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 […]

Florida International Bankers Association expands scholarships for FIU College of Business students.

Florida International Bankers Association expands scholarships for FIU College of Business students.

Shakir Simon was a part-time teller at a Chase branch in Hollywood, FL, starting her FIU classes at 7:50 am, going to work around noon and returning for classes that ran until 10 pm. That grueling scheduled ended in the fall of 2014, when she received a scholarship from the Florida International Bankers Association (FIBA). […]

Well-tuned supply chains help and mitigate losses: Lessons from Puerto Rico.

Well-tuned supply chains help and mitigate losses: Lessons from Puerto Rico.

By Craig Austin, Instructor, Department of Marketing and Logistics and Dr. Ron Mesia, Executive Director, Ryder Center for Supply Chain Management While many will look with horror and deep concern at the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria upon Puerto Rico and its inhabitants on September 20th, the suffering for the island is really only just […]

Spotify mixes music and careers with FIU College of Business students.

Spotify mixes music and careers with FIU College of Business students.

On a quest for dynamic college students as interns and student ambassadors, Spotify executives arrived at FIU’s College of Business with a DJ mixing the latest hits and lighting effects headlining its #jointheband event. A partnership with COB’s Career Management Services, it was Spotify’s first event at FIU. “We want to invest in student talent […]

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 […]

FIU experts use hurricane loss model to estimate damages caused by Hurricane Irma at $19 billion

FIU experts use hurricane loss model to estimate damages caused by Hurricane Irma at $19 billion

Florida homeowners will bear the brunt of the wind-related costs A team of researchers headed by FIU College of Business professor Shahid Hamid, using the Florida Public Hurricane Loss Model, estimates that Hurricane Irma caused $19.4 billion in wind-related losses to Florida residents alone. The data doesn’t cover flood losses. Of that total, $6.3 billion […]