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What Economists Fail to See in the Act of Gift-Giving

“New research suggests why holiday gifts—unlike purchases for oneself—have a value far higher than some economists previously thought,” writes The Wall Street Journal.  See what this research from Assistant Professor of Marketing Yang Yang suggests that economists fail to see in gift giving in this story from The Wall Street Journal. 

UF MBA achieves program highs in career placement, salaries

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Students graduating in 2015 from the full-time UF MBA program at the Hough Graduate School of Business posted record performances in career placement and compensation according to Craig Petrus, Director of Graduate Business Career Services (GBCS). The career placement rates for students at graduation (85.1%) and three months after graduation (95.7%) were among some of the best in the nation. Additionally, the starting compensation—base salary plus signing bonus—of graduates increased by $14,000 from last year to just

International Center honors Warrington again for global education excellence

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Jason Ward, the Associate Director of International Programs at the Heavener School of Business, received the University of Florida’s 2015 Staff International Educator of the Year Award on Monday at the Keene Faculty Center in Dauer Hall. The Staff International Educator of the Year Award, presented by UF’s International Center, recognizes outstanding contributions of staff to the internationalization of the University of Florida. Ward is the third Warrington representative to win this award in the past five

Heavener students grateful for alumni support

To thank alumni for their generosity, UF celebrated “Grateful Gator Day” on Nov. 18 at the Plaza of the Americas. Students will have the opportunity to write personal notes and give thanks that will reach up to 30,000 donors. Last year, alumni, parents and friends invested $315 million in support of our students, programs and UF. Of the 14 UF students who served on the Grateful Gator Day student committee that helped organize today’s event, four hail from the Warrington

The Princeton Review recognizes UF MBA for program quality

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – UF MBA at the Hough Graduate School of Business placed in the top 10 in the “Best Administered” and “Best Classroom Experience” categories in The Princeton Review’s “Best 295 Business Schools 2016″ edition. UF MBA ranked third in the nation in the “Best Administered” category, and was the top-ranked public school in this group. The “Best Administered” ranking is based on student answers to survey questions concerning “how smoothly the school is run, and the ease with

Global entrepreneurs gather at UF

The Warrington College of Business and its Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center proudly host the 19th Annual Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) Conference on today and Saturday. Learn why this event is a major step in the Center’s growth.

Women may fare better than men in assertive team leadership

Research by Warrington management professor Dr. Klodiana Lanaj focuses on how women can showcase their leadership skills in the workplace without being penalized. Learn more about her innovative study.

Knechel named to Dutch Foundation for Auditing Research’s board

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. W R Knechel, the Frederick Fisher Eminent Scholar Chair at the Fisher School of Accounting, was named to the board of the newly-created Dutch Foundation for Auditing Research (FAR). FAR, which officially launched on October 20, was created to provide “a unique collaboration between science and practice, strengthening the learning curve of the audit industry and its stakeholders, feeding accountancy education, and sustainably bolstering the accountancy research community in the Netherlands and abroad.” Because of significant

UF MBA continues impressive ascent in Bloomberg Businessweek rankings

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – UF MBA at the Hough Graduate School of Business’s Full-Time and MBA for Professionals Programs soared considerably in Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2015 MBA Rankings released Tuesday. UF MBA’s Full-Time Program improved seven spots to No. 41 in the nation, and 16th among U.S. public MBA programs. The MBA for Professionals Program, which includes Executive, Online and Professional offerings, advanced 12 positions to 29th in the nation, and No. 10 among U.S. publics. Bloomberg Businessweek previously ranked schools on

Big Data meets a social network

So how much data is needed for it to be considered, “Big Data?” Are 22 million rows of data on your computer screen enough? That’s the unfathomable amount of information Warrington Ph.D. student Mohammadmahdi (Mahdi) Moqri has managed over the past nine months analyzing the world’s most popular open source software community. Moqri will present his findings at the Teradata University Network (TUN) 2015 Business Analytics Competition beginning Sunday in Anaheim, Calif. TUN’s Business Analytics Competition is an opportunity for