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Why communications professionals should consider an MBA

Reading Time: 4 minutes As you might expect, business acumen is pervasive throughout many other industries, like engineering, law, health care, technology, communication and the sciences. If you’re currently in one of those fields, you might be considering boosting your business knowledge with an MBA to help you get ahead. But what exactly will you gain from an MBA? In this series, we talk with MBA alumni and current students across each of these fields about how they are putting their business knowledge to

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UF MBA student creates mentoring program to connect current students with alumni

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Nicole Howe, MBA ’20 I’m definitely not a traditional candidate when you think about students in an MBA program. As a career switcher coming from the non-profit sector, at first, I struggled with the transition into the 2-year Full-Time UF MBA program. I felt stressed, and like I often do, I reached out to a few mentors in my life for advice. Those conversations were energizing – my mentors provided me with guidance and encouragement. That support, along with

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UF retail expert shares holiday shopping trends

Reading Time: < 1 minute “Retailers gearing up for another busy holiday season both in-store and online are hoping to lure consumers to buy their products with new methods,” writes The Gainesville Sun.  See what those new methods are, according to Matherly Professor of Information Systems Dr. Anuj Kumar, in this story from The Gainesville Sun. 

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A year in which the IPO market sobered up

Reading Time: < 1 minute “For all the euphoria over the likes of ride-sharing app Uber, the chief feature (apart from the lack of profits) of several of these companies since their listing has been their disappointing performance. Uber shares, for example, have plunged more than 30 per cent since the group’s IPO. Analysts say the poor performance is partly a product of investors having been sucked into the hype surrounding them,” writes the Financial Times.  Cordell Eminent Scholar Chair Jay Ritter comments on how

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The gift of giving: Charlie Paulk

Reading Time: 3 minutes The holiday season is one many look forward to year after year. With its warm feelings of home, family and friends, it inspires giving back to those who have impacted our lives in positive and profound ways. This holiday season, we spoke with two Warrington College of Business alumni that have given back to their alma matter – one who has been giving for 43 years, and another who made their first donation this year. See what inspires Charlie Paulk

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The gift of giving: Emily Fodor

Reading Time: 2 minutes The holiday season is one many look forward to year after year. With its warm feelings of home, family and friends, it inspires giving back to those who have impacted our lives in positive and profound ways. This holiday season, we spoke with two Warrington College of Business alumni that have given back to their alma matter – one who has been giving for 43 years, and another who made their first donation this year. See what inspires Charlie Paulk

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Information systems and operations management professor recipient of early career award

Reading Time: 2 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. Liangfei Qiu, associate professor in the department of information systems and operations management at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business, has been named an awardee of the 2019 Information Systems Society (ISS) Sandra A. Slaughter Early Career Award.  The Sandra A. Slaughter Early Career Award recognizes and honors early career individuals who are on a path towards making outstanding intellectual contributions to the information systems discipline. The spirit of the award is to honor

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Inaugural Washington Campus residency highlights the critical connection between government and business for this UF MBA student

Reading Time: 4 minutes By Ramona Saridakis Bean, MBA ’20 This October, I had the opportunity to be part of the inaugural UF MBA group to participate in the Washington Campus residency based in Washington, D.C. in a program called Managing Business, Public Affairs, and Public Policy. My resume includes experience as a legislative aide on Capitol Hill for a former Florida congressman and time as a political appointee assigned to the U.S. Treasury Department under Secretary Henry Paulson during President George W. Bush’s

Warrington professor gives TEDx talk on how online school ratings accelerate segregation in America

Reading Time: < 1 minute Matherly Professor of Information Systems Anuj Kumar shares surprising data from a recent research study that shows how segregation in the U.S. has been impacted by the availability of online school ratings and challenges us to look beyond the internet for solutions. See what his research found in his TEDx talk from Boston, Massachusetts. 

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What the battle over control of PG&E means for US utility customers

Reading Time: 5 minutes By Theodore J. Kury, Director of Energy Studies, Public Utility Research Center, University of Florida Warrington College of Business There’s a battle raging over the ownership of PG&E Corp., one of the nation’s largest utilities, with cities, hedge fund managers and even customers all in the running. Growing liabilities over its role in several deadly wildfires in California forced the company to file for bankruptcy in January. It hopes to soon reemerge with a stronger balance sheet. The state’s governor has