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Felipe Affonso

Delivering “Serendipity”: Seemingly Random Product Discovery, Aided by Technology

Research from marketing Ph.D. student Felipe Affonso highlights how marketers can capitalize on the power of serendipity to increase consumer satisfaction. Read more about how marketers can do this by going beyond surprising consumers, because serendipity is not just a

Jay Ritter and Minmo Gahng

For Startup Leaders, SPACs Have Lost Their Allure

Research from Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter and finance Ph.D. student Minmo Gahng informs this story about entrepreneurs growing increasingly wary about the money-raising tool after watching peers’ stocks slide and investors balk. Read more in this story from the

Sachin Jaitly

Bitcoin on the Balance Sheet? Two in Crummer Community Say ‘Yes’

UF DBA student and Rollins College alumnus Sachin Jaitly (DBA ’23) and Gregory Mecca of Tessera Venture Partners make the case for Bitcoin as a store of value and hedge against inflation. Read on to see why Jaitly and Mecca

Digital atrium setting with tv screens with various company logos indicating booths students could visit at the Gator Graduate Career Fair

How Warrington’s Business Career Services transitioned career events online during the COVID-19 pandemic

The University of Florida Warrington College of Business has a longstanding culture of innovation when it comes to online education. From starting its Online MBA program in 1999 to expanding the college’s specialized master’s programs fully online in the past

Tara Bode graduated from the Warrington College of Business

How Warrington students solved a communications company’s problem with AI and analytics

Prior to enrolling in the Master of Science in Information Systems and Operations Management program at the University of Florida, I was foreign to the keywords of the program: coding, modeling, and data analytics. However, I knew that I had

A Zoom call screen with about 40 UF MBA students attending a Q&A event with Shane Burcaw.

Event with disability advocate highlights importance of inclusivity in business

This spring, the Gator MBAbility Club had the honor of hosting Shane Burcaw, the author of several award-winning books about disability and the co-founder of the YouTube channel Squirmy and Grubs, which has generated over 149 million views. He is

BrainForce won the Big Idea Compeition

BrainForce wins $25,000 in 2021 Big Idea Competition

BrainForce won first place at the 2021 Big Idea Gator Business Plan Competition. Led by graduate engineering student Mohit Patil, graduate engineering student Parth Shah and Warrington student Chloe Stanton, BrainForce empowers the disabled by providing hands-free operation of phones

Thomas Mardal winds up to make his hammer throw during a track and field event.

Hammer Time: UF’s Mardal has quietly nailed his throwing legacy

The Heavener School of Business student and Norwegian Thomas Mardal’s (BSBA ’21) journey from Gloppen to Gainesville will end with a lot of school records, and maybe even a trip to the beach. Read on about Mardal and how he’s spent

Stevie Faulk takes a photo with a selfie stick with the mountains of Switzerland in the background.

Student Spotlight: Stevie Faulk

Stevie Faulk is a current student in the Online Master of Science in Management (MSM) who plans to graduate this summer. Read on to see why Stevie joined the Online MSM, her advice on applying to the program and more.

The strength of the Heavener experience

Finding a job after graduation is an integral part of any student’s time at the Warrington College of Business. For Brooke Bennett (BSBA ’21) and her classmates who graduate from the Heavener School of Business this weekend, they were forced