UF MBA recognized as top program in value for money and salary increase by Financial Times

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – UF MBA is leading the way in two categories of the Financial Times’ “Global MBA Ranking 2018.”

The UF MBA Full-Time program earned the No. 1 ranking in Value for Money overall and has the highest salary percentage increase among U.S. schools on the list.

“The faculty and staff are dedicated to providing a rigorous and rewarding experience for the UF MBA students, and nothing is more satisfying than when alumni say the investment of time, energy and effort was worth it,” said John Gresley, Assistant Dean and Director of UF MBA. “The UF MBA standings in the Financial Times ranking confirm the program continues to deliver strong return on investment for everyone involved.”

Additionally, 88 percent of UF MBA alumni indicated their aims were achieved, meaning the extent to which alumni fulfilled their stated goals or reasons for pursuing an MBA.

“The small Full-Time program offers concierge-level service with access to all of the resources of a large university,” said Todd Hales, MBA ’14, Senior Manager at Ryder in Miami. “The UF MBA program allowed me to successfully change industries while more than doubling my pre-MBA salary. To top it all off, the reasonable tuition and generous scholarships make it an unparalleled value.”

UF MBA saw dramatic growth on the Financial Times’ ranking list this year, jumping to the No. 13 spot among U.S. publics, No. 30 overall in the nation and No. 58 in the world since previously being unranked since 2011.

Value for Money is calculated using metrics including the average alumnus salary three years after graduation, course length, and fees and other costs, including lost income during the MBA program. Any financial help given to alumni is subtracted from this total. Salary Percentage Increase is measured by the average difference in alumni salary before the MBA to now, half of which is calculated according to the absolute salary increase and half according to the percentage increase relative to the pre-MBA salary.

The Financial Times’ rankings are calculated based on 21 different criteria, including career progress, career services and alumni recommendation, as well as value for money, salary increase and aims achieved.

UF MBA has seen significant gains across rankings of its Full-Time program, including a No. 5 rank among U.S. publics and a No. 2 rank in ROI for graduates earning $100,000+ from U.S. News & World Report.

In addition to its strong rankings, the UF MBA program is also 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. For more information about the 100% tuition scholarship, please click here.