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  • BizNews | BizNews.fiu.edu provides a single site for the latest information about Florida International University’s College of Business' students, faculty, alumni, events, and more.
    to solve absenteeism and turnover rates at a Florida based resort call center Marianne Joseph Anjani January 14 2016 Hollo School celebrates holidays and a top faculty achievement It was a dark and stormy night But torrential rains on December 4 2015 didn t stop Hollo School of Real Estate students professors alumni and local business leaders connected with the FIU College of Business from attending a year end celebration About 140 people attended the event held at the Metropolis January 11 2016 Over 1 000 students awarded business degrees at December 14 commencement ceremonies Celebrate Jubilation filled every corner of the U S Century Bank Arena on Monday December 14 2015 as friends and relatives along with FIU President Mark Rosenberg Acting Dean Jose Aldrich and the business school faculty witnessed 1 064 students in the College of Business at Florida International University FIU being conferred Executive Education June 25 2015 College of Business dives into the fast changing luxury retail landscape What is luxury retail It s not so clear anymore In the past we used to know because it was defined by a certain number of very exclusive brands said Stephen Barnett faculty executive director of MBA programs at the College of Business Today everyone is trying to figure it out December 8 2014 College of Business program helps established Haitian entrepreneurs take off to corporation Ideas as the saying goes are a dime a dozen But entrepreneurs who have already established a business are truly poised for success That s why the Digicel Entrepreneur of the Year program which helps Haitian entrepreneurs had a particular focus for 2014 the telecommunications operator sought to provide intellectual resources October 24 2014 College of Business gathers experts to offer guidance to small and mid sized businesses Small and mid sized business owners were urged to look for disruptive innovations and pursue them at a seminar at FIU for small businesses seeking guidance on new trends and factors that can help them achieve growth goals Presented by FIU s College of Business and TD Bank the Next Level Growth Faculty News December 11 2015 Faculty Notes November 2015 Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics An article co authored by Debra VanderMeer associate professor and Knight Ridder Center Research Fellow has been selected by IGI Global for a Seventh Annual Excellence in Research Journal Award for articles from the 2014 volume year VanderMeer s article Enabling Resource Access Visibility for November 17 2015 Faculty Notes October 2015 Department of Management and International Business Jerry Haar professor wrote an article for Latin Trade entitled Latin America s Agricultural Challenges which appeared October 11 2015 He was also a keynote speaker at the annual convention of the American Association of Port Authorities addressing business competitiveness in Latin America and the October 15 2015 Faculty Notes September 2015 Department of Marketing Ronald Mesia instructor and director of the Ryder Center for Supply Chain Management and Anthony D Miyazaki chair and professor were quoted

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  • Power Up! Women business leaders to meet for a new recharging summit in May. | BizNews
    fuel success for Joseph s Cookies February 11 2016 Innovation takes a starring role in the Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge February 10 2016 Excellence in human resources education wins top rankings for FIU College of Business February 9 2016 Welcome to the BizLife opens doors for FIU s business students February 5 2016 Power Up Women business leaders to meet for a new recharging summit in May Top Stories 2 days ago Empowering business women is the key objective of Power Up a summit to be held for the first time on Friday May 27 2016 Women leaders from South Florida will gather for a half day seminar on leadership entrepreneurship health and financial wellness This Power Up summit is the first event presented by the Women s Alumni Council a group formed in 2015 to support alumni from the College of Business at Florida International University FIU We re a community of women interested in growing both personally and professionally while supporting the college the community and each other says Sharon Fine MSF 11 president of the council This summit enables women leaders to recharge their leadership skills We have an agenda jam packed with information participants can really use Fine reports that the leadership summit is a result of responses to a survey sent to business school graduates at FIU regarding what they need as they progress through their careers Fine predicts that the event open to FIU alumni as well as other women leaders will appeal primarily to those women still growing in their careers and focusing on entering middle management positions Plus Power Up offers an excellent networking opportunity for women business leaders to connect with women on similar paths in other organizations Fine pointed out The event with assistance from presenting sponsor Mass Mutual and supporting sponsor Misha s Cupcakes will be held from 8 00 am until 2 00 pm on May 27 at Parrot Jungle Island in Miami Florida The admission cost of 75 includes breakfast and lunch Pre registration is required In addition to Fine Women s Alumni Council executive board members are Vanessa Carrasquel MS 14 Tainah Georges Misha Kuryla Gomez MIB 04 Natalia Loeb BBA 06 MBA 11 and Ruthy Ocasio MBA 11 Sharing Twitter 0 Facebook 21 Google 0 Linkedin 0 Email this article Print this article Authors Jane Schreier Jones Tags Misha Kuryla Gomez Sharon Fine Ruthy Ocasio Natalia Loeb Vanessa Carrasquel Power Up Summit Women s Alumni Council Tainah Georges Latest News College of Business students learned firsthand about the tough road to entrepreneurship FIU Business alumni entrepreneurs to share insights at 2015 Hall of Fame panel Alumni Notes April 2015 Cancel reply Your Name Your Email Website Please solve the following to prove you are not a bot 3 3 RECENT POPULAR Recent Popular Recent 2 days ago Power Up Women business leaders to meet for a new recharging summit in May February 11 2016 Life s cravings and FIU real estate lessons fuel success

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  • Life’s cravings, and FIU real estate lessons, fuel success for Joseph’s Cookies. | BizNews
    kitchen of his parents restaurant At 15 years old Semprevivo began making 160 sugar free oatmeal cookies per day and delivering them to local markets in New Mexico Texas and Arizona They were a hit and the start of Joseph s Lite Cookies founded in 1986 At the time sugar free sweets barely existed and consumers associated them with tasting bad Joseph s natural products made the flavors stand out In addition to local markets Dollar General and Dollar Tree quickly picked up the cookies They were sold on QVC network for six years Today Joseph s Lite Cookies are stocked at 140 000 retailers in the U S and sold internationally in 42 countries Semprevivo moved the company s headquarters to Sebastian Florida in 2002 It wasn t just Joseph s Lite Cookies that made Semprevivo a New Mexico State University undergraduate a success Real estate became a big factor in his entrepreneurial growth as he bought factories office space and land for development Semprevivo credits some of that success to the College of Business Masters of Science in International Real Estate MSIRE program at FIU and professors including William Hardin and Suzanne Hollander Semprevivo graduated FIU winning the Directors award Leadership Award and Best Student Award It was an amazing program that prepares you to learn and gives you tools to learn Semprevivo noted I ve used my MSIRE degree many times over made a really great return on my investment As Semprevivo increased his real estate purchases those lessons helped him take the right steps conducting a full cost analysis for each venture understanding the development costs of a project and knowing how every transaction influences the next The hybrid MSIRE program offers in person classes as well as an online component features that made it attractive for Semprevivo to attend classes As a resident of Vero Beach I had the flexibility to drive down to Miami for class if I wanted to or watch it on demand at night from home he noted The program is very rigorous It s designed for dedicated people who want to put their time into it Semprevivo s success has opened doors for others He now provides full scholarships each semester to two students enrolled at his New Mexico alma mater He also hopes his story will inspire others In 2013 Semprevivo published Madness Miracles Millions co written with his father Larry which tells the story of the Semprevivo family and how they overcame financial difficulties and health problems to find success The book has won 11 national awards including the Axiom Business Book Award for Career History Milestone The Christian Illumination Book Award for Inspiration and The Beverly Hills Book Award for Career Motivational What you put into life is what you get out of it said Semprevivo who mentors high school students and college graduates I want to look at the big picture and have an impact on America Sharing Twitter 0 Facebook 34 Google 0 Linkedin 27

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  • Innovation takes a starring role in the Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge. | BizNews
    Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge February 10 2016 Excellence in human resources education wins top rankings for FIU College of Business February 9 2016 Welcome to the BizLife opens doors for FIU s business students February 5 2016 Innovation takes a starring role in the Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge Top Stories February 10 2016 The 2016 Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge designed to open doors for new business ventures and start ups throughout South Florida is now underway Now in its 18 th year the contest is sponsored by FIU s Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center Anyone with a business idea or an operating startup that is under two years old can enter Entries from any industry are accepted Contestants in the 2015 competition agreed that their participation granted their up and coming ventures much needed brand recognition and networking opportunities The challenge also affords special opportunities for entrepreneurial thinkers in the Florida International University community with a separate FIU competition track reserved for students and alumni The Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge tasks contestants with creating a succinct yet detailed presentation of their business concept the issues it will solve and how the venture will achieve success Entries may be up to three pages and may include one additional page for a photo chart or diagram The ultimate goal securing investors to get the venture off the ground or grow an existing business In addition to the FIU track the Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge features two other tracks a Community Track open to all South Floridians and a High School Track co sponsored by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship Panels of judges all experts in entrepreneurship will evaluate the entries and finalists in the community FIU and high school tracks Among them FIU professors Dr Seema Pissaris professor in the Department of Management and International Business and Dr Karlene Cousins associate professor in the Decision Sciences and Information Systems Department The deadline for entries in the Community or FIU Tracks is March 28 Those entering the High School Track have until April 4 The judge s top three selections in each track plus the People s Pick winners will be announced in a special edition of Business Monday on May 8 Email entries to challenge MiamiHerald com for Community Track fiuchallenge MiamiHerald com for FIU Track highschoolchallenge Miami Herald com for High School Track Sharing Twitter 0 Facebook 11 Google 0 Linkedin 34 Email this article Print this article Authors Cynthia Corzo Tags Business Plan Challenge Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge Latest News Elder care solution takes the top FIU Track prize in 2015 Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge Social entrepreneurship leads FIU Track pitches in the Business Plan Challenge FIU students get your business plan ready the Challenge is open Cancel reply Your Name Your Email Website Please solve the following to prove you are not a bot 3 5 RECENT POPULAR Recent Popular Recent 2 days ago Power Up Women business leaders to meet for a

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  • Excellence in human resources education wins top rankings for FIU College of Business. | BizNews
    University s FIU College of Business has received a top ranking for its graduate program for human resources management HR com ranked the Master of Science in Human Resource Management 2 for the Masters Program with Emphasis on HR in its 2016 Leadership Excellence Awards released last week HR com s recognition reflects the excellence of faculty the quality of our students and our curricular innovations said Marc Weinstein director of the 12 month Master of Science in Human Resource Management program and clinical professor Department of Management International Business This achievement has been years in the making with our recruitment of world class faculty that provide our students with the skills needed to be leaders in the the HR field Marc Weinstein Admission to the program is highly competitive Weinstein said with nearly four applicants for every space He also noted that entering students average seven years of professional experience That strong level of expertise combined with active mentoring from the local HR community and insights students receive in the classroom recently contributed to a first place finish for the graduate program s case competition team at the HR Florida conference in January Since its founding in 2002 450 students have completed the MSHRM program Most of these students have remained in the Miami area with many ascending to leadership positions in their organizations Graduates also serve the profession and the community Weinstein said holding leadership positions in the Greater Miami Society of Human Resource Management GMSHRM the Miami Chamber of Commerce and numerous other civic organizations Strong support from program alumni and the wider HR community has opened additional opportunities for students and graduates of the program HR com is the largest social networking site dedicated to human resources professionals with an online community of over 240 000 HR executives Click here for a full list of the 2016 Leadership Excellence Awards COB faculty member leads FIU Center for Leadership to top ranking Nathan Hiller HR com also delivered a 1 ranking for FIU s Center for Leadership led by College of Business associate professor and Knight Ridder Research Fellow Nathan Hiller The program took the top spot for Open Enrollment Continuing Education with an Emphasis on Leadership besting well known programs at Wharton Carnegie Melon and Boston University We are gratified that for the second time in three years HR com has ranked FIU s Center for Leadership as the top program of its kind Hiller said I m also thrilled that the contributions of so many people including many College of Business faculty members have been recognized The Center for Leadership s programs specialize in helping leaders develop new behavioral skills and self insight with a sharp focus on providing concrete strategies to put new insights to immediate use in participants leadership roles Sharing Twitter 0 Facebook 187 Google 0 Linkedin 101 Email this article Print this article Authors Ellen Forman Tags Master of Science in Human Resource Management MSHRM Nathan Hiller Marc Weinstein Department of

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  • Welcome to the BizLife opens doors for FIU’s business students. | BizNews
    February 10 2016 Excellence in human resources education wins top rankings for FIU College of Business February 9 2016 Welcome to the BizLife opens doors for FIU s business students February 5 2016 Welcome to the BizLife opens doors for FIU s business students More College News February 5 2016 At the February 3 Welcome to the BizLife event students filled the CBC lobby to learn about the College of Business International Dual Degree Programs and how they can incorporate these offerings into their undergraduate and graduate studies Many of the College s partner universities from Munich and Belgium to Peru and Morocco displayed their co curricular and academic offerings Angelique Rios an undergraduate majoring in international business attended Welcome to the BizLife to explore courses specially focused on her major She s already completed many of her basic requirements and is looking to open new doors I m interested in the programs abroad because I m majoring in international business said Rios who expects to graduate in 2019 I want to get more exposure to the international side of my degree Career management services counselors were on hand to offer details on various programs Roary stopped by to hang out with the students and College of Business student organizations networked with potential members Sharing Twitter 0 Facebook 36 Google 0 Linkedin 29 Email this article Print this article Authors Cynthia Corzo Tags BizLife International Dual Degree Program Welcome to the BizLife Angelique Rios Latest News Welcome to the BizLife shows off College of Business programs Getting Into The Rhythm PwC to help welcome COB students on September 8 Cancel reply Your Name Your Email Website Please solve the following to prove you are not a bot 4 1 RECENT POPULAR Recent Popular Recent 2 days ago Power Up Women

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  • WordCamp brings leading WordPress experts and a wealth of information to FIU. | BizNews
    online world knowing your way around WordPress can be an enormous asset WordPress novices and pros alike can find a treasure trove of valuable information at WordCamp a three day event coming to FIU on February 19 21 2015 FIU students faculty and community members will have access to seminars and experts on everything from sophisticated programming techniques to getting started as a blogger What s more it s one of the most affordable tech learning experiences of the year at 35 for the full two day conference with discounts available for FIU students The tuition includes all seminars lunches and snacks Early registrants also have the opportunity to snag a goodie bag We ll have a full schedule lined up for everyone from those wanting to learn WordPress for the first time to those who are already skilled at developing with it said David Bisset one of the conference organizers Anthony Miyazaki Taking a deep dive into the world of WordPress The main WordCamp conference takes place on Saturday and Sunday with talks ranging from how to improve your website s SEO and security to how to build an e commerce site with WordPress There s also a talk focused on how WordPress is used in higher education Sunday has a full track dedicated to business owners and agencies along with a brand new Learn JavaScript deeply session for developers The FIU College of Business Marketing Department is a co sponsor of the conference and two faculty members will be leading sessions Department Chair Anthony Miyazaki will share his tips on repurposing content effectively at a Saturday session and Nancy Richmond instructor and advisor for FIU s Social Media Association will share her observations of how tech giants like Google and Nike engage online at Social Media Road Trip Leadership Engagement and Community Building on Sunday Members of the Social Media Association will be present at the event I m speaking this year is because I was sold on the conference when I attended last year Miyazaki said The speakers are solid The audience is engaged And everyone in attendance is extremely helpful WordCamp also runs several auxiliary conferences on Friday February 19 There s a beginners class limited to 100 individuals that takes participants step by step from learning hosting basics to customizing a basic WordPress site of there own There s also a full day freelancer s conference the same day with each priced at 15 for the full day Nancy Richmond To bring more pre teens into the WordPress world this year s conference also features several family friendly features including a Kid s Workshop where parents and kids ages 8 13 can learn to create their first blog an arts crafts STEM class in the afternoon and a kid s panel to end the day Children are welcome to attend both days on the weekend free of charge For more information about WorldCamp visit http 2016 miami wordcamp org FIU students can use the code

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  • MSHRM students take top prize at state competition. | BizNews
    February 9 2016 Welcome to the BizLife opens doors for FIU s business students February 5 2016 MSHRM students take top prize at state competition Graduate School January 25 2016 From left to right Marianne Joseph Anjani Raj Dr Marc Weinstein Ana Ortiz Manuel Pallango Zhongyan Chen Incorporating metrics into human resource management a novel approach used by few sealed the win for students from the College of Business MSHRM program at the HR Florida Case Competition The winning case was designed to solve absenteeism and turnover rates at a Florida based resort call center Marianne Joseph Anjani Raj Zhongyan Chen and Ana Ortiz enrolled in MSHRM s Cohort 27 based their case on a fictitious company modeled after the Kona Vacation Club Resort in Orlando The company s challenge boost employee engagement as well as increase productivity and competitive advantage We highlighted risks and the need to establish a human resources practice that would deliver results show savings and increase the business return on investment said Ortiz The students pointed out that data analysis was a key component to developing their hypothesis about employees wanting to learn and those findings led to insight about the necessary actions for the company The competition required that students prepare and submit a two page written analysis and a 15 minute oral presentation The combined written analysis and presentation scores determined the final winners From left to right John Williamson Ana Ortiz Marianne Joseph Anjani Raj Zhongyan Chen Manuel Pallango Metrics a key component MSHRM participants used metrics to develop the logistical landscape of the case as well as for guiding their analysis of the case The judges said we were the first school to use metrics in a case competition Joseph noted Developing the case required intense collaboration between the students and their mentor MSHRM student Manny Pallango to establish clear links between the metrics that would indicate the company s challenges That was key to solving the meat and potatoes of the case said Pallango who didn t participate in the competition In this year s finals FIU s MSHRM students faced off against Rollins College The winning teams one graduate and one undergraduate receive 2 500 towards the SHRM Regional State Games Competition in March and complimentary registrations to the next HR Florida Conference Expo We re all fired up because between now and the next conference we ll have taken more classes gaining knowledge and skills Raj said Now we have to focus on team building Sharing Twitter 0 Facebook 328 Google 0 Linkedin 56 Email this article Print this article Authors Cynthia Corzo Tags Master of Science Human Resource Management MSHRM Anjani Raj Marianne Joseph Zhongyan Chen Ana Ortiz Manny Pallango Latest News Excellence in human resources education wins top rankings for FIU College of Business FIU grad optimizes human capital strategies at the HEAT Employees violating privacy rules is SHRM case competition for graduate students Cancel reply Your Name Your Email Website Please solve the following to

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