FIU Business students who aspire to work as bond traders/analysts – some of Wall Street’s most demanding jobs — will have an opportunity to build their skills using real research and real money, thanks to a new class featuring a $300,000 investment from Florida International University. This spring marks the start of the new Student […]
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College of Business SMIF students invest wisely
Twice a year, students enrolled in FIU College of Business’ Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) course seek out potentially profitable companies for inclusion in the university’s $300,000 student-run portfolio. The dollars are real, and the stakes are high. Teams of students must choose a single company within each of eight sectors – consumer staples, consumer […]
J. Cooper Abbott of Raymond James’ Eagle Asset Management shares insights with FIU students.
“Three things people do all over the planet: everyone falls in love, plays fútbol and is connected to the capital markets.” That observation was part of a captivating presentation, “Operating an Effective Equity Portfolio” delivered by J. Cooper Abbott, co-chief operating officer and executive vice president of investments at Eagle Asset Management, Inc. a Raymond […]
Alumna entrepreneur, community professionals pave the road to jobs for FIU finance students.
After getting a master’s degree in finance at Florida International University’s (FIU) College of Business and completing several internships, Sofia Bitela (MSF ’10, MSHRD ’08) thought it was time to strike out on her own. From her experience transitioning from the university into the workplace, she saw how important it was to be proficient in […]
Northwestern students learn essentials of financial planning at FIU.
For five top students from Miami’s Northwestern Senior High School, 2011-2012 was a year to remember. Marcus Gent, Jasmine McMillan, Rene Maurice, Janis St. Port and Cliffanique Towbridge took an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City, where they were the only high school students to participate in a college investment conference. They toured the floor […]
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 […]
Most recent commencement brings sense of achievement to all.
Nearly 1,000 students in the College of Business Administration at Florida International University (FIU) graduated in Fall Commencement ceremonies on Tuesday, December 13, 2011. In the morning, 582 business students received their bachelor’s degrees; 411 graduate students, two of them new PhDs, graduated in the afternoon. College has strong presence among Worlds Ahead Graduates. Three […]
Budding financial analysts put their knowledge into practice.
At no time in recent history has prudent investing been more important. A group of students in the College of Business Administration will try their hand at the process using real money—thanks to generous donors—and under the guidance of an eleven-person advisory board composed of members of the business community. “The board will ask tough […]