Dr. Amir Erez in class

UF ranks in top 25 among public business schools for 7th consecutive year

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida was ranked in the top 25 among public business schools for the seventh consecutive year in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools” 2012 Edition.

The UF MBA program at the Hough Graduate School of Business ranked 22nd among public business schools and 47th overall marking the seventh consecutive year the program has been ranked in the top 50 overall. UF is the only school from the state of Florida ranked in the top 50.

“UF MBA is one of the premier MBA programs in the country. We’ve prided ourselves on delivering an elite business education with incredible value for a long time,” said Dr. S. Selcuk Erenguc, Associate Dean & Director of the Hough Graduate School of Business. “Our continual appearance in these rankings reinforces that mission, and is evidence of the hard work and commitment of our dedicated faculty, staff and students.”

The full-time MBA program also had prominent finishes in several key categories. UF MBA ranked 17th overall in average GMAT scores (694) and 10th overall in average GPA scores (3.51). Those marks placed UF MBA fourth and fifth, respectively, among public universities.

UF MBA is also one of the best values in the nation with out-of-state tuition costing $29,309. Only three other schools in the top 50 had lower out-of-state costs than UF.

UF’s part-time MBA program was also highly-rated placing 36th overall and 20th among public business schools. The part-time initiative has six program options including an Internet MBA that was named one of the world’s two best by The Economist.

UF was also ranked in three specialty categories based on the strength of our faculty’s peer assessment. Here are the results:


#22 in Accounting (tied)

#23 in Marketing (tied)

#24 in Finance (tied)

Among public universities:

#6 in Finance (tied)

#9 in Marketing

#10 in Accounting