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University of Florida, Hough Graduate School of Business Part Time MBA

Creating influential research and educating exceptional business leaders, the Warrington College of Business Administration has established itself as one of the nation’s elite public business schools. Encompassing the Heavener School of Business, the Fisher School of Accounting and the Hough Graduate School of Business, Warrington offers one of the nation’s most dynamic and diverse business curriculums. Included among Warrington’s nationally-recognized offerings are a robust undergraduate program, innovative specialized master’s programs, the influential UF MBA and renowned doctoral programs.

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Program at a Glance

Program Type Part Time
Total Program Enrollment 55

Program Information

University of Florida Hough Graduate School of Business Says

Creating influential research and educating exceptional business leaders, the Warrington College of Business Administration has established itself as one of the nation’s elite public business schools. Encompassing the Heavener School of Business, the Fisher School of Accounting and the Hough Graduate School of Business, Warrington offers one of the nation’s most dynamic and diverse business curriculums. Included among Warrington’s nationally-recognized offerings are a robust undergraduate program, innovative specialized master’s programs, the influential UF MBA and renowned doctoral programs.

Specializations Offered: General Management
Degrees Awarded: MBA for Professionals.

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Program Rankings

Bloomberg

#41 Businessweek Part Time MBA Programs

School Rankings

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (Southeast)
#1 Best Administered

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 24% accepted out of 217 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 28
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.5
  • Average Incoming GMAT: 604
  • Average Years Work Experience: 4
  • Application Fee: $30

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Undergraduate GPA, Standardized Test Scores

Important: Recommendations, Personal Essay

Admission Requirements

Required: Extracurricular Activities, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores, Work Experience, Recommendations

Admission Information

The first step in the admissions process is to decide which of the many Florida MBA programs is the right fit for you and your career goals. You can only apply to one MBA program at a time; however, after reviewing an application, the admissions staff may recommend a student for another MBA program. For traditional full-time students, the average G...The first step in the admissions process is to decide which of the many Florida MBA programs is the right fit for you and your career goals. You can only apply to one MBA program at a time; however, after reviewing an application, the admissions staff may recommend a student for another MBA program. For traditional full-time students, the average GMAT score is about 670. In the executive, online, and professional programs, the average GMAT score for entering students is about 600. All UF MBA programs admit students on a rolling basis.

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Important Dates

Round 1
July

15

Deadline
September

5

Start

School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 876
Percent International Students 23%
Total Full-Time Faculty 109
Full-Time Faculty 98%

Student Life

Gator pride is alive and well at the University of Florida. On this lively campus, the stu­dent experience is “very reminiscent of undergraduate studies many years ago, despite everyone being older, more professional, and focused on academics now.” “Social life is vibrant,” there are numerous clubs and activities, and Gator sports are a huge draw. In the part-time programs (which meet on campus once a month), most students don’t live with­in driving distance. However, almost everyone “stays overnight near campus on the weekends we attend class,” and, during that time, “Everyone tends to eat together, attend basketball games together, party together, study together, etc.” In and around the business school, “Facilities are convenient, with food and coffee shops everywhere.” Of particular note, “The library system is ample and well-integrated, and the newer libraries are great places to study or meet for group meetings.” In addition, there are “excellent gym facilities” and plenty of “opportunities for activities such as intra­mural sports, museum/library lectures, and the arts.” A medium-sized city, Gainesville is a “cozy college town” boasting a ‘“low cost-of-living” and plenty of recreational activities. And, don’t forget, it’s Florida, so the “weather is fantastic.”

Career

The Graduate Business Career Services (GBCS) works exclusively with MBA candidates, helping them prepare for a career through individualized counseling, mock interviews, an active on-campus recruiting program, and corporate site visits. Career counselors also send out a bi-weekly email update with job listings, and maintain a database of alumni who are willing to serve as job contacts and advise current students. For part-time stu­dents who receive tuition assistance from their employers, Career Services are provided by an outside career consulting company; however, to avoid ethical conflicts, their partic­ipation in recruiting programs is limited. All MBA candidates may also use the school’s university-wide Career Resource Center. University of Florida has a “very strong alumni network,” which is an enormous asset to professional students, as well as those looking to start a new career. UF alumni are repre¬sented at a wide range of companies, including AIG, Allstate, AOL, Bank of America, Ashland Chemical, Bell South, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Citicorp, Delta Airlines, Deloitte, Ericsson, EDS, Ernst & Young, FedEx, General Electric, Morgan Stanley, Nissan, Motorola, Proctor & Gamble, Siemens, Time Warner, Wachovia, Walt Disney World, Wells Fargo, and many more.

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Students Say

No matter what your educational background, professional experience, or career goals, you’re likely to find a fit at the University of Florida. This large university caters to a diverse student body, offering a slew of MBAand master’s programs for business mavens at every stage of their professional development. Among the school’s three full-time MBAs, there are two one-year programs and a traditional two-year program. The school also offers a professional MBA for working students and an executive MBA for advanced professionals. In both “convenient” part-time programs, students come to campus one weekend each month, and “Assignments are turned in electronically during the interven­ing month between classes.” In addition to its campus-based programs, University of Florida offers one of the top-ranked distance MBAs in the country.Across programs, the curriculum is well-balanced, designed to “teach students about fun­damentals, as well as real-world applications of course materials.” Emphasizing creative thinking, “The experience does not only provide students with skills; it expands their minds enormously and teaches the critical thinking and insightful and thoughtful analy­sis required of business leaders.” Lessons are further augmented by the MBA executive speaker series, alumni mentoring programs, and ample group work outside the class­room. Within the full-time program, “Teamwork is a must, and we change up the teams so you work with different people which has been great to really meet new people.” Professors come in every flavor, from those who are “very current on events and manage­ment issues” to those who are “very quantitative and have you learn financial formulas.” What they share is excellence. At this top-ranked business school, “The professors are not only accomplished, but are very good at relaying the required material in interesting and meaningful ways.” At the same time, the curriculum is very challenging. Here, “academ­ic expectations are intense” and, even for high-achieving students, “A’s are definitely hard-earned.” A satisfied student declares, “I have never felt so uncomfortable and out of league in my life. And, isn’t that the point? An MBA should be difficult and enriching.” Despite the scope of the graduate programs, the school runs smoothly and students are amply supported. To the delight of many, administrative staffers “assist with all enroll­ment issues, tuition, and course arrangements for working professional students.” A cur­rent student explains, “When we arrive in Gainesville for the first day of a new semester, our books and meal vouchers are waiting for us.” While excellence and ease are the pro­gram’s greatest strengths, the icing on the cake is the school’s great value: “Scholarships combined with small class sizes and the resources of one of the nation’s great research uni­versities have combined to make the UF MBA the best value in the nation.”

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Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    Bureau of Economic & Business Research, Business Ethics Education & Research Center, Real Estate Research Center, Center for International Economic & Business Studies, Center for Public Policy Research, Center for Consumer Research, Decision & Information Sciences Forum, Center for Innovation and Enterpreneurship, Center for Technology and Science Commercialization Studies, Florida Insurance Research Center, Human Resource Research Center, Public Utilities Researh Center, Center for Accounting Reserch & Professional Education, Retailing Education & Research Center.

  • Minority Support Groups:

    National Society of Hispanic MBA

  • Research Facilities:

    Bureau of Economic & Business Research, Business Ethics Education & Research Center, Real Estate Research Center, Center for International Economic & Business Studies, Center for Public Policy Research, Center for Consumer Research, Decision & Information Sciences Forum, Center for Innovation and Enterpreneurship, Center for Technology and Science Commercialization Studies, Florida Insurance Research Center, Human Resource Research Center, Public Utilities Researh Center, Center for Accounting Reserch & Professional Education, Retailing Education & Research Center.

  • Study Abroad:

    Australia: University of New South Wales Austria:Vienna University of Economics & Business (Wirtschaftsuniversitat Wien, Fachhochschule Wiener Neustadt Belgium: University of Antwerp, Université Libre de Bruxelles' Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management Chile: Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez China:Sun Yat-Sen University China SAR: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology,Chinese University of Hong Kong Denmark: Aarhus School of Business, Southern Denmark University England: University of Manchester,Aston University Finland: Aalto University School of Economics France:EM Grenoble,ESC Toulouse,IAE Aix-en-Provence,EM Lyon,SKEMA Business School Germany:Leipzig Graduate School of Management,WHU Koblenz - Otto Beisheim School of Management Israel: Technion Italy:SDA Bocconi,Bocconi University Japan: International University of Japan Korea: Korea University Business School,Sogang University Norway: BI Norwegian School of Management Peru: Universidad del Pacifico Poland: Leon Kozminski Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management Singapore: Nanyang Technological University Spain: ESADE: Escuela Superior de Administración y Dirección de Empresas, IE Business School Sweden: Uppsala University Taiwan: National Chengchi University Thailand: Chulalongkorn University The Netherlands: Maastricht University School of Business and Economics Turkey: Ozyegin University, Sabanci University

  • Women Support Groups:

    National Association of Women MBA

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of University of Florida Hough Graduate School of Business include:

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

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

Mr. Anjan K. Lahiri - President, IT Services, MindTree Ltd., MBA 1993

Ms. Valerie Insignares - Senior Vice President, Chief Restaurant Operations Officer, Darden Restaurants, Inc., MBA 1999

Mr. James M. Heaney - CFO, SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, MBA 1988

School Outcomes

Average Debt At Graduation: $14,191

Top Employers Of Graduates From This School Include: Burger King Corporation, LNR Property, Inc., CSX, ExxonMobil, Johnson & Johnson

Industry Percent Employed Median Starting Salary
Business 73% $73,537
Finance / Accounting 40% $70,779
Other 23% $69,606
Technical 20% $74,230
Marketing / Sales 15% $76,875
Financial Services 15% $69,388
Other 12% $75,000
Consulting 12% $78,833
Operations / Logistics 8% $69,750
Other 8% $73,750
Information Technology 6% $78,767
General Management 6% $57,333

School Employment Information

Graduation Employment 50%
Three Month Employment 81%
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