Persevering, leading, achieving: Six Worlds Ahead Graduates named at College of Business for Fall 2017.

Persevering, leading, achieving: Six Worlds Ahead Graduates named at College of Business for Fall 2017.

The College of Business had six exceptional students named as Worlds Ahead graduates for Fall, 2017. Each was applauded for their accomplishments by FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg at commencement ceremonies for College of Business students on December 16 and 17, 2017, commending them for overcoming challenges and demonstrating leadership. Established in 2010, FIU’s Worlds Ahead recognition […]

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Medtek Medical Solutions creates healthy growth strategy with help of Florida SBDC at FIU.

Medtek Medical Solutions recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary, a huge accomplishment in the entrepreneurial world, where more than half of startup businesses fail within the first four years. The certified Small Business Enterprise company – which refurbishes hospital beds, stretchers and all the peripherals in patient rooms – has contracts with three major hospitals. Earlier, […]

FIU marketing professor Tim Birrittella honored with a lifetime achievement award.

FIU marketing professor Tim Birrittella honored with a lifetime achievement award.

FIU Business marketing professor Tim Birrittella is a hero to a cadre of former and current students who credit him for caring mentorship and inspiring them to go further than they thought they might. The American Marketing Association Collegiate Chapters Council recognized Birrittella’s dedication, unanimously selecting him to receive the 2018 AMA Collegiate Lifetime Achievement […]

Florida SBDC at FIU helps connect Globenet to government contracting.

Florida SBDC at FIU helps connect Globenet to government contracting.

Ever the lifelong learner, Ahmed Cruz was at a Small Business Administration training class when experts from the Florida SBDC at FIU gave a presentation. The MBA graduate from Florida International University had not heard of the small business development center that is located at his alma mater and was curious about the center’s no-cost […]

College of Business mentoring program grows, changes lives.

College of Business mentoring program grows, changes lives.

As she approached graduation, FIU Business student Benjamine Etienne realized she didn’t know a lot of people in her chosen field of wealth management. She joined the college’s mentor program, she said, because “I thought this would be a good place to start building connections.” At the October 12, 2017 breakfast kickoff for the 2017-18 […]

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 […]

Going for the “Win-Win” - Goddard Enterprises LLC signs on as Chapman Cup sponsor.

Going for the “Win-Win” – Goddard Enterprises LLC signs on as Chapman Cup sponsor.

Creative problem-solving has been a hallmark of William Putnam’s career. As an international corporate executive and leader, he spent time in Miami, where he received his Executive MBA from Florida International University in 2016. There, he met fellow students who were innovative, international and entrepreneurial in their thinking. A year later, faced with a challenging […]