Weekend Professional MBA: Professional Development
The UF MBA program offers a range of activities that develop key professional attributes recruiters seek in job candidates. These activities encourage successful leadership and professional development.
To fully utilize all the resources offered by UF MBA and maximize your educational experience, you are encouraged to engage in a variety of activities.
The Washington Campus:
Founded in 1978, The Washington Campus is a non-profit, non-partisan, higher education consortium based in Washington, D.C. The University of Florida is one of 16 members of this exclusive consortium. Students from the UF MBA program can enroll in The Washington Campus’ certificate graduate courses throughout the year and receive academic credits toward their MBA.
Course offerings run Monday-Friday and are structured as equivalent to a 3-credit course. Since it was founded, The Washington Campus has hosted more than 40,000 current and future business leaders from all over the world.
The Washington Campus offers courses that are unique, intensive, residency experiences. Courses focus on how specific organizations and industries are affected by public policy, how public policy is made and influenced, and how public affairs and public policy can strategically and ethically manage to create profitable and sustainable ‘win-win’ solutions for business, government and society. Students learn face-to-face from policy makers and executives.
All programs incorporate site visits to government offices and agencies, and to other historic and important D.C. locations, so that participants better understand the actual places and people that shape and create policy.
The Washington Campus is available to all UF MBA students in the Executive, Online and Professional programs.
Global Immersion Experiences:
These programs offer a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of international business, as well as condensing the majority of course work for an entire two-credit course into a one-week class.
Career Transformation Weekend:
An immersive experiential learning program for all UF MBA students, Transformation Weekend hosts a dynamic series of professional and career development workshops on topics like leadership, business communication and career enhancement, as well as a networking social and career fair. Unique event offerings are designed to enhance students’ professional communication, problem-solving and teamwork skills including storytelling and business improv. Some examples are:
- Business Improvisation:
Students participate in these workshops to help improve networking and communication skills.
- Storytelling for Influence and Communication:
Students learn how to use storytelling to enhance their confidence, how to use personal examples for buy-in and impact, how to present data and information in a more interesting way.
- Building Coalitions using Negotiation and Influence:
Students develop their negotiation and influence skills through a use of a simulated multiparty negotiation
MBAA/Clubs & Organizations:
The UF MBAA is our governing body, which provides all student programming, from professional development, to networking and relationship building, to community outreach. Our main goal: To enrich the student experience of UF MBAs.
- Networking Nights: Opportunities to meet and make meaningful connections with UF Warrington alumni as well as current UF MBA students and staff. (Not to mention tasty food, drinks and lots of fun.)
- City Treks/Company & City Immersions: Select city trips include company visits and networking events with local recruiters and UF Warrington alumni.
- National Black MBA Association: The NBMBAA professional development partner of UF MBA. Become a member of NBMBAA today.
The Hough Graduate School of Business—home of UF MBA—sponsors focused Speaker Series that connect students to issues occurring in daily business. Students come into contact with a diverse and high-quality array of professionals who are on the leading edge in their respective fields.