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UF MBA remains in the top 10 for job placement

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – UF MBA at the Hough Graduate School of Business remained among the top MBA programs nationwide for job placement in Bloomberg Businessweek’s Best Business Schools 2017. UF MBA ranked No. 10 among U.S. publics in the “Job Placement Rank” category, which measures the percentage of students who

Meet the newest Executive MBA students

In 2017, 32 people started the UF MBA Executive program. Here are a few numbers that give a snapshot of the new students and the diverse perspectives they bring to the program. Learn more about UF MBA and how you can be a part of it.

MICHAEL MCMANUS (MBA ’11)

McManus was given the Oticon Focus on People Award for his accomplishments and contributions as an outstanding individual with hearing loss. A lieutenant commander in the U.S. Marine Corps, McManus served in Kuwait during the first Gulf War and was deployed multiple times with the U.S. Navy Seabees during Operation

ERIK BON FLEUR (MBA ’17)

Bon Fleur was named the general manager at Brunswick Commercial & Government Products (BCGP). In this role, he will be responsible for day-to-day operations and business activities. Prior to joining BCGP, Bon Fleur served in various other roles inside BCGP’s parent company, Brunswick Corporation, including continuous improvement manager for Boston Whaler,

MSF team wins stock pitch competition at Harvard

A team of Master of Science in Finance students won the Harvard University Stock Pitch Competition on November 10. The trio of James Goyer, Kristen Mousa and Paul Stanley came out victorious from the field of over 45 teams, representing schools such as Harvard, Columbia, Brown, Cornell, NYU, University of Pennsylvania, University

MEREDITH P JONES (BABA ’12, MIB ’13)

Jones has joined Holland & Knight’s Tampa office as a corporate attorney. She focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions, securities, corporate governance and general corporate matters. Jones advises clients on all aspects of their business operations, from corporate governance and risk management to financing and growth opportunities. Prior to joining the

Michael H. Morris: Entrepreneurship can reduce poverty in Gainesville

George and Lisa Etheridge Professor of Entrepreneurship Michael H. Morris writes a special to The Gainesville Sun about how entrepreneurship empowers people and can help reduce poverty in the local community. Read Dr. Morris’ full story here.

STEPHEN SMITH (BSBA ’87)

Smith was elected to the Board of Directors of the Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation at their annual members meeting during the 2017 Las Vegas Convention in August 2017. The Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation was established in 1951 as a public, charitable and educational foundation. Its mission is to provide resources

SPENCER PYLANT (MSM ’12)

Pylant will join the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce as director of government affairs. He most recently was communications and government relations liaison for Pasco County Schools.

JOHN VANDUZER (BSAc, MAcc ’08)

VanDuzer has been admitted to the partnership of James Moore & Company. As a CPA and consultant, VanDuzer serves as a trusted advisor for a wide array of clients. His focus is to proactively work with clients to help them achieve their long-term goals, minimize their tax burden and maximize the