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Jay Ritter

Mr. IPO

Reading Time: < 1 minute Having spent his career tracking the emergence of new public companies, Cordell Eminent Scholar Chair Jay Ritter has earned the moniker “Mr. IPO” from industry professionals and journalists alike. Read more about why Ritter decided to start tracking IPOs, why IPOs are important for the economy and what he thinks is the better investment option for small investors instead of IPOs in this story from UF Explore. 

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UF Warrington introduces two new degree options for business and non-business majors

Reading Time: 2 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida is bolstering its lineup of specialized master’s degree program options to include one new degree program and one new program option. Starting in the fall of 2020, students majoring in business can pursue a Master of Science in Marketing and students with or without a business background can pursue a Master of Science in Information Systems and Operations Management with a specialization in Business Analytics. The Master

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Gator Hatchery graduates named to Forbes 2020 Class of 30 Under 30

Reading Time: < 1 minute Samyr Qureshi (BA ’14) and Dennis Hansen (BS ’16), leaders of Knack, which got its start in the Gator Hatchery and was the winner of the 2016 Big Idea Competition, were recently named to Forbes’ 2020 Class of 30 Under 30. The Knack founders, whose website connects college students with others on campus for tutoring and mentoring at a 20% cut, were named to the Education Forbes 30 Under 30 list. See Qureshi and Hansen on the Forbes list and read

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When to Buy Into Aramco

Reading Time: < 1 minute As Saudi Arabia’s oil giant Aramco is set to go public, investors should consider a number of factors when thinking about buying shares. Cordell Eminent Scholar Chair Jay Ritter comments on when to consider buying into Aramco in this story from The Wall Street Journal. 

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Six Warrington students honored by UF International Center

Reading Time: 4 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Six students from the Warrington College of Business received Outstanding International Student Awards from the University of Florida International Center on November 19. The Outstanding International Student Award recognizes international students who not only meet exemplary academic achievement, but also a wide range of accomplishments and contributions. Warrington’s recipients for 2019 are: Yiduo Shao (Ph.D. ’22): Shao, originally from Shenyang, China, is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of management. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology

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Looking for a home? You’ve seen GreatSchools ratings. Here’s how they nudge families toward schools with fewer black and Hispanic students.

Reading Time: < 1 minute “What’s the right way to judge a school? Across the country, states and school districts have devised their own systems of letter grades and color-coded dashboards based on test scores and graduation rates. But arguably the most visible and influential school rating system in America comes from the nonprofit GreatSchools, whose 1-10 ratings appear in home listings on national real estate websites Zillow, Realtor.com, and Redfin. Forty-three million people visited GreatSchools’ site in 2018, the organization says; Zillow and its

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How a Master of Science in Management complements this alumna’s medical school goals

Reading Time: 2 minutes Master of Science in Management (MSM) alumna Leanne Dumeny is currently pursuing her MD/Ph.D. at the University of Florida. We spoke with Dumeny about why she felt a business degree would complement her science background, how an MSM has been beneficial on her academic journey, why she would recommend an MSM to other medical students and more.  Q: Can you tell us about your academic journey to UF’s medical school? Dumeny: “I graduated from the combined MSM program to complement

Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone with UF MBA

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Jonathon Little, MBA ’19 I had hesitated to participate in the Global Immersion Experience as part of my time at Warrington, but after several conversations with friends and UF faculty who had previously participated in the program, I decided to go for it. I had never left North America before. I hadn’t even been on a plane longer than three hours, but here I was, preparing for a 13-hour journey to Seoul, South Korea. I partially chose Seoul for

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Why communications professionals should consider an MBA

Reading Time: 4 minutes As you might expect, business acumen is pervasive throughout many other industries, like engineering, law, health care, technology, communication and the sciences. If you’re currently in one of those fields, you might be considering boosting your business knowledge with an MBA to help you get ahead. But what exactly will you gain from an MBA? In this series, we talk with MBA alumni and current students across each of these fields about how they are putting their business knowledge to

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UF MBA student creates mentoring program to connect current students with alumni

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Nicole Howe, MBA ’20 I’m definitely not a traditional candidate when you think about students in an MBA program. As a career switcher coming from the non-profit sector, at first, I struggled with the transition into the 2-year Full-Time UF MBA program. I felt stressed, and like I often do, I reached out to a few mentors in my life for advice. Those conversations were energizing – my mentors provided me with guidance and encouragement. That support, along with