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Meet Our Dean: Saby Mitra

On August 1, the Warrington College of Business welcomed its new dean, Saby Mitra. As Dean Mitra leads Warrington into its future, we invite you to get to know him professionally and personally. We asked Dean Mitra a series of questions about his academic career and personal interests. Read on to learn more about Warrington’s new dean. Q: When did you know that you wanted to be involved in higher education, and why was that an interesting option for you?

Georgia Tech senior associate dean and IT management researcher appointed dean of UF Warrington College of Business

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Sabyasachi “Saby” Mitra, senior associate dean of faculty and research and Thomas R. Williams – Wells Fargo professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology Scheller College of Business, has been named dean of the University of Florida Warrington College of Business. Mitra will begin his tenure as dean on August 1. He will be responsible for leading Warrington’s strategy and vision, championing its fundraising efforts, and managing its budget and personnel. In his role as senior associate

Why business analytics is the newest specialization in our Master of Science in Information Systems and Operations Management

If you’ve ever been curious about how your Instagram feed, Amazon suggestions or Netflix recommendations end up being perfectly tailored to your likes and interests, you can thank a business analyst. It’s because of them that you’re now streaming Wonder Woman after watching all of the Avengers movies. Now imagine if, instead of Wonder Woman, Netflix recommended you watch The Notebook. A romantic tear-jerker probably isn’t what you were going for. That’s just the tip of the iceberg in the

UF Warrington introduces two new degree options for business and non-business majors

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida is bolstering its lineup of specialized master’s degree program options to include one new degree program and one new program option. Starting in the fall of 2020, students majoring in business can pursue a Master of Science in Marketing and students with or without a business background can pursue a Master of Science in Information Systems and Operations Management with a specialization in Business Analytics. The Master

See where UF MBA Full-Time students are interning this summer

UF MBA Full-Time students are spending their summers interning in impactful roles for companies across the country. These internships provide an opportunity to put learning into practice at some of the world’s most respected brands. Hear from five students as they begin their internships. Vladimir Charles, Microsoft “This summer, I landed an opportunity at Microsoft as part of the Microsoft HR Rotational Program. My placement is within the Talent Management Team for the Marketing and Consumer Business (MCB) organization with

My journey as a Business Gator

By Nelly Wilson, BSBA ’17, MS-ISOM ’19 I arrived as a freshman at the University of Florida in the fall of 2015, enrolled in the Warrington College of Business and excited to craft the next chapter of my life. My goals as a Gator were to grow and learn more about the world and myself, while exploring and discovering what I was really passionate about. Having earned an associate degree in high school through dual enrollment, I immediately jumped into my

Making an impact with analytics

Travel has been a constant in Jim Hoover’s life. Born in Gainesville to parents who both attended the University of Florida, his family moved frequently before settling outside of Tampa in Plant City, Fla. Hoover (MBA ‘96, DBA ‘17) continued bouncing from location to location as a supply officer in the United States Navy before retiring as a Captain in 2009. In his current role as Managing Director and Client Account Lead for Accenture’s account with the Navy, he continues

How Big Data is changing retail

What comes to mind when you think about careers in the retail industry? Store management? Merchandising? Buying and planning? It’s a common misconception that retail is limited to these fields alone. However, many other industries are branching from retail. In fact, retail supports 1 in every 4 American jobs. Nielsen executives Philip Melson and Natalie Williams (BS ’10) speaking at last week’s Retail Intelligence Forum, sponsored by the Miller Retail Center, brought to light another side of retail that we

Liangfei Qiu: UF Teaching with Technology

Dr. Liangfei Qiu, an assistant professor at the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business, discusses how he uses technology to enhance his Data Analytics courses.

Big Data meets a social network

So how much data is needed for it to be considered, “Big Data?” Are 22 million rows of data on your computer screen enough? That’s the unfathomable amount of information Warrington Ph.D. student Mohammadmahdi (Mahdi) Moqri has managed over the past nine months analyzing the world’s most popular open source software community. Moqri will present his findings at the Teradata University Network (TUN) 2015 Business Analytics Competition beginning Sunday in Anaheim, Calif. TUN’s Business Analytics Competition is an opportunity for