Hough Graduate School of Business Articles: page 12

Students rate UF MBA tops for finance in Princeton Review

Gainesville, Fla. – Entrepreneur Magazine, the nation’s leading publication for and about entrepreneurs, reports in its April issue the MBA programs most highly rated by their students in six areas key to a successful career in business. The UF MBA at the Hough Graduate School of Business received honors in the area of finance. The lists, titled “Student Opinion Honors for Business Schools,” were derived from the opinions of almost 20,000 MBA students attending approximately 300 schools, and were created

Hough Hall: A new standard for business

Gainesville, Fla. – Ground was ceremoniously broken on William R. Hough Hall, new home of the Hough Graduate School of Business, on February 21. As with all new construction projects at UF, Hough Hall has been designed with long‐term sustainability in mind, with an emphasis on energy efficiency. Howie Ferguson, the university’s project manager for Hough Hall, says that the facility will achieve a Gold level of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification by the U.S. Green Building

Breaking new ground for graduate business studies

Gainesville, Fla. – Ground was broken on William R. Hough Hall, which will house the Hough Graduate School of Business, on February 21, 2009. Speakers at the groundbreaking ceremony included Bernie Machen, UF president, John Kraft, Warrington dean, and William Hough (MBA 1948), the project’s majority benefactor. Howie Ferguson, coordinator of UF facilities planning, and Rick Rowe of Rowe Architects, conducted a virtual presentation of the facility. Completion of the $23+ million, 70,000 square-foot building is projected to be in

Financial Times ranks UF MBA in America’s top 10 for career progress

Gainesville, Fla. – The UF MBA Program at the Hough Graduate School of Business placed well in the 2009 Financial Times Global MBA Program rankings, released January 26, including garnering the #6 spot in the US for “Career Progress” and #4 “Value.” UF’s first appearance in the FT rankings was in 2006, placing at #96 overall, for a jump of 33 spots in the last three years. UF’s overall ranking among the world’s Top 100 MBA programs is #63, and

UF Executive MBA makes the grade for Financial Times

Gainesville, Fla. – The UF EMBA Program was named one of the world’s Top 100 in the prestigious Financial Times Executive MBA Program rankings that were released in November, including a Top Ten position in the “Research” category (among U.S. public schools). The rank of a school is based on its performance in three areas: 1) Career progress of the alumni (both in terms of salary and rank); 2) School’s diversity and international experience it offers; 3) School’s intellectual output

UF Executive MBA No. 2 on The Wall Street Journal top returns list

Gainesville, Fla. – The Wall Street Journal ranked UF’s EMBA Program second in the nation in its survey Ranking the Returns On Executive M.B.A.s, released December 10, 2008. This ranking focuses specifically on Return on Investment, and UF fared exceptionally well, as a result of low tuition cost and strong five-year salary projection for program graduates. Based on calculations from salary data supplied by UF graduates, the UF EMBA Program posted a whopping 212% ROI for its graduates. Alex Sevilla,

UF grads cross bridge to business education

Gainesville, Fla. – In May 2008, 23 students joined with the Hough Graduate School of Business in a new and very different type of program. These individuals were part of the first-ever cohort of the Post Doctoral Bridge (PDB) program for non-business Ph.D. holders, created to prepare participants for teaching and research careers in business schools. The program is endorsed by AACSB International, and was conceived in response to an AACSB Doctoral Faculty Commission report that predicted a critical shortage

Bill Hough names graduate school with largest gift in UF history

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – William R. “Bill” Hough graduated as a member of the University of Florida’s first MBA class in 1948, and has been supporting UF ever since. Now, he makes university history again, as the donor of the largest private gift UF has ever received, $30 million dollars. In recognition of this overwhelming show of support, the university has established a new school that bears his name: The Hough Graduate School of Business. The gift establishes an endowment to