UF MBA makes The Wall Street Journal 2005 MBA Recruiters’ Top MBA Picks List

The Florida MBA was named in 2005 The Wall Street Journal Recruiters’ Top Business Schools survey. The rankings, which grouped schools into three categories (National, Regional and International) according to the recruiters they share, placed UF at #27 among Regional schools, a mix of private and public universities from across the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

The ranking is based on recruiters’ rating of each school on 20 different attributes, such as the recruiter’s perception of student leadership skills, interpersonal and communication skills, teamwork orientation, personal ethics and integrity, and analytical and problem-solving abilities. Recruiters were also asked to evaluate the quality of the faculty and curriculum, and the responsiveness of the career-services office. Finally, recruiters were asked the likelihood of returning to a particular school and making job offers to its students.

The rankings are based on 3,267 recruiter surveys conducted from Dec. 6, 2004, to March 9, 2005. Respondents were asked only to rank schools where they recently recruited. Schools had to receive at least 20 recruiter ratings to qualify of consideration.

The University of Florida was also ranked among the Top 50 MBA programs worldwide by U.S.News & World Report.