The CIBER South Korea experience: FIU Business helps lead faculty on a virtual visit, with help from corporate leaders, a K-pop star, Choco Pie and more.

Driven by its mission of bringing business and cultural awareness to U.S. educators in spite of the challenges of the pandemic, FIU’s Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) took cultural immersion to the next level in its latest Faculty Development in International Business (FDIB) program. Presenting “Virtual FDIB: South Korea” along with Loyola […]

Richard Lavina

Looking for a different kind of accounting career? This FIU Business alumnus is building the “Uber of Accounting”

Back in 2015, Richard Laviña (MAcc ‘13) was rising through the ranks at accounting giant PwC. He was offered a job at the firm’s national headquarters in New Jersey, required for all partnership candidates, which meant leaving his Miami home and family. Hitting what he called “a fork in the road,” he turned the opportunity down. And […]

FIU Business launches Global Business Forum virtual series.

FIU Business launches Global Business Forum virtual series.

A leader in global business education, FIU Business has launched the Global Business Forum, a series of online conversations with prominent business leaders and scholars. The goal: to explore, discuss and debate the most salient issues confronting international business. The series of virtual discussions, launched this month and continuing through the spring and summer, will […]

FIU Business student leader David Garcia honored with FIU Outstanding Senior Leadership Award.

FIU Business student leader David Garcia honored with FIU Outstanding Senior Leadership Award.

David Garcia, who serves as president of the FIU Business Beta Gamma Sigma chapter (BGS) and Dean’s Student Advisory Board, has received FIU’s Outstanding Senior Award for 2021. The recognition is one of only four honors bestowed by the university on seniors who exhibit exemplary qualities of leadership and teamwork and a distinguished record of […]

Students overcome pandemic’s challenges to grant a “Wish” – and learn a lesson.

Students overcome pandemic’s challenges to grant a “Wish” – and learn a lesson.

In a year marked by isolation and crisis, a class taught by Donald Roomes, an FIU Business teaching professor of international business, brought over 125 students together to raise over $9,000, funding a dream for a local wish child with a critical illness. Each year, Roomes’ class delivers lessons in creating, managing, and evaluating a […]

BankUnited iCare Scholarship targets students engaged in diversity.

In the summer of 2020, BankUnited launched its iCARETM program. The mission of iCARETM, which stands for Inclusive Community of Advocacy, Respect and Equality, is to create a safe, diverse and inclusive workplace where individuals are valued for their talents, feel free to express themselves and are empowered to achieve their fullest potential. Through the […]

Altria grant establishes FIU Business program to promote diversity and inclusion.

As part of its ongoing effort to combat structural racism, FIU Business has been awarded a $100,000 grant from Altria to establish a unique multi-platform program designed to train more inclusive leaders and further the goals of diversity and justice. The three-part project strives to open a conversation and programmatically address challenges of inclusion and […]

New FIU book shows how America’s best entrepreneurs financed venture launches without venture capital

New FIU book shows how America’s best entrepreneurs financed venture launches without venture capital

Starting a new business venture is among the most popular goals of the new year. Yet many potential founders quickly hit the wall, deterred by the slim prospect of finding venture capital (VC) to finance their endeavor. That’s a big mistake, says Dileep Rao, clinical professor at FIU Business, Forbes blogger, and a frequent speaker on entrepreneurship […]