UF MBA ranked in The Wall Street Journal top 10 for 2007

Gainesville, Fla. – The UF MBA Program broke into the Top 10 (among Regional schools) for the first time in the 2007 The Wall Street Journal survey of corporate recruiters’ picks for Top Business Schools. Among Regional schools, the University of Florida rose from #13 to #6—a move of 7 spots—continuing the momentum for a second year of phenomenal gains. Last year, UF vaulted from #27 to #13 on the list.

UF also received high marks for the education given to students in its finance program, garnering the #9 spot among America’s top programs for MBAs placed in the financial services industry.

Among all public programs, UF ranks #8 and, among peer schools, #6. In comparison to its Regional peer schools, UF was ranked #3, coming in ahead of most of the country’s large public MBA programs, including Purdue, Texas, Michigan State and Penn State.

The Wall Street Journal/Harris Interactive Business School Year 7 Survey is based on the opinions and behaviors of 4,430 MBA recruiters who hire full-time business school graduates. All interviews were conducted online from Dec. 19, 2006, to March 23, 2007. The 4,430 recruiters, who were asked to rate schools with which they had recent experience, provided a total of 6,151 school ratings. To qualify for a ranking, a school needed a minimum of 20 recruiter ratings. The set of U.S. schools was based on information from AACSB International, the major accrediting organization for business schools. The universe of non-U.S. schools was created through discussions with experts in the field of MBA recruiting. Only schools with traditional full-time programs that graduated at least 50 students from those programs in 2006 were eligible for the survey. The final sample included 184 U.S. schools and 81 non-U.S. schools, which were invited to submit lists and contact information of individuals who recruit their students. Of the 265 eligible schools, 86 received the necessary minimum of 20 recruiter ratings.