The Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida values excellence, respect, forward-thinking, collaboration, leadership, competitiveness, teamwork, innovation, and determination. They strive to “stretch beyond boundaries and prepare beyond expectations.” Within the highly ranked, internationally renowned College of Business, there are several schools, including the Heavener School of Business, Fisher School of Accounting, and Hough Graduate School of Business.
The College of Business began in 1926 and has carried the esteemed AACSB accreditation since 1929. In 1996 they renamed the College of Business after Alfred C. Warrington IV, a University of Florida Accounting alumnus, whose generous financial gift is still assisting faculty and students today. Heavener Hall houses the School of Business and is a 57,000-square-foot facility providing study rooms, classrooms, common areas, courtyards, inspiration from alumni, a Bloomberg terminal, news televisions, and more. Gerson Hall houses the Fisher School of Accounting, one of the few separated accounting schools in our country, and offers a state-of-the-art, engaging, and active environment for accounting students. The 70,000 square foot Hough Hall provides excellent amenities for the Graduate School of Business.
Students are taught by many notable and highly ranked faculty members who have performed outstanding research. Undergraduate students can major in Accounting or Business Administration with a focus in Economics, Finance, Information Systems, Management, or Marketing. Graduate students can pursue a Masters in Accounting, International Business, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Information Systems & Operations Management, Management, Real Estate, or Business Administration. Doctoral students can obtain a Ph.D. in Accounting, Finance, Information Systems & Operations Management, Management, or Marketing, and a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA).
Business students have an incredible advantage of various study abroad trips with 20 different partner schools in countries including Austria, Denmark, Germany, Chile, Italy, Netherlands, Peru, Norway, Taiwan, and Turkey. Internships are also advantageous to the educational experience and are offered locally, nationally, and internationally. Scholarships like the Business Alumni Scholarship, Lola Maroon Study Abroad Scholarship, Addam Kellough Memorial Scholarship, and the John B. McFerrin Scholarship help numerous students achieve this prestigious education.
To serve the over 6,800 Warrington students, clubs and campus organizations enhance the overall college experience. Campus organizatoins include the Business College Council, Beta Gamma Sigma, Enactus, Student Investment Club, Entrepreneurship Collective, Latin American Women in Business, Global Business Society, and the Collegiate Sales Academy. Students can also become a College of Business student ambassador by joining the Warrington Diplomats. To assist students in growing as leaders, to encourage innovation and creativity, and to reach out and serving the community, the College provides the Leadership Development Program, Gator Hatchery, Big Idea Business Plan Competition, and the Veterans Entrepreneurship Program.
The online MBA program at Warrington launched in 1999 and pioneered the online educational world with now 20 years of experience. The other 100% online programs offered are the Bachelors in Business Administration and Masters options in International Business, Entrepreneurship, and Management.