Annual luncheon recognizes faculty contributions.

Faculty members toil long and hard on behalf of their students, the College of Business Administration and Florida International University (FIU). That dedication gets recognized annually at the Faculty Awards Luncheon, this year held on September 24th and attended by approximately 65 dedicated colleagues. Undergraduate and graduate students as well as those from student organizations […]

Habitat project draws international response.

Six International MBA (IMBA) students, all 2010 graduates and hailing from around the world—including Spain, Kuwait, Venezuela and India—volunteered with Habitat for Humanity to help build a home for a Miami family. Nouf Alfraih, Oscar De Lima, Gonzalo Garcia, Caitlin Nolan, William Torres and Dave Yadav roofed, put up inside walls, reinforced concrete walls with […]

IMBA scholarship recipients feted at luncheon.

Scholarship recipients in the International MBA (IMBA) program at Florida International University (FIU), gain a two-fold benefit: the awards recognize their potential while easing the way for them financially as they complete the Chapman Graduate School’s 12-month full-time master’s program. For the 2009-2010 academic year, 17 IMBA students received financial support. Fifteen of them celebrated […]

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 […]