Creativity and optimism reigns as local entrepreneurs go before “Shark Tank.”

Hundreds of South Floridians came out to showcase their products and ideas before a crew of casting agents for ABC’s reality show “Shark Tank.” In all, 650 entrepreneurs ventured to the Miami Beach Convention Center for the show’s open casting, including two local entrepreneurs from the SBDC at Florida International University (FIU). The January 15 […]

MANGO takes the lead in a new education era at FIU.

Amidst a fast-changing educational landscape, one driven by digital technology and students’ evolving needs, Florida International University (FIU) this week officially inaugurated its six-story, state-of-the-art Management and New Growth Opportunities (MANGO) building. MANGO is a key component of FIU’s strategy of growth and entrepreneurship designed to expand classroom space, add laboratories and support innovation. “Here we […]

Ready to swim with the Sharks? Audition for ABC’s “Shark Tank”, Jan. 15 in Miami Beach

“Shark Tank”, the ABC reality show where entrepreneurs pitch their companies to multimillionaire investors, is looking for bait. The program’s casting team will hold an open call in Miami on January 15 at the Miami Beach Convention Center during the Small Business Expo. If you’re ready to pitch, bring a completed application, available at, […]

College of Business recognizes Fall 2014 graduates at specialty Masters program celebrations.

They are opportunities to thank professors, remember classes and toast a new professional network. But above all, this fall’s dinners for FIU Business’ specialty Masters program students and faculty celebrated an important academic milestone: graduation. As part of the Fall 2014 Commencement activities, three COB programs held recognition events: Master of Science in Human Resources […]

Healthcare executives offer FIU students insights into a fast-changing industry and must-have skills for future graduates.

Amidst a changing landscape, the U.S. healthcare industry is a field that’s ripe for success and continued growth, three veteran executives advised a group of students enrolled in FIU’s School of Business Healthcare MBA program. The December 12 panel featured Peter DeRobertis, principal, Life Sciences at executive search firm Korn/Ferry; Dave Schubert, assistant vice president […]

FIU College of Business delivers donated books to Broadmoor Elementary students.

Students at Broadmoor Elementary, located in Miami’s West Little River neighborhood, received 615 books donated by students, faculty and staff of FIU’s College of Business through the college’s “Inspire a Child to Read” holiday book drive. Now in its second year, the initiative aims to boost students’ academic achievement. Gathered in the school library, a […]

Female executives share what the future holds for women in management information systems.

New opportunities are emerging for women who want to work in management information systems, a field that has recently become dominated by men. Sectors including data analytics, security, mobile, and telecommunications are increasingly looking for female graduates. That was the message from four senior female IT executives as they shared experiences, challenges and advice at […]

At International Studies fair, students learn about FIU College of Business program options at over 40 universities worldwide.

As they prepare for adventures in the global business world, undergraduate and graduate students at Florida International University’s (FIU) College of Business received an in-depth look at the college’s international programs and how to apply. “One of the reasons for the fair is to let students know that studying abroad is an option,” said Jennifer […]

Healthy snacks venture delivers lessons and recognition for College of Business alum.

The quest to introduce a healthy snack product, Natural Sins, to U.S. consumers has proven a challenge for FIU’s College of Business alumni Andres Dominguez Dillon and his business partner Ivan Sosa Lazarenko. Two years of hard work is delivering the recognition that will help Natural Sins become a household name. On November 13, Dominguez […]