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UF’s Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the top in rankings

The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) was ranked in the “First Tier” of regional entrepreneurship programs for 2005 by the research firm EntrePoint in its Annual Collegiate Entrepreneurship Program Rankings. This is the first time that Warrington’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation has been named one of the 13 centers in the “Top Tier.” The Annual Collegiate Entrepreneurship Program Rankings were compiled through a combination of survey information collected from faculty, students, center directors, deans and program heads, as

Warrington on Financial Times top MBA programs list

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Florida MBA Program placed very well in its first appearance in the prestigious Financial Times MBA rankings, including garnering a Top 10 position in the “Value” category. And, as in the FT EMBA Rankings, UF made a strong showing in significant categories: UF is one of only four public schools that appears in the Top 10 for both faculty research and its PHD program. Florida is also the only program in the state that appears in

Weitz named outstanding retailing educator

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Barton Weitz, JCPenney Eminent Scholar of Retail Management in the Warrington College of Business, has been named the recipient of the third Annual Outstanding Retailing Educator Award. The award is sponsored jointly by the Center for Retailing Studies at Texas A&M, JCPenney, and the National Retailing Federation. The award, which is national in scope and cuts across disciplines and colleges, honors an outstanding teacher of retailing whose efforts promote retailing as a career and whose teaching inspires

Warrington makes final round of Wake Forest Marketing Summit

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Warrington College of Business has been selected to compete in the finals of the sixteenth annual Wake Forest Marketing Summit. Florida is one of just three schools moving on to the final round in February. Four UF undergraduates will compete against teams from Boston College and Emory University for the top prize in this national competition. As part of the final, each of the teams will make a formal presentation to a group of senior executives

UF MBA fares well in Financial Times Executive MBA rankings

The Florida MBA Program placed very well in the prestigious Financial Times Executive MBA Program rankings that were released on October 24, including garnering a Top Ten position in the “Salary Increase” category. In this, just the second year our program has appeared in the FT survey, UF made a strong move up in significant categories, such as faculty research. And, as in 2004, the University of Florida MBA is the only program in the state to appear in the

Highlights of the “Which MBA?” (The Economist) 2005 MBA Rankings

The Economist (UK) is the premier source for the analysis of world business and current affairs, providing authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science and technology, as well as overviews of cultural trends and industry, business and country surveys. The Economist Intelligence Unit provides continuously updated, comprehensive analysis for senior global executives, including ʺWhich MBA?ʺ, an extensive directory of the best MBA courses worldwide. The University of Florida MBA program was named #80 in the world

UF MBA makes The Wall Street Journal 2005 MBA Recruiters’ Top MBA Picks List

The Florida MBA was named in 2005 The Wall Street Journal Recruiters’ Top Business Schools survey. The rankings, which grouped schools into three categories (National, Regional and International) according to the recruiters they share, placed UF at #27 among Regional schools, a mix of private and public universities from across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The ranking is based on recruiters’ rating of each school on 20 different attributes, such as the recruiter’s perception of student leadership skills, interpersonal and

UF MBA ranked in top 25 of business schools by Business 2.0

The University of Florida was named in the top 25 of the best graduate programs in business in the September 2005 issue of Business 2.0 magazine. The Florida MBA was ranked among the Top 25 based on schools whose students scored highest on the GMAT. Florida is one of only 10 public universities recognized by Business 2.0. Programs showcased by Business 2.0 proved they offer a substantial return on investment and the ability to attract recruiters and help graduates find

Highlights of 2005 Financial Times Executive MBA Program Rankings

In this, just the second year our program has appeared in the FT survey, UF made a strong move up in significant categories, such as faculty research. And, as in 2004, the University of Florida MBA is the only program in the state to appear in the Financial Times EMBA Rankings. The rank of a school is based on its performance in three areas: 1) Career progress of the alumni (both in terms of salary and rank); 2) Schoolʹs diversity

Marketing faculty wins AMA’s Stern Award

Five members of UF’s world-renowned marketing faculty have gained another accolade to add to their already stellar reputations, as the American Marketing Association (AMA) have named them recipients of the 2005 Louis Stern Award. Co-authors of the prize-winning paper are: Joe Alba, Bart Weitz, Chris Janiszewski, Rich Lutz, and Alan Sawyer. The article, “Interactive Home Shopping: Consumer, Retailer, and Manufacturer Incentives to Participate in Electronic Marketplaces,” was published in the Journal of Marketing. The Louis Stern Award was designed to