately following their first year of MHA coursework.
MBA/MGM - Thunderbird
A partnership with the Thunderbird School of Global Management, the MBA/MGM allows students to earn a UF MBA, as well as a Master of Global Management (MGM) degree from a world-renowned program. Students earn the two degrees by completing two semesters of core courses and one semester of elective courses at UF before moving to Arizona to complete two-to-three semesters (depending on language fluency) at Thunderbird. Students must be accepted into each program separately. UF MBA students typically apply to Thunderbird during their first term at UF.