UF professor Brian Gendreau speaks to an MBA class.

UF MBA maintains top-20 public rank for full-time, part-time programs

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – UF MBA at the Hough Graduate School of Business at the Warrington College of Business was honored as a top-20 public full-time and part-time program in the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools 2018” rankings.

UF MBA is the only program from the state of Florida to rank in the top 50 of the full-time or part-time rankings.

“Once again, the UF MBA program provides strong ROI for our students and alumni while serving as a thought leader in the state of Florida,” UF MBA Assistant Dean and Director John Gresley said.

The part-time MBA program made a significant jump in this year’s rankings. It moved up eight spots to the No. 20 overall program, making it the No. 14 public program in the country.

“Our accomplished students, world-renowned faculty and professional development programming leads to positive outcomes with strong placement percentages and starting salaries at companies that graduates want to work for,” Gresley said. “It’s clear our program yields positive outcomes for everyone involved.”

The full-time program finished in the top 10 in admissions selectivity (8th) and employment at graduation (7th). These numbers were an important part of UF MBA’s No. 19 public and No. 40 overall ranking for the full-time program. The 84.7% of 2016 graduates that were employed by graduation ranked UF MBA higher than prestigious programs like Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford, Northwestern and California-Berkeley.

The program also continues to see starting salary and bonus numbers soar. UF MBA graduates are averaging a starting salary and bonus of $111,311, the 16th highest number in the nation among publics.

UF MBA’s commitment to student quality remains evident. The program ranked No. 8 among publics with an average GMAT score of 685 and No. 9 among publics with an average undergraduate GPA of 3.43.

The U.S. News & World Report ranking is a combination of objective measures, including placement success, student selectivity and a reputational assessment. The reputation rank includes a peer assessment from the deans and MBA directors of 471 MBA programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) and an assessment by corporate recruiters who previously hired MBA graduates from ranked programs.

Among public universities:
19th Full-Time MBA
14th Part-Time MBA

Among public and private universities:
40th Full-Time MBA
20th Part-Time MBA