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PhD in Business Administration

J. Cooper Abbott of Raymond James’ Eagle Asset Management shares insights with FIU students.

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 James subsidiary.


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What makes an effective leader?

What makes an effective leader?

Burger King CEO shares his philosophy

A crowd of more than 145 students, faculty, alumni and representatives of the business community convened at Florida International University (FIU) on October 27, 2011 to hear Bernardo Hees, chief executive officer, Burger King Corporation, talk about leadership.


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Longtime State Farm exec describes the workplace’s bicultural advantage

Longtime State Farm exec describes the workplace’s bicultural advantage

"I thought being a Hispanic woman meant there's only a certain level of leadership I can reach," said Paola A. Lacouture, a student at Florida International University (FIU). "However, after listening to Annette Martinez, I learned that the thickness of the glass ceiling is determined by me. We set our own limits."

Annette Martinez, vice president of operations, human resources at State Farm Insurance Companies, spoke on "The Bicultural Advantage in the Workplace" on November 3rd. Her appearance at the College of Business Administration was part of the Herbert A. Wertheim Lecture Series.


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PhD in Business Administration

The objective of the PhD in Business Administration is to prepare you for a career in academia by building your understanding of the substantive domains and literature within your selected area of concentration. The PhD program provides you with the methodological and analytical tools required for executing research and creating knowledge. It develops your skills in formulating, conducting, and communicating quality research. In the process, it also fosters your ability to teach effectively.

The PhD program typically requires four years of full-time study: two-and-a-half years of coursework and summer projects, and a year-and-a-half of dissertation research.

You will take a minimum of sixteen courses, with at least six of them in your chosen area of concentration. You also will complete summer research projects under faculty supervision.

Application Deadlines

The last date to apply for admission into the PhD. program of the College of Business is February 15th, 2015. Please make sure you submit all required documents by the deadline.

Available Fields of Study/Concentrations:

Accounting: Fall 2015.

Finance: Fall 2015.

Management & International Business (Hospitality Management available): Fall 2015.

Management Information System: Fall 2015.

Marketing: Fall 2015.

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