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Bloomberg Businessweek ranks UF MBA among nation’s top 25 full-time public programs

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – UF MBA at the Hough Graduate School of Business ranked 24th among all U.S. public full-time MBA programs in Bloomberg Businessweek’s “2014 Best U.S. Business Schools.”

UF MBA, which was ranked 48th among both public and private programs, was the only full-time program from the state of Florida to appear in the overall top 50.

“We are pleased to be recognized once again as one of the best MBA programs in the world by Bloomberg Businessweek, particularly given our strong showing in student quality, job offers and program value,” said Alex Sevilla, Assistant Dean and Director of UF MBA Programs. “These are mission critical elements that define pre-eminence in MBA programs, and are each core factors that lead to a profound, life-changing experience at Florida for our MBA graduates.”

UF MBA’s program cost ($26,364) was the least expensive among the top 25 U.S. public programs. Additionally, UF MBA students had an average GMAT score of 684—eighth among the top 25 U.S. publics—and 93 percent had job offers three months after graduation, which also ranked eighth among the top 25 U.S. publics.

UF MBA has been routinely recognized this year for its program excellence. UF MBA was ranked fifth among US publics in The Financial Engineer’s 2015 MBA Rankings, 19th in The Economist’s “Which MBA?” 2014 full-time MBA rankings, and 19th in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools 2015.” Each of those rankings were measured against U.S. public programs.

Bloomberg Businessweek’s rankings are based on three criteria: Survey of student satisfaction (45 percent), survey of employers who hire graduates (45 percent) and faculty strength measured by research in esteemed journals (10 percent). Bloomberg Businessweek surveyed 21.833 full-time MBA graduates at 138 schools. Survey data from 2014 graduates accounted for 75 percent of the student survey score and data from 2012 graduates accounted for 25 percent. Additionally, Bloomberg Businessweek surveyed 8,358 corporate recruiters who were asked to “assess how well these school’s graduates performed on specific qualities important to them when they recruit MBAs [and] to rate each school’s graduates on how effective they were once they were hired.”

Offering a progressive curriculum and delivering cutting-edge concepts in areas of greatest demand from employers, UF MBA provides an unmatched educational experience offering three full-time options—including a Two-Year Traditional program—and six part-time options within its Executive, Internet and Professional programs.