The Socratic adage “know thyself” is not usually associated with graduate business school. Yet John Farias, soon to finish the Executive MBA program at Florida International University (FIU), found that he could apply such leadership lessons directly to his work as branch manager at the South Florida office of DHI Mortgage, a subsidiary of top […]
Author: Karen-Janine Cohen
Unique Executive MBA readies FIU students for international leadership.
Kerstin Sachl’s BA in languages and extensive public relations expertise helped take the German native to scores of countries as the top in-house PR executive at Porsche Latin America and Bentley Motors Europe. Still, her trip to South Africa, part of the Executive MBA program at FIU’s College of Business, brought her a brand new […]
Opportunity in the field: panelists talk to FIU Business students about finance careers and the CFA.
For many young business professionals, deciding to sit for the all-encompassing Chartered Financial Analyst exam may seem like volunteering to wrestle a bear. Still, as panelists from the CFA Society Miami explained to a room filled with Florida International University (FIU) College of Business students, the test yields a top-notch credential while reinforcing knowledge acquired […]
Commercial Real Estate Leaders Visit FIU to Support Women – and men – at Hollo School of Real Estate.
Last month, 20 Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) members left work early to travel to FIU’s Frost Art Museum for U CREW, a real estate networking event that is an annual highlight for Hollo School of Real Estate students, faculty, alumni and guests. For former FIU undergrad Wendy Hernandez, now a capital markets analyst at […]
FIU Business’ “Data Panthers” win U.S. leg of Santander NEO’s Challenge, advance to Madrid.
While they study analytics every day, it’s rare that students in FIU’s Information Systems and Business Analytics Department (ISBA) have the chance to work with massive real-world financial data. That’s why global financial giant Banco Santander’s first Santander NEO´s Challenge, an international university competition, posed an incredible opportunity to put their classroom knowledge to a […]
FIU’s March 8 Geopolitical Summit highlights “The Dark Side of the Web,” where business meets international relations.
What do business, secured data and international relations have in common? Just about everything these days. The importance of those links will shine on March 8 at FIU’s Geopolitical Summit. The one-day event, titled “The Dark Side of the Web,” is sponsored by FIU’s Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), with […]
Hollo School celebrates holidays, and a top faculty achievement.
It was a dark and stormy night. But torrential rains on December 4, 2015 didn’t stop Hollo School of Real Estate students, professors, alumni and local business leaders connected with the FIU College of Business from attending a year-end celebration. About 140 people attended the event, held at the Metropolis Ballroom at the downtown Epic […]
FIU Business consultants bring ATOM-ic intelligence for all.
Data analytics, one of the defining business tools of the 21st century, isn’t just for big firms. But sometimes, small firms that want to use the tools need a bit of guidance. That is where the ATOM Think Tank comes in. ATOM, which stands for Analytics, Technology Consulting and Operations Management, is FIU’s first faculty […]
Deloitte’s John Zamora: combining work and school creates leadership payoff.
Twenty years ago, John Zamora, senior audit partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP, was like many of today’s students: juggling work and school, eager to graduate yet trying to figure out what came next. The juggling and hard work paid off handsomely. Zamora is the National Managing Partner of the East Region of Deloitte & Touche. […]
FIU Business’ new masters program prepares professionals for the future of marketing.
Marketing has always been about knowing your customer. But figuring out what people want today takes contemporary skills: understanding the digital world and analytics, and how both inform the art of branding. Learning to combine those components is at the heart of Florida International University’s new Master of Science in Marketing, said Anthony D. Miyazaki, […]