Overview

Applicants
556
Acceptance Rate
46%
Average Age
29

GPA / Test Scores

Average Undergrad GPA
3.31
Undergraduate GPA (25th Percentile - 75th Percentile)
3.03 - 3.65
Accept GRE in Lieu of GMAT?
Yes
Percent of Applicants Submitting GRE
30%
Average Verbal GRE Score
160
Average Quantitative GRE Score
160
Average Writing GRE Score
GRE Verbal (25th and 75th percentiles)
148 - 155

Deadlines

Deferred Enrollment Option
Yes
Max Length of Deferrment
1 Year
Rolling Admissions
Yes

Application Fees

In-State Application Fee
$37
Out-of-State Application Fee
$37
International (non-U.S.) Applicants:
$37

Admissions Factors

Required

GMAT Scores
GMAT or GRE Scores
Essays/Personal Statement
Undergraduate GPA
Letters Of Recommendation
Work Experience
Other
Optional

GRE Scores
Extracurricular Activities
Interview
State Residency

Other Factors That Influence Admission
Official Transcripts and Resume

Special Programs Offered To Recruit Underrepresented Minority Students Or Students With Disadvantaged Backgrounds
Forte Forum participation National Association of Women MBAs National Black MBA Association MBA Veterans Network

Minimum TOEFL Score (Paper-Based Test)
550
Minimum TOEFL Score (Web-Based Test)
80

Faculty Information

Students Say

The University of Florida’s Hough Graduate School of Business online MBA program is “the best overall combination of rankings, student feedback, faculty level, and course structure.” It offers a “high-caliber program with flexibility for a chaotic work environment,” “great value for the cost,” and an “accelerated pace.” Students rave about the “challenging, yet very beneficial” program, which includes “real-life business cases,” a “great online platform to deliver materials,” and “quality instructors.” One student marvels about “the program’s ability to take an online education and foster an environment where in two years time I feel like I know all fifty students in my cohort personally and professionally.” That isn’t an easy task, but one of the ways this is accomplished is by “keeping the same groups for half of the program.” Another is by providing the opportunity “to meet every few months on campus, to connect with cohorts and lecturers.” Students voice the general opinion that “the program allows a good balance” between schoolwork and personal life, although “certain terms are more hectic than others.” One student says, “For most classes, professors are very understanding of life situations and are willing to make accommodations.” Students are dazzled by the “professionalism” and “organization” of the faculty and the overall “execution of the program.” One student states, “Despite being in an online program, the infrastructure and systems operate seamlessly, such that it doesn’t feel like an online experience, rather an in-person one.” The professors are “dynamic” and reinforce the program by contributing “considerable time supporting the classes and the program.” “They have every detail planned to the smallest detail, ensuring all we have to worry about is our classwork. They are outstanding,” claims one student. UF students are equally impressed by the “quality and type of students the program attracts.” They are “consistently high achievers,” “well educated from their undergrad, and with an excellent mixture of professional experience.” One student points out, “My immediate six-person team includes minds from Apple, NASA, and a government entity.”

Student/Faculty
17:1
Total Faculty
113
% Faculty with Terminal Degree
96%
% Faculty Teaching at Least 1 Online Course This Year
23%

97%
Full-time
35%
Underrepresented Minorities
29%
Female

Academic Overview

Minimum In-Person Days Student is Required to Attend During Duration of Program (Not Including Travel Days)
17

Chat rooms
Yes

Interactive transcripts
Yes

Live audio
Yes

Live video
Yes

Smartphone applications
Yes

Recorded audio
Yes

Recorded video
Yes

Streaming audio
Yes

Streaming video
Yes

Tablet applications
Yes

Concentrations

Entrepreneurship
Yes

Finance
Yes

International Business
Yes

Marketing
Yes

Center for Research

Accounting
Yes

Energy
Yes

Entrepreneurship
Yes

Human Resources
Yes

International Business
Yes

Real Estate
Yes

Supply Chain Management
Yes

Special Academic Programs

Peer Tutoring
No
Pre-MBA Bootcamp
Yes

Top 5 Most Prominent Faculty


Joseph (Joe) Alba
James W. Walter Eminent Scholar Chair/Marketing

John Kraft
Dean and Professor/Strategic Management

Joel Houston
Eugene F. Brigham Chair

Asoo Vakharia
McClatchy Professor/Supply Chain Management

Richard J. Lutz
JCPenney Professor, Chair/Marketing

Career Services Overview

Students Say

The University of Florida’s favorable reputation, “strong alumni network,” and “online hybrid program” make the MBA program very attractive to prospective students. “The online portal,” “career services,” and “well-organized onsite weekends” add to the appeal. As one student states, “The program’s scheduling makes completing an MBA attainable for out-of-state students who wish to become part of the University of Florida community.” It offers a “good balance of on-campus networking” without having to leave a full-time job. The career center offers outstanding services and a “well-designed program with its campus weekends.” Each group cohort has the feel of a true classroom experience. The required research in the program has a positive impact on students’ current jobs, “specifically in the area of organizational behavior.” One student says, “The program gives me valuable information daily that enhances my ability to serve my clients and provide real value to their enterprises as a trusted adviser.” Another student explains, “Pretty much anyone can earn an MBA, and employers are smart enough to know that. Employers are impressed to see a reputable school in a resumé. I wanted my MBA to stand out and be worthwhile.”

Mean Base Salary of Most Recent Graduating Class After Graduating from Program
$150,505

Average # of Months to Graduate (Since Program Started)
27

Dedicated Career Services Center
Yes
Description
The UF MBA Program has a dedicated Career Coach to work with our Online MBA Students. This team member works with our Online MBA students on a mostly virtual basis, utilizing Skype and conference calls to conduct career coaching activities. This team member offers a full range of career planning and job search support services and maintains valuable employer relationships to enhance employment prospects. Our Career Coach and the rest of the Career Services Team, possessing over 50+ years of career experience within the private sector (mainly in Executive Recruiting and Human Resources), provides a wealth of expertise in helping individuals develop and focus their career goals, educating and preparing students to develop a career and professional development strategy, networking opportunities and assisting students in securing internship and permanent positions should this be their goal.

Graduates Employed by Region

48%
South
17%
Mid-Atlantic
13%
Midwest
7%
Northeast
6%
Southwest
4%
International
4%
West

Top 5 Most Prominent Alumni


David Hazels
Partner; Practice Leader, Advisory Services, Grant Thornton

Brian Ignatowski
VP-Controllership, Disney Financial Services, LLC/ESPN

James D. Fugit
CEO, ARMA Aviation Corporation

Sumit Dhawan
CEO, Instart Logic

Tuition & Expenses

  In-State Out-of-State
Tution Per Academic Year (Full-Time) $21,750 $21,750
Fees Per Academic Year (Full-Time) $678 $678
Tution Per Credit Hour (Part-Time) $1,208 $1,208
Fees Per Credit Hour (Part-Time) $37 $37
Total cost (tuition and fees) of Online MBA program in its entirety $59,807 $59,807

Financial Aid Statistics


Financial Aid Application Deadline
December 15

Financial Aid Notification Begins
Late March-Early April

Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid
50%

Percent of Students Receiving Scholarships or Grants
1%

Percent of Students Receiving Loans
56%

Average Aid Package
$0

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Awarded
$2,250

Average Annual Loans to MBA Program Students
$23,309

Average Debt at Graduation
$46,618

Student Body Profile

Total Online MBA Enrollment (Full-Time and Part-Time)
261
Full-Time
0%
Part-Time
100%

In State
63.0%
Out of State
37.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
0

Demographics

28.0%
Underrepresented Minorities
37.0%
Out of State

36% female
64% male

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Naz Erenguc
Associate Director of Admissions

Address
310 Hough Hall
P.O. Box 117152
Gainesville, FL, 32611-7152
United States

Phone
352-392-7992

Fax
352-392-8791

Email
floridamba@warrington.ufl.edu


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