Expert sheds light on important, but rare, aspect of entrepreneurship.

Erkko Autio, director of the HEC Institut Stratège in Lausanne, Switzerland High-growth entrepreneurial firms represent a small minority of all new businesses, yet they create the bulk of new jobs. Despite their significance, though, it isn’t easy to find information about these high-growth firms precisely because of their rarity. The largest survey conducted to date […]

Skills for Effective Management leaves a lasting impression on participants.

Learning to manage undoubtedly is one of the most challenging and career-boosting skills to master. Whether it be managing one person or many departments, most managers face the tasks of solving problems, handling conflicts, and negotiating with co-workers and vendors—and those are just for starters.  But participants in the College of Business Administration’s Executive & […]

Forum focuses on the value of strategic planning for family businesses.

Alan Carsrud, executive director, Eugenio Pino and Family Global Entrepreneurship Center, with Jesus Rene Capó, chief information officer, El Dorado Furniture. Navigating the dynamics of planning for family members inside and outside a company can be challenging for any family business—making this an ideal topic for the Family Business Forum held at Chispa Restaurant in […]

Wertheim lecture generates positive energy, offering insider’s insight into the future of the oil industry.

The topic was timely. The discussion was engaging. The audience was enthusiastic. All and all, the college’s Herbert A. Wertheim lecture held on April 6, 2006, at Florida International University was deemed an enriching experience for the some eighty faculty, students, alumni, and guests in attendance. The guest lecturer was Jesse J. Tyson, president and […]

Students participate in “Experiencing China Tour.”

Master of International Business students visit the Tianjin Economic Development Zone (TEDA). Though they lost a day when they crossed the International dateline en route to China, a group from the College of Business Administration more than made up for it on their arrival. From March 20-29, 2006, participants in the “Experiencing China Tour” traveled […]

Visits with Chinese academic leaders lay foundation for future partnership.

Beginning a year ago, a number of visits between officials of Qingdao University, a major Chinese institution, and the Alvah H. Chapman Graduate School of Business began to establish the framework for a possible Dual Degree partnership. The Dual Degree program, which currently has 21 institutional partners, provides a way for students to earn an […]

Festive dinner helps BBA+ graduates celebrate their new status.

Forty students who recently completed the BBA+ program had a chance to mark their achievements with friends, family, faculty, and program staff at a dinner at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus Faculty Club on April 7, 2006. The seventeenth group to graduate from the BBA+ Weekend option included 24 students. Sixteen students, representing the second […]

CIBER receives major funding till 2010.

The Center for International Business Education and Research (FIU-CIBER) in the College of Business Administration at Florida International University received a major funding grant for 2006-2010 from the U.S. Department of Education. The award is for $1,360,000 for four years ($340,000 per year). FIU-CIBER, which has previously received major grants from the department, was one […]

MSMIS program revises curriculum to prepare future CIOs.

Veronica Gómes, IBM, MSMIS student; Tatiana López, MSMIS program assistant; Juan Poggio, Telefónica USA, MSMIS advisory board member and alumnus; Zuzana Hlavacova, MSMIS program manager; and Julia Accárdo, FP&L, MSMIS alumna at the MSMIS retreat in Key Largo Despite the laid-back atmosphere in the Florida Keys, a recent two-day retreat held in Key Largo to […]