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UF MBA integrates iPad into Distance Learning curriculum

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – UF MBA’s commitment to innovation and providing its students with the latest in technology education has been strengthened with the awarding of the Apple iPad to every UF MBA Internet candidate. More than 100 iPads were presented to Internet MBA students this winter and another 60 are projected to be given this summer. “Since 1999, the University of Florida has been a pioneer in distance learning MBA programs,” said Alex Sevilla, Assistant Dean and Director of UF

Shugan and Xie named finalists for respected marketing award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Russell Berrie Foundation Eminent Scholar Dr. Steven Shugan and George W. and Lisa O. Etheridge Professor of International Business Dr. Jinhong Xie were named finalists for the INFORMS Society for Marketing Science Long Term Impact Award. The LTI Award is given annually to “a marketing paper published in Marketing Science, Management Science or another INFORMS journal that is viewed to have made a significant long run impact on the field of Marketing.” Dr. Shugan and Dr. Xie

The Economist names UF’s online MBA one of world’s two best programs

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida’s online MBA program is one of only two programs in the world to recently earn the top rating of “excellent” by The Economist in its “Which MBA?” Distance-Learning Special 2010 publication. The “Which MBA?” publication states that the rating was derived by looking at three broad areas: the program content, quality of students and quality of the distance-learning elements. Some specific factors cited for UF’s positive ranking include program content, percentage of faculty

SIFE team moves forward to national competition

Gainesville, Fla. – The University of Florida SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) team returned to Gainesville as winners after participating in the Orlando, Fla. SIFE USA Regional Competition on March 23, 2009. The event was one of 16 SIFE USA Regional Competitions being held across the United States in March and April. After presenting a report of their year-long community outreach projects to a panel of business leaders, the university’s SIFE team was named a SIFE USA Regional Champion in

Even for the haves, holidays may not be bright

Gainesville, Fla. – Due to tough economic times, Florida consumers plan major cutbacks to their 2008 holiday spending, according to telephone surveys of more than 500 Florida residents conducted in September and October. The worst news for retailers: expectations fell as the season approaches. The September survey showed a 38 percent decrease from last year (from $1,324 per resident to $828) and, in October, the average dropped to $802. Barton Weitz, executive director of UF’s David F. Miller Center for

Florida tops distance-learning MBA ranking from The Economist

Gainesville, Fla. – The UF MBA Program at the Hough Graduate School of Business was ranked #1 in the world in the inaugural distance-learning rankings just released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). No other public school in the U.S., and only one private, is ranked among the Top Ten. EIU also publishes the annual Which MBA? guide to the world’s finest MBA programs. According to the survey, Florida’s students are especially impressed with the quality of the school’s distance

UF MBA ranked in The Wall Street Journal top 10 for 2007

Gainesville, Fla. – The UF MBA Program broke into the Top 10 (among Regional schools) for the first time in the 2007 The Wall Street Journal survey of corporate recruiters’ picks for Top Business Schools. Among Regional schools, the University of Florida rose from #13 to #6—a move of 7 spots—continuing the momentum for a second year of phenomenal gains. Last year, UF vaulted from #27 to #13 on the list. UF also received high marks for the education given

UF MBA makes big jump in The Wall Street Journal 2006 MBA rankings

Gainesville, Fla. – The Florida MBA Program made a huge leap in this year’s survey of corporate recruiters’ picks for Top Business Schools conducted by The Wall Street Journal. The University of Florida’s MBA Program rose from #27 to #13, a move of 14 spots, for the third biggest gain by any Regional program. Recruiters were especially impressed by UF’s willingness to go the extra mile in making their jobs easier. The Florida MBA Program received particularly positive reviews for