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Bill Hough names graduate school with largest gift in UF history

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – William R. “Bill” Hough graduated as a member of the University of Florida’s first MBA class in 1948, and has been supporting UF ever since. Now, he makes university history again, as the donor of the largest private gift UF has ever received, $30 million dollars. In recognition of this overwhelming show of support, the university has established a new school that bears his name: The Hough Graduate School of Business. The gift establishes an endowment to

UF MBA ranks in top 10 for Best Overall Academic Experience

Gainesville, Fla. – The Florida MBA Program was ranked #6 in the U.S. for Best Overall Academic Experience in the 2007 Princeton Review survey of the nation’s Top Ten Business Schools. University of Florida is the #2 public school on the list, and no other school based in Florida appears in any of the top ten listings. In a survey of nearly 300 schools, institutions were scored between 60‐99 in each category, with 99 being the highest; UF scored 98

Management faculty ranks No. 1 in productivity

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida’s Management Faculty was ranked #1 in the U.S. in a recently released study of faculty research productivity. In a joint study by Texas A & M University and the University of Florida, the research productivity of management departments of members of the Association of American Universities (AAU) were analyzed for research published in the top management journals during 2004 and 2005. The top eight management journals are: Academy of Management Journal Academy of

UF MBA ranks among world’s best

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Florida MBA program was named #17 among US public schools in the 2006 edition of the annual Which MBA? guide. Published by The Economist Intelligence Unit, it provides background information on the worldʹs Top 100 MBA programs. Overall, the Florida MBA was ranked #40 in the US, and #78 in the world. In 2005, Florida was ranked #80 worldwide. Here are some highlights: Faculty quality: 4th among US Publics and 9th worldwide Education experience: 4th among

Real Estate Center receives $2.5 million to bolster program

Gainesville, Fla. – It was announced today that Kelley Bergstrom of Kenilworth, Ill. has pledged $2.5 million to the University of Florida’s Center for Real Estate Studies, which is housed in and part of the Warrington College of Business. The center, established in 1986, conducts extensive real estate economic research and offers numerous degree programs, including a one‐year Master of Science in Real Estate degree, a joint program with UF’s Levin College of Law allowing students to earn two degrees

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

UF Center for Real Estate Studies is 8th most influential

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In its fall 2006 publication, Real Estate Economics ranked the University of Florida as the eighth most influential university in real estate research. The same publication ranked David Ling, UF’s William D. Hussey Professor of Real Estate, as the seventh most influential individual real estate researcher. The university’s “influence” ranking is based on the number of times articles published by UF researchers were cited in leading real estate journals from 2000 through 2004. This ranking places UF

Warrington on U.S. News’ top 50 business programs list

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Warrington College of Business is ranked among the nation’s Top 30 Business Programs in the 2007 U.S.News & World Report survey of America’s Best Colleges. UF’s business programs made a strong showing in specialty categories as well. The rankings, which were released on August 18, are based solely on U.S. News surveys sent to deans and senior faculty at undergraduate business programs accredited by AACSB International. Schools offering any courses in a specialty area are eligible

Warrington on Businessweek top 50 undergraduate program list

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Warrington College of Business earned a Top 50 spot in the inaugural Businessweek Top Undergraduate Programs rankings, released April 27, 2006. Here are some of the highlights: UF’s rankings: Overall among all schools: #47 Overall among publics: #20 Recruiter ranking: #18 SAT score ranking: #20 Student satisfaction ranking: #38 The rankings were based on five factors: student surveys (30%); recruiter surveys (20%); graduates’ median starting salaries (10%); number of graduates admitted to 35 top MBA programs

UF MBA makes U.S. News & World Report’s top 50 MBA programs list

The University of Florida was named #41 among the world’s best MBA programs in the April 3 issue of U.S.News & World Report magazine. Among public schools, Florida is ranked #20 overall. The Florida MBA is one of only a few select programs that were ranked among the Top 25 in three or more of the core specialty categories (accounting, finance and marketing), based on the peer assessment of our world‐class faculty: Specialty Rankings Overall: #14 in Marketing #14 in