Hough Graduate School of Business ranks 19th among U.S. public schools

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Hough Graduate School of Business at the Warrington College of Business Administration was ranked in the top 20 among U.S. public business schools in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools” 2013 Edition.

The UF MBA Program at the Hough Graduate School of Business ranked 19th among U.S. public business schools and 44th overall marking the eighth consecutive year the program has been ranked in the top 50 overall. UF MBA was the only program in the state of Florida ranked in the top 50.

“Our pioneering programs, commitment to our students and innovative passion are only some of the reasons we continue to be recognized as one of the top business schools in the nation,” said Dr. S. Selcuk Erenguc, Susan Ivey Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Programs. “The combination of our outstanding faculty, dedicated staff and passionate students has truly elevated UF MBA and the Hough Graduate School of Business to a special place.”

UF MBA’s Traditional full-time program was also recognized for the quality of its students and value. The Traditional Program had the third-highest average undergraduate GPA (3.51) and 10th-best average GMAT scores (678) among U.S. publics schools ranked in the top 50 overall. Additionally, UF MBA’s out-of-state tuition and fees ($30,347) was the third-lowest among all U.S. public schools in the top 50 overall.

“High student quality and a substantial return on investment are guiding principles of our program,” said Alex Sevilla, Assistant Dean and Director of UF MBA Programs. “We’ve made it our mission to provide one of the nation’s top graduate business educations without levying an enormous debt burden on our students.

That dedication, coupled with our talented, exceptional faculty and passionate, student-focused administrative team, makes UF MBA and the Hough Graduate School of Business a premier business experience.”

UF MBA’s Working Professional Programs, which include Executive, Internet and Professional offerings, moved up 19 spots to 17th among all U.S. universities, ninth among U.S. public schools. U.S. News altered its methodology for part-time MBA programs this year taking into account average GMAT scores, average undergraduate GPA scores, work experience and percentage of part-time students in overall MBA program enrollment along with peer assessment scores. UF MBA’s Internet Program has been ranked as one of the world’s two best by The Economist, and its Executive Program was ranked second according to ROI by The Wall Street Journal.

The Hough Graduate School of Business was also ranked in two specialty categories based on the strength of our faculty’s peer assessment. Here are the results:

#16 in Marketing #24 in Accounting

Among public universities:
#6 in Marketing
#11 in Accounting