FSU MBA program touts Top 10 Specialty Ranking

April 25, 2023

#8 MBA Real Estate Specialty Graphic

Florida State University's MBA specialty in real estate edged up in its ranking among public schools to No. 8, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2024 list of best on-campus graduate programs released today.

It's a new high mark for FSU's MBA specialty that ranked No. 9 since U.S. News began assessing real estate, as well as other specialties, in 2020. The latest ranking also places FSU at No. 16 among private and public schools combined.

"Once you've achieved an elite spot among the nation's best real estate programs, it's remarkable to maintain that position – much less improve – in that competitive space," said Michael Hartline, dean of the FSU College of Business. "We do not take this kind of success for granted, and instead focus on providing business students with the knowledge and skills that prepare them to thrive in any profession or industry they pursue."

The honor also is consistent with another of the college's recent triumphs – a No. 5 ranking among public schools, No. 8 among all, for its undergraduate real estate program in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges 2023" guidebook. FSU's MBA specialty in business analytics also ranks No. 9 among public schools on the 2023 list of best online MBA programs and specialties.

FSU's highly rated specialization in real estate provides graduate students the opportunity to hone their real estate finance and investment skills. It is offered as an option for all MBA students studying online or on campus and students pursuing a master's degree in finance.

Daniel Broxterman, the Francis Nardozza Fellow in Real Estate and associate professor who leads the college's graduate real estate specializations, said he and his colleagues are thrilled FSU continues to receive recognition for its efforts. "We continue to build on the successes of longtime faculty members," he said. That list includes Dean Gatzlaff, recently retired professor and longtime director of the FSU Real Estate Center, inducted last week into the college's Faculty Hall of Fame, and G. Stacy Sirmans, the J. Harold and Barbara M. Chastain Eminent Scholar in Real Estate, who recently received the college's Distinguished Scholar Award for his outstanding level of impactful research over the course of his career.

FSU is accepting applications until June 1 for fall entry into the online and part-time formats of its MBA program. Students can pursue the degree online from anywhere or choose the part-time format offered on campus in the evenings. In addition to real estate, these two MBA formats also offer specializations in business analytics, healthcare management, management information systems, marketing or risk management and insurance.

Highly qualified applicants may be eligible for GMAT waivers. Learn more and apply at mba.fsu.edu.

-- Melanie Yeager