UF MBA Warrington College of Business #1 Value for Money and Career Services Financial Times

UF MBA is the global leader in value for money, career services, according to Financial Times

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – For professionals interested in maximizing the return on their investment in a graduate business degree, UF MBA offers the best program in the world. According to the Financial Times’ Top 100 Full-Time Global MBA Programs ranking, UF MBA is the No. 1 full-time program in value for money as well as career services.

“The Financial Times’ ranking is largely based on alumni survey responses, so when they rate their experience in our program so highly, it brings all of us at UF MBA great pride in knowing we’re delivering a world-class experience to our students,” said John Gresley, Assistant Dean and Director of UF MBA. “It’s even more exciting to see how valuable our program is in helping students achieve their goals and attaining the career outcomes they set out to accomplish when they first started on their UF MBA journey.”

The 2022 Financial Times ranking gives UF MBA its fifth consecutive No. 1 ranking for value for money and its second consecutive year of being the top program for career services.

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, as rated by alumni.

Strong career outcomes are not the only area in which UF MBA alumni reported excellence. Of the alumni surveyed, 91% 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. Of the 100 globally ranked schools, UF MBA was No. 2 in aims achieved, just behind Stanford University.

UF MBA’s strong alumni career outcomes are reflected in two other data points making up the Financial Times’ ranking. Of the UF MBA Full-Time Class of 2021 that were surveyed, 98% were employed at three months post-graduation and reported an average salary percentage increase of 126%, with their average weighted salary coming in at $134,850. The UF MBA Full-Time Class of 2021 also set new placement rate highs for the program, with 91.3% of students accepting jobs at graduation, 97.3% of students accepting jobs within three months of graduation and 100% of students receiving offers within three months of graduation.

Overall, the Financial Times ranked UF MBA the No. 8 program among U.S. publics, No. 25 in the U.S. and No. 43 internationally in its Global MBA ranking. 

The Financial Times’ ranking is calculated based on 22 different criteria, including career progress, career services and alumni recommendation, as well as value for money, salary increase and aims achieved.

As part of a large public flagship institution committed to access, UF MBA offers generous scholarships and merit awards allowing for maximum returns in career and financial outcomes. In addition to its top marks for value from Financial Times, for four years in a row, UF MBA has been named among the top 5 MBA programs in the nation with the highest ROI for graduates earning $100,000-plus by U.S. News & World Report. With a salary-to-debt ratio of 5.7-to-1, UF MBA is the No. 2 MBA program for return on investment.

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