Re-located career fair expands job opportunities for FIU business students.

One-stop shopping. Just-in-time. Call it what you will, a career fair held in Orlando with University of Central Florida (UCF) and University of Florida (UF) provided a great opportunity for 44 Florida International University (FIU) graduate students in the College of Business Administration to meet potential employers. “Starting in 2005, we hosted the MBA/MS ‘Just […]

Graduate students tackle real problems, real solutions for Raymond James.

Financial services company Raymond James, like others in the industry, just weathered a tough year. So where does Raymond James turn for advice on how to move forward successfully in the wake of the financial crisis? To savvy business graduate students from six Florida universities participating in the 2010 Intercollegiate Case Competition. Competition provides learning […]

IMBA networking database casts an innovative net for building business connections.

Networking. Everyone does it. It’s how we make the connections that strengthen professional relationships and drive careers forward. Now students in the International MBA (IMBA) program at Florida International University (FIU) are redefining the scope of networking to learn more about one another and to grow connections internationally. Students take a new view of networking. […]

Multi-tasking skills honed at FIU prove essential for business success.

For Bruce Welch (IMBA-MSF ’07, BBA ’05), multi-tasking is a way of life. Currently a financial analyst at Cargill Latin America—whose parent company has sales exceeding $120 billion—he faces tasks that span the daily calculation of the business unit’s multi-million dollar commodity futures trading exposure to overseeing weekly sales of structured financial products with investment […]

Graduate students calculate ways to increase financial fitness of the homeless.

What would make a big difference in the life of a homeless person, beyond the obvious answer of a home and job? “Surveys show that people in shelters want education programs,” said Jeff Ghitman, leader of a team of eleven International MBA (IMBA) students at Florida International University (FIU) that plans to increase the financial […]

Two FIU MBA students earn Espirito Santo Bank Scholarships.

When Jessica Valente (BBA ’09) and Carolina Nieto became Florida International University’s (FIU) first graduate students to win the Espirito Santo Bank Scholarship, they were not the only ones to benefit, though benefit they did. Each received $15,000 toward their tuition in FIU’s International MBA (IMBA), a one-year, full-time program. As part of the award […]

National Society of Hispanic MBAs conference urges attendees to “Think Ahead. Move Forward.”

The weather in Minnesota was decidedly chilly in early October, but for the Florida International University (FIU) contingent attending the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) Conference and Career Expo in Minneapolis, the atmosphere was anything but cold. More than a dozen students and alumni pursued hot job leads and participated in warm networking events […]

Virtual internship with U.S. Department of Commerce yields real results.

The for-benefit business sector represents a new U.S. economic trend where for-profit businesses also take on a social mission. What, if any, is the impact of this trend on government policy? As part of her recent virtual internship with the International Trade Administration (ITA) within the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), Pooja Tripathi, a student […]