Deanne Butchey, Assistant Dean at Florida International University, joins us today to discuss distance education. Tell us about the distance learning programs offered at Florida International University. Florida International University offers a number of degree programs for which a student can receive an entire degree online. FIU Online offers online courses, certificates, undergraduate degrees, graduate […]
Tag: Media Coverage 2009
Florida's job market got ice cold during the recession.
When the job market gets tough, the tough get going—back to school. With Florida’s unemployment rate the highest since Gerald Ford was president in the mid 1970s, thousands of state residents are going back to school. Take Barbara Ferreira as an example. After being laid off as an accounting manager — and realizing that accounting […]
Reality Puts a Damper on Graduation Celebration.
Marisol Sierra (BA ’09), program coordinator, accounting graduate programs, was interviewed by a reporter from CBS4 after Fall Commencement 2009, which took place on December 15, 2009. The report, titled “Reality Check,” dealt with the employment picture for the newest group of college graduates. [flv:http://business.fiu.edu/biznews/2009/12/cbs4.flv 480 360]
A new lease on life insurance.
Seniors who need cash in the midst of the recession may want to consider selling their life insurance policies, some financial advisors say. “Your life insurance policy could be your financial lifesaver,“ said Susan Bruno of Beacon Wealth in Connecticut. Bruno, a certified financial planner and accountant, wrote about the sales, called life settlements, for […]
American Real Estate Society Member Profile: William G. Hardin III
Bill’s first experience to real estate dates back to when he was a youth riding around the outskirts of Atlanta in a car with his Grandfather looking for land investments. After graduating from The Webb School in Bell Buckle, TN in 1979, Bill attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he majored […]
Noticiero Univision special report on Social Media, Part II
Luis Casas, Director of Marketing, Communications & Recruiting for the FIU College of Business Administration, is interviewed as part of a Noticiero Univision special report on Social Media. Sociedad virtual, Parte II: Las razones y los peligros de la adicción a las redes sociales.
Noticiero Univision special report on Social Media, Part I
Luis Casas, Director of Marketing, Communications & Recruiting for the FIU College of Business Administration, is interviewed as part of a Noticiero Univision special report on Social Media. Sociedad virtual, Parte I: La gente pasa el 17 por ciento de su tiempo interactuando en Internet.
Real Estate Portfolio Magazine Q&A with William Hardin.
Q&A with William Hardin, Florida International University William Hardin is professor of finance and real estate and director of real estate programs at Florida International University, and a member of the board of directors of the American Real Estate Society. He has authored or co-authored some 40 papers on varied topics in commercial real estate […]
Schools offer new entrepreneurial classes.
From graduate programs to walk-in advice and quick bootcamps, South Florida colleges offer training to those who want to start their own business. Florida International University, one of eight Kauffman Foundation centers around the country, has been emphasizing entrepreneurship since 2004, when the university received a $3 million grant from the foundation to create programs […]
Strategic use of social media levels playing field cost-effectively.
Business schools with significant resources—such as full-time public relations personnel—can cultivate relationships with reporters in the hopes of gaining coveted press coverage. Now, thanks to social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, a whole new group of players can be pro-active and get their message out in a very cost-effective way. Case in […]