FIU business students step into character for annual sales tournament.

FIU business students step into character for annual sales tournament.

Jennifer Elias of Carnival Corp. watched as FIU Sales student Melanie Crespillo pitched an advertising spot to the owner of a family-owned furniture store looking to expand in South Florida. The owner’s objective: get a competitive edge versus business rivals. Her pitch explained how advertising could be targeted geographically and demographically on channels watched by […]

FIU’s undergraduate international business program remains in U.S. News’ top 10.

FIU’s undergraduate international business program remains in U.S. News’ top 10.

Florida International University’s (FIU) College of Business international business programs remain academic leaders, with the undergraduate program ranking seventh in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 edition of Best Colleges. “This ranking speaks to the recognition of our programs being of high quality in business education,” said William Newburry, chair of the Department of […]

Business and culture combined in marketing study abroad trip to Europe.

Business and culture combined in marketing study abroad trip to Europe.

Students in the College of Business’ marketing study abroad program spent a packed 12 days in Spain, Italy and France getting a first-hand look at important local manufacturing and service-based companies including the Codorniu Winery in Barcelona and the L’Occitane manufacturing facility in Provence, as well as the Port Authority in Nice. Their hotel: Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the […]

A return to Bandhwari boosts FIU honor society’s social entrepreneurship project.

A return to Bandhwari boosts FIU honor society’s social entrepreneurship project.

It all began with a pouf, a fabric-covered hassock created last year by a group of village women of Bandhwari, India, in collaboration with nine Florida International University College of Business students as part of their annual social entrepreneurship project. When the 2016 trip was over, the students, all members of the International Business Honors […]

A bracelet helps launch International Business Honor Society project.

A bracelet helps launch International Business Honor Society project.

Juan Toro, a Master of International Business student, found himself 8,397 miles from home, playing soccer with children in India, when he realized how much helping others fulfilled him. “Seeing how a soccer ball can lighten a child’s day is something unimaginable,” he said. Yet Toro’s India experience went far beyond that game of soccer. […]

College of Business awards degrees to 962 students at Spring commencement ceremonies.

College of Business awards degrees to 962 students at Spring commencement ceremonies.

April 29, 2017 will always be a memorable day for 962 scholars as they were awarded degrees from the College of Business at Florida International University (FIU). Faculty members, families and friends were on hand at the Spring 2017 commencement ceremonies to honor and celebrate the graduates. President Mark B. Rosenberg congratulated business school graduates […]

FIU Graduation Ceremony

Worlds Ahead grads excel inside and outside the classroom.

The College of Business had six exceptional students, including one team, named as Worlds Ahead graduates for Spring 2017. Each was applauded for their accomplishments by FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg at commencement ceremonies for College of Business students on April 29, 2017, commending them for overcoming challenges and demonstrating leadership. Established in 2010, FIU’s […]

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FIU College of Business graduates do well by doing good.

While traveling in Asia, Ari Sernik volunteered at a Cambodian orphanage for HIV-positive children. After returning home he devised a way to continue to help: he organized a charity auction of the children’s art work. That experience led him to create Ten-Yad (“Give a Hand” in Hebrew), designed to help children’s charities sell handicrafts. Like […]

Top Row: Delissa Campbell, Julieta Rodrigo, Madeleine Rabi, Yainely Castillo, Hasmaik Estevez, Gabriel Consentino, Karina Hleuka, Alexander Alonso, Michael Angrand, Daniel Weiland, Carolina Chavez, Elizabeth Alvarez. Bottom Row: Lawrence Whorrie, Marisel Lavizzari, Angela Gonzalez, Albert Amaya.

FIU Future Business Leaders of America score at state competition.

Students in FIU’s chapter of Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL), the largest collegiate business student organization in the world, demonstrated top-level skills at the annual 2017 State Leadership Conference in Orlando. The College of Business students won 39 awards in the individual, group, and chapter competitions at the conference, held March 16-19 […]

Students show off dual-language sales prowess at FIU’s Global Bilingual Sales Competition.

Students show off dual-language sales prowess at FIU’s Global Bilingual Sales Competition.

Armed with sales savvy in two languages, students from U.S. and international universities joined their FIU counterparts in a challenge: to sell a local advertising package on Comcast Spotlight as part of the 2017 Global Bilingual Sales Competition. Using role-playing techniques, participants had to sell an advertising solution to a South Florida business owner during […]