Campus & Culture
The UF MBA community is a vibrant and active network of students, faculty and staff. As a UF MBA student your peers will be amongst the best and brightest in the nation. You will be learning from award-winning researchers and internationally-acclaimed faculty. As a student of UF you will be part of a vast and diverse network of professionals, students, alumni and friends—The Gator Nation—that will be a personal and professional benefit for life.
Learn from premier faculty in world-class facilities
Our world-famous faculty members deliver a career-focused curriculum that positions you to make an immediate impact. You will be able to apply what you learn in the early stages of the curriculum to conversations with future employers, internships and experiential learning objectives. Your classes will meet in Hough Hall, a 70,000 square-foot study center featuring state-of-the-art classrooms. You also have access to career development and counseling centers, academic program offices, a recruitment suite, and space for students to meet and study.
For some students, meaningful extracurricular opportunities define the UF MBA. These opportunities allow you to leave UF with so much more than your degree – you’ll leave with a network of friends and mentors who have challenged you to become a better version of yourself personally and professionally. Both inside and outside of the classroom, you’ll have a wide variety of opportunities to develop your leadership and networking skills in the center of Gator Nation, one of the most spirited universities in the world.
One of the most impactful ways to hone your leadership and networking skills is to get involved in our student organizations. We encourage all MBA students to consider joining and even starting an organization. Below are some of the opportunities designed especially for UF MBA students…
- MBA Association (MBAA)
- Big Data Club
- Finance Club
- Gator Fit MBA
- Gator MBAbility Club
- Gator MBA Gear (GMG)
- Hispanic Business Student Association
- Marketing Club
- Strategy Consulting Club
- Veteran’s Association
- Women in Business Association
The broader UF community also offers significant extracurricular activities. With more than 500 university student organizations, you can join cultural, socially active, political and educational clubs and organizations. If you like to play sports, you can also participate in an array of intramural sports. MBA students regularly field teams in flag football, soccer, volleyball and softball.
Families & Partners
For many students, the UF MBA is a family commitment. Whether you come to The Swamp with a spouse, children or on your own, we know that you’ll find both Gainesville and the UF MBA Program to be quite family friendly. Students get to know each other’s families quickly because of the intimacy of our programs. We foster this sense of community by providing family-friendly activities right from the beginning.
The MBA Association (MBAA) offers a partner membership program so that your partner can take part in extracurricular activities with you. Beyond our program, the University of Florida also welcomes partners by providing a spouse Gator 1 Card which will give your spouse/partner access to student recreation facilities, student football tickets and more!
UF Athletic Events
For football games, there is a UF MBA student block that you can join and spouses are eligible for spouse tickets. The student services staff will provide football information to currently enrolled students as needed. Before coming to campus, students will begin to receive information about season tickets and more! GatorZone is the clearinghouse for all student ticket information. Check GatorZone often for the most up-to-date athletic information.
Life in Gainesville
Since your living environment will have a significant impact on your quality of life, it’s important to consider the many advantages of living here in Gainesville, Florida. Even though it’s a small town (just over 200,000 residents and students), Gainesville hosts many amenities which are normally only found in much larger cities. Cultural venues, nightlife and art and music festivals complement year-round outdoor activities and sports leagues. Competitive collegiate athletics are also at your fingertips in Gainesville with national titles in football, basketball, soccer, swimming and tennis.
The city is affordable, and it boasts an excellent public school system. Within a couple of hours’ drive, you can visit world-famous theme parks, the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, natural springs and spring-fed rivers. Gainesville Regional Airport operates commuter lines operated by Continental, Delta, and American, and the Gainesville Regional Transit System (RTS) offers bus service free for UF students, faculty and staff.