2012 Digicel Entrepreneur of the Year prepared at FIU.

The award for the Digicel Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 took place in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti in December 2012. Jean Lionel Pressoir of Lojistik S.A.—who has built a tourism company to promote Haiti’s beauty and culture—was selected for the honor. Prior to the competition, Pressoir was one of 24 Haitian entrepreneurs who attended a Digicel CEO […]

Two-person visit sparks idea for new higher education program.

An effort across multiple departments and the Office of the Provost at Florida International University (FIU), yielded the university’s first inbound study tour in higher education administration. The program, which ran during October 2012, drew 15 senior administrators from China’s Tianjin University of Commerce (TUC), where FIU has a School of Hospitality Management, to the […]

Digicel program recognizes and encourages Haitian entrepreneurs.

 As Haiti marked the second anniversary of its devastating earthquake of January 12, 2010, one of the most significant signs of economic growth is a strong entrepreneurial spirit, very much a part of that country. The “2011 Digicel Entrepreneur of the Year” from telecommunications operator Digicel fosters that success. As part of the program, for […]

Top Latin American Coca-Cola retailers improve their strategies at FIU.

An ever-changing competitive marketplace means that only retailers who stay on top of transitions can continue to succeed. To that end, the Coca-Cola Company invited top retailers from their Latin Center Business Unit for a “Retail Leadership Immersion Program” at Florida International University (FIU), September 28-30, 2011. The program was in conjunction with RetailNet Group […]

From NBC Telemundo to global villages, Brazilian graduate students study international business at FIU.

Some work for large companies. One is an employee of a start-up business. Others plan to launch their own business. But all of the 28 graduate students from a Brazilian university who arrived at Florida International University (FIU) in January for the “International Business Program,” an Inbound Study Tour, received an abundance of practical knowledge […]

Faculty Notes: May-June 2016

Haitian entrepreneurs are winners in more ways than one.

Although Haiti continues to struggle in the face of challenges, the entrepreneurial impulse remains strong, and with the help of mobile telecommunications operator Digicel and Florida International University (FIU), it recently got a boost. As part of a new awards program sponsored by Digicel, 24 Haitian CEOs and entrepreneurs—selected from a group of 250 applicants—traveled […]

FIU strengthens relationship with Universidad Externado de Colombia.

The arrival of students from Universidad Externado de Colombia for an Inbound Study Tour provided a clear sign that the relationship between the College of Business Administration at Florida International University (FIU) and the Colombian university is strengthening. “Universidad Externado is a leading Colombian business school with which we will be signing an undergraduate dual […]

Dominican Republic students study international commerce at FIU.

Thirty undergraduate business students from Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) in the Dominican Republic came to the United States to gain knowledge about international commerce—and Florida International University (FIU). The attendees participated in the Inbound Study Tour in International Commerce program held on the Modesto A. Maidique Campus. The non-credit study module, designed by Jerry Haar, associate […]

Disney Institute program stresses importance of service quality in healthcare.

Hospitals, clinics, group medical practices, dental practices and freestanding medical care providers share a common goal: distinguishing themselves through the delivery of quality healthcare services. To learn more about how to achieve this objective, nearly 200 healthcare professionals recently gathered at Florida International University (FIU) to attend the Disney Institute’s “Approach to Quality Services for […]