US News again ranks Heavener School of Business among top programs

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Heavener School of Business at the Warrington College of Business Administration ranked in the top 15 in seven specialty categories in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2013” issue.

The Heavener School placed no lower than 13th in those specialty categories among U.S. public undergraduate programs and were ranked in the top 10 in Real Estate (fourth), Quantitative Analysis (tied for fifth), Finance (eighth) and Marketing (tied for 10th).

The Heavener School was ranked 21st among all U.S. public undergraduate business schools and 36th overall.

The Heavener School’s notable appearance in these rankings comes in advance of a $35 million initiative partnering the Warrington College of Business Administration and the University of Florida to invest in undergraduate business education. The lead gift, made possible by alumnus James W. “Bill” Heavener (BSBA ’70), will also allow the construction of a new building to house the College’s undergraduate program. Heavener Hall is scheduled to be completed in 2014.

The Fisher School of Accounting’s undergraduate program was ranked fifth among all U.S. public accounting programs and 10th among all U.S. private and public accounting programs in these rankings.

Here is a list of the Heavener School’s impressive finishes in specialty categories:

Overall: 12th
Among Publics: 8th

Overall: Tied for 20th
Among Publics: Tied for 13th

Overall: Tied for 15th
Among Publics: Tied for 10th

Production/Operations Management
Overall: 15th
Among Publics: 11th

Quantitative Analysis
Overall: Tied for 9th
Among Publics: Tied for 5th

Real Estate
Overall: 6th
Among Publics: 4th