Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame puts spotlight on innovators in FIU community.

Florida International University (FIU) alumni Carlos Duart (MST ’99, BACC ’94) and Mariano de Socarraz (BBA ’89) were the 2010 inductees to the College of Business Administration’s Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame. The ceremony, whose theme was “Beyond Ideas: The Art of Entrepreneurship,” recognizes companies and individuals who embody excellence in entrepreneurship through their leadership and […]

FIU alumnus eyes global opportunity.

Florida International University (FIU) graduate Andres Franco (BBA ’08) touts the importance of having great vision. As founder and owner of Premium Vision International (PVI), the leading distributor of glasses and optical accessories in Colombia, South America, Franco is involved in an industry-wide campaign to make eyewear affordable for consumers in developing countries. “The major […]

Students compete in university’s first-ever Business Olympics.

In today’s challenging economy, the need to distinguish oneself from the competition has taken on a new urgency. To help business students adapt, the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) chapter at Florida International University (FIU) held the 1st Annual Business Olympics on January 22, 2010. The day-long competition, which combined both written […]

Distinguished CIO Lunch and Learn addresses emerging issues in health care IT.

Health care IT continues to command attention in the national debate on health care reform as legislators evaluate how its broader use can curb costs and reduce errors. A recent “Distinguished CIO Lunch and Learn, titled “Health Care Information Systems: Challenges and Cures,” hosted by the Master of Science in Management Information Systems (MSMIS) program […]

Future business leaders train for success at FIU.

Jose Betancourt went from being a shy high school student to winning the public speaking competition at the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) National Leadership Conference last summer. He credits his decision to join the organization as a high school sophomore with making that growth possible. In a show of gratitude, Betancourt, […]