Students overcome pandemic’s challenges to grant a “Wish” – and learn a lesson.

Students overcome pandemic’s challenges to grant a “Wish” – and learn a lesson.

In a year marked by isolation and crisis, a class taught by Donald Roomes, an FIU Business teaching professor of international business, brought over 125 students together to raise over $9,000, funding a dream for a local wish child with a critical illness. Each year, Roomes’ class delivers lessons in creating, managing, and evaluating a […]

The Bandhwari Women’s Project: Changing the World, One Stitch at a Time.

The Bandhwari Women’s Project: changing the world, one stitch at a time.

Thanks to an innovative microenterprise initiative spearheaded by FIU business students, an elementary school in a poor Indian village near New Delhi now has drinking water and flush toilets. The donation of the new water pump was made possible from the sale of fashionable tote bags crafted from repurposed silk sari fabric. The sale of […]

FIU Business team selected as finalists at National Black MBA Association Graduate Case Competition.

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 […]

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FIU Business ranked No. 2 by U.S. News for second consecutive year.

The undergraduate international business program at FIU Business has been ranked No. 2 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for the second consecutive year. This is the sixth consecutive year that the program at FIU Business has been ranked in the Top 10 by U.S. News. The ranking is based on the college’s national and […]

Lessons from the “real world”: failure delivers important lessons.

Across the business landscape, the dynamics of change are in command. Once successful strategies have ground to a halt, consumers are increasingly specific about what they want, and start-ups are revolutionizing markets. “Everything has been turned upside down,” said Paolo Zottolo, a Brazilian entrepreneur who served as CEO of Philips in Brazil and Nivea Latin […]

Building redundancies can help businesses rebound in a global crisis

Building redundancies can help businesses rebound in a global crisis

The fast-spreading COVID-19 pandemic emphasized that global businesses need to be more resilient in their international production structures. Few businesses are prepared to deal with the unexpected, according to a new paper from Florida International University’s College of Business (FIU Business). Researchers found that strategies that favor redundancies in the configuration of assets across a […]

Insurance industry CEO pay tied more closely to firm performance following the financial crisis.

Insurance industry CEO pay tied more closely to firm performance following the financial crisis.

Compensation packages for insurance industry CEOs changed in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, with bonuses reduced and other incentives increased, according to a new study from FIU Business. Total CEO compensation was positively related to return on assets (ROA) and firm size both before and after the financial crisis, the study found. However, […]

Hands-on involvement brings FIU Business students to a new approach to philanthropy.

Hands-on involvement brings FIU Business students to a new approach to philanthropy.

  Miami’s MACtown is dedicated to helping the developmentally disabled find meaningful work and live full lives. For Andres Barreto, who visited the residences as part of University Instructor Donald Roomes’ Business-Community Leadership class at Florida International University, MACtown was an eye-opener. “I learned there is a very big difference between saying you are going […]

U.S. News Ranks FIU Business No. 6 for International Business.

U.S. News Ranks FIU Business No. 6 for International Business.

The undergraduate international business program at Florida International University’s College of Business (FIU Business) is ranked No. 6 in the U.S. in the 2019 U.S. News Best Colleges rankings, released September 10, 2018. FIU Business moved up one spot from the previous year’s ranking and has now been ranked among the top 10 schools for […]