Bright Holiday Season Just the Start for Florida’s Recovering Economy

Bright Holiday Season Just the Start for Florida's Recovering Economy

A healthy holiday season is just the beginning of a great year for Florida, according to a University of Central Florida’s latest state economic forecast released today. “Kris Kringle has nothing on the Sunshine State,” said Sean Snaith, a UCF economist and director of the UCF Center for Economic Competitiveness. “The 34th Street Miracle pales […]

  • Transforming Physician Practices Across Florida

      The UCF College of Medicine is applying for a new federal grant to create a collaborative network for physicians across Florida to improve the health of patients and the providers’ business operations. The nation’s Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation is funding up to 35 organizations nationally to create collaborative Practice Transformation Networks (PTN). […]

  • A Little Holiday Bling Before the Economy Goes Back to Ho Ho Hum

    Lower gasoline prices and holiday employment opportunities may translate into some economic bling this season, but then its back to the ho hum pace of the recovery in the new year. “The 2014 holiday shopping season should be an improvement over last year’s disappointing season,” said Sean Snaith, a University of Central Florida economist and […]

  • TIDES Report: Significant Decline in MLS Gender Hiring Practices

    Does everyone, regardless of race or gender, have a chance to operate the business of professional soccer? The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at the University of Central Florida’s College of Business Administration released the 2014 Racial and Gender Report Card (RGRC) for Major League Soccer (MLS), demonstrating a significant decline in […]


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  • Modern-Day Slavery: Taking a Stand Against Human Trafficking

    There are an estimated 5.5 million child victims of human trafficking worldwide. The UCF College of Business Administration’s DeVos Sport Business Management program has joined The National Consortium for Academics and Sports (NCAS) to help shed light on this issue. Students participated in the “Shut Out Trafficking” campaign by hosting a week-long outreach program from […]

  • The “Live” Fan Experience will be Transformed for Select Group of Fans Attending Knights’ Upcoming Home Football Game vs. SMU

    The thrill of attending a UCF home football game at Bright House Networks Stadium is an exhilarating experience. For 100 fans attending this Saturday’s game vs SMU, the experience will be raised to new heights thanks to a client company of the UCF Business Incubation Program. In partnership with UCF Athletics, imediaReach® will demonstrate its […]

  • Professional Selling Students Make UCF History at ICSC

    UCF College of Business Administration students emerged as champions at the 2014 International Collegiate Sales Competition (ICSC) hosted in Orlando at the Rosen Centre Hotel, making this the first-ever ICSC championship for our Professional Selling Program. The ICSC puts students’ selling skills to the test in a challenge to create a sales solution to improve […]

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A Graduation Story

More than 4,500 UCF students graduated during December 15-16 commencement ceremonies. The anticipated graduates include 3,712 who filed intents to receive bachelor’s degrees, 810 for master’s degrees, four for education specialist degrees and 65 for doctoral degrees. With this week’s graduations, UCF will have awarded more than 225,000 degrees since classes began in 1968.