Top School in Orlando for a Bachelor's or Master's in Business Administration

Oct 28, 2022

School and Ranking Information

Most Orlando-based schools that offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business administration are for-profit institutions. Based on rankings, school type and number of degrees conferred in the field of study, the following university is considered a top school in Orlando for business administration bachelor's and master's degree programs:

  • Winner: The University of Central Florida is the only public postsecondary institution and the largest in terms of enrollment near Orlando that offers bachelor's and master's degree programs in business administration. In addition, no other college or university in the city awards more degrees in this area of study than the University of Central Florida.

School Info Chart

Category University of Central Florida
Ranking #137 (tie) Best National Universities (2022-2023)*
Location Orlando, Florida
School Type 4-year, public
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022) Undergrad: $6,368 (in-state); $22,467 (out-of-state)**
Business Administration Bachelor's Degrees Awarded in 2020-2021 165**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2015 Entering Class 75%**
Noteworthy Part-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) program ranked #127 (tie) among national universities (2023)*

Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator

University of Central Florida

  • The College of Business Administration consists of several educational centers, including the Small Business Development Center and the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Business programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • Students can join various business clubs and organizations

The University of Central Florida is the second-largest university in the U.S., with more than 70,000 students enrolled in 12 schools and colleges. The university offers 210 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The College of Business Administration awards a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and also offers three MBA programs.

The Bachelor of Art in Business Administration requires completion of courses in accounting, economics and computers prior to enrollment in core courses. Study of a foreign language is also required. Students complete courses in business ethics and law, management, marketing and in the final term, a strategic management class that serves as a capstone course.

The Professional MBA can be completed in 24 months. Students may be required to complete prerequisite courses in accounting, finance and economics. Core courses, which make up the bulk of credit hours, are split into two sections, decision-making tools and decision applications. These courses include business research tools, international business analysis and applied strategy and business. Opportunities for internships or international study are available. A thesis is not required.

Students can complete this Executive MBA program in just 19 months, meeting bi-weekly on Fridays and Saturdays, after a summer orientation. In the second year, students must complete an international experience that lasts 7-10 days. Required courses include economic analysis, negotiation and conflict resolution, ethics and financial management. The part-time Lockstep Evening MBA program also requires the completion of 39 credits and is essentially the same curriculum as the Professional MBA program, but allows students to take evening classes and complete all requirements at their own pace.

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