FIU Business dean Joanne Li urged educators and university leaders at the EFMD Global Network Americas Annual Conference to make the pandemic’s impact an opportunity to move higher education forward. “Never let a good crisis go to waste,” said Li. “We have to learn from it, come out better and stronger.” The EFMD, an international […]
Empathy, equity and flexibility: corporate diversity officers share perspectives on working through COVID-19.
To remain successful as the COVID-19 pandemic wages on, organizations must continue to help employees navigate as they blend home and work responsibilities. But with employees facing so many different challenges at the “home office,” how can a company stay sensitive as issues arise? The practice and mindset of diversity and inclusion can hold many […]
FIU Business team selected as finalists at National Black MBA Association Graduate Case Competition.
A team of four MBA students representing FIU Business was chosen as one of seven finalists at the National Black MBA Association’s (NBMBAA) annual Graduate Case Competition, placing among the top tier of 33 distinguished university teams at the virtual event. The 2020 competition required that students analyze a case by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and […]
FIU Business management professor contributes to analysis of COVID-19’s impact on disability benefits.
Professor Juan Ignacio Sanchez, Knight-Ridder Eminent Chair in Management, is working alongside the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) on an in-depth analysis of COVID-19’s impact on U.S. employment disability rates. The NAS’ Standing Committee for the U.S. Social Security Administration Disability Programs, of which Sanchez is a member, was tasked by the U.S. House Ways […]
FIU Business Dean Li featured on international panels to address COVID-19 business school readiness.
No one was prepared for the shutdown when COVID-19 hit U.S. shores. Yet the response of Florida International University’s College of Business (FIU Business) was more nimble than many other schools, said FIU Business Dean Joanne Li, because robust online options have long been a dynamic element of its programs. Li made her remarks during […]
FIU Business implements “HyFlex” teaching and learning model to cope with COVID-19.
As the fall 2020 semester began amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, FIU Business launched HyFlex, a course delivery model that offers hybrid classes in a flexible structure. Students can participate face-to-face in the classroom, remotely with synchronous video streaming or watch a recording of their classes. During the fall term, students in HyFlex can go back and […]
Florida Keys brewery among 269 small business working with Florida SBDC at FIU Business to obtain $35.6 million in COVID-19 aid.
Earlier this year, Florida Keys Brewing Company owners Craig and Cheryl McBay contacted the Florida SBDC at FIU Business (FSBDC) and began work on disaster planning. And then came a real-time disaster: COVID-19. Since then, the owners of the Islamorada brewery have been making all the right moves to set up their business to not just survive […]
FIU COVID-19 Datathon offers solutions to the challenge of campus repopulation.
An AI powered wearable device, a plan to supply personal protection equipment and a solution to optimize class scheduling took the top prizes in the FIU ATOM COVID-19 Datathon, held from July 24 to August 2, 2020. The competition, hosted by the FIU Business ATOM Think Tank to develop technology-driven solutions for repopulating the campus, attracted 51 students from throughout FIU. […]
Florida SBDC at FIU Business helps South Florida small businesses obtain $31.25 million in COVID-19 aid.
As small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic struggle to hang on, the Florida SBDC at FIU Business (FSBDC) has helped owners in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties navigate disaster assistance programs, getting funds into the business’ hands and developing strategies to weather the crisis. As of July 14, FSBDC at FIU Business has helped 250 businesses secure […]
Office space: new strategies, from architecture to technology, emerge amidst COVID-19.
From raising questions about shared offices and open floor plan designs to increased telecommuting and new means of client and employee interaction, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt the office setting. Rethinking architecture, construction, furniture placement and design, alongside greater integration of technology, will shape the workplace of the future. How should workplaces adapt to […]