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Five reasons to attend the 2020 UF MBA Fall Virtual Open House

If you’ve been thinking about pursuing an MBA, you know there’s a lot for you to consider and even more questions you want answered before you decide which program is right for you. UF MBA’s Fall Virtual Open House on Saturday, October 24 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. is the perfect event for you to get your questions answered, learn about UF MBA’s resources and how pursuing an MBA at the University of Florida can transform your career. Check

Brian Hoh (MBA ’19) | September 2020

Brian Hoh, M.D. (MBA 2019) has been elected the 2020-21 president of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, one of the largest international neurosurgical societies, with over 9,800 members. Hoh, the James & Brigitte Marino Family Professor and chair of neurosurgery in the Lillian S. Wells Department of Neurosurgery in the UF College of Medicine, is an internationally known expert in the treatment of brain aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations and ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. He was named chair of the department in

An impactful healthcare career

When Graham Cherrington graduated with his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois in 1984, he faced a tough choice – try to enter a down job market or pursue his MBA. Earning an MBA was always part of his plan, but he initially saw that happening through a weekend program later in his career. Instead, a strong GMAT score and a worsening job market pushed him to pursue his MBA. Once the decision was made, there wasn’t much doubt

MBAs share their missed opportunities and what you should be sure to take advantage of as a student

Many doors of opportunity open up when you make the decision to pursue an MBA. With so many opportunities available, like classes, professional development programs, and recruiting and networking events, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the choices. To streamline the opportunities available to you at UF MBA, we asked four alumni to share what they wish they would have taken advantage of during their time in the program as well as their recommendations for what you should be sure

Jim Heaney (MBA ’88) | September 2020

Heaney (MBA 1988) was appointed Chief Financial Officer of The Fresh Market.  Heaney has over 30 years of experience in finance leadership at some of the most distinguished companies in the world, Disney Cruise Line, Sea World Entertainment, Inc. and Carnival Cruise Line. Most recently, Heaney has served as Chief Financial Officer for Carnival Cruise Line, the world’s largest cruise operator for the last 5 years. Prior to that Heaney spent 3 years as CFO for Sea World Entertainment overseeing

2019-2020 UF MBA Rankings Roundup

Over the 2019-2020 academic year, the UF MBA program received a number of top rankings from leading publications such as U.S. News & World Report, Financial Times and The Economist. The exceptional rankings affirm UF MBA’s quality students, alumni success, strong return on investment, faculty excellence, and first-class student and career services. UF MBA is a top-tier program, and these rankings prove it. Check out our most recent rankings below. U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools Full-Time MBA

Robb Porter (MBA ’03) | September 2020

Porter (MBA 2003) was named Chief Customer Officer at Choice Logistics. As the Chief Customer Officer, he is responsible for developing and deploying a comprehensive customer strategy to maximize customer acquisition, retention and profitability while leading the Client Services, Sales and Marketing organizations. Porter joined Choice as EVP, Client Services and Sales in 2017. Connect with him on LinkedIn. 

Your 2020 guide to understanding and comparing MBA rankings

If you’re currently slogging through the maze of comparing different MBA programs, you’ve likely seen information from each of your prospective schools about how they rank from some of the top publications like U.S. News & World Report, Financial Times and The Economist. But with so many rankings out there, it can be difficult to determine how programs stack up against one another. To help make your decision a little easier, we’ve broken down the methodologies for some of the

So You Think You Know What an MBA Candidate Looks Like? Think again.

We hear it all day long: “I was a history major.” “I am a high school science teacher.” “I have never taken a business course before”. “I’m 35, married with children, and just earned my bachelor’s degree last year”. Do I have a shot at getting admitted to your program? Yes! When evaluating MBA candidates, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. While a few boxes must be checked (bachelor’s degree, some professional experience, and overall undergraduate performance), the metrics vary widely.

Ken Bruener (BSBA ’96, MBA ’03) | August 2020

Bruener (BSBA 1996, MBA 2003) was recently named President and CEO of NOUS Imaging, a medical imaging software company that created biofeedback – based MR quality improvement software, called Framewise Integrated Real-Time MRI Monitoring (FIRMM).  Bruener has more than 20 years of medical technology experience, including commercialization, business development and general management roles in the areas of neuro, spine, orthopedics and digital health. Bruener’s last position was President of Jan Medical where he worked closely with key leaders from across