Summer Commencement characterized by happiness and poignancy.

More than 1,000 students in the College of Business at Florida International University (FIU) graduated in Summer Commencement ceremonies on Tuesday, August 14, 2012. In the morning, 523 business students received their bachelor’s degrees; 511 graduate students, three of them new PhDs, graduated in the afternoon. Among the many special moments: FIU President Mark B. […]

FIU Downtown on Brickell grows with student demand, new College of Business Administration programs.

Downtown on Brickell is the place to be. That’s the word from an incoming wave of businesses, restaurants and residents—and now, students at Florida International University (FIU). FIU’s Downtown on Brickell programs proved so popular that after less than a year, the university’s space will double. The added square footage will accommodate more students and […]

Downtime downtown: Students enjoy Graduate Student Appreciation Week at FIU Downtown on Brickell.

Work. Home. Life. And school. It’s more than fair to say that graduate students in the College of Business Administration are always juggling to keep a lot of demanding balls in the air. That’s why the students welcomed a relaxing change of pace during Graduate Student Appreciation Week held February 27 through March 1, 2012, […]

The challenges, the excitement, the path to success: panel describes life as a PhD student.

Why did you decide to pursue a PhD? What advice would you give someone considering a PhD? What type of financial assistance do you receive? What courses do you take? What surprises have occurred? Those questions and others were answered by a lively group of panelists during “The Life of a PhD Student Information Workshop” […]

FIU Business announces new executive and assistant directors.

The College of Business Administration at Florida International University is pleased to welcome four new administrators to its staff. Angel Burgos joins FIU business as executive director, MBA programs. In his role as executive director, MBA programs, Angel Burgos will manage the college’s portfolio of MBA offerings including the Executive (EMBA), Professional (PMBA), International (IMBA) […]

Annual Faculty Awards Luncheon honors professional accomplishments.

All awards are welcome, but recognition by one’s peers, and for professors, recognition by one’s students, is particularly meaningful. Each year, the dedication of members of the faculty of the College of Business Administration at Florida International University (FIU) gets special attention at the Faculty Awards Luncheon. Held this year on October 20th, the luncheon […]

Walmart vice president has empowering messages for women executives.

Joanne Mena (EMBA ’10) left “Leadership: What’s Next for Me?,” a lecture by Sherry Harriman, divisional vice president of Walmart Supply Chain Florida-Puerto Rico, with specific action items. Mena was among the 30 women who attended the presentation sponsored by the Chapman Executive Women’s Association (CEWA). The April 2011 event was held at the College […]

Life’s challenges turn banker into social entrepreneur.

The biggest challenges the United States has faced this century also have personally affected a recent graduate of Chapman Graduate School of Business at Florida International University (FIU). But, like the country, Brenda Leguisamo (PMBA ’09) has shown strength in overcoming obstacles; they, in fact, helped transform her from a banker to a social entrepreneur. […]

Two husbands, two wives, four master’s degrees and two new babies.

Two young women receiving their Downtown MBA in April 2010 had more in common than an advanced degree from the College of Business Administration at Florida International University (FIU). Each of these hard-working students had husbands with an Executive MBA (EMBA) from the Alvah H. Chapman Jr. Graduate School of Business, a school the men […]