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University of South Florida part-time MBA ranked No. 1 among state universities

Part-time MBA ranked #1 among state universities

TAMPA – The University of South Florida's part-time MBA is the top program among Florida's 12 state universities, and No. 16 among public schools in the nation, according to new rankings released by Bloomberg Businessweek on Friday.

Overall, Bloomberg Businessweek ranked USF's part-time MBA program 36th in the nation among both private and public universities. USF's program is ranked above other prestigious business schools such as the University of Florida, Georgetown, Ohio State, and Boston University.

"We are so proud to be one of the top MBA programs in the nation and the top public program statewide – our highest ranking ever. All the credit goes to our outstanding faculty, high-caliber students, and excellent curriculum," said Moez Limayem, dean of USF's College of Business. "Many professionals in the fast-paced business world cannot take a year or two off to reach their education goals. With our part-time MBA, we are helping businesspeople gain the skills and knowledge to succeed, on their own schedule."

"USF's MBA program is deeply respected by the many businesses that call Florida home, from Fortune 500 firms to small businesses," USF Provost Ralph Wilcox said. "This ranking affirms that not only is USF a convenient place for local professionals to pursue an MBA, but it is also one of the best choices in the country."

The Bloomberg Businessweek ranking of part-time MBA programs is based on a survey of recent graduates, an academic quality measure that combines six school-reported data points — including average GMAT scores, class sizes, and completion rates — and a calculation of post-MBA outcomes. Post-graduation outcomes are measured by the percentage of student respondents from each school who say their part-time MBA program was "completely" responsible for helping them achieve their career goals.

The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success, located in Tampa, Fla. The USF College of Business is accredited by AACSB-International, and offers 14 graduate degree programs, including the MBA, Executive MBA, and MBA in Sport & Entertainment Management.