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    Maidelys Ruiz: PCAOB Scholarship Winner

    When she came from Cuba to the United States in 2008, Maidelys Ruiz knew English mainly from books. Coming to Miami marked the first plane ride for Ruiz, who emigrated with her parents and younger sister. Six years later, Ruiz not only graduated summa cum laude from the School of...


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    FBLA-PBL takes Windy City by storm! Chicago conference results in national office, other honors.

    Members of the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) chapter at Florida International University (FIU) made an impressive showing, including two national first-place finishes, at the PBL National Leadership Conference, June 24-27, 2015, in Chicago, Illinois. Elizabeth Alvarez was named the national organization’s 2015-16 Parliamentarian, the result of...


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    Alum Malcolm Butters helps MSIRE grads with debt.

    For many graduates, debt from student loans looms large. But thanks to the generosity of FIU alumnus Malcolm Butters (MSRE ’83), president and co-founder of Butters Construction & Development, Inc., the debt burden for two students who received their Master of Science in International Real Estate (MSIRE) at Florida International...


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    SBDC at FIU jumps in with Sky Zone

    Sky Zone wants to keep its South Florida fans jumping, and the SBDC at FIU is making sure that the indoor trampoline park’s expansion plans continue at a quick pace. Juan Brandt, who holds the franchise rights to Sky Zone in Miami-Dade County, opened his first Miami location inside a...


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    Federal government representatives inspire a crowd of FIU students as potential employees.

    The largest employer in the U.S., the federal government, met with FIU and College of Business students to showcase the employment opportunities, internships and scholarships available across its multiple agencies. Hosted by FIU’s Career Services, this 10th Annual Federal Government Statewide Conference included representatives from the USDA, FBI, CIA, State...


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    Passage to India: FIU students learn how another culture approaches health care management.

    With more than 1.2 billion people, India faces an intensified version of the problems faced by all nations: how to meet a population’s growing healthcare needs. That challenge was viewed first-hand by 15 FIU Chapman Graduate School of Business students working toward their MBA in Healthcare Management. The group visited...


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    Faculty Notes: May-June 2015

    School of Accounting Kenneth Henry (PhD Business Administration ’08, MAAC ’94), clinical associate professor, was the subject of an article entitled “The Virtual Professor” which appeared in a 2015 special supplement of Accounting and Business, a magazine from the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants). Miriam Weismann, clinical professor and...


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    Class of 2015 pioneers class gifts, a new way of giving for FIU Business alumni.

    At 2015 commencement ceremonies at Florida International University (FIU), for the first time, many College of Business students are wearing a special cord or stole with their graduation gown to show their support of a new way of giving back: the class gift. “This year marks the 50th anniversary of...


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    Tech pioneer Manuel D. Medina to receive the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award at FIU Business Hall of Fame.

    Business icon Manuel D. Medina will be recognized for his groundbreaking work in technology and entrepreneurship, as well as his philanthropic and community leadership, with the Lifetime Achievement Award at FIU College of Business’ 2015 Hall of Fame Awards. As the founder and board chairman of eMerge Americas, Medina is...


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    Aug
    13

    En"TECH"preneur Series: Building your team

    The Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center in partnership with SBDC at FIU and Ironhack present:EN"TECH"PRENEUR SERIES: Building Your TeamThis workshop aims to teach valuable tech skills to entrepreneurs, small business owners, and tech enthusiasts. This summer series will be hosted by Ironhack, a coding school offering web and mobile development courses in Miami, Madrid and Barcelona.Building Your Team will aid attendees in making the right decisions when it comes to building their teams. Some of the questions we will cover: Who do I need? Should I outsource? What does a good team look like? Should I use the same team for everything? How do I qualify potential team members? I've got my team, what's expected of me? Where can I find good people?These events are free! No cost to attend, but registration is required. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach Jesus Padilla by e-mail at jpadilla@fiu.edu or by phone at 305-779-9232.


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    Aug
    22

    Principles of Project Management

    Project management is possibly the most critical skill separating successful managers from ineffectual ones. Whether you have formal responsibility for projects or not, abilities such as how to establish schedules, set priorities and deliver to commitments are essential to personal productivity and organizational success. This three-day program will introduce a project management discipline that can be implemented in any organization. Participants will acquire a framework of information and tools to plan, estimate, schedule, and control projects ranging from the simple to the complex. Certified Project Managers may earn Professional Development Units (PDUs).As careers become more advanced, work will tend to evolve from routine tasks to more challenging projects. Every professional can benefit from studying the practices developed to execute projects on schedule and budget, while minimizing the stress within the project team. This program enables its participants to learn and practice project management skills and techniques, to ultimately become an expert in project completion. Techniques first developed by technical professionals have now been considered some of the best practices for general use, which have been implemented in this program. Hands-on case work will also be used to assist in the application of lessons learned, along with recommended strategies for handling projects and related tasks. A structured approach for targeting the all-important human resources aspect, as well as communication, is deeply integrated in each lesson, to emphasize on these areas of improvement. In addition, participants will become familiar with the format and makeup of the exam, to be able to succeed with confidence.The program consists of 3 sessions on August 22 to September 12 on MMC campus.


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    Aug
    25

    SHRM Certified Professional/ SHRM Senior Certified Professional Review

    stablish yourself as a globally-recognized human resource expert by earning the new standard in HR certification: SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). These professional certifications can open doors for professional advancement, serve to harmonize standards with changing expectations and signal to employers advanced professional development. They reflect what HR practitioners need to know to be leaders in their organizations and in the profession.Ensure you're prepared with FIU's SHRM CP and SHRM SCP Certification Review Program designed for SHRM credential candidates. Expand and test your knowledge and practical, real-life competencies in areas critical for HR career success.Offered in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the curriculum is designed by global subject matter experts and covers the entire SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge (SHRM BOCK) which encourages HR professionals to acquire the Competencies and Knowledge they'll need to effectively perform their jobs and achieve career success. Our course is designed to help you learn and retain the material effectively and efficiently by combining the best exam preparation system with expert instruction and peer discussion.This program will take place on Tuesdays starting August 25 to November 17.


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    Aug
    29

    Certified Treasury Professional Program

    The Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) Certification, sponsored by the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP), is recognized as the global standard of excellence in corporate treasury and finance. With new regulations, concerning financial reporting and the complexities of business on a global scale, more employers are demanding that financially affiliated professionals be AFP Certified. FIU's Certified Treasury Professional program follows the AFP-recommended system for exam preparation, utilizing AFP materials and covering all of the content needed to pass the CTP Exam. Participants will engage in group-discussions, regarding real-life situational cases, along with the mentorship of a professional executive, with exceptional experience in the field.The program consists of 12 sessions that run on Saturday's from August 29 to November 21 in the MMC campus.


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    Sep
    01

    Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification

    Lean, is a production practice that focuses on activities that will decrease inefficient processes, and consequently costs, while aligning them to an overall growth strategy. Six Sigma, a methodology used to improve business processes through quality-improvement approaches such as, utilizing statistical analysis, concentrates optimal development of product quality and reducing errors. Florida International University is offering the opportunity to join this proven method of industrial enhancement, which has been implemented by all industries. Six Sigma will aid in money savings, hard and soft, increasing customer satisfaction, reducing variation, and defining improvement projects, as its participants come to terms with the give domains in the CSSGB Body of Knowledge. Based on a Belt System, Six Sigma offers different levels of expertise, comprised of its own unique set of tools and skills.Yellow Belt training, in Six Sigma, provides its participants with an overall understanding of the basic methods, improvements, and techniques. Being a step up from Green Belt, Yellow Belts sit in the median of foundational knowledge and full realization of Six Sigma processes, being able to monitor and control projects in a more holistic way. Usually, Yellow Belt members will not lead a process on their own; however, they are a part of the core essentials in succession as subject matter members (SME) to meet team expectations, providing support and essential input. Yellow Belts will often be assigned to running smaller processes, using the Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) technique. All efforts of the these members contribute to cost saving, team unity and support, maximum use of labor, reducing in waste, and meaningful assistance in an organization's overall goals.This program is scheduled to begin Fall 2015.The exact dates and times are TBA. If you would like more information on registration, please call or email our office.


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    Sep
    01

    PayTrain Fundamentals

    PayTrain Fundamentals, presented by FIU, in cooperation with the American Payroll Association, teaches the fundamental payroll calculations and applications necessary for individuals who are new to the payroll industry, along with those who support the payroll industry and those preparing for the FPC or CPP Certification exams. The PayTrain College & University program is designed to expand comprehension and provide participants with the basic knowledge and skills required to maintain payroll compliance and prevent costly penalties.Serving the entire payroll community, this program is ideal for seasoned professionals interested in advancing their careers, as well as new hires seeking an understanding of the industry. Participants will receive live classroom instruction, textbooks, and access to interactive online games and applications to reinforce topics. Participants will recieve lesson in starting and/or advancing their payroll career, while improving their job performance by increasing accuracy and compliance. This course offers a foundational basis of compliance issues, related to tax and regulatory information and preparing its participants for the FPC and CPP exams.To qualify for CPP Certification, candidates must have earned three years of payroll experience in the five years prior to taking the exam.This program is scheduled to begin Fall 2015.The exact dates and times are TBA. If you would like more information on registration, please call or email our office.


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    Sep
    19

    Comprehensive Project Management

    The Comprehensive Project Management Certificate Program is designed to give you professionals skills and knowledge, related to project management, to improve your organizational project productivity.The Project Management Institute (PMI) is the field's leading global professional association. PMI administers a globally-recognized, rigorous, examination-based, professional certification program of the highest caliber. The PMI Certification Program maintains ISO 9001 certification in quality management systems, as evidence of its commitment to professional excellence.A Florida International University Comprehensive Project Management Certificate will be awarded to you upon your completion of thirteen (13) sessions and your demonstration of knowledge, comprehension, and understanding of the material in each of the courses.This program covers the fundamentals of the "Project Management Body of Knowledge" (PMBOK) in a format that is designed to meet the daily challenges of project management through the principles, methods, and the techniques and practices for managing projects of all sizes and degrees of complexity. The Comprehensive Project Management Certificate is excellent in preparing for the PMP Certification, a credential that is quickly becoming a career advantage in project management."Practical learning that's results-oriented."This program consists of 11 sessions from September 19 to December 5 on MMC campus.


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    Sep
    19

    Six Sigma Green Belt Certification

    Lean, is a production practice that focuses on activities that will decrease inefficient processes, and consequently costs, while aligning them to an overall growth strategy. Six Sigma, a methodology used to improve business processes through quality-improvement approaches such as, utilizing statistical analysis, concentrates optimal development of product quality and reducing errors. Florida International University is offering the opportunity to join this proven method of industrial enhancement, which has been implemented by all industries. Six Sigma will aid in money savings, hard and soft, increasing customer satisfaction, reducing variation, and defining improvement projects, as its participants come to terms with the give domains in the CSSGB Body of Knowledge. Based on a Belt System, Six Sigma offers different levels of expertise, comprised of its own unique set of tools and skills.Green Belt training, in Six Sigma, provides its participants with an overall understanding of the basic methods, improvements, and techniques. Being a step up from Yellow Belt, Green Belts sit in the median of Fundamental knowledge and full realization of Six Sigma processes, being able to monitor and control projects in a more holistic way. Usually, Green Belt members will not lead a process on their own; however, they are a part of the core essentials in succession as subject matter members (SME) to meet team expectations, providing support and essential input. Green Belts will often be assigned to running smaller processes, using the Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) technique. All efforts of the these members contribute to cost saving, team unity and support, maximum use of labor, reducing in waste, and meaningful assistance in an organization's overall goals.This program is scheduled to begin Fall 2015. The exact dates and times are TBA. If you would like more information on registration, please call or email our office.


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