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Faculty Notes: September 2011

Department of Management and International Business
Jerry Haar, associate dean for international affairs and projects, professor and research fellow, was quoted in article titled “Angola and Brazil Are Buying Portuguese Companies” in Bloomberg Businessweek on September …

A year in Nigeria: September

A year in Nigeria: September

It’s already the end of September and I feel like I just arrived. Well, they do say that time flies when you’re having fun. I’ve definitely been enjoying myself here thus far and feel incredibly …

Online case journal is free international resource for management scholars and practitioners.

Online case journal is free international resource for management scholars and practitioners.

The content is excellent—and the price is right.
That seems to be the consensus concerning the Spring 2011 issue of the Online Journal of International Case Analysis (OJICA), published by the College of Business Administration at …

Effective marketing to Hispanics? Yes, you can, Membiela tells audience.

Effective marketing to Hispanics? Yes, you can, Membiela tells audience.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2010 there were 50.5 million Hispanics in the United States, comprising 16 percent of the population, an increase of 43 percent since 2000.
If you assume that marketing to …

State Farm Financial Literacy Lab Weekly Market Wrap Up, September 19-23, 2011

The Global Concern
As concern over another global recession intensifies, Asian stocks tumbled last week with its regional index falling to a three-year low. In a Bloomberg report, Tim Shroeders stated “It would be flippan to …

Inaugural FIU Summer Commencement brings recognition to business students.

Inaugural FIU Summer Commencement brings recognition to business students.

On August 13, 2011, undergraduate and graduate students at Florida International University (FIU) shared the excitement of the university’s first-ever Summer Commencement. The added ceremony was needed to accommodate the growing number of annual graduates, …

FIU #16 in undergraduate international business in U.S.News 2012 rankings.

FIU #16 in undergraduate international business in U.S.News 2012 rankings.

According to U.S.News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges,” undergraduate international business programs in the College of Business Administration at Florida International University (FIU) rank in the top 20 in the country. The college has …

Board of Governors adds Gerald Grant to FIU board.

Board of Governors adds Gerald Grant to FIU board.

The Florida Board of Governors has added Gerald Grant to Florida International University’s Board of Trustees.
Mr. Grant is branch director of financial planning for AXA Advisors.
He holds a bachelor’s degree and MBA from Florida International …

FIU undergraduate participates in Harvard Business School summer program.

FIU undergraduate participates in Harvard Business School summer program.

When Neala Ameerali saw an opportunity to participate in a program at Harvard Business School (HBS), she jumped at the chance.
“I heard about the Harvard Summer Venture in Management Program (SVMP) from one of my …

Speed networking puts alumni on the fast track to building new business contacts.

Speed networking puts alumni on the fast track to building new business contacts.

OK. The clock is ticking. You’ve got four minutes to tell a fellow Florida International University (FIU) alumnus about your professional background, business goals and personal interests. Go for it!
It’s a fast-and-furious way to connect …

State Farm Financial Literacy Lab Weekly Market Wrap Up, September 12-16, 2011

State Farm Financial Literacy Lab Weekly Market Wrap Up, September 12-16, 2011

Research In Motion’s Drop
With hand devices acquiring a more prominent role in individual’s life every day, Research In Motion( RIMM), the maker of Blackberry, seemed to be destined to become the leader in the industry …

Ten Rules For Entrepreneurs To Live By

Ten Rules For Entrepreneurs To Live By

My mind is buzzing with thoughts of a book I just finished reading: The Intelligent Entrepreneur by Bill Murphy Jr. The author follows the inspiring stories of three entrepreneurs who turn their backs on traditional …

Angola and Brazil Are Buying Portuguese Companies

Angola and Brazil Are Buying Portuguese Companies

Portugal is selling state-owned companies to raise cash, and its flush former colonies are stepping up to buy
Four centuries ago, seafaring Portugal was at the height of its economic power, thanks in no small part …

FIU welcomes largest number of Dual Degree graduate students from around the world.

FIU welcomes largest number of Dual Degree graduate students from around the world.

The Dual Degree International Program at Florida International University (FIU) is on the grow. The innovative idea, which allows international students to receive a degree from FIU’s College of Business Administration while also earning a …