FIU students score success at Rotman Trading Competition.

In its first showing at the prestigious Rotman Interactive Trading Competition, a team from Florida International University’s (FIU) College of Business Administration won high praise, including a third-place finish in one of the trading contests. The invitation-only competition, held at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, attracts some of the world’s most astute […]

Family Business Forum provides opportunity for generations to share, learn.

Family businesses lie at the heart of South Florida’s economy. They’re built and nourished with the benefit of hard work, shared vision and traditions. At the same time, they possess a unique set of challenges: sibling rivalries, cross-generational misunderstandings and complex transition planning issues that can derail even the most successful of enterprises. The Family […]

Food for thought: Boris Hirmas shares dinner, firsthand experiences with FIU Business students.

In his new role as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Florida International University’s (FIU) College of Business Administration, Boris Hirmas wanted to start a conversation with undergraduate students about how they envisioned their careers in international business after graduation and how entrepreneurship played into their plans. The result is a dinner series, “Brainfood with Boris,” presented by the […]

Health informatics master’s program brings IT specialty to medical community.

Starting in fall 2012, Florida International University’s (FIU) College of Business Administration will offer a master’s degree in health informatics, giving graduates a leg up in one of the fastest growing fields in the healthcare industry. The Master of Science in Healthcare Informatics and Management Systems (MSHIMS) is a Saturday-only, 12-month program at FIU Downtown […]

FIU Business brings leading international strategic management conference to Miami.

Global leaders in international strategy and research gathered in Miami for an important conference led by two Florida International University (FIU) College of Business Administration faculty members. The Strategic Management Society’s (SMS) annual conference, held November 6-9, 2011, took on an international focus and a Miami flavor under the organizational leadership of Aya Chacar and […]

Second thoughts on the American Dream of home ownership: study reveals that renting can be a better financial choice.

Home ownership lies at the core of the “American Dream,” revered by generations for its economic and social benefits. Yet a new study by faculty members at Florida International University and East Carolina University questions the assumption that buying a home is always the best investment – and raises the possibility that renting could have […]

Lecture focuses on challenges in the U.S. healthcare system.

Spiraling costs and a central debate over control continue to plague the U.S. healthcare system, with little resolution in sight, according to John Iglehart, a journalist and expert in healthcare policy. In his talk, “Health Reform, Mounting Deficits and Partisan Politics: A Perilous Path on Uncertain Terrain,” Iglehart, founding editor of Health Affairs and national […]

Jeff Zucker

CEO of NBC Universal shares insights into his path to success.

Jeff Zucker, a Miami public school graduate who rose to the CEO’s office at NBC Universal, told an audience of Florida International University (FIU) students, faculty and alumni that taking risks—and accepting responsibility—were the foundations of his success in business. “Think about the status quo and question the business models in place each step of […]

Americas Venture Capital Conference awards prizes, spurs Latin American business investment.

Four outstanding ventures in biotechnology, education, mobile finance and consumer products walked away with the top prizes at the Americas Venture Capital Conference, recently held at Florida International University’s (FIU) College of Business Administration. The two-day conference, presented by FIU’s Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center, provided a unique opportunity for Latin American and U.S. entrepreneurs to […]

CFO Roundtable examines what healthcare reform means to South Florida.

Nancy Borkowski, director of the Healthcare MBA program in the Chapman Graduate School of Business at Florida International University’s (FIU), opened a CFO Roundtable with an unusual challenge: Be the first to assemble six pieces of brightly colored foam into a pencil cube. More than 150 executives, alumni and students gathered at the College of […]