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UF MBA Full-Time rises into nation’s top 5 publics

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – UF MBA at the Hough Graduate School of Business achieved its highest ranking ever in The Economist’s “Which MBA” Full-Time Rankings, rising to No. 5 among U.S. public institutions.

The UF MBA Full-Time program climbed 20 places from its position last year into the No. 20 program in the world. It also rose 5 places from last year’s No. 10 position among U.S. publics.

“At the UF Warrington College of Business, we have everything that makes a great MBA program, and this ranking does a nice job of taking all of those aspects into account,” John Gresley, Assistant Dean and Director of the UF MBA program said. “We have world-renowned faculty who are thought leaders, a dedicated admissions and student affairs staff who work tirelessly to ensure our students have a top-notch experience, and we have a best-in-class career services team who prepare our talented students for great jobs with the best employers in the world.

“All in all, this is the kind of place students come for a transformational experience and to send them off prepared for a successful career.”

In addition to its significant gains among U.S. publics and overall rankings, the UF MBA Full-Time program was ranked No. 1 in the “Open New Career Opportunities” category, which evaluates diversity of recruiters, job placement success and student assessment of career services. The program also made a 16-place jump in the “Potential to Network” category, going from No. 37 to No. 21, and it ranked No. 1 in the “Alumnus Rating of Career Service” category.

“Our consistent climb in the rankings confirms the transformational impact UF MBA has driven in the lives of our students and validates our strategy of delivering concierge-level career services through a team of expert coaches with private-sector backgrounds,” Jason Rife, Director of Graduate Business Career Services said. “Coupled with our new scholarship model that offers 100% paid tuition for all admitted students, the No. 1 global ranking in Opening New Career Opportunities shows that the full-time MBA program offers an incredible return on investment.”

The UF MBA Full-Time program was also recently ranked No. 2 in ROI for graduates earning $100,000+ by U.S. News & World Report.

In addition to its strong rankings, the UF MBA Full-Time program is also proud to begin offering 100% tuition scholarships starting with the 2018 application cycle. Scholarships will be awarded to cover tuition and fees for in-state and out-of-state qualified students admitted to the full-time program. Learn more about the 100% tuition scholarship.

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: Open New Career Opportunities (35%), Personal Development/Education Experience (35%), Increase in Salary (20%) and Potential to Network (10%).