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Heavener School recognizes students for excellence in leadership, service at virtual event

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  The Heavener School of Business inducted two new students into the Heavener Hall of Fame and awarded two students the Distinction in Leadership and Service Award at its annual Heavener Leaders Awards Banquet, which was hosted virtually this year due to COVID-19. Karissa Seepaul and Chloe Beaver were the latest Heavener students to be installed into the Heavener Hall of Fame, while Marissa Tanner and Natalie Romero were the newest recipients of the Distinction in Leadership and

Meet our Deans: Alex Sevilla

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 to the seven deans across the Warrington College of Business, Hough Graduate School of Business, Heavener School of Business and Fisher School of Accounting that lay the foundation for

New Challenge Awaits Incoming Heavener Director

After a successful 12-year tenure as Assistant Dean and Director of UF MBA—guiding the program to extraordinary heights—Dr. Alex Sevilla is ready for a new challenge. Dr. Sevilla has been named Associate Dean and Director of the Heavener School of Business, the College’s undergraduate school. He takes over for Dr. Brian Ray, who led the Heavener School for 17 exceptional years. Learn why Dr. Sevilla took on this new challenge, the Heavener School’s emphasis on career readiness, and what he

UF MBA elevates interim director to lead state’s top program

GAINESVILLE, Fla.  – The Hough Graduate School of Business at the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business has appointed John Gresley as Assistant Dean and Director of UF MBA Programs. Gresley, 37, had served in those roles on an interim basis since April when Dr. Alex Sevilla, who directed UF MBA for the past 12 years, was named Associate Dean and Director of the College’s Heavener School of Business. “I am confident John will do an excellent job leading

Heavener School of Business rises in US News rankings

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Heavener School of Business improved to No. 17 among U.S. public undergraduate business programs in U.S. News & World Report’s “2017 Best Colleges” edition released Tuesday. The Heavener School, which ranked 18th among publics last year, also climbed two spots to No. 27 among all U.S. undergraduate programs. It is the highest-ranking undergraduate business program in the state of Florida. “It’s validating to see the Heavener School recognized as the state’s top-ranked undergraduate business school, and

UF MBA Director to lead Heavener School of Business

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. Alex Sevilla, who has guided UF MBA at the Hough Graduate School of Business to its place among the nation’s premier MBA programs, has been named Associate Dean and Director of the Heavener School of Business. Dr. Sevilla replaces Dr. Brian Ray, who announced his intention to step down at the end of the Spring 2016 semester. Dr. Ray will continue his role as a Lecturer in Leadership and Ethics and become Co-Director of the College’s

UF MBA finishes in top 10 in three key metrics in latest US News rankings

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –The Hough Graduate School of Business’s impressive results in career placement and admissions selectivity rates were some of the nation’s best, according to U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools 2017” edition released today. Among the top 75 full-time programs to appear in U.S. News’s overall rankings, UF MBA was the nation’s only program to rank in the top 10 in admissions selectivity (fifth), employment three months after graduation (seventh) and employment at graduation (10th). UF MBA’s

UF MBA named world’s No. 3 online program

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Financial Times ranked the Online Program at UF MBA at the Hough Graduate School of Business No. 3 in the world in its “Online MBA 2016” rankings released today. UF MBA’s prominent finish marks the third consecutive year it has been ranked in the top 5 among global online MBA programs, and No. 1 among all U.S. programs by the Financial Times. “Earning this wonderful recognition three years ago was a proud moment for our program,

US News ranks UF MBA Online Program among the nation’s top five

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – UF MBA’s Online Program again ranked among the nation’s top five in U.S. News & World Report’s “2016 Best Online Programs” rankings released Tuesday. UF MBA’s Online Program ranked fourth in the country, and scored 92 out of a possible 100 points. UF MBA was just one of five schools—out of 221 ranked by U.S. News—to score more than 90 points. U.S. News sent statistical questionnaires to more than 200 regionally accredited business schools offering online MBAs,

UF MBA achieves program highs in career placement, salaries

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Students graduating in 2015 from the full-time UF MBA program at the Hough Graduate School of Business posted record performances in career placement and compensation according to Craig Petrus, Director of Graduate Business Career Services (GBCS). The career placement rates for students at graduation (85.1%) and three months after graduation (95.7%) were among some of the best in the nation. Additionally, the starting compensation—base salary plus signing bonus—of graduates increased by $14,000 from last year to just