The Business Geography stream is supervised by Professor Grant Ian Thrall. Dr. Thrall is Member of the Academic Board of the Appraisal Institute, Member of the Board of Directors of the American Real Estate Society, and former co-editor of the Journal of Real Estate Literature. More on Dr. Thrall at here. See here for an interview with Dr. Thrall in the January 2006 issue of Florida Trend Magazine, who referred to him as "Dr. Location."
|Grant Ian Thrall Ph.D.||Professor,
Department of Geography,
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Faculty Affiliate, Miller Center For Retail, Department of Marketing,
College of Business
Tuesday period 4 (10:00 - 10:40),
Thursday period 5 (10:00 - 10:40)
and by appointment & email
Tuesday period 4 (10:40 - 11:30),
Thursday period 7 (2:00 - 3:00),
and by appointment & email
Office: 3121 Turlington Hall
NEW - As of January 2007, the Department of Geography offers the
Certificate In Business Geography
Requirements are online at
- Bachelor of Arts
in Business Administration
and requirements are online at
Business Geography students are advised to obtain a minor in a program offered in the College of Business Administration, Urban Planning in the College of Architecture, or other relevant field on a case by case basis. Students majoring in a business subject, urban planning, or other related field are welcome and encouraged to pursue a minor in geography including completing the stream of courses in Business Geography.
M.S. Concentration in Applications of Geographic Technologies
With Emphasis In Business Geography
Undergraduate Grade Point Average (UGPA) above 3.0 and combined GRE scores of 1000 points in verbal and quantitative sections.
The M.S. concentration in "Applications of Geographic Technologies" meets the university, college and departmental standards which are: A minimum of thirty credit hours. At least 50% of courses must be in geography at no lower than the 5000 level
At least 6 credit hours at the 5000 level or above in a related minor.
Written thesis describing a practical application project.
Registration for a minimum of 3 hours of GEO 6971 in the semester of defense.
It is expected that the candidates for an M.S. with concentration in Geographic Technologies will complete the course work and defend their theses within 4 to 5 full-time semesters. During this period students will enroll in the following courses: Courses required of all masterís students in geography: (4 credits)
Additional Geography Courses: Advanced Quantitative Methods (GEO 5166C.3)
in Business Geography / Geography Major / Business Minor
The University has a minor in Geography: http://www.geog.ufl.edu/undergrad/minor.html
FORTUNATELY, students interested in merging the two fields of geography and business can substitute the Business Geography core curriculum for the general geography classes. Note: your transcripts will show the Business Geography courses by name, but will only declare Geography (not Business Geography) as your major or minor.