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UF MBA Online program remains among the best in the world according to the Financial Times

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – UF MBA has once again proved itself as one of the best options for students seeking an online business degree, according to the Financial Times’ “Top 10 Online MBA Rankings” released Monday.  

“At UF MBA, we’re focused on providing our students with the best in all aspects of our program,” said John Gresley, Assistant Dean and Director of UF MBA. “From our early beginnings in 1999, the UF MBA Online program has strived to present our students with a flexible yet rich educational experience and the skills necessary to take their career to the next level, all at a price that is accessible. We’re proud that our alumni have reported to the Financial Times they have been able to do so in the UF MBA Online program.”

For the second consecutive year, the UF MBA Online program was ranked No. 1 in the world for online interaction and No. 2 in the world for program delivery. The Financial Times determines online interaction based on alumni ratings of interaction between students, teamwork and availability of faculty. Similarly, program delivery rankings are based on alumni ratings of online delivery of live teaching sessions, other teaching materials and online exams.

Alumni also reported an average salary of about $126,500, a 41 percent increase from what they were earning before completing their MBA, making UF MBA the No. 2 program globally in the salary increase category.

Overall, UF MBA remained the No. 4 program among U.S. schools and the No. 6 program overall for the second year.

UF MBA’s overall top ranking from the Financial Times is due to a number of high marks from alumni across the ranking’s categories, including:

  • 83 percent of alumni reporting they achieved their goals for doing an online MBA program, putting UF MBA in a three-way tie for No. 1 in aims achieved
  • A No. 4 ranking among programs for percentage of female students in the program
  • A No. 5 ranking in career services, which is measured by the effectiveness of the school careers service in terms of career counseling, personal development, networking events and recruitment as rated by alumni
  • A No. 8 ranking in value for money, which is calculated according to alumni salaries, scholarships, fees and other costs

UF MBA also has a strong rankings record among other publications, most recently named among the top 5 programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for the eighth consecutive year.

UF MBA recently redesigned its online program to enable students to earn their degree from anywhere in the world. The UF MBA Online program offers one year and two-year formats, which don’t require campus visits for coursework, while allowing students to participate in optional residencies to experience all of what the University of Florida has to offer.