A national financial planning magazine has awarded its top honor to a Florida International University (FIU) College of Business program that brings financial literacy education to low-income students. The State Farm Financial Literacy Lab and Helen Simon, senior instructor and a certified financial planner who brought the program to the lab, were selected by Financial […]
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High schoolers learn financial basics on their road to college.
Getting to college can be tough. Upward Bound makes it easier—and so does learning at the State Farm Financial Literacy Lab. Since 1995, the Upward Bound TriO Program at Florida International University (FIU), sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, has been helping high school students who have potential but need additional academic preparation and […]
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 […]
FIU Business faculty member forecasts Facebook filing at panel discussion.
Helen Simon had a hunch about Facebook. In her research for a faculty panel held at Florida International University’s (FIU) College of Business Administration, she saw too many signs of hype around the initial public offering (IPO) of the popular social networking site. “I had a sixth sense that if Facebook flew, it would fly […]
FIU students beat the market, take on NYC.
They took New York by storm. Their investment strategy beat the S&P 500. And they helped pioneer an important new financial education program for high school students. For Juan Alfonso, Alex Chediak, Ignacio Chavarria, Justin Garcia, Lauren Gonzalez and Charles Stack—students in Florida International University’s (FIU) Student Managed Investment Fund—it was a banner spring. “Students […]
FIU students score success at Rotman Trading Competition.
In its first showing at the prestigious Rotman Interactive Trading Competition, a team from Florida International University’s (FIU) College of Business Administration won high praise, including a third-place finish in one of the trading contests. The invitation-only competition, held at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, attracts some of the world’s most astute […]