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Student-managed fund tops $1 million under management

The Gator Student Investment Fund (GSIF) reached $1 million under management in February. GSIF is a student-managed investment fund that gives members a realistic asset management experience. As of March 2021, the value sits at $1,043,909. In March 2019, the fund sat at $561,667, but it has grown to cross the $1 million mark this year because of the generosity of alumni and friends who understand the real-world impact GSIF is having on students who are prepared for their future

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A lifetime of impact

Ask Jim Richardson’s former students about their professor, and they all rave about the same qualities. His lectures were engaging, his coursework helped them learn, and his career advice helped them make important decisions. But the one thing they all mention? The personal relationships he built that lasted long after their final exams. Richardson made sure that his classes were more than a box to check before graduation. They often turned into a lifelong bond between teacher and student. Richardson’s

UF Warrington alumnae Lizzi Salem speaks at a UBS event

Corporate Partnerships: UBS and Warrington

Before 2013, the University of Florida Warrington College of Business wasn’t on the radar of UBS. When UBS employees went on the road to recruit, they rarely stopped in Gainesville or thought twice about interviewing Warrington students for their internships or full-time positions.  Today, the partnership between Warrington and UBS is strong. The investment bank and financial services company now frequents the Warrington campus for hires, and alumnus Jim Pellicane is an important reason why. Jim Pellicane (Managing Director at

Student organization aims to bring diversity to Wall Street

As a young woman growing up in the melting pot of Miami, I was exposed to minorities achieving success in every career and industry. Going to an all girls high school almost entirely comprised of Latinas only further reinforced the notion that anyone could achieve anything, as nearly every leadership position was held by what corporate America would consider a minority. It was not until I steered myself much deeper into my niche in finance that I began to realize

Graduate students at Warrington College of Business Administration gain real-world experience in the college's Market Lab.

QS ranks Warrington’s Master of Science in Finance the No. 6 program in the United States

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The William R. Hough Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program was named among the best master’s programs in finance on QS’ 2021 Master’s in Finance Rankings released Wednesday. Among the 62 programs ranked in the U.S., the University of Florida’s MSF program was named No. 6. The UF MSF program was also named the No. 4 program among public schools in the U.S., following the University of California – Berkeley, the University of California – Los

MSF student Laura Dominguez

Student spotlight: Laura Dominguez

The Warrington College of Business is full of standout alumni and students. No matter their program or major, their time on campus plays an important role in preparing for impactful careers. This series will feature exceptional people from across Warrington.  Learn more about what makes Laura Dominguez, a student in the Master of Science in Finance program, a standout student at the Warrington College of Business. Q: What is your degree program and when will you graduate?   Dominguez: “I

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Warrington Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate Department named in honor of retired professor Eugene F. Brigham

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida Warrington College of Business proudly announces the naming of its Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate Department in recognition of Eugene F. Brigham for his extraordinary philanthropy and lifetime of professional achievement in the world of finance education. With approval from the UF Board of Trustees, the department is now officially the Eugene F. Brigham Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate Department. Brigham, who began his career at the University of Florida as a finance

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Rankings Roundup: How Warrington performed in 2019-2020

Over the 2019-2020 academic year, the Warrington College of Business received a number of top rankings from leading publications such as U.S. News & World Report, Financial Times and The Economist. The exceptional rankings we received from these publications affirm our strong student quality, alumni success, value of programs, faculty excellence, first-class student services, and global recognition and influence. The Warrington College of Business is a top-tier institution, and these rankings prove it. Check out our most recent rankings below.

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6 ways a master’s degree will prepare you for the post-COVID-19 job market

COVID-19 has undoubtedly shaken up the world we once knew. With the pandemic forcing people and industries to constantly adapt as the situation progresses, it can make your career search even more challenging than it already is. Rest assured, though. There is one thing that will make finding a career easier and more likely to land you a great position – a master’s degree. A master’s degree is a great way to differentiate yourself in a crowded market, increase your

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2020 40 Gators Under 40 list includes seven Warrington alumni

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Warrington College of Business alumni made a strong showing on the second annual 40 Gators Under 40 list, with seven individuals named as honorees.    Presented by the University of Florida Alumni Association, the 40 Gators Under 40 honors alumni who are going greater in their communities and professions, continuing the tradition of the Outstanding Young Alumni event, which honored alumni achievements that positively impacted The Gator Nation from 2006-2018. Of the Warrington alumni named to the