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Haar to heart: Argentina—Back to the Future

The well-received 1985 movie “Back to the Future” was followed by two sequels. The fourth sequel is currently playing in Argentina—not on the big screen but in the political economy of that nation. This nation …

Marketing study abroad trip to Iberian Peninsula opens new business and cultural doors.

Marketing study abroad trip to Iberian Peninsula opens new business and cultural doors.

Barcelona. Madrid. Toledo. Lisbon. Sintra. The Portuguese coast. So reads the itinerary for the 20 Florida International University (FIU) students who participated in the March 2012 study abroad program to the Iberian Peninsula. The program …

Finding degrees of improvement

Bruno Cevallos was a sophomore at Florida International University in 2009, when news about the economic recession kept going from bad to worse: more companies folding, more jobs disappearing, unemployment climbing and the banking industry …

High turnout for combo MSF and MSIRE alumni event.

High turnout for combo MSF and MSIRE alumni event.

Often, logical thinking works best.
“Because alumni from the Master of Science in Finance (MSF) and Master of Science in International Real Estate (MSIRE) programs have much in common, in 2011 we held a networking event …

State Farm Financial Literacy Lab Weekly Market Wrap Up, April 9-13, 2012

Earnings Week kicked off on Friday as seven major market-moving companies reported their numbers; five of the seven companies posted better than expected earnings. Alcoa Inc. (AA) reported $0.01 earnings per share, beating market expectations …

Best practices for family enterprises presented at workshop.

Best practices for family enterprises presented at workshop.

If your boss is “Uncle Dave” and co-workers are your kids and marketing plans are as likely to be discussed in the rec room as in the board room, well, chances are you’re part of …

FBLA-PBL brings home buckets of awards from state competition.

FBLA-PBL brings home buckets of awards from state competition.

It’s outstanding math: 30 members of Future Business Leaders of America–Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) from Florida International University (FIU) brought back 32 awards from the organization’s 2012 State Leadership Conference held March 15-18 in Tampa.
“FIU …

Firm sells former foreclosures in bulk

Real Estate Asset Disposition Corp. specializes in selling bank-owned homes, but with foreclosure inventory shrinking, the company is turning to bulk sales to buoy business.
Jim Banford, chief executive of Real Estate Asset Disposition Corp., has …

Next step for Challenge: the judging

I love coordinating the Business Plan Challenge. I admire the entrepreneurs’ optimism, passion and energy as they create their own jobs. It’s exciting to see new businesses forming that could be economic engines for South …

FIU students score success at Rotman Trading Competition.

FIU students score success at Rotman Trading Competition.

In its first showing at the prestigious Rotman Interactive Trading Competition, a team from Florida International University’s (FIU) College of Business Administration won high praise, including a third-place finish in one of the trading contests.
The …

Custom boatmaker refloated by customer

Entrepreneur Jeb Griffith is plotting a course for growth after taking the helm of SkipperLiner, a custom houseboat and commercial passenger boat maker in La Crosse, Wis.
Griffith was a loyal SkipperLiner customer before he acquired …