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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.


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

Student walking at graduation

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

Ahead of the curve

Online education is a pillar at UF Warrington. That was the case when UF developed the first online MBA program in 1999, and it remains the case as UF searches for ways to invigorate the student experience moving forward. The

Heavener Hall behind the University of Florida Archway with a student walking underneath the arch.

Business backgrounds for every student

Back in the early 1990s, University of Florida students weren’t accepted into their colleges until their junior year. The demand of students trying to get accepted to the business school highlighted the need for a creative solution to give more

Jay Ritter

WeWork’s ignominious bankruptcy adds to the growing list of once buzzy SPAC companies that have gone bust

WeWork is the highest profile SPAC blowup. The company’s $9 billion valuation in an October 2021 deal — one of the biggest mergers by enterprise value at the time —  exemplified the profligacy of a near-zero interest rate environment. “There was a major

Five students hold a large check for $20,000.

MSF students give best solution for commercial real estate debt

Only 12 teams from 10 national universities were invited to compete at the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council’s (CREFC) third annual Real Estate Debt Case Competition, and the University of Florida’s team came out on top. In October, the team

Finance trade manager analyzing stock market indicators for best investment strategy, financial data and charts with business buildings in background.

Four things to do with a finance degree

Every company needs employees who are skilled in finance. From increasing company profit to analyzing economic and market trends, a career in finance implies a multitude of opportunities, offering stability and consistent demand projections. With a degree in finance, you

Jay Ritter

WeWork Joins a Long List of High-Profile SPACs That Have Failed

After a little more than two years as a public company, the infamous office-sharing firm WeWork has filed for Chapter 11 protection. WeWork joins the likes of Core Scientific Inc., one of the largest miners of Bitcoin, and Richard Branson’s

Mo Wang

Don’t overlook race and ethnicity: new guidelines urge change for psychology research

University Distinguished Professor, Lanzillotti-McKethan Eminent Scholar Chair and Associate Dean for Research and Strategic Initiatives Mo Wang chaired the American Psychological Association (APA) working group of ten people who formulated recommendations for authors, reviewers and editors on how to address race,