UCF Business News
U.S. Forecast: Continued Expansion Hinges on President’s Proposed Economic Policies
The November presidential election pushed stock prices higher and boosted consumer and business confidence, but a good mood is not the same as a good economy, says University of Central Florida economist Sean Snaith. “Unless this mood translates into actual economic spending activity, the boost in confidence enjoyed thus far will prove to be fleeting,” […]
New Program Seeks to Help UCF Student Startups Succeed After Graduation
ORLANDO, Fla. (May 22, 2017) – To provide support to graduating student startup businesses as they transition off campus, UCF College of Business’s UpStarts Accelerator and Blackstone LaunchPad have teamed up with non-profit, co-working space Canvs in Downtown Orlando. The new UCF Starters Transition Program at Canvs gives UCF entrepreneurs access to resources, mentors […]
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Business Student Creates Product to Help Drivers Declutter their Cars
UCF finance major Vincent Desiano was on his way to an early morning class when he came up with the idea for his new product. With hot coffee in one hand, sunglasses, keys and headphones in the other, Desiano realized he had no room in his console to store his stuff. His only option was […]
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C-DECK Consulting Takes Top Honorsat Great Capstone Case Competition
ORLANDO, Fla. (May 1, 2017) – At the start of this semester’s 2017 Spring Capstone class, 900 UCF College of Business seniors broke into 180 teams to tackle a problem for corporate partner Verizon. On Friday, only 24 teams remained in the semifinal round of the Great Capstone Case Competition. And when the clock struck […]
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Dean’s Excellence Awards HonorFaculty, Staff & Students
“The Dean’s Excellence Awards are a celebration of our culture that promotes engagement, risk-taking, collaboration, data-driven decision-making and innovation. It is also an opportunity to celebrate our successes and have a little fun along the way.” With those words, Dean Paul Jarley kicked off the Dean’s Excellence Awards breakfast Friday, April 21 in the Pegasus […]
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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 […]
From the College
New Program Seeks to Help UCF Student Startups Succeed After GraduationTo provide support to graduating student startup businesses as they transition off campus, UCF College of Business’s UpStarts Accelerator and Blackstone LaunchPad have teamed up with non-profit, co-working space Canvs in Downtown Orlando.
Business Student Creates Product to Help Drivers Declutter CarsVincent Desiano, who will graduate Friday with a degree in finance, has created a new product to help drivers declutter their cars.
C-DECK Consulting Takes Top Honors at Great Capstone Case CompetitionStudent team C-DECK Consulting wins the 2017 Spring Great Capstone Case Competition at UCF College of Business.
Professional Selling Program Team Wins National ChampionshipThe UCF College of Business Professional Selling Program swept the team and individual categories on its way to capturing the national championship at the 2017 National Collegiate Sales Competition.
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.
In the News
WalletHub.com: Best and Worst Cities for Basketball FansKeith Harrison, Associate Chair for Faculty, Research & Academic Affairs of the DeVos Sport Business Management Graduate Program at UCF College of Business, weighs in on the best basketball cities in the U.S.
WSJ: The Downside of Independent BoardsBoards that are too independent can lead to lower profits, excessive CEO pay and more financial fraud, according to research by James Combs, Ph.D., the Della Phillips Martha Schenck Chair of American Private Enterprise and Professor of Management at the University of Central Florida.
WSJ: The Danger of Assertive AdvertisingMarketers should beware of being too assertive, says Yael Zemack-Rugar, assistant professor of marketing at the University of Central Florida, because consumers don’t like being told what to do, especially by brands they love,
Visit Orlando: Record 68 million people visited last yearDespite lower hotel occupancy and lackluster attendance figures from theme parks, Visit Orlando said Thursday the region had a record 68 million visitors last year.
Turbulence shouldn’t stunt FloridaEven with turbulence in the international tourism market and uncertainty surrounding the new U.S. administration, economic growth is expected to continue in the Sunshine State.
Florida layoffs decrease 37 percent over year agoLayoffs in Florida decreased 37 percent in April over a year ago, but only a small percentage of the job cuts were in retail, an industry that has been shedding jobs nationwide.