New York Stock Exchange Building on Wall Street with American Flag draped across the front

Startups hear about drawbacks of IPOs at San Francisco meeting

Reading Time: 1 minute As traditional initial public offerings struggle, Cordell Eminent Scholar Chair Jay Ritter spoke at an event hosted by UF alumnus and venture capitalist Bill Gurley (BS ’89) about the benefits of direct listings. The event, titled “Direct Listings: A Simpler and Superior Alternative to the IPO,” highlighted Ritter’s research, which shows the average first-day gain for 88 IPOs priced at $5

Lene Staertzel

How a Master of International Business alumna made her career in the luxury automobile industry

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lene Staertzel completed her Master of International Business (MIB) in 2011. She now works as the Delivery Programs Manager for Porsche Cars. In her free time, she enjoys running marathons (the Big Sur Marathon is her favorite) and reading, which she keeps up with by using Audible. (The best thing about Audible is being able to speed up the reading

Jeff Casucci DBA

Pursuing a passion

Reading Time: 3 minutes Jeff Casucci always knew he wanted to pursue a career in academia, but there were often reasons to wait. The schools were always far away, the timing was never right. The list of excuses was long. That changed during a conversation with a friend, who is a professor at a local university, one year ago. Casucci brought up his desire

Birds-eye view of Hough Hall

UF MBA ranked among the top 10 US public programs

Reading Time: 2 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The UF MBA Full-Time program at the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business was ranked among the top 10 public universities in the United States on the 2020 QS Global MBA Rankings. Among public programs in the U.S., UF MBA was named the No. 9 program. Out of 105 ranked MBA programs in the United States,