BBA+ Weekend students give patients at Miami Children’s Hospital something to treasure.

What would help brighten the day of a sick child? Seeking the answer to this question motivated BBA+ Weekend Group 26 to pull out all creative stops for a recent volunteer service event at Miami Children’s Hospital. The end result? More than 100 young patients decorated their own “treasure chest” as a keepsake from their […]

Improving the bottom line and the environment: Green Supply Chain Forum proves both are sustainable business goals.

Today’s companies face the challenge of implementing environmentally sound operational practices while balancing growth and opportunity in what is clearly the most demanding business climate in decades. The urgency of these issues sat top of mind among the attendees at the Green Supply Chain Forum held February 19-20, 2009, and hosted by the College of […]

The good, the bad, and the ugly: Wertheim lecturer examines ailing U.S. health care system.

What are we going to do about our health care system? It’s a question being raised throughout South Florida and across the United States—from kitchen table to conference room table. The right answer is not easy to come by—but pinpointing problem areas offers a valid starting place. [flv: 500 334] In a recent Wertheim Lecture, […]

Budding financial analysts put their knowledge into practice.

At no time in recent history has prudent investing been more important. A group of students in the College of Business Administration will try their hand at the process using real money—thanks to generous donors—and under the guidance of an eleven-person advisory board composed of members of the business community. “The board will ask tough […]

Two student organizations host Red Tie fundraiser benefiting Better Way of Miami.

Not all good ideas arise in a moment of inspiration. Some evolve, eventually yielding satisfaction as rewarding as the ones that take off from the outset. One such evolving event involved Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) in association with the College of Business Administration’s collegiate American Marketing Association (AMA) chapter. Its results: […]

Michael Fenton (BBA ’07)

Michael Fenton (BBA ’07) Associate Director Catholic Community Foundation in the Archdiocese of Miami, Inc. Michael Fenton (BBA ’07), associate director, Catholic Community Foundation in the Archdiocese of Miami, Inc., traces much of his professional success to his experiences at Florida International University (FIU). He holds an undergraduate degree in finance and a Professional Certificate […]

New workforce absenteeism study offers insights on who is calling in sick—and why.

It’s no surprise really: When unemployment is on the rise—like it is today—employee absenteeism drops as workers worry about losing their jobs when new ones are scarce. But is this always a good thing for employers? According to a new study involving thousands of employees of a state department of transportation working in units across […]