College of Business showcases its presence in FIU’s new Miramar center.

The College of Business has taken a commanding presence at FIU’s recently inaugurated academic center in Miramar. Programs already underway include accounting, financial management, international business, a professional MBA, and a healthcare MBA.

A joint FIU-Broward College facility, FIU at I-75 is located at 1930 S.W. 145 Ave. and will hold its open house on October 25. Course offerings include business, liberal arts, construction management, engineering, education and public administration.

“Our student body is increasing because we’re offering more courses and we’re seeing interest from BC students that want to transfer to FIU,” says Esther Benayoun, academic advisor, College of Business. “The center is also getting attention because it’s new, bigger and more visible right by I-75… and it’s also closer to Miami.”

FIU at I-75 offers Bachelor and Master degrees, graduate certificates, test preparation, and non-credit professional courses. Targeting working adults, many programs include evening and Saturday classes.

“Broward is a great market where we can serve thousands of students, and FIU is their closest major research state university,” said David R. Klock, dean of the College of Business. “Plus, the economic health of Broward County, an increasingly important business center, directly impacts what we do in Miami-Dade.”

MBAs and undergraduate programs expand in tech-savvy building.

The College of Business’ Master of Science in Information Systems and Master of Science in Health Informatics & Management Systems are moving from FIU’s Brickell center to FIU at I-75.

Carolina Berget, program manager for the MSIS & MSHI&MS programs, pointed out that both have seen increased enrollment from Broward residents.

“A lot of students in the health informatics & management systems program are nurses working at Broward hospitals,” Berget said. “Prospective students are also very interested [in the I-75 location] because they live nearby.”

The four-story, 89,000-square-foot building is fully wireless and features high-tech classrooms with SMART and Promethean boards, science labs, and study areas with video conferencing capabilities.

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