Warrington College of Business Administration

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Warrington College of
Business Administration
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Established 1926
Type Business school
Academic affiliation University of Florida
Location Gainesville, Florida,
United States
Dean John Kraft
Students 6,339
Alumni 69,500+
Website www.warrington.ufl.edu
Stuzin Hall
Gerson Hall
Gerson Hall

The Warrington College of Business Administration 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.

Undergraduate Programs[edit]

Undergraduate programs are offered through the Heavener School of Business and include accounting, finance, information systems, management, and marketing.[1] The MBA Program Office offers several variations of its degree program; all students earn the same Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree: traditional, professional, executive, Internet (distance learning). A satellite UFMBA program is offered in South Florida at the Broward Community College Weston Center satellite campus in the Fort Lauderdale/Weston area.

International Programs[edit]

International programs in France, England, Spain and Rome are offered to undergraduate and graduate students. Students earn credits while studying abroad. The Master of Arts in 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.

Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation[edit]

The college is home to the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CEI). 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 degree in Entrepreneurship[citation needed].

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 first MBA class of Warrington College in 1948, donated $30 million to Warrington College in 2007. This is the largest private gift ever received by University of Florida to date.[2] The funds establishes an endowment to support teaching, academic programs, and enhancements in the graduate school of business, and provides a lead gift to construct a new building to house the graduate business programs named after Mr. Hough himself. 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.[3]

Undergraduate rankings[edit]

Hough Graduate School of Business rankings[edit]

Traditional MBA[edit]

  • 37th overall by the U.S. News & World Report, 2015[6]
  • 25th overall Part-Time MBA by the U.S. News & World Report, 2014[6]
  • 80th (US), 80th (Global) Economist 'WhichMBA' 2014[7]
  • 47th overall by Bloomberg Business Week, 2014[8]

Distance MBA[edit]

The University of Florida awards the same MBA degree for the full-time traditional and distance programs.[9]

  • #3 Best Online Graduate Business Program by the U.S. News & World Report, 2014[10]
  • #2 Admissions Selectivity by the U.S. News & World Report, 2013[11]
  • #10 Student Engagement and Accreditation by the U.S. News & World Report, 2012[11]
  • 1st for Distance Learning by the Economist Intelligence Unit, 2008[12]

Department, schools and programs[edit]

  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate
  • Department of Information Systems and Operations Management
  • Department of Management
  • Department of Marketing
    • David F. Miller Center for Retailing Education and Research
    • Behavioral Research Facility
  • Heavener School of Business
  • Fisher School of Accounting
  • Hough Graduate School of Business
  • Florida MBA Programs

Ethics Program[edit]

The ethics program at Warrington College of Business Administration is conducted by the Poe Center for Business Ethics Education and Research. The Center administers the following programs to graduate students in Management and Business Administration.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Academics - Heavener School of Business - Warrington". Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "University of Florida receives record $30 million gift". 19 January 2007. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  3. ^ University of Florida. "01 » University of Florida receives record $30 million gift » University of Florida". Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Best Undergraduate Business Programs". U.S. News & World Report. 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-24. 
  5. ^ "Undergraduate business specialties: Management". U.S. News & World Report. 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-24. 
  6. ^ a b "University of Florida (Hough)". U.S.News & World Report. L.P. Retrieved 2015-05-29. 
  7. ^ "2014 rankings". The Economist. 2014. Retrieved 2014-10-21. 
  8. ^ "Top Business School Rankings". Bloomberg BusinessWeek. L.P. Retrieved 2014-10-21. 
  9. ^ . University of Florida http://floridamba.ufl.edu/workingprofessional/internet/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ "America's Best Graduate Schools 2014". U.S.News & World Report. L.P. Retrieved 2014-21-14.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  11. ^ a b "Rankings". University of Florida. L.P. Retrieved 2014-05-27. 
  12. ^ Which MBA
  13. ^ "Master of Science in Real Estate". 
  14. ^ "Franklin Fellows". Poe Center for Business Ethics Education and Research. Retrieved 2010-04-16. 

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