A bracelet helps launch International Business Honor Society project.

A bracelet helps launch International Business Honor Society project.

Juan Toro, a Master of International Business student, found himself 8,397 miles from home, playing soccer with children in India, when he realized how much helping others fulfilled him. “Seeing how a soccer ball can lighten a child’s day is something unimaginable,” he said. Yet Toro’s India experience went far beyond that game of soccer. […]

A commitment to service drives an FIU business student.

A commitment to service drives an FIU business student.

As someone who helped steer an immigrant family business through challenging times, Ralph L. Gazitua, President and CEO of Miami logistics firm WTDC, knows what it’s like to struggle for success. He hopes his story will inspire FIU students to reflect on their own experiences and values, and make community service a key component of […]

Students celebrate a night of “Roary-ing” success.

As the spring semester at Florida International University (FIU) drew to a close, students, faculty and alumni gathered at the College of Business for “Roary-ing Into Success,” the name of this year’s annual awards presentation and celebration. Over 150 people attended the event. “It’s gratifying to have an opportunity to recognize not only organizations, but […]

Trip to Nicaragua changes lives on both sides.

“We made a difference. We made a beginning.” Those words from Constance Bates, a faculty member in the College of Business at Florida International University (FIU), encapsulated the service learning experience she and eight FIU students underwent during their seven-day stay in Nicaragua in March 2013. The students are members of the college’s International Business […]

FIU Business makes its mark at Spring Commencement.

More than 1,100 students in the College of Business Administration at Florida International University (FIU) graduated in Spring Commencement ceremonies on Tuesday, May 1, 2012. In the afternoon, 746 business students received their bachelor’s degrees; 411 graduate students, two of them new PhDs, graduated in the evening. Four new Worlds Ahead Graduates come from FIU […]

Student organizations enjoy a “wonderland” night of trophies, dinner and dancing.

“More than ever, employers want students with more than just a degree,” said Michael Perez, president of the American Marketing Association (AMA) at Florida International University (FIU). “They look for students involved in campus life and beyond, and the student organizations in FIU’s College of Business Administration offer us a way to earn distinction.” Recognizing […]

Business partners make connections for students and faculty.

The College of Business Administration at Florida International University (FIU) values the partnerships established within the business community and with other academic institutions. The Business Partners program helps these connections flourish. “Business partners can become involved with college activities in many ways,” said Melissa Izquierdo (BBA ’10), the college’s coordinator, corporate and community relations. “They […]

To succeed in business, outthink the competition.

How do today’s most successful companies stay on top? Chances are, they outthink the competition, coming up with strategies that leave business rivals in the dust, said Kaihan Krippendorff, a FastCompany.com blogger, founding Fellow of the Center for Leadership and an adjunct professor at Florida International University’s (FIU) College of Business Administration. On February 3rd, […]

International specialists share wisdom with IBHS members.

“Your competitors are not just down the street anymore; they are truly around the globe and you absolutely must be in tune internationally.” That strong message from Herb Payan (MBA ’09), Sony Music Entertainment vice president, Digital Business Development (U.S. Hispanics, Latin America, Spain & Portugal), was part of a panel discussion presented to members […]

Food for thought: Boris Hirmas shares dinner, firsthand experiences with FIU Business students.

In his new role as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Florida International University’s (FIU) College of Business Administration, Boris Hirmas wanted to start a conversation with undergraduate students about how they envisioned their careers in international business after graduation and how entrepreneurship played into their plans. The result is a dinner series, “Brainfood with Boris,” presented by the […]