- Undergraduate (1304)
- MBA (472)
- Ph.D. (4)
- DBA (18)
- Specialized Master's (639)
- Minors (546)
- Undergraduate (5203)
- Master's (1551)
- Ph.D. (52)
- DBA (65)
- Founded: 1926
- Faculty/Staff: 124/140
- Research Centers: 11
- Endowment Value: $236.7 million
- Undergraduate majors: 7
- Minors: 6
- Master’s programs: 8
- Ph.D. programs: 5
- Professional doctorate: 1
- Journal of Accounting Research
- The Accounting Review
- Contemporary Accounting Research
- Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory
- The Journal of the American Taxation Association
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate:
- The Journal of Finance
- The Journal of Financial Economics
- The Review of Financial Studies
Information Systems and Operations Management:
- Management Information Systems Quarterly
- Information Systems Research
- Manufacturing and Service Operations Management
- Production and Operations Management
- Operations Research
- Academy of Management Journal
- Academy of Management Review
- Journal of Applied Psychology
- Strategic Management Journal
- Management Science
- Journal of Consumer Research
- Journal of Marketing Research
- Journal of Consumer Psychology
- Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes
- Joyce Bono (University of Iowa PhD), W.A. McGriff, III Professor, had a research paper named among the most popular articles of the past 10 years by Nonprofit Management & Leadership.
- W. Robert Knechel (University of North Carolina PhD), Frederick E. Fisher Eminent Scholar and Director of the International Accounting and Auditing Center, is one of 33 faculty members at the University of Florida to be named a UF Research Foundation (UFRF) Professor for 2020.
- Klodiana Lanaj (Michigan State University PhD), Martin L. Schaffel Professor, was named among a list of 30 worldwide thinkers to watch in the coming year as a member of Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2020.
- Faculty members Michael Mayberry (Texas A&M University PhD) and Steve Tufts (University of Florida DBA) and advisor Melissa Forgione were honored with Warrington’s 2019-2020 Teaching/Advising Award.
- Jay Ritter (University of Chicago PhD) was the third-most cited finance scholar among all public universities in the world, 15th across all universities in the world.
- Liangfei Qiu (University of Texas PhD) was named an awardee of the 2019 Information Systems Society (ISS) Sandra A. Slaughter Early Career Award, which honors early career individuals who are on a path towards making outstanding intellectual contributions to the information systems discipline.
- Tianxin Zou’s (Washington University in St. Louis PhD) research was featured in a presentation made by U.S. Federal Trade Commissioner Christine S. Wilson.
- W. Robert Knechel (University of North Carolina PhD) was named Senior Editor of The Accounting Review, the most prestigious scholarly journal of the American Accounting Association.
- Jennifer Wu Tucker (New York University PhD), Cook/Deloitte Professor, was named an editor at Contemporary Accounting Research.
- Blake Bowler (Northwestern University PhD), W. Robert Knechel (University of North Carolina PhD), and Michael Ricci (University of Georgia PhD) were awarded a 2020 Center for Audit Quality research grant.
- Gwen Lee (University of California Berkeley PhD) and Mo Wang (Bowling Green State University PhD) were awarded a National Science Foundation grant to study effective recovery for organizations from COVID-19.
- Chris Janiszewski (Northwestern University PhD) delivered his ACR Fellows Address at the Association for Consumer Research annual conference in Atlanta. Chris joins Joe Alba and Richard Lutz as the third ACR Fellow from Warrington. Since the inception of the award in 1980, only 38 scholars have been named ACR Fellows.
- Nitish Kumar (University of Chicago PhD) won the WFA Charles River Associate Best Corporate Finance Paper Award.
- Tao Li (Columbia University PhD) won the Aberdeen Standard Investments (ECGI) Best Paper prize.
- David Ling (Ohio State University PhD) and Andy Naranjo (Claremont Graduate University PhD) earned National Association for Real Estate Investment Trusts Research Grant Award.
- Baolian Wang (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology PhD) won the second prize award at the Vitznau Conference for Neurofinance.
- Philip Podsakoff (Indiana University PhD), Hyatt and Cici Brown Chair in Business, has received more than 54,000 citations to his research publications. According to the Web of Science, this makes him the second most-cited management scholar in the world. Podsakoff also received the prestigious Academy of Management Distinguished Scholarly Contributions to Management Award. This lifetime achievement award is the highest recognition a management scholar can receive.
- Amin Hosseininasab (Carnegie Mellon University PhD)
- William Hughes (University of Georgia PhD)
Eugene F. Brigham Finance, Insurance & Real Estate Department
- Bo “Sheila” Jiang (University of Chicago PhD)
Eugene F. Brigham Finance, Insurance & Real Estate Department
- Gabriel Pundrich (University of Technology, Sydney PhD)
Fisher School of Accounting
- Xun “Douglas” Xu (University of Chicago PhD)
Eugene F. Brigham Finance, Insurance & Real Estate Department
- Tenured (52)
- Tenured Track (27)
- Non Tenured Track (45)
- Finance, Insurance & Real Estate (28)
- Accounting (22)
- Information Systems & Operations Management (23)
- Management (25)
- Marketing (18)
- Management Communication (6)
- Administration (2)
- 73% Male
- 27% Female
- 32% International
Leaders are in worse moods after helping with employee personal issues
Researchers estimate that leaders spend an average of 2.5 hours per week helping employees with personal problems. Spending all of that time helping employees with personal problems can cause leaders to send out a distress signal of their own, according to new research from the Warrington College of Business. In a paper titled Putting Leaders in a Bad Mood: The Affective Costs of Helping Followers with Personal Problems, Martin L. Schaffel Professor Klodiana Lanaj and Warrington management Ph.D. student Remy Jennings find that leaders’ negative effect increases during the day when helping their followers, or employees, with sensitive and emotional personal problems.
Hedge funds gain advantage from relationships with banks
While the world may never know the whole truth about what is shared between investment banks and their hedge fund clients, new research from Nitish Kumar and Yuehua Tang shows that hedge funds gain an information advantage from their prime broker banks in regard to the banks’ corporate borrowers. The study finds not only do connected hedge funds make large trades in borrowing firms’ stocks prior to a loan announcement, they also perform better in their trades of such stocks compared to that of the study’s control group.
Commercial real estate prices are not equally affected by COVID-19
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the world, the resulting economic consequences are negatively affecting people and businesses alike. Between the lack of cash on-hand and rent strikes across the nation, commercial property owners have been hit hard. However, a first-of-its-kind study suggests that not all commercial real estate is affected equally as a result of COVID-19. David Ling of the University of Florida Warrington College of Business with Chongyu Wang of Concordia University and Tingyu Zhou of Florida State University find that certain types of properties are struggling more than others.
GreatSchools ratings nudge families to schools with less diversity
Arguably the most visible and influential school rating system in America comes from the nonprofit GreatSchools, whose 1-10 ratings appear in home listings on national real estate websites Zillow, Realtor.com and Redfin. GreatSchools’ stated mission is to help all parents, especially those who are low-income, make more informed decisions about where to send their children to school. But GreatSchools ratings effectively penalize schools that serve largely low-income students and those serving largely black and Hispanic students, generally giving them significantly lower ratings than schools serving more affluent and more white and Asian students, according to research by Matherly Professor of Information Systems Anjur Kumar and colleagues.
Product Lineups: The More You Search, The Less You Find
Warrington marketing faculty Aner Sela and PhD student Sang Kyu Park examined how consumers’ ability to accurately identify the product they are looking for in a product lineup is influenced by the inner dynamics of the search process itself. They found that the more people screen through similar-looking products, the more conservative – but, ironically, less accurate – they become in their identification judgments.
Warrington Faculty Stand Out in Research
- The Department of Management at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business ranked No. 4 for research productivity per capita in the 2019 Texas A&M/University of Georgia Rankings of Management Department Research Productivity.
- Mo Wang ranked No. 2 and Klodiana Lanaj ranked No. 3 in productivity among all scholars published in journals included in the Texas A&M/University of Georgia Rankings of Management Department Research Productivity from 2014 to 2019.
- Three ISOM faculty were placed among the world’s top 100 information systems scholars: Liangfei Qiu ranked No. 2, Kenny Cheng No. 45, and Anuj Kumar No. 97 based on the Association for Information Systems research rankings for publications in top three information systems journals in 2015-2019.
- Jay Ritter was the third most cited finance scholar among all public universities in the U.S., No. 15 across all universities in the world.
- Chris Janiszewski ranked among the top 10 most productive marketing authors (2010-2019), according to AMA DocSig.
- W. Robert Knechel, Frederick Fisher Eminent Scholar in Accounting, ranks No. 3 in the world based on auditing publications in top scholarly journals over the last 12 years, according to the Brigham Young University Accounting Rankings database.
Ethics case competition success
A team of undergraduate students from Warrington finished in the top four at four separate ethics case competitions, including a win at the CFA® Societies of Florida Ethics Challenge at Florida A&M University.
The students also experienced success at the Collegiate Ethics Case Competition at the University of Arizona, the Inter-Collegiate Business Competition (ICBC) at Queen’s University in Canada, and the Milgard Invitational Case Competition on Social Responsibility at the University of Washington.
- Warrington ethics team finishes in top four
- Four Warrington students win first place, best 11 teams from across Florida in CFA Societies Ethics Challenge
- Warrington ethics case team places first among 16 universities, chosen as most valuable at the competition
- Warrington students earn 3rd place in Collegiate Ethics Case Competition
A family affair at Warrington
Like most incoming freshmen, Brianna Lowder knew she would have an adjustment to college when she showed up in Gainesville four years ago. But unlike most incoming freshmen, she had a special advantage. Her sister, Alyssa, was early in her graduate school career and able to ease the transition and serve as a sounding board.
The two both graduated at the end of the spring 2020 semester. Alyssa completed a nine-year span at UF by receiving her Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Business Administration before going to Boston to work full-time for Sanofi Genzyme as part of their Commercial Leadership Development Program. Brianna received bachelor’s degrees in advertising and marketing before moving to Redmond, Washington to work for Microsoft as a category manager for its Xbox team.
UF MBA hosts inaugural Diversity Weekend
UF MBA students hosted the inaugural Diversity Weekend in March. The event was for students who identify with underrepresented racial or ethnic groups, women, LGBTQ+ individuals, and active duty military members or veterans. Diverse prospective students were invited to learn about Warrington’s career services team, career-driven curriculum and student body.
Participants heard from speakers and participated in student-led socials, allowing them to network and build relationships with students in the program.
MIB, MSM students experience business in Germany
I not only learned business lessons, such as having courage to try new ideas from the business presentations, but also was attracted by the beautiful scenery of fallen leaves in Berlin in October. The city is beautiful and so attractive in autumn. I would like to travel to Berlin again sometime in the future.
The GIE was such a great experience because we saw and met with some really great German business people. Some of my favorite events were the VW factory visit and the Tillhub visit. It was also awesome to get to know the other students on the trip so well and create new friendships.
Heavener School wins Champions Trophy
Four Heavener students won the Champions Trophy Case Competition from January 26-February 1 in Auckland, New Zealand. The Champions Trophy Case Competition is the culmination of the competition season and is invite-only for schools that have won or shown a high level of consistency during qualifying events.
The team of Alexis Figueroa, Shreya Dundigalla, Ryan Engelsberg and Valentina Rendon won the event, earning Heavener’s third victory in the last six years while competing against international case competition powers like Queen’s University, National University of Singapore, American University of Beirut and Indiana University in the finals. It was also Heavener’s fourth time in the finals over the last six years, and it moves into a tie with the University of British Columbia for the most all-time Champions Trophy wins.
UF MBA students help Czech businesses expand
In November, students in the UF MBA Weekend Professional Two-Year South Florida program 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 the United States, including supply chain logistics, a competitor analysis, SWOT analysis and a marketing plan. However, the team had to pivot quickly once they learned more about the challenges Bagind faced.
“When we met with Lukas and the employees of Bagind, we learned there was much more we could offer his company,” the BankUnited Digital Banking Product Manager said. “Simple changes in operations could bring about great strides to improve his company’s efficiencies and position in the market.”
Business Career Services Earns High Rankings
The Business Career Services team continues to earn strong rankings from the top business publications. This year was no exception.
accepted jobs by three months post-graduation
Master of Science in Finance
accepted jobs within three months of graduation
(full-time job; graduate school; already employed/not seeking)
Warrington begins partnership with professional development company
A new partnership with the JumpStart Advisory Group will allow students to get a jumpstart on their professional development as well as their internship and full-time job search. JumpStart specializes in identifying and developing highly skilled, diverse individuals at the undergraduate, graduate or work professional phases, including diverse races, ethnicities, genders, gender identities, veterans and military status, who possess the expertise, experience and academic credentials for today’s competitive employment market. JumpStart also partners with academic institutions to recruit diverse candidates to undergraduate and graduate level programs, as well as employers to recruit top candidates at the undergraduate, graduate or working professional levels.
Entrepreneurship Center Stays Strong in Rankings
- 300+ student ventures assisted by Entrepreneurship Center
- 25+ courses in entrepreneurship and 2,500+ students in those courses in 2019-20
- 3,500+ total students reached by entrepreneurship program at UF in 2019-20
Cocovana wins $25,000 in entrepreneurship competition
Cocovana won first place at the 2020 Big Idea Gator Business Plan Competition.
Founded and led by Sheldon Barrett, Cocovana is a tropical lifestyle company currently focused on creating innovative tools for opening coconuts and other fruits, which promotes a healthier lifestyle and sustainability. Its first product, the Coconut Twist, allows anyone to safely open coconuts in seconds without creating a mess, much like a can opener, but for coconuts.
“Winning the Big Idea Competition makes me so proud to have chosen the University of Florida for my education,” Barrett said. “I am so grateful for everyone who has helped and believed in me from the UF Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center, as well as the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering. I could not have won this competition without them.”
Warrington namesake passes away
Alfred C. Warrington, IV passed on May 20, 2020 of natural causes. He was 84 years old.
“Al Warrington was our champion and our foundation,” said Dean Emeritus John Kraft. “His continued leadership and generosity made it possible for the college to be recognized as one of the best business schools in the world. We are proud to carry on his legacy in name and in spirit.”
In 1996, Warrington provided his first major gift of $12 million to the then College of Business Administration to establish an endowment for the college and provide much-needed faculty support. Warrington’s second major gift came in 2009 when he donated $16 million to establish another endowment supporting the college’s accounting and entrepreneurship programs. It was with his 2014 gift that Warrington, along with his wife, Judy, made history. With a $75 million legacy gift pledge, the largest in UF’s history, Warrington became UF’s first $100 million donor.
Warrington mourns the loss of alumnus and supporter
William “Bill” R. Hough, the namesake of the Hough Graduate School of Business and William R. Hough Master of Science in Finance program, passed away in April at the age of 93.
“Bill Hough was a catalyst for innovation at Warrington,” said Dean Emeritus John Kraft. “His long-time generosity and support gave our students the ultimate platform from which to be successful in the business world. He was a true champion for future generations of Business Gators.”
In 2001, Hough and his wife Hazel made their first of many gifts to Warrington in a $1 million contribution to create the William R. Hough Master of Science in Finance program. In 2004 and 2005, the Houghs contributed an additional $1.5 million to strengthen the finance program. In 2007, the Houghs made the then largest contribution UF had ever received of $30 million to name and build a dedicated space for graduate students.
Seven Warrington alumni in 40 Gators under 40
Warrington 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.
The seven Warrington alumni honored are: Courtney Bovee (BABA ’07), Tony Hill (BSBA ’02, MBA ’06), Edouardo Jordan (BABA ’03, BSESS ’03), Kristin (Laneri) Olson (BSBA ’04, MSF ’05), Adam Sotomayor (BSBA ’10, MIB ’10), Damon Sununtnasuk (BSBA ’06) and Ryan Moseley (BSBA ’07, MBA ’08, JD ’11).
Warrington alumni stand out in Gator100
The University of Florida recognized the 2020 Gator100 honorees in February, honoring the 100 fastest-growing Gator-owned or Gator-led businesses in the world. Gator100 companies have been in business for at least five years and have annual revenues of $250,000 or more, and they’re ranked by Compound Annual Growth Rate.
The Warrington College of Business was well represented on the list. Four of the top six companies are led by Warrington alumni, including No. 1 overall FANCHEST. Led by CEO and Warrington graduate Jeff Lin (BSAc ’02, MAcc ’02), FANCHEST earned a CAGR of 293.3%. Overall, 36 of the top 100 companies on the list are led by Warrington graduates.