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UF MBA among nation’s top 10 public programs in significant categories

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – UF MBA at the Hough Graduate School of Business ranked among the nation’s best public full-time MBA programs in career placement and student satisfaction in Bloomberg Businessweek’s “Best Business Schools 2016” released Wednesday.

UF MBA ranked No. 5 in “Job Placement” among publics, and No. 7 among all U.S. programs. UF MBA also ranked No. 8 among publics in the “Student Survey” category.

“Providing our students an enriching learning environment that prepares them to excel in their careers has been a hallmark at UF MBA for years,” said John Gresley, Assistant Dean and Director of UF MBA Programs. “UF MBA’s impressive finishes in these key categories validate our efforts, and inspire us to continue to provide one of the nation’s most transformative MBA experiences.”

UF MBA improved six spots among publics in the Job Placement category from last year as the program celebrated one of its most successful career placement years ever. UF MBA’s employment at graduation rate was 85.1%, its employment rate three months after graduation was 95.7%, and starting compensation was $109,171. These impressive marks were aided by the Hough School’s Graduate Business Career Services (GBCS) team, which ranked No. 2 in the world in “Student Assessment of Career Service” in The Economist’s 2016 “Which MBA” full-time rankings released in October.

UF MBA climbed five spots among publics in the Student Survey, which asked members of the classes of 2015 and 2016 to measure their program’s academics, career services, and campus climate among other topics. Gresley said UF MBA’s rigorous curriculum—taught by scholars that ranked No. 9 in the world in Faculty Quality by The Economist—its nationally-ranked student services staff, and boutique program environment have appealed to talented business professionals for years.

UF MBA also improved six positions among publics in the Salary Rank category, and now ranks 14th among public programs. The increased salary for UF MBA graduates—coupled with the program’s already low out-of-state tuition and fees (fourth-lowest among the nation’s top 50 programs ranked by U.S. News & World Report), offers business professionals one of the nation’s top Return-on-Investments.

Overall, UF MBA ranked 21st among publics, and 46th overall.

Bloomberg Businessweek’s ranking of full-time MBA programs is based on five weighted categories: Company recruiter assessment (35 percent), alumni survey (30%), student survey (15%), job placement rate (10 %) and starting salary (10%). More than 9,000 current students, 15,000 alumni, and 1,000 recruiters participated in this year’s ranking.

About UF MBA at the Hough Graduate School of Business

Offering a progressive curriculum and delivering cutting-edge concepts in areas of greatest demand from employers, UF MBA provides an unmatched educational experience. UF MBA offers three Full-Time options, and six part-time options within its Executive, Online and Professional programs.