Orientation program rolled out for all Accounting students.

He may be getting ready to graduate from the School of Accounting at Florida International University (FIU), but Frank Metellus still remembers his orientation. “Without a doubt, I wouldn’t be where I am without getting such an excellent start,” Metellus said. “Learning about the profession and the requirements to succeed, starting with the curriculum and […]

Accounting minor now offered at FIU.

More and more, having basic accounting skills can give a job candidate an important advantage when applying for positions in the financial services industry and other business areas. As a result, the School of Accounting at Florida International University (FIU) has introduced a minor in accounting for upper-level College of Business students, beginning with the […]

College of Business maintains prestigious AACSB International Accreditation.

Florida International University’s (FIU) College of Business and its School of Accounting have been reaccredited for a standard five-year extension by AACSB International, the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools offering undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting. The business school was one of 17 universities in the United States to maintain […]

Mario de Armas of PwC named School of Accounting Alumnus of the Year.

Some alumni return to campus for nostalgic reasons, to relive the “glory days,” to stay connected with friends or for other sentimental reasons. Mario de Armas (BACC ’85) comes back to Florida International University (FIU) to gather brilliant young graduates for his firm, the Florida offices of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he serves as market managing […]

Cuban-American CPA Association hosts Scholarship Night award event at FIU.

“Awarding scholarships to high achievers working hard toward their accounting degree is the highlight of our year,” said Hector E. Aguililla (MACC ’03, BACC ’01), president of the Cuban-American Certified Public Accountant Association (CACPA) at the organization’s 2012 Scholarship Night awards dinner on January 24, 2012. For the first time in the event’s 15-year history, […]

One event brings two awards to the FIU accounting community.

At the recent XXIX Interamerican Accounting Association (IAA) conference held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Florida International University (FIU) received the Fra Luca Bartolomeo Paccioli award. According to Eduardo Mendez (MS’ 01, BA ’96), president of the Cuban American CPAs Association and Foundation, the prestigious award is named after the 15th-century Italian mathematician, who is […]

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 […]