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 15, 2011. David Wernick, senior lecturer, successfully defended his dissertation, “Secondary Stakeholders as Agents of Influence: Three Essays on […]

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 Florida International University (FIU). The journal, offered at no charge, is co-sponsored by FIU’s Center for International Business Education […]

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 this growing segment simply requires translating English words into Spanish, you’re making a critical mistake, according to Roymi V. […]

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 suggest this is just a blip… The aggressive selling of equity markets seems to reflect a heightened probability that […]

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, currently about 10,000. Among the happy new alumni were 426 students from the College of Business Administration’s R. Kirk Landon […]

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 achieved this ranking each year since 2005, securing a spot in the top 10 three times; in 2011, FIU  Business […]

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 fraternity brothers in Alpha Kappa Psi,” said Ameerali, a senior with a dual major in finance and management information […]

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 that really clicked for the more than 50 alumni who attended the recent speed-networking event hosted jointly by the […]