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Vladimir Charles

UF MBA students see success at NBMBAA through preparation and support

UF MBA students and staff traveled to Detroit for the 40thAnnual National Black MBA Association Conference & Exposition. Full-Time student Vladimir Charles reflects on his experience. By Vladimir Charles, UF MBA ‘20 To characterize my feelings as we got closer to the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) conference in Detroit, Michigan

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Your guide to understanding and comparing MBA rankings

If you’re currently slogging through the mire of comparing different MBA programs, you’ve likely seen information from each of your prospective schools about how they rank from some of the top publications like U.S. News & World Report, Financial Times and The Economist. But with so many rankings out there,

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Why doesn’t the US bury its power lines?

It is nearing the end of a highly destructive hurricane season in the United States. The devastation of Hurricane Florence in North and South Carolina caused more than 1.4 million customers to lose power, and Hurricane Michael has cut service to an estimated 900,000 customers in Florida, Alabama, Georgia and

Connie Ogle Bischoff

CONNIE OGLE BISCHOFF (BSBA ’67)

Bischoff wrote a workbook with Sally Willits titled Turning Out the Lights with a Smile, a collection of articles, tools, jokes, stories, cartoons, forms, quotes, and tips for people to make their senior years more fun and less stressful.

9 ways Warrington is helping students get jobs this semester

Companies are prioritizing Warrington students from all degree backgrounds as they look for their next impactful hire. To make sure students are ready to stand out, Warrington continues to emphasize the importance of career readiness for undergraduate and post-graduate students. Here are nine ways Warrington is helping students get some

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Hedge funds that break deals rather than make deals make the big bucks

Activist investors tend to push management teams to sell their businesses to a rival or strategic buyer for a premium valuation. Yet according to a new study by Assistant Professor of Finance Tao Li, the better strategy to profit from merger and acquisition (M&A) deals is to prevent them from

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‘Perfect’ employees beware – your perfectionism might be detrimental

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Think back to your last job interview. When asked about your biggest weakness, did you respond, “I’m a perfectionist”? As you might expect, this is a frequent response among job candidates, as perfectionism is commonly thought of as a beneficial quality. However, according to new research from

Gary McGill

Meet Our Deans: Gary McGill

You already know that the Warrington College of Business is the top business school in the state and one of the best in the nation and world, but do you know the leaders that have guided us to such success and recognition? In our Meet the Deans series, we introduce you

Caroline Staniski

Building strong businesses through design

In honor of National Women’s Small Business Month this October, Thomas S. Johnson Master of Science in Entrepreneurship student Caroline Staniski writes about how she’s building her graphic design business with the knowledge she’s gained from the Warrington College of Business.   By Caroline Staniski “Good design is good business.”

Why more money-losing companies than ever are going public

Through the first nine months of 2018, 83 percent of U.S. companies going public lost money in the 12 months leading up to their IPO. This is the highest proportion since 1980, according to data from Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay R. Ritter. Dr. Ritter looks at the recent trend in this