Best Business Graduate Schools & Programs in Florida

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MBAs are among the most popular advanced degrees and can increase the odds of achieving a prominent position in the business world.

It’s not a golden ticket to success but it can lead graduates into a variety of high paying career fields.

According to the U.S Census Bureau, full-time, year-round workers with a master’s degree earned on average $88,477 in 2012.

That is $18,000 more than the average worker with a bachelor’s degree.

We know postgraduate degrees are an expensive investment. And that’s why we’ve put together a guide on the best business graduate schools and programs in Florida.

1. University of Florida (UF) Hough Graduate School of Business – MBA Executive Program

Looking to expand your connections and widen industry knowledge at the same time? The UF MBA’s Executive Program is a top choice for executives from Fortune 500 companies.

The program is ranked No.7 among U.S public programs in Ivy Exec’s “2017 Best Executive MBA Programs”, 24th among all U.S programs, and 34th in the world.

On top of that, the Financial Times ranked the school’s online program No.3 in the world in its “Online MBA 2016 rankings”.

This marks the third consecutive year it has been ranked in the top 5 among global online MBA programs, and No.1 among all U.S programs by the Financial Times.

Visit UF MBA to learn more about the program.

2. Florida International University College of Business Chapman Graduate School – International MBA

Earn an MBA in just 12 months? Yes, that is actually achievable with the FIU’s Chapman Graduate School International MBA program.

The program is one of the highest ranked in the country – ranked No.15 by U.S News & World Report in 2016, 40th in the world by America Economia and 56th for best full-time MBA program by BusinessWeek in 2014.

Furthermore, this program allows you to go on a summer exchange program at one of their renowned partner institutions abroad during your final summer semester.

But what we like most about this program is the location of the campus. Miami is a business hub connecting the two Americas and is the home to regional HQs for numerous multinational cooperation.

It is the ideal setting for an international business education, with bustling career opportunities.

Visit FIU MBA to learn more about the program.

3. University of Miami School of Business Administration – Executive MBA Program

UM School of Business Administration’s Executive MBA program is designed for professionals who wish to broaden their skills set.

The Economist ranked the faculty No.21 among U.S business schools (No.38 worldwide) for Executive MBA programs in 2013 while Financial Times named them the No.1 program in South Florida.

Graduates can choose to pursue the Executive MBA in Health Sector Management and Policy or the Global Executive MBA.

Classes are conducted on Saturdays in one of three locations in Florida – on the main campus in Tampa, Palm Beach or in Puerto Rico.

There are also classes conducted in Spanish and is designed specially for Latin-American executives.

Visit UM Executive MBA to learn more about the program

4. University of South Florida Muma College of Business – Sports & Entertainment Management

Looking to specialize in the business of sports? The USF MBA in Sports & Entertainment Management is tailored just for you.

With over 30 corporate partners including Women’s Tennis Association (WTA), NBA and Fox Sports Florida, the course emphasizes business fundamentals of sports management, marketing, finance, economics and accounting.

Upon completion, graduates will earn not one but two postgrad degrees – MBA in Sports Business and MS in Sports & Entertainment Management.

Visit USF to learn more about the program

5. Florida Southern College – MBA

If flexibility is your cup of tea, the MBA program at the Florida Southern College might just be your thing.

Voted as the Best Local School To Get Your MBA by the readers of Orland Business Journal, classes are conducted on campus two Saturdays per month, with the remaining coursework completed online.

This is ideal for working professionals who still want face-to-face interactions and network opportunities that an online course cannot offer.

Visit FL Southern to learn more about the program