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Fisher student-athlete in select company

Holly Pole, a senior in the Fisher School of Accounting and libero on the University of Florida’s volleyball team, has had little trouble finding motivation to succeed on the volleyball court. Playing for one of the best teams in the nation, and pursuing a national championship have inspired her since joining the Gators four years ago. Pole’s motivation to succeed in the classroom, however, may have been born in an even more competitive environment—at home. According to Holly, her older

Heavener students win case competition in Australia

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Four students from the Heavener School of Business won the inaugural Australian Undergraduate Business Case Competition in Brisbane, Australia. Stephanie DioGuardi, Luis Franco, Shruti Shah and Brittany Wood competed against 15 schools hailing from 11 countries. The Heavener team was one of only two U.S. teams that competed. The competition’s 16 teams were divided into four, four-team divisions, and each team presented three cases during the preliminary round. The cases were weighted as follows—Case 1: 20%; Case

Accounting professor receives Judy Fisher Award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. Paul Madsen, an Assistant Professor at the Fisher School of Accounting, was named the recipient of the 2014 Judy Fisher Teaching with Technology Award. The award is given annually to the Warrington College of Business Administration professor whose teaching best exemplified the use of technology over the past year. “Receiving this award has been flattering and validating,” Dr. Madsen said. “I invest a lot in my teaching and, like most professors, the only feedback I typically

UF, Warrington celebrate dedication of Heavener Hall

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Heavener Hall, the Warrington College of Business Administration’s new home for undergraduate programs and activities, was officially dedicated during a ceremony Friday afternoon on the business campus. Among the distinguished guests in attendance were University of Florida President Bernie Machen, Warrington Dean John Kraft and James W. “Bill” Heavener (BSBA ’70), whose lead gift spearheads a $35 million initiative to invest in undergraduate business education. Heavener Hall and the Heavener School of Business were named in his

Bloomberg Businessweek ranks UF MBA among nation’s top 25 full-time public programs

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – UF MBA at the Hough Graduate School of Business ranked 24th among all U.S. public full-time MBA programs in Bloomberg Businessweek’s “2014 Best U.S. Business Schools.” UF MBA, which was ranked 48th among both public and private programs, was the only full-time program from the state of Florida to appear in the overall top 50. “We are pleased to be recognized once again as one of the best MBA programs in the world by Bloomberg Businessweek, particularly

The Financial Engineer ranks MSF program No. 2 among publics

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Hough Graduate School of Business’s Master of Science in Finance program (The William R. Hough Program) was ranked No. 2 among U.S. public programs in The Financial Engineer’s 2015 Master of Finance Rankings. The MSF program ranked No. 8 overall, and was the highest-ranked finance program in the state of Florida. The Financial Engineer measured six criteria—Mean GMAT Scores (30 percent), Mean Starting Salary and Bonus (25%), Mean Undergraduate GPA (15%), Acceptance Rate (15%), Full-Time Graduates

Fisher alumna wins top tax award

Fisher School of Accounting alumna Lillian Mills was awarded the American Taxation Association’s highest honor, the Ray M. Sommerfeld Outstanding Tax Educator Award. Mills (BSAcc ’80, MAcc ’81) was recognized for her career contributions in the areas of tax-related teaching, research and service, according to Shelley Rhoades-Catanach, the former president of the American Taxation Association (ATA). Mills, the department chair at the University of Texas McCombs School of Business, has not only taught tax at the undergraduate, master’s and Ph.D.

Flannery named to prominent post at SEC

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Bank of America Eminent Scholar Mark Flannery has been named Chief Economist and Director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Economic and Risk Analysis (DERA), the SEC announced Monday. Dr. Flannery will take leave from his scholarly commitments at the Warrington College of Business Administration to fulfill his duties at the SEC, beginning on September 8. “Working as Chief Economist at the SEC offers a very exciting opportunity,” Dr. Flannery said. “I look forward to

Top 11 business books for your summer reading list

We compiled a nifty list of the best business books recommended by Warrington faculty for you to read this summer. Do you have any top business books to add to this list? David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell “It provides useful insights in terms of how emergent or small players can effectively compete and win when taking on larger firms, which is key for many entrepreneurial startups.” – Dr. Michael H. Morris, George and

Preferences and Price, or Price and Preferences?

Psychology Today breaks down new research on how preferences influence prices, but are also influenced by them. Assistant Professor of Marketing Yang Yang‘s research, “Wealth, warmth, and well-being: whether happiness is relative or absolute depends on whether it is about money, acquisition, or consumption,” is included. Read more about the research from Psychology Today.