Real estate affinity group holds another popular happy hour.

REAAC Networking Happy Hour at Mosaico continues to draw alumni. The Real Estate Alumni Council (REAAC) held another Happy Hour at Mosaico Restaurant on January 25th.  The successful event brought together more than 80 alumni and real estate professionals for a night of high-level networking. REAAC is an affinity group of the college’s Business Alumni […]

Target provides support to International BizFest.

From left to right, Target representatives Eric Estevez, Angel Blanco, and Ariel Grillo. The fourth annual International BizFest had all the familiar sights and aromas of the popular event. The Ryder Business Building’s south lawn was alive with activities, music—this year provided by Breaking Tides, a local band—other performances; international cuisine, and members of all […]

Chilean leader touches two audiences during his Miami stay.

During his distinguished career, Dr. José Piñera, Chile’s former minister of labor and social security, and architect of the Chile’s social security reform, has spoken one-on-one with international leaders—including U.S. presidents and top Latin American officials—about the Chilean model that revolutionized the state pension system and created personal retirement accounts (PRAs). Recently, he galvanized two […]

Renowned researcher presents Presidential Lecture.

David L. Birch David L. Birch, business demography and public policy consultant, recently lectured in Florida International University’s prestigious Presidential Lecture Series. The talk, titled “Entrepreneurship in a Transformed Society,” drew an enthusiastic audience that included university President Modesto A. Maidique. Dr. Birch, formerly an MIT senior research scientist and the first winner, in 1996, […]

Largest BBA+ Weekend fundraising attempt surpasses goal.

Ana Lorenzo and son When students in the BBA+ Weekend program in the College of Business Administration embarked on a journey to raise nearly $20,000 for Project Thrive, the Infant & Toddler Stimulation Program of ARC (Association for Retarded Citizens of South Florida), they weren’t sure they’d reach their goal. “It seemed like it could […]

Master of International Business graduate finds product ripe for increased production.

On a recent Farmer-to-Farmer assignment in Honduras, José Carlos Ortiz (MIB ’05) got his feet wet. Literally. As part of the College of Business Administration’s John Ogonowski Farmer-to-Farmer Program, funded by USAID, Ortiz was engaged to do a marketing study for PDA Valle in Nacaome, Honduras. He was to evaluate the production of cashew apples […]

Building for Business Campaign reaches hearts, then wallets.

“I truly love Florida International University,” said Francisco Camposano Jr. (BBA ’02), president of C & C Appraisers, Inc. “I have wonderful memories that will live with me forever.” Camposano’s emotional attachment to the university and the College of Business Administration is exactly what the Building for Business Campaign organizers wanted to touch when they […]

Fall Commencement honors graduates, alumnus.

Fall Commencement took place on December 20, 2005. During the afternoon ceremony, 436 undergraduates from the Landon Undergraduate School programs, with the exception of the School of Accounting, received their degrees. The Chapman Graduate School and the School of Accounting ceremony took place in the evening, with a total of 338 students, including those from […]