UF MBA debuts new location in ‘booming’ business area of South FloridaReading Time: 2 minutes
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The UF MBA South Florida program has a new home in the heart of the tri-county, Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade, area. On June 29, students in the UF MBA Weekend Professional Two-Year South Florida program took their first classes in the new Miramar location.
Located at 2900 Monarch Lakes Blvd, Suite 102, the 6,228 square-foot space is in the newly-constructed Miramar Tech Center. The Miramar location was strategically chosen in part because of the areas fast-growing business economy, including having the most Fortune 500 companies in the tri-county area, according to the city’s mayor.
“After 15 years in South Florida, and 10 at the Sunrise location, we’ve established there is a talented pool of students seeking the transformative benefits of a UF MBA education and experience without the to commute to Gainesville,” said John Gresley, Assistant Dean and Director of UF MBA. “As we lay the groundwork for the future of the Weekend Professional in South Florida program, the dynamic city of Miramar emerged with its booming economic development, abundant resources, and its convenient, centralized location. With the opening of our new classroom space in the Miramar Tech Center we’re excited about what lies ahead and the students should be too!”
The new location features two classrooms, a large student breakout room, an event and kitchen space, administrative offices, and access to the building’s 93-space parking lot and additional parking in an adjacent garage. In the new location, students will attend class and have space to meet with their classmates to prepare for projects and presentations, work on case studies and review for exams. UF MBA admissions staff will also be on-site for meetings with current and prospective students. Warrington faculty and student affairs and career services staff will also be available to students at the new location when they travel to the South Florida area from Gainesville.
Each space in the new location is equipped with state-of-the-art teaching and learning technology, including access to the UF network, monitors equipped with AirMedia software for presentations and surround-sound speakers. The Miramar Tech center also boasts full generator backup power, wind-rated impact glass, electric car charging stations, an in-house security team and network operations and is hardened for hurricane resistance, according to the building’s owner United Data Technologies.
Current students are already benefitting from the new UF MBA location. For Sarel Sandoval (MBA ’20), Senior Project Engineer at Stryker, the new location layout is perfect for learning.
“The facility layout is truly beneficial,” said Sandoval. “Miramar’s building is definitely much bigger than Sunrise’s. When two classes happen to be on break at the same time, the place is not overly crowded.”
Well-lit classrooms and access to nice outdoor space are also benefits, according to Sandoval.
“My class likes to go on walks around the building, which is still feasible at the new location. Plus, there is a lot more nature to see!”
Want to see the new UF MBA South Florida location for yourself? Schedule a call with the UF MBA Admissions team to learn more about the program today.Photos by CWP Photography