University of Florida (UF) offers the Internet MBA which is one of the first online MBA programs to be offered by a fully accredited business school. UF MBA programs are accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

They offer two types of online MBA degree programs:

(i) Internet MBA 2-Year Program: This is for those who are unable to come to Gainesville on a regular basis due to distance or work commitments.However it requires 8 weekend campus visits at the end of each term.

(ii) Internet MBA 1-Year Program: This is for those with a business degree and two to seven years of work experience. It requires 5 weekend campus visits at the end of each term.

Rankings and Ratings:

- The Distance MBA Program is ranked No. 1 in the world, according to the 2008 Which MBA? Distance-learning Special (Economist Intelligence Unit).

- UF MBA was rated 37th among the nation's best MBA programs, and 16th overall among public institutions in the US News & World Report's America’s Best Graduate Programs 2010. For other specialties it is placed 16th for Marketing and 17th for Accounting.

- According to the USNWR America's Best Colleges 2009, it is placed 30th overall and 18th among public institutions, and rated highly for other business specialties:
- 16th for Accounting (11th among publics)
- 17th for Finance (11th among publics)
- 15th for Management (11th among publics)
- 7th for Marketing (6th among publics)
- 10th for Quantitative Analysis (5th among publics)
- 6th for Real Estate (4th among publics)
- 18th for Production/ Operations Management (13th among publics)
- The Executive MBA program is ranked No. 2 in The Wall Street Journal - Ranking the Returns On Executive MBA.

- 53rd overall in 2009 BusinessWeek Top Undergraduate Programs Rankings.

- 30th in the ranking of World Top 50 Universities in Subdiscipline Financial Economics (Source: econphd•net).

- 34th in the US and 63rd in the world (Financial Times Global MBA 2009).

- 36th in the US and 85th globally (Financial Times EMBA Rankings 2008).

- 79th among World Top EMBA Progarms by Financial Times 2006.

- 50th in the Forbes Ranking of Top 60 MBA Programs 2005.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek