Discussion in 'GatorTail Pub' started by gatorjjh, Jul 2, 2018.
UF Ranked in Top 5 On Line MBA Programs
Distance Online MBA Rankings 2018
Total misleading headline, it should say "UF ranked #2 in on line MBA Programs",
Not sure If you were joking or not but UF Ranked 5 among all on line programs, # 2 in US
The little smiley faces usually mean its supposed to be funny, and the poster in your OP showed UF ranked #2.
None of the really elite MBA schools are on that list. Maybe im old school but i am not a fan of 100% online programs. Seems more like a certification than an education.
I'm old school and believe there is much to be learned in classroom discussion, inquiry and give and take but some mix of online and in classroom makes more sense to me, way back circa '66 a couple of the intro classes in the UF College of Journalism were taught over TV 2 days a week and the third day was in classroom
I would agree. There are some decent B-schools on that list but none in the top 20 overall. Everybody is top 10 at something if you look hard enough. Trying to be the University of Phoenix of business schools is good for revenue but little else.
I'm taking a graduate marketing class at DePaul in September. I chose three hours every Monday night on campus over their online version.
On the bright side, I see that UF's graduate business school is now ranked 34th. I didn't realize they were that highly regarded and at $12k a year, a heck of a deal.
The B School started to climb the rankings in '87 started with the appointment of Alan Merten as Dean and the major gift from William Ermerson, Merten moved on and retired as Pres of George Mason Univ
History - We Are Warrington
I got my MBA through UF's distance program in '04. We worked out butts off and the online participation was extensive. Average age was in the mid 30's so interactions were very valuable since many had lots of real world experience to relate to others. The staff was excellent and I feel I got much more out of it than I would have if I had done it immediately after graduating at 22 with no work experience.
I also graduated with an E-Learning MBA in 2001. It was not easy. We were the first class. I have to say that many of us still are great friends all these years later which says alot since we only met on campus two weekends a year.