Spending nearly six years in the health-care field, Sherif El-Refai returned to school to obtain a master of business administration. Enrolling at the University of Florida, Sherif El-Refai was a student in the Hough Graduate School of Business and received an MBA in May 2013.
Understanding the necessity for distance learning, the University of Florida launched its MBA program online to offer students the flexibility of furthering their education while living out of state, working full-time, and traveling. Recognized by U.S. News & World Report and The Economist as one of the best programs in the nation, the university’s masters of business administration program offers nearly all its curriculum online and only requires students to visit the Gainesville campus one weekend per term. The visit gives students the opportunity to meet faculty, take finals, and commence the next term.
Depending on preference, two Internet programs are available. The two-year option spans 27 months and is available for all undergraduate programs. The one-year option is an accelerated 16-month curriculum. The program stipulates that a student must graduate with a business degree within the previous seven months to be considered. No matter the choice, all students entering the university’s online MBA program must possess two years of full-time, professional work experience.