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COO of Fortune 500 company emphasizes importance of Big Data

By 2020, there will be as many bits of data as there are stars. By 2020, there will be 50 billion devices connected to the Internet—approximately 6.5 connected devices per person. Four billion Google searches are being conducted per day. These were just some of the astonishing statistics and forecasts Bill Muir, the Chief Operating Officer of Jabil, relayed during his appearance to a packed audience of UF MBA students during the program’s Critical Issues in Business series on Wednesday.

Recent alumna an “MBA to Watch” says Poets & Quants

Carly Escue (MBA ’15) was one of 30 MBA graduates in the world to be named to Poets & Quants’s “Class of 2015: MBAs to Watch.” Read Carly’s profile and learn more about her accomplishments at UF MBA and her career plans.

Warrington’s commitment to diversity continues through NBMBAA sponsorship

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Warrington College of Business Administration has been named the official academic sponsor of the 37th Annual National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) Conference and Exposition. The conference, one of the nation’s largest professional development and job recruitment events, takes place Sept. 22-26 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. “The first step to increase diversity in U.S. corporate boardrooms is to increase diversity in the nation’s premier graduate business programs,” said Dr. S. Selcuk Erenguc, Senior

UF MBA’s Executive Program ranked among nation’s best

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Executive Program at UF MBA at the Hough Graduate School of Business ranked 35th in the world in The Economist’s “Which MBA?” Executive MBA Rankings 2015. Excluding joint programs, UF MBA ranked 22nd among all U.S. schools, and eighth among U.S. public programs. While UF MBA’s Executive Program fared well in many categories, it was particularly impressive in Quality of Faculty, with an overall ranking of 19th. In that group’s subcategories, UF MBA ranked No. 1

The Princeton Review: UF MBA Internet Program No. 6 in the world

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Internet Program at UF MBA at the Hough Graduate School of Business ranked sixth in The Princeton Review’s inaugural “Top Online MBA Programs 2015.” UF MBA’s Internet Program was fifth among U.S. public business schools, and was the only online MBA program from the state of Florida to appear in the rankings. UF MBA fared favorably in student and faculty quality. The program’s acceptance rate (65 percent) was one of the most competitive among the top

UF MBA claims third consecutive SEC case competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – UF MBA at the Hough Graduate School of Business won the 2015 Southeastern Conference (SEC) MBA Case Competition on Saturday at the University of South Carolina’s Moore School of Business. UF MBA was represented by Xiaoyu “Henry” Liu, Matthew Lukas, Elizabeth Merrick and David Price—the same quartet that won the Florida Intercollegiate Business Case Competition in February. The team was awarded $10,000 for its victory. UF MBA has won the SEC MBA Case Competition every year since

Hough Graduate School of Business ranks 16th among U.S. public business schools

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Hough Graduate School of Business at the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business Administration was ranked 16th among U.S. public business schools in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools 2016” edition released today. UF MBA’s Traditional (full-time) Program improved four positions to No. 37 overall, and three spots to No. 16 among U.S. public programs. UF MBA was the only MBA program in the state of Florida to appear in the top 75.

Financial Times: UF MBA Internet Program No. 3 in the world, No. 1 in U.S.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Financial Times ranked the Internet Program at UF MBA at the Hough Graduate School of Business No. 3 in the world in the publication’s “Online MBA 2015” rankings released today. UF MBA’s Internet Program was also the top-ranked online MBA program in the U.S. “It’s an honor for our Internet Program to again receive such prominent recognition by The Financial Times,” said Dr. Alex Sevilla, Assistant Dean and Director of UF MBA Programs. “We’ve dedicated ourselves

UF MBA earns fourth consecutive Intercollegiate Cup title

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – UF MBA at the Hough Graduate School of Business claimed its fourth consecutive victory in the 2015 Florida Intercollegiate Business Case Competition last weekend at the University of South Florida. In addition to its four consecutive victories, UF MBA has won this competition six times in nine appearances. UF MBA, represented by Xiaoyu “Henry” Liu, Matthew Lukas, Elizabeth Merrick and David Price, outlasted a field of Florida’s top MBA programs—Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, Florida State

US News ranks UF MBA’s Internet Program No. 4 in nation

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – UF MBA at the Hough Graduate School of Business’s Internet Program ranked No. 4 in the country in U.S. News & World Report’s “2015 Best Online MBA Programs” released Wednesday. UF MBA finished in the top 2 percent of the 196 online MBA programs US News evaluated. Scores were based on five weighted categories: Student Engagement (28 percent), Admissions Selectivity (25%), Peer Reputation (25%), Faculty Credentials & Training (11%) and Student Services & Technology (11%). UF MBA