Teaching excellence conference inspires FIU business faculty and guests.

Teaching excellence conference inspires FIU business faculty and guests.

With end-of-term demands looming and cherished non-classroom hours for research and writing beckoning them, 60 Florida International University College of Business faculty members made time to gather for an event that promised to bring new insights and inspiration to the profession of university teaching. And that is exactly what the Second Annual South Florida Teaching […]

Zumba co-founder Beto Perez stages a dance-out for College of Business charity.

Zumba co-founder Beto Perez stages a dance-out for College of Business charity.

You almost couldn’t stand still, even if you wanted to. Because Zumba creator himself, Beto Perez, was on the FIU campus, leading a class in an epic workout. The club version of Donna Summer disco hit “Hot Stuff” flowed through the speakers at Florida International University’s Wellness and Recreation Center on the Modesto A. Maidique […]

New FIU Forensic Accounting track teaches students to follow the money, one class at a time.

New FIU Forensic Accounting track teaches students to follow the money, one class at a time.

Nevin Shapiro, who once owned a legitimate wholesale grocery distribution business, chose to make money an easier way: by defrauding investors and cooking the books. It meant a 20-year prison sentence for the former Miami Beach resident. Yet for students in Associate Professor Antoinette Smith’s introductory class in forensic accounting, Shapiro’s crime served as an […]

Healthcare MBA students present solutions to a hospital’s real-world problems.

Healthcare MBA students present solutions to a hospital’s real-world problems.

As part of her final project in FIU’s Healthcare MBA program, healthcare professional Kim James was presented with a challenge: how could a management team most effectively streamline efficiency and continuity of patient care by using multiple providers, including South Florida hospitals, agencies and non-profits, in meaningful partnerships? That challenge shaped her student management team’s […]

Ten years and counting: FIU’s Masters in International Real Estate program

Ten years and counting: FIU’s Masters in International Real Estate program

A decade ago, 15 students and three full-time professors came together as the first class of Florida International University’s Master’s in International Real Estate program in the College of Business. Now part of the Tibor and Sheila Hollo School of Real Estate, the program attracts students from across the world to its Downtown on Brickell […]

Accounting research: For professors Raghunandan and Rama, it’s all in the family.

Accounting research: For professors Raghunandan and Rama, it’s all in the family.

School of Accounting professors Kannan Raghunandan and Dasaratha Rama met in 1985 as young professionals working at a computer company in India. While it is not unusual for academics to be married to other academics, Raghunandan and Rama are not only life partners, but research partners, who, both separately and together, are prolific in expanding […]

Professor and mentor: Tim Dugan Birrittella honored by FIU for teaching through stories and real-life experience.

Professor and mentor: Tim Dugan Birrittella honored by FIU for teaching through stories and real-life experience.

Marketing professor Tim Dugan Birrittella’s students expressed their admiration for him in a unique way: they elected him King. The popular College of Business professor was voted Florida International University’s first-ever faculty-staff homecoming king in 2014, crowned at a ceremony with alumni, students, husband Meredith Birrittella and their 11-year-old daughter Emma watching. Birrittella’s excellence in […]