Overview

Applicants
588
Acceptance Rate
15%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.45
Years Work Experience
4.13
Average Age
26

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
640 - 700
GPA
3.25 - 3.78

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
December 1

Regular Application Deadline
February 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Non-Academic

Interviews
Work Experience

School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
No

Executive
Yes

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
2:1
Total Faculty
107

98
Full-time
34
Minority
33
Female
2
Part-time


Students Say

The Hough Graduate School of Business at the University of Florida in Gainesville offers numerous MBA programs for individuals at different stages in their careers, including a Full-Time Oneand Two-Year MBA, Executive MBA, and a Professional MBA that meets on weekends. This is "a positive environment where personal and professional development is expected," and the Full-Time program curriculum strikes a "great balance between work in the classroom, case competitions, opportunities to network and creating a network within the cohorts." During the first year of the Two-Year MBA, students take fundamentals and three electives throughout four modules; in the second year, four core classes and six electives allow time for job searching, as well as Global Immersion Experiences during the semester breaks (there are professional development events held each semester as well). There is a "positive cohort environment" throughout the UF MBA program, so students are able to develop "more than surface-level relationships with at least the fifty people in your cohort," and classmates find that each is "knowledgeable and brings great examples to classroom case studies."

Professors at UF "are leading experts in their field" and "challenge [students] to think analytically and critically." They "are always willing to meet to discuss course material, business events, or life stuff," and can even be found "proactively emailing us to clarify material and assignments." The administration is similarly "accommodating" and "makes every attempt to create the best experience for all students," and "do an excellent job in making the registration process, financial aid, and everything else easy and seamless."



Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility: examines the practical issues of managers in addressing ethical and moral problems in business. Draws on a variety of materials and experiences as a basis for analyzing and evaluating the manager’s and the firm’s options and decisions. Encourage students to think critically and develop an analytical framework for thinking about business ethical problems. Social Entrepreneurship: provide students with an introduction to the major opportunities and challenges facing social entrepreneurs and their ventures. Social entrepreneurship's rapid emergence over the past decade has coincided with the rise of information technology that has given individuals more power now than at any point in history. The social entrepreneurs' question is simple: How can we use that power to make a positive, lasting contribution to society? Entrepreneurship and Empowerment in South Africa: http://warrington.ufl.edu/centers/cei/engagement/southafrica/

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
No

Description

School's environmental commitment 1:
Hough Hall: the graduate studies building has been designed with long‐term sustainability in mind, with an emphasis on energy efficiency. The facility achieved a Gold level of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification by the U.S. Green Building Council, which signifies that its design and construction promotes environmental quality, resource conservation, and sustainable materials and systems.

School's environmental commitment 2:
Heavener Hall: The College’s undergraduate building debuted in February, and its sustainable features reduce energy consumption and maximize the efficiency, productivity, and comfort of faculty, staff and students. Among the building’s sustainable features are the use of LED and T5 lighting, reclaimed water use for all irrigation, heating, ventilating and air condition system controlled by occupancy sensors and time clocks and Low-E glazing for all windows to minimize ultraviolet and infrared light passing through glass.

Career overview

Average Starting Salary
$98,755
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
93%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
80%
School Facilitiated
20%
Graduate Facilitated

Source Of Internship Acceptances
85%
School Facilitiated
15%
Graduate Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

27%
Finance/Accounting
18%
Consulting
16%
Marketing
16%
Operations/Logistics
13%
General Management
7%
Human Resources
2%
Other

Graduates Employed by Region

47%
South
15%
Midwest
15%
Southwest
9%
Northeast
6%
International
6%
West
4%
Mid-Atlantic

Students Say

The "incredible" Career Services office at the Hough Graduate School of Business "goes out of its way to help students make the jump to a new job," and arranges plenty of networking events outside the classroom (such as "socials, site visits, and plant tours"); they "dedicate several hours of one-on-one time every module to helping students." "Several of my internship offers were derived directly from conversations with the career resources department," says a student. They also facilitate connections with the "vast alumni network" to ensure students are as educated about the companies they apply for as possible. Students are "strongly encouraged to become involved [and] seek out opportunities to make an impact," and this is a "friendly and supportive atmosphere" all around. It is common for several students to be interviewing for the same position, which is often turned into "a team effort." "From practicing case questions to sharing company research, the program aspires to succeed together and it definitely achieves that," says a student. Students cite the low cost of tuition as a major reason for the "high return on investment," and say that a UF MBA is the "best value for the money in the state of Florida." Recent companies hiring UF grads include ExxonMobil, Johnson & Johnson, McKinsey & Company, Microsoft, and Wells Fargo, among others.

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Finance / Accounting 27% $100,000 $99,333 $60,000 $115,000
Consulting 18% $122,500 $109,814 $45,011 $147,000
Marketing / Sales 16% $102,500 $86,600 $36,000 $115,000
Operations / Logistics 16% $102,000 $101,358 $80,000 $120,000
General Management 13% $100,000 $101,833 $85,000 $118,000
Human Resources 7% $89,000 $90,500 $80,000 $104,000
Other 2% $0 $0 $0 $0

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Consumer Products 20% $101,000 $102,222 $86,221 $120,000
Other 20% $95,000 $89,505 $45,047 $105,000
Technology 18% $105,000 $94,640 $45,011 $118,000
Consulting 15% $125,000 $119,071 $64,000 $147,000
Financial Services 9% $110,000 $104,000 $90,000 $110,000
Petroleum / Energy 9% $104,000 $102,400 $85,000 $115,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 6% $90,000 $77,333 $36,000 $106,000
Manufacturing 2% $0 $0 $0 $0
Media / Entertainment 2% $0 $0 $0 $0

Prominent Alumni

Mr. Rob Cornella
CFO, The Coca-Cola Company, Germany, BSBA '93, MBA '95

Mr. Frank Lonegro
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, CSX Corporation, MBA 2004

Mr. William Muir, Jr.
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Jabil Circuit, Inc., BSISE '92, MBA '92

Mr. Steven M. Raney
President/CEO, Raymond James Bank, BSBA 1988, MBA 1999

Mr. Harold Z. Steinbrenner
General Partner, New York Yankees, MBA 1994

Dates

Application Deadlines
Dec 15

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$26,199

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$13,960

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
83%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
94%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
81%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
94%

New Students Receiving Loans
47%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$12,737
Tuition (Out-State)
$30,130
Fees (In-State)
$1,000
Fees (Out-State)
$1,000

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,127
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,127
Fees (In-State)
$38
Fees (Out-State)
$38

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$11,870
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$12,090
Academic Expenses
$1,210

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
498
Part Time
80%

In State
76.0%
Out of State
24.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
16

Demographics

25.00%
Minorities
14.00%
International

34% female
66% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Life at the UF Hough School of Business is "exactly what you would hope from a large state school": students get the benefit of a huge university like the University of Florida but "with the personal touch of the smaller MBA program." The campus is beautiful and "constantly being updated," and on-campus student services provide access to popular live concerts series, sporting events: "the tailgating scene is an experience not to be missed." Sporting events or other campus wide activities are in fact a constant, and there is "some sort of club or company event [held] at least weekly." There is a "very active social scene" at UF and cohorts tend to be very cohesive, often "[hanging] out almost every day for lunch or dinner or other fun activities."

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Sarah Carlson
Associate Director of Admissions

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

Phone
877-435-2622

Fax
352-392-8791

Email
floridamba@warrington.ufl.edu


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