Top 10 Public Full-Time MBA, The Economist, 2021

UF MBA Full-Time remains among top 10, according to The Economist

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – UF MBA at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business held onto its top-10 position on The Economist’s “2021 Which MBA Full-Time Rankings,” coming in at No. 5 among U.S. public universities, No. 7 among U.S. programs and No. 12 overall among globally ranked programs.  

In addition to being ranked among the nation’s top 10 programs, the UF MBA Full-Time program remained in the No. 1 position for the fourth year in a row in the “Alumnus Rating of Career Service” category, earning a score of 5 out of 5. It was also ranked No. 2 among U.S. schools, rising one spot from last year, in the “Open New Career Opportunities” category, which evaluates career services, job placement success and student assessment of career services.

“In a precarious year where students, faculty and staff have faced a lot of challenges, at UF MBA, we’re proud of the experience we’ve provided during these unusual times,” said John Gresley, Assistant Dean and Director of UF MBA. “It’s gratifying to see the success our students have achieved in career placements and opportunities, even with the impacts COVID has made on the job market. Consistency counts in a world of volatility, and we’re honored our students are able to achieve their goals thanks to their UF MBA experience.”

With this ranking from The Economist, UF MBA is among the top 10 programs of multiple major rankings. U.S. News & World Report ranked it the No. 10 program in 2021, QS and TFE Times named it the No. 9 public program, and Financial Times ranked UF MBA No. 5 among U.S. publics.

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. 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. In addition to U.S. News & World Report, Financial Times ranks UF MBA the No. 1 program in the world for Value for Money.

The Economist’s full-time rankings are based on surveys sent to eligible programs and thousands of MBA students and graduates around the world. The programs are judged on four major categories, the weightings of which are based on the importance to MBA students themselves: Open New Career Opportunities (35%), Personal Development/Education Experience (35%), Salary (20%), and Potential to Network (10%). In addition to the data collected this year, The Economist also incorporated previous rankings to provide a well-rounded view of each school. Specifically, The Economist averaged data from 2020 (50%), 2019 (30%) and 2018 (20%) to produce the 2021 rankings.

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