For the second year in a row, FIU will be sending a team to compete in the Merck Analytics Challenge, part of the 2017 Association for Information Systems Student Chapter Competitions. Out of a total of 22 universities and 43 submissions to the Challenge, FIU’s team, #PanthersDontSleep, will be one of only four teams moving […]
FIU MIS women reach out to high school girls to “pull it forward.”
When Jennifer Baker was in high school in Texas, no one discussed a possible future in Management Information Systems (MIS). Now that she’s a junior at Florida International University (FIU) working on a bachelor’s degree in MIS, she’s determined to spread the word: MIS is a field high school girls should take seriously. Baker is […]
AIS at FIU opens doors to tech and data careers of the future.
Analytics, business intelligence, data management, and other Management of Information Systems (MIS) specialties rank among the fastest growing fields, and the most in-demand, secure jobs, in today’s career marketplace. To learn more about opportunities in these fields, FIU students can attend the Association for Information Systems (AIS) at FIU’s Open Meet and Greet for the […]
Fall Commencement celebrates excellence.
For 1083 students in the College of Business at Florida International University (FIU), December 12, 2012, was a landmark day. Years of dedicated study, often while juggling work and family responsibilities, translated into college degrees—689 of them from the R. Kirk Landon Undergraduate School of Business and 394 from the Alvah H. Chapman Jr. Graduate […]
Faculty Notes: April 2012
Executive Dean Joyce J. Elam was quoted extensively in an article titled “Florida International University doubles size of Brickell center,” which appeared in the Miami Today edition for the week of April 26, 2012. School of Accounting Teresa Hernandez, a student in the Master of Accounting (MACC) program, and Robert W. McGee, associate professor, presented […]
Mentoring program leads to internship for soon-to-be graduate.
As Jesus Brito set his sights on fall graduation, his attention turned to job-hunting. Soon, however, it became evident he lacked one attribute that rates highly with employers—job experience. “After being turned down time after time, I decided to change my strategy,” said Brito, a management information systems (MIS) major in the College of Business […]
Unique on-campus Microsoft internship builds on social media contacts.
Texting. E-mail. Twitter and Facebook. These communications and social media tools have fast become an integral part of every student’s academic and campus community activities. Now Stefany Marcelino, a management information systems (MIS) major in the College of Business Administration, is using these same tools as part of a new ten-week internship program brought to […]
Aspiring professional changes plans to pursue Master of International Business.
Krsto Simicevic didn’t intend to be in graduate school. Having earned a degree in economics and management in June 2008 from ZSEM, a private business school in Zagreb, Croatia, he was adamant about entering the professional world. Instead, he finds himself at FIU, enrolled in the Master of International Business (MIB) program. Why the switch? […]
Second Life breathes new life into cross-cultural exchanges, collaborative projects, and online learning.
Ronald Lee At any given moment, thousands—maybe even millions—of people across the real world log onto a virtual world called Second Life. One of those individuals is Ronald Lee, professor, Decision Sciences and Information Systems in the College of Business Administration. For Lee and a group of five doctoral students, Second Life is not just […]
Victorious case competition participants showed thirst for success.
The college’s self-named “Dream Team” holds their trophy—from left, Blas Elias, Ruben Salazar, Martin Fernández, Tatiana Lopez, and Mahendran K. Jawaharlal Teams competing in the Intercollegiate Case Competition hosted by the University of South Florida spent an intense 24 hours analyzing a case from an actual company and presenting recommendations to a panel of judges […]