UCF Business News
UCF Ranked Among Best in Nation for Research Leading to New Tech and Spinoffs
The University of Central Florida ranks 22nd in the country for its success in “technology transfer” – the practice of developing academic research into new technologies, products and companies, according to a report released Thursday. UCF is ranked in the top 25 alongside institutions such as Columbia University, MIT and Carnegie Mellon University in the […]
4 Student Teams to Battle Friday for $75,000 in Joust Finals
Four student teams will face off for $75,000 in cash and essential business services at 3 p.m. Friday, April 21, in the finals of the annual Joust New Venture Competition. The finals sponsored by the College of Business are free and open to the public in the UCF Pegasus Ballroom in the Student Union. The four […]
4 Student Teams to Battle Shark Tank-Stylefor $75,000 in Joust Finals April 21
ORLANDO, Fla.— Four student teams will face off for $75,000 in cash and essential business services at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 21, in the finals of the annual Joust New Venture Competition. The finals, which are free and open to the public, will be held in the UCF Pegasus Ballroom in the Student Union on […]
for $75,000 in Joust Finals April 21
Florida & Metro Forecast: Strong Business Climate Key to Economic Success
Thanks to a strong business climate, Florida should continue to outpace the national economy when it comes to real gross domestic product and job growth through 2020, according to the latest forecast from the UCF Institute for Economic Competitiveness. But maintaining a competitive advantage when it comes to luring companies to the Sunshine State will […]
UCF Art Professor and Performance Artist Lands Spot in Smithsonian Exhibit
Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz feels she represents more than just herself in her art. When she is creating, she feels the characters bursting forth to tell their stories – and all the while she struggles with all they represent. “I keep them [characters] locked up, you know, because if I let them out I can’t function,” said […]
Veterans at UCF Hone Skills, Experience to Become Entrepreneurs
Take a military daughter, add degrees in psychology, management and human-resource development, mix in more than 20 years in the Air Force and eight years of company ownership and you’ve got a candidate poised to succeed as an entrepreneur. Except for one thing – the needed expertise to scale from the startup stage to a […]
Medical Robotics Company Harnesses UCF Research for Computer-Aided Surgery
A medical robotics company has licensed University of Central Florida expertise to develop software for a new surgical-robotic platform. AVRA Medical Robotics Inc., which has an office in the UCF Business Incubator, has partnered with Professor Zhihua Qu and research Professor Eytan Pollak of the College of Engineering & Computer Science to develop algorithms and […]
From the College
4 Student Teams to Battle Shark Tank-Style for $75,000 in Joust Finals April 21Four student teams will face off for $75,000 in cash and essential business services at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 21, in the finals of the annual Joust New Venture Competition. The finals, which are free and open to the public, will be held in the UCF Pegasus Ballroom in the Student Union on the UCF main campus.
Hall of Fame 2017: A Big Knight at the OperaWith a nod to rock band Queen and inspiration from the Broadway hit Hamilton, the University of Central Florida College of Business inducted three distinguished alumni at its 18th Annual Hall of Fame gala Thursday evening at Rosen Shingle Creek.
Business Building Remodel Spring 2017The Business Administration Building 1 (BA-1) renovation project to improve the common areas on the first and second floors of the college began over Winter Break.
UCF Honors Franklin Street Executive with
Business Alumni Award at 2017 Hall of FameORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 30, 2017 –Yvonne Baker, Regional Managing Partner at Franklin Street, will be honored with a Notable Knight Award at the 2017 University of Central Florida College of Business annual Hall of Fame banquet on Feb. 23 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida.
UCF Awards 300,000th Degree to Outstanding Accounting StudentAbout six years ago, a trip to the University of Central Florida campus to visit her older sister convinced Kamila Pervaiz she wanted to be Knight. On Saturday, the younger Pervaiz crossed the stage to receive her accounting degree. It was the 300,000th degree awarded by UCF.
Sunny with a Chance of StartupsOptimism may be the mother of invention. UCF Assistant Management Professor Aaron McKenny, Ph.D., takes a look at the effect entrepreneurial optimism has on startups and small business growth.
In the News
Dr. Robert Folger Named Pegasus ProfessorThe 2017 Pegasus Professor recipients are David Hagan, Jayanta Kapat, Jana Jasinski, Alain Kassab and Robert Folger. The Pegasus Professor Award is the highest academic honor an educator can receive at UCF.
U.S. Forecast: How Will Economy Fare on Mr. Trump's Wild RideJust a few turbulent weeks into President Donald Trump’s administration, forecasters’ fears of a recession continue to decrease, according to the latest U.S. forecast from the Institute for Economic Competitiveness at UCF College of Business.
Gov. Rick Scott says cutting Enterprise Florida will hurt rural areasFlorida Gov. Rick Scott and House Speaker Richard Corcoran are at war over the future of state agencies that promote tourism and provide corporate incentives to recruit jobs.
Yahoo.com: There’s a Scientific Way to Leave Work Frustrations at the OfficeIf you leave the office in a foul mood, a stop at the gym may tame your temper — and save your relationship. Research published in the Journal of Applied Psychology states that people who are belittled or insulted by a supervisor at work are likely to mistreat those they are living with. That’s because they’re too wiped out to regulate their behavior.
Sciences Newsline Psychology: Study Shows Exercise, Sleep Are Key to Keeping Employees from Bringing Home Work FrustrationsA brisk walk or a long swim may be the key to preventing a bad day at the office from spilling over into the home. A study published this month in the Journal of Applied Psychology tracked participants' sleep patterns and daytime physical movements found employees who recorded an average of more than 10,900 steps each day were less likely to perpetuate abuse at home than those recording fewer than 7,000.
Fox 35: Florida's economy under a Trump administrationhttp://www.fox35orlando.com/good-day/231594392-video