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Students rate UF MBA tops for finance in Princeton Review

Gainesville, Fla. – Entrepreneur Magazine, the nation’s leading publication for and about entrepreneurs, reports in its April issue the MBA programs most highly rated by their students in six areas key to a successful career in business. The UF MBA at the Hough Graduate School of Business received honors in the area of finance. The lists, titled “Student Opinion Honors for Business Schools,” were derived from the opinions of almost 20,000 MBA students attending approximately 300 schools, and were created

UF wins first place in Russell IM&R Case Competition

Gainesville, Fla. – The Warrington College of Business Administration’s Student Investment Club (SIC) secured another victory for The Gator Nation as it captured first place at the annual Russell Investment Management and Research Case Competition. Undergraduate SIC team members Tolulope Bukola, Matt Hayes and Alexandra Mirchev competed with rival investment clubs from across the nation, ultimately triumphing over the University of California–Berkeley, the University of Texas and the University of Washington. Russell Investments, headquartered in Tacoma, Wash., is a privately

Fisher students named 2008 KPMG Diversity Leaders

Gainesville, Fla. – KPMG LLP, the audit, tax, and advisory firm, has selected Fisher School of Accounting students Sharon Koele and Tatiana Lewinsky for its 2008 Future Diversity Leaders (FDL) class. Koele and Lewinsky are among 51 students from across the U.S. who were chosen to participate in the FDL as a result of their commitment to high academic achievement, community and campus involvement, and active participation in diversity organizations. In its continuing effort to increase and support minority representation

Warrington freshman wins UF’s 2008-09 Common Reading Essay Contest

Gainesville, Fla. – Amber Laniewski, a first-year student in the Warrington College of Business Administration, is one of two winners of the university’s 2008-09 Common Reading Program Essay Contest. Amber, an Englewood resident, submitted an essay based on this year’s common reading book “When the Rivers Run Dry: Water—The Defining Crisis of the Twenty-First Century,” written by freelance journalist Fred Pearce. Her essay, “Water as a Catalyst for Cooperation, Not a Source of Conflict,” calls on developed nations to assist

UF grads cross bridge to business education

Gainesville, Fla. – In May 2008, 23 students joined with the Hough Graduate School of Business in a new and very different type of program. These individuals were part of the first-ever cohort of the Post Doctoral Bridge (PDB) program for non-business Ph.D. holders, created to prepare participants for teaching and research careers in business schools. The program is endorsed by AACSB International, and was conceived in response to an AACSB Doctoral Faculty Commission report that predicted a critical shortage

Finance major wins $5,000 study abroad scholarship

Gainesville, Fla. – Gustavo Bartczak, a senior in the Warrington College of Business Administration, is the winner of a $5,000 Freeman-ASIA scholarship award. Gustavo, a Coral Springs resident, will use the prize this Fall semester to study in China at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. The primary goal of Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) is to increase the number of U.S. undergraduates who study in East and Southeast Asia by providing them with the information and financial

Undergrad takes 1st Place in national writing competition

Gainesville, Fla. – The Center for Management Communication is pleased to announce that Nicole Thomas, a graduating senior and a student in Warrington’s “Writing for Business” course, placed first in the Association for Business Communication’s (ABC) national 2008 Student Writing Competition. This is the second time in three years of entering the competition that a Warrington undergraduate has won first prize (UF students placed first and third in their first year of competition). In this year’s ABC competition, students had

Undergrad Takes 1st Place in International Charrette

Gainesville, Fla. – Sylvia Borek, a graduating senior and one of Warrington’s top students, recently won first place in the 2nd Annual ACRA (American Collegiate Retailing Association) Charrette in Toronto, Canada. A Charrette is an intense, real-world case business competition in which interdisciplinary student teams solve a complex problem for a business organization. This year’s retail client was Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Ltd (MLSE). One of the largest sports and entertainment companies in North America, it owns the Air

Undergrads earn top honors in business strategy challenge at Georgetown

Gainesville, Fla. – A team of undergraduates from Warrington took first place at the Fourth Annual Business Strategy Challenge held at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Team members Sarah Anassori, Leilani Diaz, Justin Fung, and Shea Parrish claimed the top spot for the University of Florida. Georgetown came in second place, and the University of Washington, third. The Business Strategy Challenge is one of the largest business strategy competitions in the nation. This year’s invite-only contest featured teams from a

Undergrads take 1st place at Wake Forest case challenge

Gainesville, Fla. – Four students from the Warrington College of Business Administration earned a first place finish at the 18th Annual Undergraduate Marketing Case Challenge, which took place February 7-10, 2008. Team members Sarah Anassori (marketing ’08), Matthew Kuhl (economics ’09), Sashi Mylavarapu (finance ’09), and Catherine Nguyen (finance ’09) were named winners of the competition, held during the annual Marketing Summit hosted by Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. Teams participated in a three-phase challenge over the course of