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Blank check funds are hot but may be risky: ‘The trust level is through the roof’

SPACs, or special purpose acquisition companies, are a hot-ticket item on Wall Street. Retail investors are taking part in the frenzy. However, there are reasons for caution, according to financial experts, like Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter. Investors seem to be chasing past returns and buying star power of managers like Bill Ackman, Shaquille O’Neal, Alex Rodriguez and Colin Kaepernick. See what Ritter had to say about SPACs in this story from CNBC.

How you can benefit from a combined degree

The plan to pursue a combined degree is generating a buzz among undergraduate students and can be quite appealing. But what is a combined degree? And, more importantly, why would this be considered beneficial? The combination degree program allows undergraduate students who qualify academically to obtain both a bachelor’s and master’s degree. Most students begin the application process sometime during sophomore or junior year, but each student’s academic path is unique and there is no exact timeline that must be

Student organization aims to bring diversity to Wall Street

As a young woman growing up in the melting pot of Miami, I was exposed to minorities achieving success in every career and industry. Going to an all girls high school almost entirely comprised of Latinas only further reinforced the notion that anyone could achieve anything, as nearly every leadership position was held by what corporate America would consider a minority. It was not until I steered myself much deeper into my niche in finance that I began to realize

5 ways you can learn about AI and analytics at Warrington

Businesses used to be driven by Excel spreadsheets, but today, the Warrington College of Business is preparing graduates for the future of business with a new level of analytics and modeling tools. From faculty with expertise in AI and analytics to courses and degree programs to the most advanced technical resources, Warrington has what you need to develop your foundation in AI and analytics. Read on to see the five ways you can learn about AI and analytics at the

Student Spotlight: Hannah Buchsbaum

Buchsbaum is pursuing her Master of International Business (MIB) at Warrington. She has interned with Amazon and United Technologies. Upon her graduation in spring 2021, she will join Uber in San Francisco. Congratulations, Hannah! Q: Tell us about your background. Buchsbaum: “I am from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. I graduated in Fall 2020 with an undergraduate degree in Finance and will be graduating this semester (spring 2021) with my Master of International Business degree. I have been very involved in

UF Warrington professor to research fairness in AI hiring practices thanks to National Science Foundation, Amazon award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Mo Wang, Lanzillotti-McKethan Eminent Scholar at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business, is among the recipients of a Fairness in Artificial Intelligence (AI) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in collaboration with Amazon. Wang and a team of investigators have been awarded nearly $1 million to establish machine learning as a pillar for design in automated personnel-selection systems used in human resource management. The NSF Program on Fairness in Artificial Intelligence in Collaboration with

Unusual first-day rallies in SPACs raise bubble concern: ‘Every single one of them has gone up’

With new SPAC deals this year recording an average jump of 6.5% on their debuts, a nearly sixfold increase from their historical levels, concerns about a bubble are on the rise.  “The last couple of months have been great for the SPAC investors with the returns being really high, but I don’t think it’s going to be able to continue like this,” Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter told CNBC.  See all of what Ritter had to say in this story

Larry Summers is still worth ignoring

Shut out of power, the onetime wunderkind tries to grab the spotlight with an attention-getting argument. But Dr. Amanda Phalin is puzzled by Summers’ fears of inflation. See what she had to say in this story from The Nation. 

Financial Times: UF MBA No. 1 in value for money, career services

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – For the fourth consecutive year, UF MBA at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business has been named the best program in value for money by the Financial Times. In addition, UF MBA rose into the No. 1 spot for career services, up from No. 2 last year. “We’re proud of the top rankings we’ve earned from Financial Times, and it’s no coincidence that our strongest performances are in helping our students with their education and

Florida state officials draft legislation on Big Tech censorship

Public Utility Research Center Director and Gunter Professor Mark Jamison weighs in on proposed legislation in Florida that would address alleged censorship, election interference and privacy violations by social media companies.  See why Jamison doesn’t believe legislation like this is the best course of action in this story from CBS 12 News.