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Financial Times: UF MBA No. 1 in value for money, career services

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – For the fourth consecutive year, UF MBA at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business has been named the best program in value for money by the Financial Times. In addition, UF MBA rose into the No. 1 spot for career services, up from No. 2 last year.

“We’re proud of the top rankings we’ve earned from Financial Times, and it’s no coincidence that our strongest performances are in helping our students with their education and career outcomes,” said John Gresley, Assistant Dean and Director of UF MBA. “UF MBA’s partnership with Business Career Services allow our students to attain their career goals. We are passionate about continuing to provide our students with the best professional development and career coaching to deliver the outstanding results our students came to UF MBA to achieve.”

Value for money is based on alumni salary, course length, tuition and other costs lost during the MBA, while career services is calculated based on the effectiveness of the school career services counseling, personal development, networking events, internship search and recruitment.

Overall, the Financial Times ranked UF MBA the No. 6 program among U.S. publics, No. 19 in the U.S. and No. 40 internationally in its Global MBA ranking

In addition to UF MBA alumni noting strong outcomes in their career progress, 90% also indicated their aims were achieved during their time in the program, meaning the extent to which alumni fulfilled their stated goals or reasons for pursuing an MBA. These goals included increased earnings, change of career, networking, career progress and business management education, among others. Notably, UF MBA alumni salaries increased on average by 128%, with an average salary of $128,375, and 91% were employed three months after graduating.

According to the Financial Times’ ranking, UF MBA students learn from the No. 10 best ranked public-school faculty. The faculty research rank is calculated according to the number of articles published by current full-time faculty members in 50 selected academic and practitioner journals between January 2018 and July 2020.

The Financial Times’ ranking is calculated based on 21 different criteria, including career progress, career services and alumni recommendation, as well as value for money, salary increase and aims achieved.

As a large public flagship institution committed to access, the UF MBA program offers generous scholarships allowing for maximum returns in career and financial outcomes. In addition to its top marks for value from Financial Times, for three years in a row, UF MBA has been named among the top 5 MBA programs in the nation with the highest ROI for graduates by U.S. News & World Report. With a salary-to-debt ratio of 5.4-to-1, UF MBA is the No. 2 MBA program for return on investment.

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