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Gain a competitive edge with an affordable MBA from the University of West Florida. You will develop advanced management and problem-solving skills as you prepare for a leadership position.

Why Study Business Administration at UWF?

Research shows MBA graduates earn significantly more than those with only an undergraduate degree.

Our professors are full-time faculty with doctorates and extensive professional experience. You can pursue an MBA at the Pensacola campus or online; designed for students needing flexible schedules.

For on-campus students, we offer a graduate assistant program, grants, and Pace and merit scholarships.

What You Will Learn

Our MBA program will teach you how to synthesize complex information, develop and deliver professional presentations, integrate advanced ethical reasoning with business decisions and become a skilled business analyst.

Admission to the MBA program does not require an undergraduate business degree; a number of successful MBA graduates started the program with little to no previous business coursework. However, foundational proficiency in the major functional areas of business is required to be successful in the program. These foundational proficiencies can be completed quickly through accelerated courses.

Our MBA program provides both a general view of business and a specialized focus through the development of the MBA e-Portfolio.

With ten Areas of Emphasis from which to choose, the MBA Program prepares graduates for leadership positions in a variety of managerial and organizational settings. An MBA degree with an Area of Emphasis is a 36-semester hour program, while a General MBA is 33 semester hours.

Areas of emphasis include accounting, aviation economics, business analytics, cybersecurity management, entrepreneurship, executive leadership practice and purpose, finance, hospitality and tourism leadership, human resources management, and supply chain logistics management.

UWF programs offered at the Pensacola campus or UWF Emerald Coast may require online courses. Please discuss the program requirements and planning with your academic advisor.


Delve into current and emerging issues facing the accounting profession, with an emphasis on research and communication skills.

All Aviation Economics Area of Emphasis courses are offered exclusively online.

Examine the role of analytics as a data-driven decision support toolbox for managers in various business environments.

Develop policies and procedures that ensure the safety of an organization’s information assets without harming the productivity of the organization.

Engage in the process of converting business ideas into well-structured plans for new business ventures.

Develop strategic management skills, leadership problem-solving tools, data-driven decision-making, and knowledge of formal organizations and their economic environment. Designed for professionals with at least five years of managerial experience.

Study the core areas important to creating finance strategies, managing corporations, and cross-functional decision-making.

Learn to analyze key elements of a complex global hospitality and tourism problem or opportunity and develop solid recommendations.

Evaluate the relationship between human resource management and organizational strategy.

Study the core areas important to creating supply chain logistics strategies, managing transportation and distribution operations, and cross-functional decision-making.

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Earn your degree while working full- or part-time.

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