College hosts array of experts from across the business spectrum.

In February and March 2009, hundreds of people heard dozens of speakers address pressing challenges and significant opportunities in entrepreneurship, small businesses, international business, energy, and financial services—among other topics—thanks to a variety of seminars, lectures, and forums organized by the College of Business Administration and co-sponsors. Here’s a recap of four of them. Entrepreneurs […]

The good, the bad, and the ugly: Wertheim lecturer examines ailing U.S. health care system.

What are we going to do about our health care system? It’s a question being raised throughout South Florida and across the United States—from kitchen table to conference room table. The right answer is not easy to come by—but pinpointing problem areas offers a valid starting place. [flv: 500 334] In a recent Wertheim Lecture, […]

GM executive steers discussion toward the future of the automotive industry.

It’s no exaggeration to say that the future of the American automotive industry hangs in the balance. No one can predict the future, but Troy A. Clarke, president of General Motors (GM) North America and GM group vice president, believes reinventing the automobile—and the business that supports it—is possible. At a recent Wertheim Lecture attended […]

Wal-Mart president and CEO, The Americas, offers insights on doing business responsibly in the region.

It should come as no surprise that a guest lecture by a highly placed Wal-Mart official would draw a crowd. And when you add to the equation that the speaker’s job focuses on The Americas and that he would be delivering the speech in the College of Business Administration—with its prominence in business research in […]

Mexican business leader reflects on banking…and what “rich” means.

“If you like what you do, take some risks, and work hard, you can achieve anything.” According to José Aldrich, managing partner, tax and legal services, Latin America tax leader–South Florida business unit, KPMG, LLP; a member of the Dean’s Council of the College of Administration; and an attendee at the first Wertheim Lecture of […]

Wertheim lecture generates positive energy, offering insider’s insight into the future of the oil industry.

The topic was timely. The discussion was engaging. The audience was enthusiastic. All and all, the college’s Herbert A. Wertheim lecture held on April 6, 2006, at Florida International University was deemed an enriching experience for the some eighty faculty, students, alumni, and guests in attendance. The guest lecturer was Jesse J. Tyson, president and […]

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 […]