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UF MBA Online program among Poets & Quants’ top 10 publics

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The UF MBA Online program is ranked on yet another publication’s list of the nation’s top online programs with its listing on Poets & Quants’ 2021 Best Online MBA Programs. As with its ranking from U.S. News & World Report, Financial Times and QS, UF MBA Online was named among the top 10 public programs in the nation, coming in at No. 9 on Poets & Quants’ list.

Poets & Quants calls programs on this list, ‘among the most time-tested and highly admired online MBA options in the world.’” said John Gresley, Assistant Dean and Director of UF MBA. “As a program with 20-plus years of experience educating students online as well as a number of top-10 rankings from global publications, we’re proud to live up to that description.”

Out of 47 schools, UF MBA was ranked the No. 17 program overall.

Poets & Quants measured its Best Online MBA Programs by three main categories – admissions standards, academic experience, and career support and outcomes, for each of which schools could have earned a possible 100 points.

Points for the admissions standards category are gained with average GMAT score, undergraduate GPA, work experience and acceptance rate. Academic experience points are gained from an 18-question survey to alumni, while career support and outcomes points are gained from alumni feedback on average reporting a salary increase or promotion, alumni rating of career coach/mentor and career advising office, primary career goal being met, secondary career goal being met and satisfaction of alumni/professional network.  

Overall, UF MBA Online earned a total weighted score of 84.05. Among the three main categories, UF MBA ranked:

  • No. 7 among U.S. publics for admissions standards
  • No. 13 among U.S. publics for academic experience
  • No. 13 among U.S. publics for career support and outcomes

For alumnus and member of Poets & Quants’ Best & Brightest MBAs Class of 2020 Patrick Brennan (MBA ’20), who completed his degree while serving his country in the U.S. Air Force, the flexibility and personal interaction the UF MBA program provides was key to his success.

“This program enabled me to graduate on active duty and through a deployment that took me across the majority of the Middle East, while also giving me the opportunity to personally interact with my cohort and professors,” Brennan said. “As an Airman, moving around and deploying frequently, most of my college career has been online. I think the thing that surprised me the most is how committed and how helpful some of the professors can be.

“I believe that there may be a perception that online professors fire-and-forget with assignments and are minimally hands-on. It’s been my experience that many professors apply themselves just as thoroughly through email and video teleconferences as they would in a brick-and-mortar classroom.”

Learn more about how you can complete your MBA from anywhere in the world by requesting information about UF MBA Online today.