Hough Graduate School of Business Articles: page 3

Why engineers should consider an MBA

As you might expect, business acumen is pervasive throughout many other industries, like engineering, law and health care. If you’re currently in one of those fields, you might be considering boosting your business knowledge with an MBA to help you get ahead. But what exactly will you gain from an MBA? In this series, we talk with MBA alumni across each of these fields about how they are putting their business knowledge to use. After you read from them about

Bringing real estate lessons to life in Chile

This October, Nathan S. Collier Master of Science in Real Estate students traveled to Santiago, Chile for a week-long experiential learning opportunity. Two of these students, Paige Winters and Andrew Dale, reflect on what they learned and experienced in Chile’s capital city. By Paige Winters, BBA ’18, MSRE ’19 Throughout my time at the University of Florida, I hoped to study abroad for a summer semester, but the programs I was interested in never worked out with my schedule. However,

General Martin E. Dempsey discusses leadership, inclusion with UF MBA students

University of Florida MBA students had the exclusive opportunity to learn about leadership from former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin E. Dempsey, U.S. Army, Retired. Dempsey, who served 41 years in the military, spoke to UF MBA students about the challenges of leadership in today’s constantly-connected and intelligence-driven world. “Leadership in this era is different,” Dempsey said. “As a leader, you’re in a competition for attention and trust and the confidence of your followers, and it’s

My best memories from the Warrington College of Business

Homecoming is a time to celebrate the best of what the University of Florida has to offer, and what better way to highlight what makes our university great than with some of your best business school memories? We asked our alumni to tell us on social media about their best memories from Warrington. Check out some of the responses we got below about what made the college experience of these eight alumni a time they will never forget. Michelle Scaglione

UF MBA Full-Time remains in the nation’s top 5 publics

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – UF MBA at the Hough Graduate School of Business achieved its highest ranking ever for the second year in a row in The Economist’s 2018 Which MBA Full-Time Ranking, remaining at No. 5 among U.S. public institutions. The UF MBA Full-Time program was ranked the No. 21 program in the world. “At UF MBA, we’re proud to offer our students a top-tier MBA experience, and this ranking highlights the qualities that make our program one of the best,”

Balancing life as an active duty military member and UF MBA student

Balancing work, life and school commitments is critical for working professional students pursuing an MBA. The UF MBA Online program provides students with the flexibility to manage their professional commitments while still earning their MBA. Take it from Patrick Brennan, an active duty military member and current UF MBA Online student, earning an MBA is possible even with a busy schedule. Read more from Patrick about how he balances his MBA studies with his duties as an active duty member

UF Warrington announces three online specialized master’s degree programs

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida is expanding three of its specialized master’s degree programs to include fully online versions. Starting in the fall of 2019, students can pursue a Master of Science in Management, Master of International Business or Master of Science in Entrepreneurship from anywhere in the world. A long-time leader in online education, the Warrington College of Business was one of the first schools to offer a fully accredited online

UF MBA students see success at NBMBAA through preparation and support

UF MBA students and staff traveled to Detroit for the 40thAnnual National Black MBA Association Conference & Exposition. Full-Time student Vladimir Charles reflects on his experience. By Vladimir Charles, UF MBA ‘20 To characterize my feelings as we got closer to the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) conference in Detroit, Michigan as nervous would be a gross understatement. Deciding to pursue my MBA full-time is one of the biggest decisions I have made in my life and less than two months

9 ways Warrington helped students get jobs this semester

Companies are prioritizing Warrington students from all degree backgrounds as they look for their next impactful hire. To make sure students are ready to stand out, Warrington continues to emphasize the importance of career readiness for undergraduate and post-graduate students. Here are nine ways Warrington helped students get some of the best jobs in their industries this semester: Heavener Career Week: Every year during both the fall and spring recruiting seasons, 45+ employers and 1,5000+ students attend Heavener Career Week.

Building strong businesses through design

In honor of National Women’s Small Business Month this October, Thomas S. Johnson Master of Science in Entrepreneurship student Caroline Staniski writes about how she’s building her graphic design business with the knowledge she’s gained from the Warrington College of Business.   By Caroline Staniski “Good design is good business.” This is a quote from one of my favorite businesspeople, former CEO of IBM, Thomas Watson. When it comes to graphic designers, most fall into either one of two categories.