UF MBA Articles

Laurie Richter Spector

Laurie Richter Spector (BSBA ’99, MS-DIS ’01, JD ’06, MBA ’10) | December 2018

Spector, a residential and commercial real estate agent with Caldwell Banker Real Estate, was recognized as a Coldwell Banker International President’s Elite Award recipient due to sales at the top 2 percent worldwide. Spector works with residential & commercial buyers and sellers in South Florida, including Boca Raton, Dania, Davie,

Leslie Kratcoski

Leslie Kratcoski (BSBA ’88, MBA ’94) | December 2018

Kratcoski has joined GMS Inc., a leading North American distributor of gypsum wallboard and suspended cling systems, as Vice President, Investor Relations. Kratcoski will oversee the company’s day-to-day comprehensive, strategic investor relations program and serve as a spokesperson to the investment community on the company’s performance and corporate values. Her

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Global Immersion Experience in China highlights importance of goal setting and empowering employees for UF MBA student

By Sarah Beth Hoover (BSBA Marketing ’15, MBA ’18) I don’t remember the exact moment when I noticed my love for traveling. Rather, growing up in a military family meant that I started to itch for a new adventure every 3 or 4 years. It runs through my blood, just

Albie Kaminsky

Albie Kaminsky (BSBA ’13, MBA ’16) | November 2018

Kaminsky was recently named Florida’s Senior Manager of Government Affairs for Charter Communications, America’s fastest growing and second largest cable company. Previously, Kaminsky served in the Florida House of Representatives as Chief Legislative Aide to Rep. Jim Boyd focusing on tax issues and regulatory affairs. While at UF, Kaminsky served

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Warrington students say thanks

The holidays are a time of giving thanks and expressing gratitude for all we have in life. This holiday season, we asked current students what they are thankful for at the Warrington College of Business. Read what students from across our Ph.D., MBA, specialized master’s and undergraduate programs are grateful

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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

Jim Hoover

Making an impact with analytics

Travel has been a constant in Jim Hoover’s life. Born in Gainesville to parents who both attended the University of Florida, his family moved frequently before settling outside of Tampa in Plant City, Fla. Hoover (MBA ‘96, DBA ‘17) continued bouncing from location to location as a supply officer in

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Stand out to recruiters with these MBA skills

UF MBA candidates land roles after graduation across a wide range of functions and industries, and each company has different priorities when assessing candidates. However, there are a consistent set of skills that every MBA student should possess, whether he or she is pursuing roles in strategy, corporate finance, marketing,

David Buckmaster

David Buckmaster (BSBA ’06, MBA ’13) | November 2018

Buckmaster is the Director of Compensation and Market Insights at Nike in Portland, Oregon. He was recently named to the shortlist of the annual Financial Times and McKinsey Bracken Bower Prize, which is awarded for the best business book proposal by an individual under 35.

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