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“Innovative And Daring” CFO of Spotify Announces Retirement

Reading Time: 1 minute “Spotify announced Monday that its finance chief, Barry McCarthy, 66, would retire in January. McCarthy helped take the music-streaming giant public last year with an unconventional approach that skirted around the traditional IPO process and investment bank middlemen. In a risky move, McCarthy circumvented the traditional initial public offering, its roadshow and underwriters’ fees, and instead executing a direct listing,

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A path to leadership

Reading Time: 2 minutes One week after Steve Knopik became an accounting major, he hit a roadblock. Knopik had breezed through every level of schooling to that point, but a surprise quiz in his first accounting class earned him a ‘D’ and the first difficult academic moment of his life. “I got walloped,” Knopik said. “It taught me that I wasn’t infallible or God’s

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How growing up financially insecure inspired me to teach financial education to others

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Mary Driscoll, BSBA ’20 I’ve always had a passion for business, and growing up in a financially insecure household taught me the importance of understanding how to handle money. When I came to the University of Florida Warrington College of Business to pursue a degree in finance, it was important to me to not only to learn about personal finance for

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UF MBA Full-Time makes 23-place leap in Bloomberg Businessweek rankings

Reading Time: 2 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – UF MBA at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business made an impressive 23-place jump among U.S. business schools to the No. 32 spot on Bloomberg Businessweek’s Best Business Schools 2019-20 Ranking. UF MBA also leapt 16 places among U.S. public schools to No. 11, placing it close to its recent top 10 rankings from The