Warrington College of Business

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Warrington College of Business
TypePublic business school
Parent institution
University of Florida
DeanSaby Mitra

The Warrington College of Business is the business school of the University of Florida. About 6,300 students are enrolled in classes, including undergraduates and graduate students, including Master of Business Administration and Ph.D.-seeking students. All programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.


For over three decades John Kraft served as the Dean of the Warrington College of Business. His tenure as Dean started in 1990, and ended in 2020.[1] In March 2020 Saby Mitra was named the new Dean of the Warrington College of Business. Mitra started on August 1, 2020.[2]


Undergraduate programs[edit]

Undergraduate programs are offered through the Heavener School of Business (Finance, General Studies, Information Systems, Management, and Marketing.[3]) and the Fisher School of Accounting (Accounting). The Hough Graduate School of Business offers ten options for its MBA degree program (three full-time, three professional, 3 online and executive). One of UF MBA's three Professional options is a satellite program in South Florida at the UF MBA Sunrise Center in Sunrise, Florida.

Hough Graduate School of Business[edit]

William R. Hough of St. Petersburg, Florida, founder of the investment firm bearing his name and an alumnus of the college's first MBA class in 1948, donated $30 million to the college in 2007.[4] It was the largest private gift ever received by the University of Florida at that time.[4] The funds established an endowment to support teaching, academic programs, and enhancements in the graduate school of business, and provided a lead gift to construct a new building to house the graduate business programs named after Mr. Hough himself.[4] The gift is also eligible for matching funds from the State of Florida Major Gifts Trust Fund and from the Alec P. Courtelis Facilities Enhancement Challenge Grant Program, potentially increasing the total value of the gift to $50 million.[5]

International programs[edit]

International programs in more than 20 countries are offered to undergraduate and graduate students. The Master of International Business is the international graduate program offered. Students in this program may spend six weeks in a foreign country studying a specific industry, country, or global operation issue, but a study of at least one week abroad is required.

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center[edit]

The college is home to the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center. The center was founded in 2000 with the mission to introduce the concept of entrepreneurship to students and faculty, and offers one of the nation's only Master's of Science degrees in Entrepreneurship.[6]

Ethics program[edit]

The ethics program at the Warrington College of Business is conducted by the Elizabeth B. & William F. Poe, Sr. Center for Business Ethics Education and Research.

Warrington College of Business Buildings[edit]


Undergraduate rankings[edit]

Graduate rankings[edit]

  • 17th overall for Accounting by the U.S. News & World Report, 2020[8]
  • 19th overall for Marketing by the U.S. News & World Report, 2020[8]
  • 35th overall for Finance by the U.S. News & World Report, 2020[8]

Hough Graduate School of Business rankings[edit]

Business Rankings
Bloomberg (2023)[9]38

Full-time MBA[edit]

  • 25th overall by the U.S. News & World Report, 2020[8]
  • 21st (Global) The Economist 'WhichMBA' 2018[10]

Part-time MBA[edit]

  • 32nd overall Part-Time MBA by the U.S. News & World Report, 2020[8]

Online MBA[edit]

  • 4th Best Online MBA Program by the U.S. News & World Report, 2020[11]
  • 5th in Admissions Selectivity by the U.S. News & World Report, 2018[12]
  • 7th (Global) Online MBA, Financial Times, 2018[13]

Department, schools and programs[edit]

  • Heavener School of Business
  • Fisher School of Accounting
  • Hough Graduate School of Business
  • Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate
  • Department of Information Systems and Operations Management
  • Department of Management
  • Department of Marketing
  • Kelley A. Bergstrom Real Estate Center

See also[edit]


  1. ^ University of Florida. "John Craft". Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  2. ^ University of Florida. "Georgia Tech senior associate dean and IT management professor appointed dean of UF Warrington College of Business". Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Academics - Heavener School of Business - Warrington". Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  4. ^ a b c writer, JACK STRIPLINGSun staff. "$30 million gift is largest ever to UF". Gainesville Sun. Retrieved 2019-11-06.
  5. ^ University of Florida. "01 » University of Florida receives record $30 million gift » University of Florida". Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center - Warrington".
  7. ^ "University of Florida Rankings".
  8. ^ a b c d e "University of Florida (Warrington) - U.S. News Best Business Schools".
  9. ^ "Best B-Schools". Bloomberg Businessweek.
  10. ^ "University of Florida – Hough Graduate School of Business - The Economist". The Economist.
  11. ^ "U.S. News Best Online MBA Programs - University of Florida (Hough)".
  12. ^ "U.S. News Best Online MBA Programs - University of Florida (Hough)".
  13. ^ "Your guide to understanding and comparing MBA rankings - UF Warrington Newsroom". 18 October 2018.

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