For the past 15 years, Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint slides have been the tools of a life-changing annual competition at FIU’s Chapman Graduate School of Business. Dozens of the school’s most ambitious graduate students take on the case competition, recently branded as the Chapman Cup Challenge. Students organize into teams of consultants, learning business analysis […]
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SunTrust FIU partnership seeks to light the path to financial literacy.
Nearly a month away from graduation, finance major David Gomez looks back at the challenges of paying for his own college education, primarily through student loans. When he started applying, Gomez knew little about budgeting money and much less about how loans and interest rates work. Financial planning was a foreign concept. Today, Gomez is […]
College of Business SMIF students invest wisely
Twice a year, students enrolled in FIU College of Business’ Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) course seek out potentially profitable companies for inclusion in the university’s $300,000 student-run portfolio. The dollars are real, and the stakes are high. Teams of students must choose a single company within each of eight sectors – consumer staples, consumer […]
Academy of Finance students receive iPads for winning essays.
Winning essays netted four high school students from Miami-Dade County Public Schools a new iPad mini, presented to them at a reception at the College of Business at Florida International University (FIU) on March 11, 2014. The students were among nearly 600 participants from the Academy of Finance program, part of the National Academy Foundation, […]
Tech Refresh: Financial Literacy Lab welcomes new computers.
Fast new computers, along with desks that stow them away when not in use, greeted students at the College of Business’ State Farm Financial Literacy Lab for the Spring 2014 semester. Thanks to a $100,000 grant from Florida International University’s (FIU) Technology Fee, the lab purchased 49 new computers and desks. All hands were on […]
“Secret weapon” helps FIU rank high in investing competition.
Florida International University (FIU) College of Business student Stefano Delloro captured a top ranking in a national trading contest with the help of an interesting strategy: he went to the movies. “I bought Netflix for $62 a share and it rose to $165, up 164 percent, by the end of the competition,” said Delloro, who […]
Competition focuses on community engagement.
To show its support for service learning, the College of Business at Florida International University (FIU) offers courses in which students “participate in and reflect on a service activity as a means to attain the course’s learning objectives.” This year, it went even further by helping prepare students for the Enactus (Entrepreneurial, Action, Us) Competition […]
Academy of Finance students share winning impressions of FIU Business.
Over 400 high school juniors from the 14 Miami-Dade County Public Schools that operate Academies of Finance visited the College of Business at Florida International University (FIU) in November and December for an up-close look at academic study and the doors it can open. During the two seminars, organizers revealed to the students that FIU […]