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The Hough Graduate School of Business is the home to the graduate business programs of the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida. All programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
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.
The University of Florida is a public land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant research university in Gainesville, Florida. It is a senior member of the State University System of Florida and traces its origins to 1853 and has operated continuously on its Gainesville campus since September 1906.
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, also known as AACSB International, is an American professional organization. It was founded in 1916 to provide accreditation to business schools.Not all AACSB members are accredited and AACSB does not accredit for-profit schools.
The school is named after William R. Hough of St. Petersburg, Fla. He was the founder of the investment firm bearing his name and is an alumnus of the College's first MBA class in 1948. Hough donated $30 million to the College in 2007, which was the largest private gift ever received by the University of Florida at that time.
St. Petersburg is a city in Pinellas County, Florida, United States. As of the 2018 census estimate, the population was 265,098, making it the fifth-most populous city in Florida and the largest in the state that is not a county seat.
The Master of Business Administration degree originated in the United States in the early 20th century when the country industrialized and companies sought scientific approaches to management. The core courses in an MBA program cover various areas of business such as accounting, applied statistics, business communication, business ethics, business law, finance, managerial economics, management, entrepreneurship, marketing, supply chain, and operations in a manner most relevant to management analysis and strategy.
The funds established an endowment to support teaching, academic programs and enhancements in the Hough 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. 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.
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Hough Graduate School Full-Time MBA
Named after alumnus William R. Hough, Hough Hall is a 70,000-square-foot facility that was completed in 2010 to serve as a home for all graduate programs. This state-of-the-art building provides 17 breakout rooms, two lounge areas, 400 lockers and showers. It's all focused on improving the student experience. The classrooms have modern instructional technology to fit our curriculum about the ever-changing business world.
The heart of Hough Hall is its open court. The glass curtain wall on the north end allows indirect light to permeate the entire building. It's strategically designed to create an interplay between the inside of the building and those who are outside. The inviting construction generates a welcoming atmosphere.
The facility also houses career development and counseling centers, academic program offices, and a recruitment suite, which works daily to bring some of the nation's top companies and recruiters to the Warrington campus.
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