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Exploring expansion and customer retention opportunities, luxury brand leader Louis Vuitton sought advice from students around the world, and five Florida International University (FIU) College of Business students successfully stepped up to the challenge.
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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 …

Top Ten times ten—FIU’s AMA named as a top chapter for the tenth year.

Top Ten times ten—FIU’s AMA named as a top chapter for the tenth year.

It’s tough to earn Top Ten recognition in the American Marketing Association (AMA) collegiate competition. After all, 300 chapters are vying for the top slots of bronze, silver, gold or platinum status.
But at the 34th …

South Florida health care leadership gathers to learn 2012 trends.

South Florida health care leadership gathers to learn 2012 trends.

If you ask physicians and healthcare administrators to spend an entire workday away from their busy worlds, you better make sure the event is highly beneficial.
“I found this event to be extremely worthwhile, for clinicians …

As builder healed, his firm grew stronger, too

A diagnosis of cancer turned out to be a blessing for builderremodeler Gary Aulik, president of design and construction firm Aulik and Associates.
First, Aulik said, the colon cancer diagnosis early last year wasn’t terminal. After …

Faculty Notes: March 2012

Executive Dean Joyce J. Elam was profiled in an article titled “Florida MBA Standouts” in Florida Trend on March 16, 2012.
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Antoinette L. Smith, assistant professor, and Monica Chiarini Tremblay, assistant professor, Department of …

Alumni Notes: March 2012

Alumni Notes: March 2012

Margaret Brisbane (BBA ’80) was the recipient of a Torch Award at the 11th annual Torch Awards Gala on March 3, 2012. The awards, which recognize selected individuals for the positive impact they make on …

Home prices hit a 9‐year low

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The housing market started the new year with a thud. Home prices dropped for the fifth consecutive month in January, reaching their lowest point since the end of 2002.
The average home …

FIU Business captures ranking in Bloomberg Businessweek survey, garners other recognition.

FIU Business captures ranking in Bloomberg Businessweek survey, garners other recognition.

For the sixth time in seven years, the College of Business Administration has been recognized in the Bloomberg Businessweek survey of undergraduate business programs. In “The Best Undergrad B-Schools,” the publication ranked the Landon Undergraduate …

A year in Nigeria: Cross River State—The People’s Paradise

A year in Nigeria: Cross River State—The People’s Paradise

They’d told us that a couple of the key soft skills we’d need as CUSO International volunteers are flexibility and adaptability—so very true! I knew that in coming to Nigeria I was signing up for …

Buying a home is a better deal than renting

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — It’s the eternal question in real estate: Should I buy or rent?
The answer has never been clearer: Buy.
In 98 of the top 100 housing markets, buying a home is more affordable …