FIU Business Dean Li and other women business leaders share guidance for success and survival at MBAF panel.

Survival: will I make it? A new venture: should I go for it? The answers are still unknown for many business owners and entrepreneurs impacted by the economic crisis and the continued uncertainty brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak. A group of South Florida women business leaders examined these challenges during a panel presented by […]

Renting a home is better than buying as home price levels increase, the latest BH&J Buy vs. Rent Index shows.

Renting a home is better than buying as home price levels increase, the latest BH&J Buy vs. Rent Index shows.

The cost of homeownership is outpacing the cost of renting in major markets, according to the latest Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index, and making renting more affordable. In the first quarter of 2020, renting was a smarter choice in cities across the Southeast, Midwest, and Pacific Northwest. The current index includes only the […]

Florida SBDC at FIU Business helps South Florida small businesses obtain $31.25 million in COVID-19 aid.

Florida SBDC at FIU Business helps South Florida small businesses obtain $31.25 million in COVID-19 aid.

As small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic struggle to hang on, the Florida SBDC at FIU Business (FSBDC) has helped owners in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties navigate disaster assistance programs, getting funds into the business’ hands and developing strategies to weather the crisis. As of July 14, FSBDC at FIU Business has helped 250 businesses secure […]

Lessons from the “real world”: failure delivers important lessons.

Across the business landscape, the dynamics of change are in command. Once successful strategies have ground to a halt, consumers are increasingly specific about what they want, and start-ups are revolutionizing markets. “Everything has been turned upside down,” said Paolo Zottolo, a Brazilian entrepreneur who served as CEO of Philips in Brazil and Nivea Latin […]

NABA FIU honored with Regional Chapter of the Year award.

NABA FIU honored with Regional Chapter of the Year award.

The FIU Chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA FIU) won the Southern Region Outstanding Chapter of the Year award at the organization’s 2020 convention, “Insight Reimagined,” which was held virtually July 8 – 9, 2020. In 2018, a dozen business students re-launched NABA’s dormant FIU Business chapter to create a support network […]

Equity Action Initiative aims to enhance equality, dignity, inclusion and belonging.

Equity Action Initiative aims to enhance equality, dignity, inclusion and belonging.

Amidst worldwide protests against racial injustice and inequality, and police brutality after George Floyd died in police custody in Minneapolis, FIU launched its Equity Action Initiative project. University leaders will review and recommend initiatives that will enhance equality, dignity, inclusion and belonging, particularly as they relate to the university community. “At FIU Business we stand […]

Office space: new strategies, from architecture to technology, emerge amidst COVID-19.

From raising questions about shared offices and open floor plan designs to increased telecommuting and new means of client and employee interaction, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt the office setting. Rethinking architecture, construction, furniture placement and design, alongside greater integration of technology, will shape the workplace of the future. How should workplaces adapt to […]

Business schools line up against proposed policies to displace high-skilled immigrant students and workers.

Business schools line up against proposed policies to displace high-skilled immigrant students and workers.

FIU Business alumnus Phani Sai Manohar Gandrakota (MSMIS ’17) has been a software engineer at Citrix for three years. He credits the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program with giving him the workplace experience he needed to secure his professional future. The program allows international students to work in the U.S. for up to three years […]

Building redundancies can help businesses rebound in a global crisis

Building redundancies can help businesses rebound in a global crisis

The fast-spreading COVID-19 pandemic emphasized that global businesses need to be more resilient in their international production structures. Few businesses are prepared to deal with the unexpected, according to a new paper from Florida International University’s College of Business (FIU Business). Researchers found that strategies that favor redundancies in the configuration of assets across a […]

Florida SBDC at FIU Business helps small businesses obtain $27.6 million in COVID-19 aid.

As small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic struggle to hang on, the Florida SBDC at FIU Business (FSBDC) has helped owners in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties navigate disaster assistance programs, getting funds into the business’ hands and developing strategies to weather the crisis. As of June 18, 2020, the FSBDC has helped 273 local […]