FIU Business alumni shared lessons and challenges in diversity.

FIU Business alumni shared lessons and challenges in diversity.

The challenges and opportunities presented by issues of diversity and inclusion are an increasingly important part of business’ growth strategy. For many businesses, ranging from global ventures to small businesses, creating new initiatives and enhancing existing programs is a top priority. As the topic commands greater attention, FIU Business brought together a group of human […]

FIU marketing professor Tim Birrittella honored with a lifetime achievement award.

FIU marketing professor Tim Birrittella honored with a lifetime achievement award.

FIU Business marketing professor Tim Birrittella is a hero to a cadre of former and current students who credit him for caring mentorship and inspiring them to go further than they thought they might. The American Marketing Association Collegiate Chapters Council recognized Birrittella’s dedication, unanimously selecting him to receive the 2018 AMA Collegiate Lifetime Achievement […]

FIU business students step into character for annual sales tournament.

FIU business students step into character for annual sales tournament.

Jennifer Elias of Carnival Corp. watched as FIU Sales student Melanie Crespillo pitched an advertising spot to the owner of a family-owned furniture store looking to expand in South Florida. The owner’s objective: get a competitive edge versus business rivals. Her pitch explained how advertising could be targeted geographically and demographically on channels watched by […]

Florida International Bankers Association expands scholarships for FIU College of Business students.

Florida International Bankers Association expands scholarships for FIU College of Business students.

Shakir Simon was a part-time teller at a Chase branch in Hollywood, FL, starting her FIU classes at 7:50 am, going to work around noon and returning for classes that ran until 10 pm. That grueling scheduled ended in the fall of 2014, when she received a scholarship from the Florida International Bankers Association (FIBA). […]

Cybersecurity reaches a critical point, FIU and OAS create specialized program.

Cybersecurity reaches a critical point, FIU and OAS create specialized program.

The magnitude of cybersecurity threats has never been higher and shows no sign of slowing down. The global cost of cyberattacks is forecast to grow from $400 billion today to $2.1 trillion by 2020 and experts anticipate a 2 million person shortage in information security professionals by the same year. The Cybersecurity Certificate is offered […]

FIU’s undergraduate international business program remains in U.S. News’ top 10.

FIU’s undergraduate international business program remains in U.S. News’ top 10.

Florida International University’s (FIU) College of Business international business programs remain academic leaders, with the undergraduate program ranking seventh in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 edition of Best Colleges. “This ranking speaks to the recognition of our programs being of high quality in business education,” said William Newburry, chair of the Department of […]

FIU experts use hurricane loss model to estimate damages caused by Hurricane Irma at $19 billion

FIU experts use hurricane loss model to estimate damages caused by Hurricane Irma at $19 billion

Florida homeowners will bear the brunt of the wind-related costs A team of researchers headed by FIU College of Business professor Shahid Hamid, using the Florida Public Hurricane Loss Model, estimates that Hurricane Irma caused $19.4 billion in wind-related losses to Florida residents alone. The data doesn’t cover flood losses. Of that total, $6.3 billion […]

Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta visits special needs victims of Hurricane Irma at FIU shelter

Offering financial support and words of comfort, U.S. Labor Secretary Alex Acosta visited a specialized shelter for displaced victims of Hurricane Irma at FIU’s main campus. All are residents of Monroe County and many of their homes are destroyed. “The big message is that Florida is not alone,” said Acosta, who until recently was Dean […]

A conversation with…COB alum Jose Tomas, now in the top ranks at GM.

A conversation with…COB alum Jose Tomas, now in the top ranks at GM.

Two-time College of Business graduate Jose Tomas began his rise to human resource leadership working at Publix Super Markets in Miami. Over the next 20 years he held top-level positions in the healthcare, food service and transportation and logistics industries. On July 1, 2017 Tomas became the senior vice president of global human resources at […]