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UF MBA students act as consultants to help real Czech businesses expand

In November, students in the UF MBA Weekend Professional Two-Year South Florida program took their studies from one international business hub to another. Trading the skyscrapers of Miami for the City of a Hundred Spires, UF MBA students traveled to Prague for a week to lend their business knowledge to real Czech companies looking for guidance. Dan Cox (MBA ’20) and his team initially planned to help Bagind, an up and coming leather goods store, create an entry strategy to

Why communications professionals should consider an MBA

As you might expect, business acumen is pervasive throughout many other industries, like engineering, law, health care, technology, communication and the sciences. 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 and current students across each of these fields about how they are putting their business knowledge to

Why veterans should consider an MBA

As military members transition to civilian life, an important question often arises – what next? If you’re currently deciding what your next step will be, you might be considering supplementing your education with an MBA to help prepare you for life after serving in the United States Armed Forces. But what exactly will you gain from an MBA? In this story, we spoke with current UF MBA students who are veterans about why they decided to pursue an MBA and

UF MBA Transformation Weekend shakes up professional development with interactive learning experiences

At UF MBA, we focus on transforming you into your best professional and personal self. Aside from high academic settings and standards, UF MBA also provides professional development opportunities that teach you the communication, problem-solving, teamwork and other soft skills that employers are looking for in new hires.    This year, UF MBA debuted a new, exciting avenue to build those skills – Transformation Weekend, an immersive experiential learning program for all UF MBA students. Transformation Weekend hosted a dynamic

Why STEM majors should consider an MBA

As you might expect, business acumen is pervasive throughout many other industries, like engineering, law, health care, technology and the sciences. 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 and current students across each of these fields about how they are putting their business knowledge to use.

UF MBA debuts new location in ‘booming’ business area of South Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The UF MBA South Florida program has a new home in the heart of the tri-county, Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade, area. On June 29, students in the UF MBA Weekend Professional Two-Year South Florida program took their first classes in the new Miramar location. Located at 2900 Monarch Lakes Blvd, Suite 102, the 6,228 square-foot space is in the newly-constructed Miramar Tech Center. The Miramar location was strategically chosen in part because of the areas fast-growing

Master of Motherhood and Business Administration

By Erika Muñoz, BSBA ’05, MBA ’19 Life can take some unexpected turns. I found myself in my early thirties as a newly single mom on a brand new career path. I started my new job the same day my children began their first day of school. We were all a little nervous, but mostly excited to see what this new chapter would bring. With this newfound independence, I began to think about my dreams and aspirations. More often than not,

UF MBA South Florida students use business knowledge to provide solutions to real Chilean companies’ challenges

For students in the UF MBA Professional South Florida program, traveling to and from UF’s campus in Gainesville is a step they can skip every month on their journey to earning a degree from Florida’s best MBA program. However, there is one exciting travel component to their degree: an international study tour. The destination for the Class of 2019 was Santiago, Chile, where students had the opportunity to work with real Chilean companies and suggest solutions to each company’s challenges.

Moving up the business ladder

Odile Guinot (MBA ’07) originally came to the United States from France when she was 17 years old as part of a student exchange program. Now, in 2018, she can’t image living anywhere else. “I went back [to France] that following summer to tell my parents I was staying in the U.S. to finish my degree, and the rest is history!” she said. After completing her degree in marketing with a focus in sales from Northern Illinois University, Guinot started

UF MBA establishes new home in South Florida

Gainesville, Fla. – The UF MBA program has put its stamp on the South Florida landscape with the opening of its new executive classroom suite in Sunrise. The UF MBA program has offered its professional MBA program in South Florida since 2004, but due to the high demand for the program—based on UF’s reputation as a Top 50 MBA program—the classroom facility was quickly outgrown. Last summer, plans were made to create an executive classroom suite exclusively for the South