UF Executive MBA No. 2 on The Wall Street Journal top returns list

Gainesville, Fla. – The Wall Street Journal ranked UF’s EMBA Program second in the nation in its survey Ranking the Returns On Executive M.B.A.s, released December 10, 2008.

This ranking focuses specifically on Return on Investment, and UF fared exceptionally well, as a result of low tuition cost and strong five-year salary projection for program graduates. Based on calculations from salary data supplied by UF graduates, the UF EMBA Program posted a whopping 212% ROI for its graduates.

Alex Sevilla, assistant dean and UF MBA Programs director, attributed the significant salary gains to program quality that translates into tangible results.

“The WSJ study is a nice recognition for our Executive MBA Program, as it defines the incredible impact our program has on the careers of our students and alumni,” says Sevilla. “Our EMBA consistently delivers exceptional faculty, student, and program quality, without a six-figure price tag. In a time when the value of many investments has taken a major hit, our EMBA has proven to be a very wise and rewarding investment for our students.”

Sevilla also thinks that now, more than ever, the program’s international study tour is vital, and gives executives an edge when it comes to real world experience in foreign markets and global business.

UF’s only peer schools ranked in the top 10 were Ohio State and University of Texas-Austin.