Financial Times names UF MBA America’s best program for career progress

Gainesville, Fla. – The UF MBA Program at the Hough Graduate School of Business did extremely well in the prestigious Financial Times Top 100 MBA Program rankings, including garnering the #1 spot in the US for “Career Progress.” UF alums got to cast their votes for “Best in” as well, making the UF MBA the #4 program for marketing studies. UF’s overall ranking among the world’s Top 100 MBA programs is #64, and #34 among US schools. In addition, Florida made a strong showing in significant categories such as Research and Ph.D. rankings, which reflect faculty excellence. UF is also the only program in the state that appears in the Financial Times MBA rankings. UF’s first appearance in the FT rankings was in 2006, placing at #96 overall. For the complete listing of rankings, see our website at: The rankings, which were released on January 28, are based on a school’s performance in three areas: 1) Career progress of the alumni (both in terms of salary and rank); 2) School’s diversity and international experience it offers; 3) School’s intellectual output and research.

“Our sharp rise in the 2008 Financial Times rankings is a testament to the growth of the UF MBA program and our reputation on a global scale. More importantly, our position as the #1 US b-school on the dimension of career progress signifies a tremendous ROI for our MBA alumni that continues to pay major dividends well after graduation,” says Alex Sevilla, assistant dean and director of UF’s MBA programs.

Here are some of the highlights:

UF’s overall ranking:
o Worldwide: #64
In the US: #34
Among Publics: #15 (tie)

Career Progress ranking:
o Worldwide: #13
In the US: #1

Research ranking:
o Worldwide: #23
In the US: #18
Among Publics: #7

Ph.D ranking:
o Worldwide: #38
In the US: #25
Among Publics: #14

Value ranking:
o Worldwide: #30
In the US: #3
Among Publics: #3