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Read the latest and greatest student, faculty and alumni news from the University of Florida Warrington College of Business, a top national business school at one of the best public universities in the nation.

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Candor wins UF AI Days Pitch Competition

Candor, a virtual communications company, was awarded first place in this year’s UF AI Days Pitch Competition. The company uses artificial intelligence to create a user-friendly platform for constituents to voice their complaints to local governance, providing an app that

Jay Ritter

The spectacular failure of SPACs

They were supposed to be a revolution. They may get sued out of existence. Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter shares his insights into why SPACs fail so badly and if they will ever become popular again in this story from

Anuj Kumar

Harnessing Peer Effects with EdTech

Matherly Professor Anuj Kumar explores how we can leverage peers to motivate and help students learn in K-12 schools as part of his greater research with the RightWalk Foundation. As part of this work, Kumar built the EPInc platform –

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MSF team takes third at Engage Undergraduate Investment Conference

University of Florida finance students Eliot Glein (MSF ’25), Ethan Poliner (MSF ’25) and Nathan Marshall (MSF ’25) placed third in this year’s annual ENGAGE Undergraduate Investment Conference (UIC) Stock Pitch Competition, North America’s leading collegiate investing conference. After hosting

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Growing citrus is the family business

Matt McLean (BSBA ’93) enrolled at the University of Florida in 1989 with plans to change what he always knew. Growing up with three generations of citrus farming before him, McLean was drawn elsewhere. He saw the bright lights of

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Maine voters don’t like their electric utilities, but they balked at paying billions to buy them out

Frustration with electric utilities is universal today. Whether it’s concerns over high rates, poor service or a combination of both, people are constantly looking for a better answer to the systems that serve them. In the Nov. 7, 2023, election,

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Empowering the future

When former UF Warrington Dean John Kraft decided to increase the college’s efforts around AI, Warrington created a marketing analytics role for an incoming professor to help lead it. Eighteen months later, it was still vacant with no strong candidates

Undergrads are Business Ready

Early in her time as director of the Heavener School of Business, Erica Studer-Byrnes and her team saw a gap in the student experience. Undergraduate business students didn’t have a program that would guide them from their first day on

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Trailblazing business education

As specialized master’s degrees continue to pop up around the country, Warrington has long been at the forefront of their development. Warrington was one of the first colleges in the country to offer specialized master’s degree programs, beginning in 1994.

Giving to support innovation

When Joan and Chester Luby moved to Florida in 2005, they wanted to work with a major university in the state to strengthen the future of innovation and entrepreneurship. Through the Joan & Chester Luby Charitable Trust, the couple recently