Global Leadership and Service Project marks fifth year.

Since the first Global Leadership and Service Project (GLSP) took a group of Florida International University’s (FIU) international business students to Thailand to engage in community service, the event has gained traction. This year, the project’s fifth, brought a greater sense of permanence to the effort, an important new relationship a custom-made wedding dress for […]

Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame celebrates 10th anniversary with masquerade soirée.

Despite the masks, there was no hiding that the 10th Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame was special. Highlights of the masquerade soirée included honoring Joyce J. Elam, executive dean of the business school, as the South Florida Entrepreneur of the Year, and the recognition of prior alumni inductees and those previously named South Florida Entrepreneur of […]

Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok hold surprises for Executive MBA students.

The Global Business Trip, which enables students to experience international business firsthand, is a key element of the college’s Executive MBA (EMBA) program. “It’s wonderful to read about another country and to learn about the business opportunities there, but you don’t really understand the cultural differences or the political issues until you are able to […]

IMBA graduate launches eco-friendly online baby products store.

Diana Rodas-Marrink (IMBA ’03) Owner World Sources, the parent company for Best Baby Organics “I’ve always had the entrepreneurial spirit,” said Diana Rodas-Marrink (IMBA ’03), owner of World Sources, the parent company of Best Baby Organics, an online store offering organic baby clothing and eco-friendly baby gear. “When I was expecting my first child, I […]

Business Etiquette Dinner gives students taste of good manners.

If you were presented with a dish of sorbet after eating a salad, would you understand why?  Thanks to the five-course Business Etiquette Dinner, sponsored by Enterprise Rent-A-Car and organized by Career Management Services (CMS), 78 students know the protocol and would be at ease.  [flv: 480 360] “I learned that the sorbet is eaten […]

Aspiring professional changes plans to pursue Master of International Business.

Krsto Simicevic didn’t intend to be in graduate school. Having earned a degree in economics and management in June 2008 from ZSEM, a private business school in Zagreb, Croatia, he was adamant about entering the professional world. Instead, he finds himself at FIU, enrolled in the Master of International Business (MIB) program. Why the switch? […]

Graduate students succeed in first South Florida ACG Cup competition.

This spring, the South Florida chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) invited students from graduate business programs at Florida International University, Florida Atlantic University, and the University of Miami to participate in the first annual ACG Cup competition held in this region. [flv: 500 334] “The competition is a win-win situation for everyone […]

The intersection of the modern and traditional in Dubai captivates students.

“Seeing the desert for me was like someone who had never seen the ocean,” said Jessica Aristizabal (IMBA ’07), program coordinator, international graduate programs, who helped plan the latest Master of International Business (MIB) trip, which took her and 51 others to Dubai from March 14-21, 2009. Like all MIB trips, this one involved a […]

Trip to the “City of Lights” enlightens undergraduates on uniquely French approach to business and culture.

Viva la France! So exclaimed the 36 students who journeyed to Paris this March as part of a study abroad program coordinated by the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER). With an itinerary as rich as Paris itself, the jam-packed visit focused in equal parts on the business and cultural aspects of France. […]

Akhil Dua (MIS ’02)

Akhil Dua (MIS ’02) Healthy Exotic Foods Founder/CEO While a student, Akhil Dua (MIS ’02), co-founder and CEO, Healthy Exotic Foods, nurtured an inner social entrepreneurial spirit as he dreamed of one day starting his own business—one that would be dedicated to not just making money but offering a product that would benefit others. Today […]