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The Financial Times online MBA rankings are based on survey responses from program alumni.

UF MBA named world’s No. 5 online program

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Financial Times ranked the online program at UF MBA at the Hough Graduate School of Business at the Warrington College of Business No. 5 in the world in its online MBA rankings released today.

This is the fourth straight year the UF MBA online program has finished in the top five in the world since Financial Times went to annual rankings. UF MBA ranked as the No. 2 online program in the United States. The Financial Times online MBA rankings are evaluated based on idea generation and program diversity as well as online delivery and career progress, much of which is calculated using survey responses from program alumni.

“Our faculty, staff and instructional designers take a lot of pride in delivering a program consistently ranked as world class by our students,” UF MBA Assistant Dean and Director John Gresley said.

Online MBA programs were measured by four major categories – career progress, idea generation, online delivery and program diversity – and there were 18 subcategories considered under the four.

The Financial Times ranked UF MBA online highly in many other areas:

  • No. 1 globally in program delivery for the second year in a row (the extent to which alumni rate the online delivery of live teaching sessions, other teaching materials and online exams)
  • No. 2 globally in online interaction (the extent to which alumni rate the interaction between students, teamwork and the availability of faculty)
  • No. 3 globally in aims achieved score (the extent to which alumni fulfilled their goals for doing an online MBA)
  • No. 3 globally in Financial Times research rank (calculated according to the number of articles published by school’s current full-time faculty members in 50 academic and practitioner journals between January 2014 and December 2016. The rank combines the absolute number of publications with the number weighted relative to the faculty’s size.)
  • No. 9 globally in career services (effectiveness of the school career services in terms of career counseling, personal development, networking events and recruitment, as rated by their alumni)

UF MBA offers two online programs—a 27-month program for students of all undergraduate majors, and an accelerated, 16-month program for business majors. The program’s flexible format requires students to visit campus only once every four months, allowing them to continue in their careers.

Visit our website to learn more about UF MBA’s online program.