A return to Bandhwari boosts FIU honor society’s social entrepreneurship project.

A return to Bandhwari boosts FIU honor society’s social entrepreneurship project.

It all began with a pouf, a fabric-covered hassock created last year by a group of village women of Bandhwari, India, in collaboration with nine Florida International University College of Business students as part of their annual social entrepreneurship project. When the 2016 trip was over, the students, all members of the International Business Honors […]

A bracelet helps launch International Business Honor Society project.

A bracelet helps launch International Business Honor Society project.

Juan Toro, a Master of International Business student, found himself 8,397 miles from home, playing soccer with children in India, when he realized how much helping others fulfilled him. “Seeing how a soccer ball can lighten a child’s day is something unimaginable,” he said. Yet Toro’s India experience went far beyond that game of soccer. […]

Teaching excellence conference inspires FIU business faculty and guests.

Teaching excellence conference inspires FIU business faculty and guests.

With end-of-term demands looming and cherished non-classroom hours for research and writing beckoning them, 60 Florida International University College of Business faculty members made time to gather for an event that promised to bring new insights and inspiration to the profession of university teaching. And that is exactly what the Second Annual South Florida Teaching […]

FIU students share global insight at CUIBE competition

FIU students share global insight at CUIBE competition

In November of 2016, I was chosen to participate in Northeastern University’s 7th annual CUIBE (Consortium of Undergraduate International Business Education) International Business Competition in Boston. Four of us from the College of Business became Team Mango, representing FIU. We’re all in the Honors International Business Seminar course taught by Dr. David Wernick, where we […]

A commitment to service drives an FIU business student.

A commitment to service drives an FIU business student.

As someone who helped steer an immigrant family business through challenging times, Ralph L. Gazitua, President and CEO of Miami logistics firm WTDC, knows what it’s like to struggle for success. He hopes his story will inspire FIU students to reflect on their own experiences and values, and make community service a key component of […]

A “pouf” could change lives in India, with help from FIU’s International Business Honor Society.

It was a concept born in Venezuela and nurtured in Miami by Florida International University (FIU) business students. Now, it’s flowering in India, where it could improve the lives of women and girls in a village ravaged by poverty. Meet the Moroccan pouf, an ottoman-style hassock with a production plan that offers a path to […]

FIU’s March 8 Geopolitical Summit highlights “The Dark Side of the Web,” where business meets international relations.

What do business, secured data and international relations have in common? Just about everything these days. The importance of those links will shine on March 8 at FIU’s Geopolitical Summit. The one-day event, titled “The Dark Side of the Web,” is sponsored by FIU’s Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), with […]

Amazon Going Global challenges FIU students at CUIBE competition in Boston.

Business problems don’t come any bigger than this: create a plan to expand Amazon’s global reach, with specific strategies to expand products and services in advanced and emerging markets. That was the challenge for four students from the College of Business at Florida International University (FIU) who traveled to Boston, Mass., to represent the university […]

Faculty Notes: February 2015

David Wernick, senior lecturer in FIU’s Department of Management and International Business, hosted a panel at “Cybersecurity: Rogue Nations, Hackers, and Hollywood,” a conference presented by The School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) on February 28, 2015 at the FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus. Monica Tremblay, associate professor and chair, Department of Decision Sciences […]

Selling Israeli wine in China? FIU students tackle the problem in CUIBE competition.

Four students from the College of Business at Florida International University (FIU) traveled to Boston to represent the university at the 5th annual CUIBE International Business Competition. Sixteen schools from the U.S. and Canada participated in the competition held October 30 to November 1, 2014 at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University. ”This […]