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How a Master of Science in Management benefitted this dental student

Andy Le is a graduate of the Master of Science in Management (MSM) from 2020. He is going on to the Doctor of Dental Surgery Program at University of Buffalo after completing his MSM. Andy came to the MSM program with an undergraduate degree in microbiology and cell science. Andy shares about his experiences in life and at Hough, how an MSM benefitted him as a dental student and more. Q: Tell us about yourself and how you came to

How this Master of International Business and marketing alumna benefitted from a combined degree

Chloe Beaver completed her BSBA and Master of International Business (MIB) in 2020. She recently moved on to her full-time role as a BLP Global Sales Associate with LinkedIn. Beaver shares about her experience as a combined degree student in the Hough Graduate School of Business, her campus involvement and advice for other students interested in a combined degree program. Q: Tell us about yourself and how you came to the combined MIB program. Beaver: “Since freshman year of college, I

Fisher School alumna wins respected award

Fisher School of Accounting alumna Dayna Simon earned the Elijah Watt Sells Award, given to CPA candidates who obtain a cumulative average score above 95.50 across all four sections of the Uniform CPA Exam, pass all four sections of the exam on their first attempt and have completed all testing in 2019. There were only 133 recipients out of almost 75,000 candidates who sat for the CPA exam in 2019. Simon earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Master

Warrington College of Business mourns the loss of UF’s greatest supporter and benefactor Al Warrington

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – It is with heavy hearts that the University of Florida Warrington College of Business announces the loss of college namesake and UF’s greatest supporter – Alfred C. Warrington, IV. Warrington passed on May 20, 2020 of natural causes. He was 84 years old. “Al Warrington was our champion and our foundation,” said Dean John Kraft. “His continued leadership and generosity made it possible for the college to be recognized as one of the best business schools in

A guide to technology hardware pricing: New research highlights how companies can strategically price products, contrary to conventional pricing wisdom

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In today’s modern world, we rely heavily on technology to connect with others. From Zoom-calling into a work meeting via a Mac laptop or iPhone, to asking Alexa through the Amazon Echo to set a calendar reminder for birthdays of friends and family, hardware technology products are ubiquitous in our society. In fact, in 2019, more than 60 million Americans own a smart speaker, and Apple has 1.4 billion active devices like iPhones, iPads and Macs worldwide.

Master Mom of Business Administration

I am a mom, wife, sales manager, runner and a student. Balancing everything is never easy, but as I complete my coursework, I realize the last two years have been worth it. I researched many MBA programs for a few years prior to deciding on University of Florida. I have an undergraduate degree from Florida State University in Nutrition and Food Science and a Master’s in Physical Therapy from Georgia State University. I had never taken a business course in

How a Master of International Business degree prepared this alumna for a role at L’Oréal

Xin Xin Liu is a graduate of the Master of International Business program from 2017. She currently works as Product Manager for Armani Fragrances and Privé, L’Oréal Travel Retail Americas in Miami.  See why Liu chose the Master of International Business (MIB) program, how it helped her in her career and advice she has for current students.  Q: Tell us about yourself. Liu: “I am a first-generation college student, born in China, raised in the States. I chose to attend

2020 40 Gators Under 40 list includes seven Warrington alumni

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Warrington College of Business alumni made a strong showing on the second annual 40 Gators Under 40 list, with seven individuals named as honorees.    Presented by the University of Florida Alumni Association, the 40 Gators Under 40 honors alumni who are going greater in their communities and professions, continuing the tradition of the Outstanding Young Alumni event, which honored alumni achievements that positively impacted The Gator Nation from 2006-2018. Of the Warrington alumni named to the

Warrington alumni in China donate masks to UF and the world

As the world continues to battle the coronavirus, medical equipment supplies have dwindled, leaving first responders and health care workers with a shortage of much needed personal protection equipment. Business Gators from around the world have stepped up to the plate to help those in need during the unprecedented times we find ourselves in. Two of those alumni, Jane Sun and Hillary Wang, have donated more than 3 million masks to medical and essential workers around the globe. Read more

MBA alumnus helps Jabil stand strong during COVID-19 pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic has changed business operations around the globe, Warrington alumni are leading the way and helping their companies innovate to meet demand. Courtney Ryan (BA ’91, MBA ’93) is playing an important role for Jabil, a manufacturing solutions provider. As Executive VP, Corporate Development and Chief of Staff at Jabil, Ryan has seen the supply chain impact for this global company and played an integral role in its response.  Learn more from Ryan about how Jabil has