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Nicolette Duong

MIB student uses business knowledge to help build stronger communities in Peru

Reading Time: 3 minutes  The summer before Nicolette Duong (BS ’17, MIB ’18) began her freshman year at the University of Florida, she took a trip to Peru that she thought would just be a visit to see family. Instead, it would inspire her passion for helping others in need. While shadowing her medical

UF MBA continues to innovate with new program

Reading Time: 3 minutes  The Warrington College of Business has long prioritized innovation within the educational experience. The College’s newest program – a fully online MBA program that requires zero campus visit for students – is just the latest example. While the program has served as a pioneer in the online MBA industry and

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center

Prioritizing Social Impact

Reading Time: 3 minutes  The UF Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center prioritizes entrepreneurial education for students and people of many backgrounds. The Center’s dedication to serving many groups of people in the Gainesville community and across the world has led to programs that ensure business students and leaders have access to entrepreneurial training. The Center

Making learning more personal

Reading Time: 2 minutes  As Warrington continues to expand its online program offerings, the latest innovation will provide those programs with an enhanced student experience. Warrington developed a new lightboard studio that is available for faculty lectures and provides students with a more personal experience while watching online lectures. Instead of staring at a

Teaching and Learning Center at the Warrington College of Business

Supporting the future of Warrington

Reading Time: 2 minutes  Since graduating from the University of Florida, Tom Frankland (BSBA ’70) has watched the university grow from a small state university to one of the top 10 public universities in the country. Frankland, who retired after serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Coast Financial Corporation and Chairman

Eduniversal 2018 Best Master's among U.S. publics: #1 Master of Science in Management, #1 Master of Science in Real Estate, #3 Master of International Business, #3 Master of Science in Entrepreneurship, Top 5 Full-Time MBA

Five Hough master’s programs rank in top five among publics

Reading Time: 2 minutes  GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Programs across the Hough Graduate School of Business at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business once again remained in the top five among public institutions in the 2018 edition of Eduniversal’s Best Master’s Ranking. For the second year, the Master of Science in Management took

Robert Knechel

Fisher School professor receives honorary doctorate

Reading Time: 2 minutes  GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. W. Robert Knechel, Frederick E. Fisher Eminent Scholar and Director of the International Accounting and Auditing Center, received an honorary doctorate from BI Norwegian School of Business this June in recognition of his significant contributions to the field of accounting. “This was quite a surprise, and

GSIF gives back to scholarship program

Reading Time: 1 minute  The Gator Student Investment Fund (GSIF) made a $9,500 donation to the Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars Program this spring. Last year, the fund announced it would be making annual payments through an endowment-like structure that pays three percent of the portfolio value to the Florida Opportunity Scholars Program, which pursues

Agree to Disagree: Why Teams Perform Better with Divergent Perspectives

Reading Time: 2 minutes  COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Team members aren’t always going to agree with leaders’ goals and strategies — but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. In certain circumstances, having disagreement among teams, and the discourse that this disagreement elicits, can translate into success for certain types of teams who are tackling

Why do we hate making financial decisions?

Reading Time: 1 minute  We’ve long been told that it’s best to use our heads, rather than our hearts, when it comes to making decisions related to money. However, new research from Aner Sela, John I. Williams Professor of Marketing, suggests that advice might actually not be helpful after all. “There’s something that feels