Poor economy fuels FIU’s need to expand downtown space.

Florida International University’s business school hub in downtown Miami keeps growing, with more area residents and workers returning to school for a master’s degree in business administration. To meet the growing demand, the university is under negotiations with department store Macy’s to expand its classroom space on the sixth floor of the retailer’s building at […]

Business Alumni Conference draws enthusiastic audience.

On March 23, 2007, South Florida executives and business alumni attended the second annual Business Alumni Conference held at the college’s Downtown Center.  The half-day event included panel sessions on real estate, corporate governance, healthcare, insurance, and family business. Executive Dean Joyce J. Elam addresses attendees at Alumni Conference. Robert Garcia (EMBA ’97), college director […]

First Herbert A. Wertheim lecture of the season draws nearly one hundred.

When Glenn J. Rufrano (MS Real Estate ’74), CEO of New Plan Excel Realty Trust, Inc., gave the first Herbert A. Wertheim lecture of 2005-2006 on November 10, 2005 at Florida International University, he had an impressive audience: ninety-seven individuals, many of them finance and real estate students in the College, and Herbert A. Wertheim […]

Downtown Center opens for business.

The landmark Macy’s building at 22 East Flagler Street has a new tenant: Florida International University’s College of Business Administration. Occupying three-quarters of the sixth floor, the business school’s Downtown Center, conveniently located amid Miami’s top firms, puts an array of graduate degree programs within easy reach of students who work in or near downtown, […]