Innovative web sites capture major prizes in 2008 Entrepreneur Challenge Business Plan Competition.

With rich cash awards and a forum for budding entrepreneurs to pitch their business and investors to speak about what they want out of a start-up opportunity, the Entrepreneur Challenge Business Plan Competition, hosted by the Eugenio Pino and Family Global Entrepreneurship Center at Florida International University, consistently creates excitement and opportunity. On May 13, […]

Two new books take larger-than-usual view of global competition.

Within one week, Jerry Haar, associate dean for international affairs and projects, and professor, Department of Management and International Business in the College of Business Administration, saw the publication of two books he co-edited: Can Latin America Compete? Confronting the Challenges of Globalization with John Price; and Small Firms, Global Markets: Competitive Challenges in the […]

Student volunteers put tax expertise to work for Sweetwater residents.

This tax season, 288 taxpayers in Sweetwater, Florida, got the help they needed to prepare and file their 2007 tax returns, thanks to a group of tax-savvy Florida International University students who participated in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), VITA offers free tax help to low-to […]

Global Energy Forum stimulates discussion of factors shaping global energy demand and supply in The Americas.

With a vested interest in the energy debate, representatives from the public and private sectors came together to attend the “Global Energy Challenges: Implications for The Americas” symposium held on April 15, 2008, in the Special Events Center in the College of Business Administration Complex at University Park. Florida International University’s Energy Business Forum, the […]

At Commencement, graduates learn they have much to be proud about.

Spring Commencement took place on April 28, 2008. The ceremony for College of Business Administration’s Chapman Graduate School and School of Accounting occurred in the afternoon, with undergraduates from the Landon School receiving their diplomas in the evening. Approximately 607 undergraduate students and 208 graduate students participated. [flv: 500 334] Executive Dean of the college […]

Two student groups bring national honors back to College of Business Administration.

April proved a month to remember for members of two student organizations in the College of Business Administration— Alpha Kappa Psi  and the American Marketing Association (AMA). They competed at the national level and scored impressive victories. Alpha Kappa Psi wins prestigious Johnson & Johnson case competition. A five-person team from the College of Business […]

Mexican business leader reflects on banking…and what “rich” means.

“If you like what you do, take some risks, and work hard, you can achieve anything.” According to José Aldrich, managing partner, tax and legal services, Latin America tax leader–South Florida business unit, KPMG, LLP; a member of the Dean’s Council of the College of Administration; and an attendee at the first Wertheim Lecture of […]