I got admits from 8 of the 11 schools I applied to. With 670 on GMAT, an engineering degree, and four years of IT experience, I was, honestly, not expecting such results!
Taruna Saini, With just 670 on GMAT, ASU Carey with 100% scholarship + multiple top 50 admits with hefty scholarships
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$30,130 per year
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Need based as well as profile based
The roots of the University of Florida trace back to 1853, when the Florida Governor Thomas Brown signed a bill that provided public support to higher education. The East Florida Seminary EFS in Ocala was one of the first schools to utilize this funding, but was forced to shut down during the Civil War. In 1866, EFS got reopened in Gainesville. In 1884, Florida Agriculture College opened in Lake City. Its name changed to University of the state of Florida and in 1909 the name was shortened to University of Florida. In 1909, the Graduate School was established due to the efforts led by Albert A. Murphree. The US economy was hit by the Great Depression and World War II and hence, state funds were not available for expansion. This has impacted the quality of education and admissions. The Warrington College of Business Administration acquired its name when Alfred C. Warrington IV, the founding chairman and former co-CEO of Sanifill, Inc donated $11 million for providing state-of-the-art facilities to the students. The Hough Graduate School of Business is named in honor of William R. Hough, founder of an investment firm bearing his name and an alumnus of the first MBA class of Warrington College in 1948. He donated an endowment worth $30 million to the Warrington College in 2007 for the enhancement of business education.
The Warrington College of Business Administration’s mission is to build a better society by creating influential research and educating tomorrow’s business leaders.
The UF MBA experience makes a lasting commitment towards ensuring professional success for the students. The first year of the program delves into the core business functionalities that build a strong foundation on the business concepts. The electives offered in the second year prepare the students for their chosen career paths by building their functional knowledge in the area of specialization. The curriculum is designed in consultation with industry experts, corporate recruiters and renowned faculty members. The concentrations offered by the School are highly customizable allowing the students to opt for coursework that are in alignment with their long-term goals. The curriculum is diligently designed keeping in mind the skills and knowledge required by the employers, thus ensuring that the students are market-ready post the completion of their MBA program. The small cohort size fosters personalized attention from faculty, thus meeting the educational needs of each student. The small structure facilitates a collaborative and knowledge-sharing environment. The Career Accelerator Program offers a plethora of opportunities for the students to polish their skills and emerge as successful business leaders. The leadership module of the academic coursework covers a broad spectrum of leadership topics like ethical leadership, social responsibility, leading change in organizations, positive influence, emotional intelligence, and the infusion of creativity and innovation into strategic thinking.
To maximize the educational experience of its students, the School provides an array of experiential learning opportunities. The tactical skills seminar provides extensive training on state-of-the-art industry tools, thus ensuring that they are productive from the first day of their jobs. The Gator MBA Gear is an opportunity for the students to immerse themselves into the real e-commerce business world. Students get hands-on experience on writing business plans, designing and implementing product prototypes, crafting marketing plan, purchasing inventory and devising effective strategies to enhance customer experience. GatorNest is an initiative by the College’s Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation to give hands-on experience to the students to work with startups. Students enhance their learning by immersing themselves into the challenges of early-stage ventures and developing value-add solutions. The School encourages students to participate in state-wide and nation-wide case competitions, thus enabling them to apply their critical thinking and analytical skills to real-world case studies. Case competitions are an outstanding opportunity for students to demonstrate their business acumen, leadership skills, creativity and expertise in front of leading business executives and industry experts.
The UF MBA Critical Issues in Business Speaker Series is a platform that connects students with professionals from the business community who discuss the current issues that are impacting business. The Alfred A. Ring Distinguished Speaker Series connects UF real estate students with real estate professionals who share their perspectives of the real estate business. The Finance Professional Speaker Series lends insights into the major trends of the stock market and approaches of dealing with economic downturn. The Entrepreneurship Case Lecture Series enhances the student’s understanding on entrepreneurship and its challenges, and introduces them to the tools and resources that would be required to embark on an entrepreneurial journey.
The UF MBA Global Immersion Experiences GIEs enables students to enhance their business understanding through international trips to countries like Argentina, Brazil, Turkey and China. Students make visits to the companies of the host countries and learn about the business practices being followed within the company. Students get a chance to interact with scholars who give insights into the economy of the country and the impact of political issues on the business environment.
The University is located in Gainesville, one of the largest cities in Alachua County, Florida. The city is known for its low cost of living that proves to be beneficial to its students. The Spring Arts Festival, and The Downtown Festival and Art Show hosted by the city annually attracts award winning artists and crowds to immerse into the high quality unique artwork. The Florida Museum of Natural History, Ham Museum of Art, and the Hippodrome State Theatre are some of the go-to places for culture and art lovers.
The Graduate Business Career Services GBCS team provides a plethora of services to the students that add tremendous value to their candidature. The GBCS team has a personalized approach towards each student and the small class size structure enables the career coaches to know each student individually. The GBCS organizes large scale career fairs within the campus, where students directly engage with recruiters from more than 200 national and global companies. The GBCS organizes GBCS Professional Day, where students get inputs from industry experts on topics such as professional branding and effective utilization of social media. The Corporate Information Sessions are run by the executives from the company who give insights into the culture and work environment of their company. The GBCS conducts Career Development Seminars, where students participate in workshops that cater to topics such as Nailing the Interview, How to establish a Professional Network, Social Media as a Career Resource and Building Your Professional Brand Image.
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