UF MBA Warrington College of Business #1 Career Services, #2 Value for Money Financial Times 2023

University of Florida offers best MBA for career services, value for money

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Professionals seeking to transform their careers through an affordable, ROI-driven program can look to the University of Florida for the best MBA degree. According to the Financial Times’ Top 100 Full-Time Global MBA Programs ranking, UF MBA is the No. 1 full-time program for career services and the No. 2 program for value for money.

“The UF MBA program is focused on helping our students achieve their personal career goals,” said John Gresley, Assistant Dean and Director of UF MBA. “As measured in this ranking, the success of our alumni consistently demonstrates that students who choose UF MBA will close their time in Gainesville having achieved their goals and at a price-point that strengthens the value of their investment.”

The 2023 Financial Times ranking gives UF MBA its third consecutive No. 1 ranking for career services. Prior to its No. 2 ranking this year, the UF MBA program had been the best program in the world for value for money for the past five years.

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.

UF MBA student success extends beyond degree value and strong career outcomes. 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.

UF MBA alumni also strongly agreed that the program was an excellent choice. With a score of 9.71 (scored out of 10), the UF MBA program is No. 3 for overall satisfaction. UF MBA was also the No. 2 program for alumni network.

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 2022 that were surveyed, 90% were employed at three months post-graduation and reported an average salary percentage increase of 127%, with their average weighted salary coming in at $135,921.

Overall, the Financial Times ranked UF MBA No. 23 in the U.S. (No. 7 among U.S. publics) and No. 40 internationally in its Global MBA ranking. 

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

As part of a top-5 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 five 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 4.4-to-1, UF MBA is the No. 3 MBA program for return on investment.

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