Hough graduate programs featured prominently in global rankings

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Hough Graduate School of Business had nine of its programs rank in the top 20 among U.S. public universities, including seven placing in the top 10, in Eduniversal’s Best Masters Rankings 2012/2013.

Eduniversal divided the 30 graduate programs it measured into two parts: Sixteen specialized majors were included in Eduniversal’s Global Ranking and the other 14 programs were ranked by regions.

The Thomas S. Johnson Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Program (MSE) was ranked 30th in the world. The MSE Program was eighth among U.S. universities and third among U.S. publics.

The impressive ranking by Eduniversal is another honor for the MSE Program this academic year. Earlier this month, the MSE Program was awarded the 2013 United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) National Model Graduate Entrepreneurship Program award, and, in October 2012, the MSE Program received the 2012 “Excellence in Specialty Entrepreneurship Education” award from the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC).

The other Hough programs to finish in the top 10 among U.S. publics were: Master of Science in Management (fourth), Master of Arts in International Business (fourth), Master of Accounting (ninth), Master of Science in Marketing (ninth), Master of Arts in Economics (10th) and Full-time MBA (10th).

Headquartered in Paris, Eduniversal is a global ranking and rating agency specialized in higher education. Created in 1994, the company is known as SMBG in France and Eduniversal worldwide. Offering the annual ranking of the Best 1,000 Business Schools in 154 countries and ranking of the best 4,000 Masters and MBA programs in 30 specializations worldwide (www.best-masters.com), they transform a platform of information for students that enables them to make the right decision regarding the choice of their future studies anywhere in the world. Three principle criteria are at the source of the Best Masters Ranking: The reputation of the program, the salary of the first employment and the satisfaction of the students.

Eduniversal’s Best Masters Rankings 2012/2013:

The Thomas S. Johnson Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Program

Global Ranking: 30th

National Ranking: 8th

Among U.S. Publics: 3rd

Master of Accounting

North America Ranking: 20th

Among U.S. Publics: 9th

Master of Arts in Economics

North America Ranking: 38th

Among U.S. Publics: 10th

Master of Science in Information Systems and Operations Management

North America Ranking: 29th

Among U.S. Publics: 17th

Master of Arts in International Business

North America Ranking: 16th

Among U.S. Publics: 4th

Master of Science in Management

North America Ranking: 19th

Among U.S. Publics: 4th

Master of Science in Marketing

North America Ranking: 21st

Among U.S. Publics: 9th

Executive MBA

North America Ranking: 31st

Among U.S. Publics: 13th

Full-time MBA

North America Ranking: 34th

Among U.S. Publics: 10th


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