College of Business program helps established Haitian entrepreneurs “take-off to corporation.”

Ideas, as the saying goes, are a dime a dozen. But entrepreneurs who have already established a business are truly poised for success. That’s why the Digicel “Entrepreneur of the Year” program, which helps Haitian entrepreneurs, had a particular focus for 2014: the telecommunications operator sought to provide intellectual resources to entrepreneurs who are in […]

College of Business gathers experts to offer guidance to small- and mid-sized businesses.

Small- and mid-sized business owners were urged to look for disruptive innovations and pursue them at a seminar at FIU for small businesses seeking guidance on new trends and factors that can help them achieve growth goals. Presented by FIU’s College of Business and TD Bank, the Next Level Growth symposium covered topics ranging from […]

Colombian university students visit campus for international business program.

For the first time, students from Universidad Autonoma de Occidente (UAO) in Cali, Colombia participated in an International Business Program at Florida International University (FIU). The program was delivered from October 14-18, 2013 by the Office of Executive & Professional Education (EPE) in FIU’s College of Business. The 11 students, all professionals working on their […]

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 […]

FIU faculty members help Norwegian Cruise Line go from “Good to Great.”

Combine the vision of Norwegian Cruise Line CEO Kevin Sheehan; a team of academics in the College of Business Administration at Florida International University (FIU); consultants and practitioners who partner with the business school; and Jim Collins’ stimulating book Good to Great and you have the makings of an exciting, effective program to enhance the […]

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 […]