Karina Janette Fernandez appointed business school’s assistant director, human resources.

Karina Janette Fernandez has become the assistant director of human resources for the College of Business Administration at Florida International University (FIU). She holds a Master of Arts in human resources management from Webster University and has extensive experience, thanks in part to her work at a temp agency. “It was like boot camp,” she […]

New Florida International University online grad programs fill higher business education gap

Florida International University is rolling out two interactive online graduate programs to meet the demand for higher business education from students internationally. The university is launching a master’s in human resources management in January and a master’s degree in international real estate in the fall of 2011 to bring the classroom experience to students abroad, […]

Inaugural Homecoming competition in college sparks creativity.

When Annabelle Rojas, (MBA ’98, BBA ’87), assistant dean, Department of Advancement, Alumni, and Corporate Relations, announced the first-ever series of Homecoming events in the College of Business Administration at Florida International University (FIU), she didn’t know what the response would be. In a word, it was great. The major element, a decoration competition, showcased […]

Future business leaders train for success at FIU.

Jose Betancourt went from being a shy high school student to winning the public speaking competition at the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) National Leadership Conference last summer. He credits his decision to join the organization as a high school sophomore with making that growth possible. In a show of gratitude, Betancourt, […]

Forget the balloons: human resources can play a strategic role in an organization’s success.

True or false: a company’s most valuable resource is its people. Though the answer is “true,” many have an erroneously negative impression of the functional department—human resources (HR)—that manages personnel and more, according to Juan I. Sanchez, professor and Knight Ridder Byron Harless Eminent Scholar Chair in Management, Department of Management and International Business in […]

New Executive and Professional Education certification delights human resources professionals.

Most disciplines expect their professionals to stay current in their fields. In the area of human resources (HR), it’s a formal—and rigorous—requirement for those who wish to maintain their certification as Professionals in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professionals in Human Resources (SPHR). Hard work on the part of the staff of Executive and Professional […]