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What’s driving Miami’s entrepreneurial renaissance

The pall cast over the global economy shows no sign of lifting anytime soon. The U.S. and Europe are mired in debt, experiencing the lowest levels of consumer confidence in decades, and a sharp slowdown …

Faculty Notes: October 2011

Faculty Notes: October 2011

Department of Decision Sciences and Information Systems

Karlene C. Cousins, associate professor, moderated the panel at the Distinguished Lunch and Learn Series for students in the Master of Science in Management Information Systems (MSMIS) program. The …

Here comes the next wave of condos

The aftershocks of the last housing boom are still lingering, but developers are once again rushing to buy up land and erect new condo towers in downtown Miami’s burgeoning metropolis.
At least six new condo projects …

Analysis : Mortgage probe may open new path for housing relief

(Reuters) – A controversial weapon could be deployed soon in the U.S. fight against the housing crisis as states and top banks near a deal in their dispute over mortgage abuses — cutting the mortgage …

Alumni Notes: October 2011

Alumni Notes: October 2011

Stan Rubin (BBA ’77) has returned to South Florida as the chief financial officer of Ocean Bank.
John Safranek (MSF ’90) has been named chief financial officer by the Miami Art Museum.
Lance Benson (MBA ’03), former …

Trade logistics firms vital for South Florida’s international commerce

Hundreds of small trade logistics companies give South Florida a competitive edge in international commerce as ‘one-stop shops’ for companies moving products and improving their supply chains.
Concepts & Design Studio, which sells contemporary furniture and …

Investors show interest in foreclosure plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Big investors are showing interest in an evolving Obama administration plan to sell off foreclosed homes, although the government will have to make the offer sweet enough to coax private funds.
The White …

College of Business Administration is star of the big top in Roary’s Circus.

College of Business Administration is star of the big top in Roary’s Circus.

“I loved the energy, enthusiasm, and amazing creativity exhibited by our staff and students during Homecoming 2011,” said Joyce J. Elam, executive dean of the College of Business Administration at Florida International University (FIU).
And the …

Latin America Embraces Mobile Money

Latin America is one of the most dynamic regions for mobile money.
One day people the world over will be able to deposit money, withdraw savings, check their balance, pay their utility bills, receive their salary …

FBLA-PBL conducts training for hundreds of high school and middle school students.

FBLA-PBL conducts training for hundreds of high school and middle school students.

To learn important skills, it pays to go to people who know what they’re doing.
Three-hundred-fifty officers and fifty advisors from Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) at high schools and middle schools in Miami-Dade County …

FIU Students Start Internship at Local Internet Marketing Company

Local internet marketing company Optimum7 has hired six students from Florida International University to fill its Web design, programming, and internet marketing internships.
The students were selected from a pool of approximately 20 candidates that attended …

Logistics specialists tighten every link in supply chain

Concepts & Design Studio, which sells contemporary furniture and accessories imported from 10 suppliers in Spain and China, uses WTDC in Miami to handle trade logistics — all the steps required to move its goods …

Future is bright for skilled audit professionals, Deloitte leader and FIU alumnus tells students.

Future is bright for skilled audit professionals, Deloitte leader and FIU alumnus tells students.

The audit profession is experiencing a paradigm shift, according to a man who should know.
Carlos Sabater (BACC ’81), national audit leader of Deloitte & Touche LLP and member of U.S. Board of Directors of Deloitte …

Beta Alpha Psi named “Superior” chapter for fifth consecutive year.

Beta Alpha Psi named “Superior” chapter for fifth consecutive year.

Again and again, Beta Alpha Psi, the international accounting honor society at Florida International University (FIU), goes above and beyond what is expected by their national headquarters.
And again and again, the chapter receives the recognition …