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Philanthropic and business leader R. Kirk Landon, president of The Kirk Foundation, will receive the 2014 Lifetime  Achievement Award at the Florida International University (FIU) College of Business’ 15th annual Hall of Fame awards.
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Palm Beach County home prices lag U.S. average

Palm Beach County homes are selling for a hefty discount below the national average, a price correction that marks a sharp reversal from the boom-time premium commanded by properties here.
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FIU battles competition with 7 distinct MBA degree tracks

Outside institutions offering master’s degree in business such as Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and the Manchester Business School may have set up shop in Mimai-Dade, but local institutions say they’re still going strong.
Angel Burgos, …

State Farm Financial Literacy Lab Weekly Market Wrap Up, March 5-9, 2012

Weekly Market Wrap Up
March 5 – 9, 2012

Early this week U.S. stocks had their worst one-day decline since November 23rd 2011. However data showing stronger than forecast growth in payrolls last month helped advance the …

Case competition provides forum for graduate students' innovative thinking.

Case competition provides forum for graduate students' innovative thinking.

Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen is known for serving up delicious New Orleans Cajun-style fried chicken. But when it comes to developing a winning business strategy for meeting company growth goals, Popeye’s was in a bit of …

CIBER travelers visit world-class companies and historical marvels in India.

CIBER travelers visit world-class companies and historical marvels in India.

Whatever you say about India, the opposite is also true. That observation, often heard in this South Asian country of sharp contrasts, applies to everything from business life to cultural components.
From January 3-10, 2012, the …

When starting a business is the only choice

HUTCHINSON, Minn. — Until the summer of 2009, Greg Jenum had spent his entire career in engineer manufacturing, helping build everything from the scaffolding inside energy-producing wind turbines to Nordic Trac workout machines to kits …

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 …

Business expo for accounting, finance and MIS students grows in popularity.

Business expo for accounting, finance and MIS students grows in popularity.

“So much better than ordinary career fairs” is how students Eddy Aiello and Yegor Nadvornyy enthusiastically describe the Ahead of the Game Accounting and Business Expo offered semi-annually at Florida International University (FIU). The spring …

French and Italian added to 4th Annual Language for Business Conference, one of the largest in the nation.

French and Italian added to 4th Annual Language for Business Conference, one of the largest in the nation.

Two additional language tracks—French and Italian—made the 4th Annual K-12 Language for Business Conference even more representative of today’s international business world. These added languages, as well as Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese and Japanese, were featured …

Faculty Notes: February 2012

School of Accounting
An article titled “Shareholder voting on auditor selection, audit fees, and audit quality” by Kannan Raghunandan, professor and Ryder Eminent Scholar Chair in Business Leadership and Dasaratha Rama, Knight Ridder Center Research Fellow, …

Alumni Notes: February 2012

MDO Partners has named Richard Montes de Oca (MBA ’00) as a partner. He was previously associate vice president and assistant general counsel at Royal Caribbean Cruises.
TotalBank promoted Thaymell Martin (BBA ’05) to senior vice …

Realtors: Sales prices didn’t really take a dive in January

dramatic plunge in the sales price of Palm Beach County homes last month was the result of a data mix up that left some Realtors reeling and others calling for a recount.
The Realtors Association of …