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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

UF MBA takes second place in ethics competition

Gainesville, Fla. – A team of Florida MBA students were put to the test last week at the Ethical Leadership Case Competition in Waco, Tex. and passed with flying colors. Going head to head with students from across the country, the UF team took second place in the contest, which was hosted by Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business. The Florida team, whose participation was sponsored by UF’s Poe Center for Ethics, consisted of: Andrew Uelsmann, Scott Herndon, Daniel Cadoff,

Undergrads take top spot in Singapore competition

Gainesville, Fla. – A team comprised of four of Warrington’s top business students took the top prize at the Asian Business Case Challenge, an international, invitation-only business case competition held in Singapore. The event, hosted by the Nanyang School of Business (Nanyang Technological University), ran from October 8 -13. This was the first international case competition in which Warrington undergraduates have ever participated. The team members were Shae Ferguson, Montana Massa, Caroline Etter, and Seth Mollitt, team captain. Competing schools

UF MBA advances to finals at Thunderbird Summit

Gainesville, Fla. – The University of Florida is among the ten top business schools from around the world whose teams have made the final round of an innovation competition held in conjunction with Thunderbird School of Global Management’s first Sustainable Innovation Summit, which takes place March 21‐24 at Thunderbird. The UF team is comprised of a group of students enrolled in UF’s One‐year MBA Program: Chris Sheldon, Brittany Smith, Richard Mason, Kristine Ferrone, and twin brothers Jonathan and Andrew Santo.

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 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