Graduate students calculate ways to increase financial fitness of the homeless.

What would make a big difference in the life of a homeless person, beyond the obvious answer of a home and job? “Surveys show that people in shelters want education programs,” said Jeff Ghitman, leader of a team of eleven International MBA (IMBA) students at Florida International University (FIU) that plans to increase the financial […]

Fourth Florida’s Women-led Businesses survey results presented at luncheon.

“Female executives in Florida are choosing not to participate, mentally, in the recession. They are not being defeated and are looking to grow their businesses as we work our way out of the current economic crisis.” That was one insight Nathan Hiller, who teaches courses on leadership in the College of Business Administration at Florida […]

Shop till you drop no more: Retailers found holiday cheer hard to come by this year.

The 2008 holiday shopping season reflected both the economic woes and the reduced consumer confidence that abound in today’s retail markets. “Worries about their jobs, the difficulty in accessing credit, and the uncertainty about the economy caused many consumers to exercise restraint and to use cash for the purchases they did make,” said Deanne Butchey, […]

Students step up to the challenge at regional SIFE competition.

Often, a trip to Orlando conjures up images of theme-park fun and adventure. In April, 2008, four students from the College of Business Administration’s Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) organization traveled to Orlando for a very different reason: to participate in the regional SIFE competition and demonstrate their commitment to making a difference in their […]

Free enterprise in action: Student organization reaches out across campus and community.

Since its launch just a little more than a year ago, Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), founded and funded by the Eugenio Pino and Family Global Entrepreneurship Center in the College of Business Administration, has made its mark. Very quickly, a team from the group took second-runner up place in its first SIFE regional competition […]

Fall Commencement invites students to look ahead as well as back.

Fall Commencement took place during two ceremonies on December 19, 2006. In the afternoon, undergraduates from the Landon School, with the exception of the School of Accounting, received their diplomas. The Chapman Graduate School and the School of Accounting ceremony took place in the evening. Approximately 766 undergraduate students and 221 graduate students were awarded […]