Concurrent OEM/MBA

Overview

The OEM program is an excellent preparation for a management career in the technical realm, since it combines important technical skills with a solid preparation in business fundamentals. Many OEM graduates have seen the advantage of getting an MBA degree in addition to the degree awarded through the OEM program. Through an innovative program, students are able to probe deeper into the core business subjects and develop new business expertise by building on the OEM coursework to earn concurrently both the OEM and MBA degrees. The MBA curriculum provides advanced skills in areas such as finance, marketing, logistics, international business, and strategy. In the MBA portion of the concurrent program, following a year of OEM coursework, you will team with business professionals from a variety of backgrounds, including those with experience in accounting, finance, marketing and operations. This additional training provides an excellent foundation for those aspiring to senior management.

OEM applicants do not have to decide whether or not they will apply for the concurrent degree option until they are in their fourth semester of the OEM program. Upon acceptance and admission into the MBA program, concurrent degree students take the MBA courses for the next three semesters via a slightly modified version of either the Online MBA or Weekend Professional MBA program. The Online MBA requires one campus visit for orientation and to interact with fellow students and MBA faculty. The Weekend Professional MBA requires one campus visit approximately every 3 weeks. Concurrent degree students are exempted from attending the one-week Foundations Review course that is normally required of MBA students. The student has a choice of completing the OEM Master’s Project course in either the fifth or the eighth (final) semester. Although the OEM Master’s Project course will be taken while the student is enrolled in the MBA program, the OEM Master’s Project course only requires a meeting in January and April (i.e., not every month). The student’s decision about when to complete the OEM Master’s Project determines when the OEM degree can be conferred.

Students who choose to finish the OEM program and wait for some period of time before enrolling in the MBA program are still eligible to apply for a shortened MBA option, but the duration and number of courses required in that case would be greater than what is available by participation in the concurrent degree option.

More details about the structure of this program, as well as the curriculum and application requirements, are included below.

Program Structure

  • 4 semesters of OEM (weekend format)
  • 3 semesters of MBA (via Online MBA or Weekend Professional MBA)
  • 1 final semester concludes OEM & MBA (includes the OEM Master’s Project course, as well as MBA coursework)

By default, both degrees are awarded at the end of eight (8) semesters, but the OEM degree can be awarded sooner if desired.

 

Curriculum

In the spirit of continuous improvement and in order to maximize the educational experience, we often review the curriculum and we may implement an update in order to keep pace with industrial and technology trends.

Option 1: OEM with Online MBA

Online MBA component meets once for orientation in Gainesville.

Term Program Course Course Name Instructor Credits
1. Fall OEM ESI 6314 Deterministic Methods in Operations Research Guan 4
OEM MAN 5245 Organizational Behavior Podsakoff 3
2. Spring OEM ESI 6346 Decision Making Under Uncertainty Sun 3
OEM ACG 5065 Financial & Managerial Accounting Asare 3
3. Summer OEM ESI 6323 Models for Supply Chain Management Akcali 3
OEM FIN 5405 Business Financial Management Banko 3
4. Fall OEM EIN 6176 Advanced Quality Management and Engineering for Business Processes Xian 3
OEM MAR 5805 Problems and Methods in Marketing Management Alba 3
5. Spring MBA FIN 6626 or
MAR 6930
International Finance or International Marketing Naranjo or
Mahajan
3
MBA GEB 5212 Professional Writing Barnes 3
OEM EIN 6905* Master’s Project* various 4
6. Summer MBA GEB 5114 Entrepreneurship & Venture Finance Gentry 3
MBA MAN 6619 International Logistics Carrillo 3
7. Fall MBA MAN 6637 Global Strategic Management Kraft 3
MBA TBD Elective #1 (see below for options) TBD 3
8. Spring MBA FIN 6425 Corporate Finance Nimalendran 3
MBA TBD Elective #2 (see below for options) TBD 3
Choose 6, 7, 8 MBA TBD Elective #3 (see below for options) TBD 3
Total Credits 56
Online MBA Elective Course Options (subject to change):
  MAN 6930 Creativity Callahan 3
GEB 5114 Entrepreneurship & Venture Finance Gentry 3
BUL 6930 Legal Aspects of Technology Management DiMatteo 3
MAN 6446 Negotiations Callahan 3
FIN 6425 Corporate Finance Nimalendran 3
FIN 6930 Investments Aitsahlia 3
REE 6930 Introduction to Real Estate Archer 3
GEB 6930 Global Immersion Experience & Global Business TBD/Kraft 3
FIN 6930 International Finance Naranjo 3
ECO 5745 Global Trade and Policy Knight 3
MAR 6930 Brand Management Lutz 3
MAR 6930 Business to Business Marketing Sturdivant 3
MAR 6930 International Marketing Mahajan 3
MAR 6930 Product Development and Management Yang 3

Option 2: OEM with Weekend Professional MBA

MBA component meets approximately every 3 weeks.

Term Program Course Course Name Instructor Credits
1. Fall OEM ESI 6314 Deterministic Methods in Operations Research Guan 4
OEM MAN 5245 Organizational Behavior Podsakoff 3
2. Spring OEM ESI 6346 Decision Making Under Uncertainty Sun 3
OEM ACG 5065 Financial & Managerial Accounting Asare 3
3. Summer OEM ESI 6323 Models for Supply Chain Management Akcali 3
OEM FIN 5405 Business Financial Management Banko 3
4. Fall OEM EIN 6176 Advanced Quality Management and Engineering for Business Processes Xian 3
OEM MAR 5805 Problems and Methods in Marketing Management Alba 3
5. Spring MBA GEB 5114 Entrepreneurship & Venture Finance Pryor 3
MBA GEB 5212 Professional Writing TBD 1
OEM EIN 6905* Master’s Project* various 4
6. Summer A MBA MAR 6930 Marketing Analytics Hoover 3
MBA ECO 5745** Global Trade & Policy** Knight 3
MBA GEB 5215 Professional Communication TBD 0
7. Summer B MBA TBD*** Elective*** TBD 3
MBA FIN 6425 Corporate Finance AitSahlia 3
MBA GEB 5215 Professional Communication TBD 2
8. Fall MBA MAR 6862*** Customer Insights*** Tu 3
MBA MAN 6637 Global Strategic Management Kabbach de Castro 3
Term 5, 6, 7, or 8 MBA TBD**** Experiential Learning (see below)**** TBD 3
Total Credits 56

*EIN 6905 may be taken in either term 5 or term 8. Because EIN 6905 is a degree requirement for OEM, this decision will determine when the OEM degree can be conferred.

**May substitute another international course (such as International Marketing or International Finance) offered in a residency or online format.

***Indicates course may be substituted with a residency or hybrid elective OR a Global Immersion Experience (GIE) + Global Business Concepts.  Only one GIE will count towards the credit hours required for the degree.  Students are responsible for all travel-related expenses including airfare and program fees.

****Experiential Learning offerings TBD, but may include a business simulation, a consulting project, the Washington Campus or a Global Immersion Experience (GIE) + Global Business Concepts (GBC).  The GBD is an online module.  Experiential Learning and Residency offerings will vary by term.

Application Requirements

OEM students who wish to enroll in the concurrent degree program must apply and be admitted to the MBA program. The admission requirements are unique to that program. Before applying, the applicant must have successfully completed the first two semesters of the OEM program. The application components are:

  • UF Graduate School application (select MBA)
  • MBA Application (the OEM file will also be sent to the MBA office)
  • Updated Résumé
  • At the discretion of the admissions officers of the MBA program, the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) requirement may be waived for OEM students who have taken the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) within the past 5 years. In these cases, the GRE score will be evaluated and compared to the mean GMAT average of the MBA program.

Comparison Chart for Various Degree Options

Program Format Fees* Credit Hours Duration
(months)
OEM only one weekend per month in Orlando $29,920 32 20
Online MBA only online (with one meeting in Gainesville at the beginning of the program) $59,807 48 27
Weekend Professional MBA only one weekend approximately every 3 weeks in Gainesville $59,807 48 23
OEM + Online MBA
(taken sequentially; break between programs)
OEM degree is done one weekend per month in Orlando; Online MBA is completed online with one meeting in Gainesville at the beginning of the program. $79,124 64 36
OEM + Weekend Professional MBA
(taken sequentially; break between programs)
OEM degree is done one weekend per month in Orlando; Weekend Professional MBA is done one weekend approximately every 3 weeks in Gainesville. $79,124 64 32
Concurrent Degree Option 1
(OEM + Online MBA)
one weekend per month in Orlando, then online (with one class meetings in Gainesville at the beginning of the program) $68,631 56 32
Concurrent Degree Option 2
(OEM + Weekend Professional MBA)
one weekend per month in Orlando, then classes meet in Gainesville approximately every 3 weeks $68,631 56 28
*The above costs are projected, based on program fees for the OEM Class of 2020. Actual costs may be higher, and students should budget additional funds for textbooks. The University imposes fees for building, capital improvement, technology, and student financial aid.  These fees are included in the above projected costs and are subject to change each fall.