U.S. News & World Report again ranks UF MBA in top 20 among publics

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida was ranked 17th in the nation among all public business schools by U.S. News & World Report in its “America’s Best Graduate Schools” 2011 Edition. It marked the fifth consecutive year that UF finished in the top 20 among public universities.

The UF MBA Program at the Hough Graduate School of Business ranked 39th overall signifying the fourth consecutive year that UF has resided in the top 40 among all business schools. UF’s full-time MBA rated high in two key categories among the top 50 programs. UF ranked 11th in average GPA scores (3.51) and 20th in average GMAT scores (685).

In addition to UF’s continued success with the full-time MBA program, Florida placed 24th among schools that offered part-time MBA programs. With more than 900 students enrolled in six different program options, UF MBA was the only school in Florida to be ranked in the top 50.

“These rankings again reinforce the continued growth and quality of our program,” said John Kraft, Dean of the Warrington College of Business Administration. “It’s a testament to the skill and dedication of our talented faculty and gifted students.”

The part-time programs are designed to meet the needs of professionals who want to maintain full-time employment while pursuing their MBA. UF MBA offers flexible weekend-based programs that require minimal campus visits, from one weekend a month for Professional and Executive programs to one weekend every four months for Internet programs. UF’s Internet program was ranked best in the United States by The Economist this year and its Executive program was second for return on investment by The Wall Street Journal in 2008.

The Florida MBA is also ranked in three specialty categories, based on the strength of our faculty’s peer assessment. Here are the results:


#18 in Marketing

#25 in Finance

#27 in Accounting

Among public universities:

#7 in Finance

#8 in Marketing

#13 in Accounting (tied)

The “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” 2011 Edition will be available April 27.