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Horace Tucker, Barrie Eisenberg, Mary Polidan, Joey Couture and Sarah Winter

Heavener School secures another impressive case competition finish

Reading Time: < 1 minute GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Heavener School of Business finished in second place at the Scotiabank International Case Competition this past weekend at the University of Western Ontario’s (Canada) Ivey Business School. The team of Joey Couture, Barrie Eisenberg, Mary Polidan and Sarah Winter recorded the Heavener School’s third second-place finish in an international case competition in the 2015-16 academic year. The Heavener School also placed second in the Thammasat Undergraduate Business Challenge in Bangkok, and the SDS Case Competition in

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UF MBA named world’s No. 3 online program

Reading Time: 2 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Financial Times ranked the Online Program at UF MBA at the Hough Graduate School of Business No. 3 in the world in its “Online MBA 2016” rankings released today. UF MBA’s prominent finish marks the third consecutive year it has been ranked in the top 5 among global online MBA programs, and No. 1 among all U.S. programs by the Financial Times. “Earning this wonderful recognition three years ago was a proud moment for our program,

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Marketing professor receives lifetime achievement award

Reading Time: 2 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – JC Penney Professor Dr. Richard Lutz received the 2016 American Marketing Association’s Consumer Behavior Special Interest Group (CBSIG) Lifetime Achievement Award on Feb. 27 at the AMA’s Winter Marketing Academic Conference in Las Vegas. The award is given to a marketing scholar “who has contributed significantly to the field of consumer behavior,” and has shown “a strong affiliation publishing in AMA outlets and serving in AMA leadership roles.” Dr. Lutz’s involvement with the AMA has spanned almost

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Student Spotlight: Maurielle Yao

Reading Time: 3 minutes Florida Women in Business, UF/IFAS Extension, Bank of America, UF’s Family Youth and Community Sciences, and America Saves are combining forces to present Savings in the Swamp 2016—a personal finance workshop that offers strategies to reaching your financial goals—which begins at 4:30 p.m. today in the Ustler Hall Atrium. Senior Maurielle Yao, the Vice President of Professional Development for Florida Women in Business, is helping lead the effort for today’s event. Learn more about Maurielle, and why today’s event is

Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, Australia) claimed the inaugural Heavener International Case Competition

Inaugural Heavener International Case Competition a rousing success

Reading Time: 2 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Heavener International Case Competition crowned its first-ever champion as Queensland University of Technology (Australia) won the inaugural event this past weekend. QUT advanced through a competitive 20-team field, including an impressive group in the final round, to claim the title. The final round had four teams representing three continents. Joining QUT in the finals were the University of Alberta (Canada), which finished second; Concordia University (Canada), which placed third; and Singapore Management University, which finished fourth.

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UF entrepreneurs honored at 2nd Annual Gator100 Awards

Reading Time: 2 minutes The University of Florida welcomed 57 new companies to the Gator100 family during the 2nd Annual Gator100 Awards on Friday at UF’s Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. More than 500 guests attended the luncheon and awards ceremony where former U.S. Senator Bob Graham (BA ’59) was the keynote speaker. The Gator100, presented by UF, the Warrington College of Business and its Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center, celebrates the world’s 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or led by UF alumni. Companies are ranked by

Study Edge honored for its impressive growth at Gator100 Awards

Warrington alumnus a quick study in entrepreneurship

Reading Time: 3 minutes Technology has impacted virtually every major industry imaginable. But, according to Ethan Fieldman, there’s one significant and surprising field that hasn’t felt technology’s full impact: Education. Fieldman is committed to changing that through Study Edge, the online tutoring service he founded that has helped more than 50,000 University of Florida students. Study Edge will be one of 100 companies honored Friday at the 2nd Annual Gator100 Awards, which recognizes the fastest-growing, Gator-owned or Gator-led businesses in the world. The concept

Steve Shugan

Eminent Scholar to receive one of Marketing’s top honors

Reading Time: 2 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – McKethan-Matherly Eminent Scholar Dr. Steve Shugan will be one of four recipients of the 2016 Paul D. Converse Award, one of the most prestigious honors awarded to marketing scholars. The Converse Award, established by the American Marketing Association in 1946 and awarded every four years, “acknowledges enduring contributions to marketing” through scholarly work, including journal articles, books and other compositions. Dr. Shugan and his fellow recipients will be honored during the 19th Annual Paul D. Converse Symposium

John Darnell, Lexie Cegelski, Megan Lehman and Jonathan Siragusa

UF MBA claims fifth consecutive Intercollegiate Cup crown

Reading Time: < 1 minute GAINESVILLE, Fla. – UF MBA at the Hough Graduate School of Business won the 2016 Florida Intercollegiate Business Case Competition this past weekend at the University of South Florida. The win marked UF MBA’s fifth consecutive victory in this competition, and its seventh in 10 appearances. UF MBA’s team earned $10,000 for the victory. UF MBA’s team of Lexie Cegelski, John Darnell, Megan Lehman and Jonathan Siragusa—the same quartet that won the Katz Invitational Case Competition on Jan. 29-30 at

Barrie Eisenberg, Kristin Fanto and Kate Benesch prepare Heavener International Case Competition

Heavener School hosts the world

Reading Time: 3 minutes For nearly a decade, business schools all over the globe have welcomed the Heavener School of Business to their case competitions. Now it’s the Heavener School’s turn to return the favor. The inaugural Heavener International Case Competition, one of the few international case competitions held in the U.S., begins today at Heavener Hall. “This event provides the best and brightest young minds from around the world with an opportunity to display their business acumen,” said Dr. Brian Ray, Associate Dean