Hands-on involvement brings FIU Business students to a new approach to philanthropy.

Hands-on involvement brings FIU Business students to a new approach to philanthropy.

  Miami’s MACtown is dedicated to helping the developmentally disabled find meaningful work and live full lives. For Andres Barreto, who visited the residences as part of University Instructor Donald Roomes’ Business-Community Leadership class at Florida International University, MACtown was an eye-opener. “I learned there is a very big difference between saying you are going […]

Oh the places you'll go: FIU accounting students get "Seuss"ian insights from a corporate success story.

Oh the places you’ll go: FIU accounting students get “Seuss”ian insights from a corporate success story.

Right off the bat it was clear the presentation by Will Billings, vice president and global controller at World Fuel Services, would be different. He brought a copy of Dr. Seuss’ “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” which he asked the graduate students in Associate Professor Antoinette Smith’s IT Auditing class to sign. His talk, on […]

Professor Curba Lampert on technology and strategy.

How do firms respond to technological change? How do firms manage the ever-increasing costs of research and development (R&D)? How do firms capture the value they create from their innovative activities? How do firms respond technologically to oil shocks? These are just some of the important research questions that Curba Morris Lampert, assistant professor in […]

FIU Professor Jerry Haar

Professor Jerry Haar: insights on globalization from a Latin America lens.

Growing up in Baltimore, Jerry Haar’s parents did something unusual for the time: they took the future FIU professor on extensive trips to Latin America and the Caribbean. (He has relatives in Argentina and Brazil.) It helped spark in Haar, interim director of Executive and Professional Education and a clinical professor in the College of […]

A "buzz" of bitcoin sparked FIU Business professor Subramanian's journey to blockchain expertise.

A “buzz” of bitcoin sparked FIU Business professor Subramanian’s journey to blockchain expertise.

Market efficiency and e-commerce transactions have always been among FIU Assistant Professor Hemang Subramanian’s enthusiasms. He was also a big fan of the Yellow Jackets, the football team of Georgia Tech, where Subramanian earned his PhD. Then, his two interests converged. “I was regularly attending football games, and would go and buy refreshments,” he said. “And […]

FIU Healthcare MBA trip delivers lessons from Southeast Asia.

FIU Healthcare MBA trip delivers lessons from Southeast Asia.

A Harvard-trained physician who is also a Buddist Monk. Practitioners of ancient medicine and manufacturers of modern medical devices. These were just a few of the many individuals who helped provide a transformative experience for a group of 29 Florida International University College of Business students and alumni who journeyed to Southeast Asia with Miriam […]

Shahid Hamid and his windstorm model recertified by state.

Shahid Hamid and his windstorm model recertified by state.

Understanding the financial and insurance impact of the destructive power of hurricane on buildings and their insurers is the rare specialty of Professor Shahid S. Hamid. He not only chairs the Department of Finance in FIU’s College of Business, but is also director of the Laboratory for Insurance, Financial and Economic Research, located in the […]