About FIU BusinessDean's Welcome

Joanne Li

Welcome to the Florida International University College of Business!

I am proud to lead one of the foremost academic institutions of its kind, recognized and accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Our students commit themselves to academic achievement. We lift their college experience through international education, leadership opportunities and an extensive program of professional skills training. We are proud of our student success stories, and each day, we build on them through new programs and corporate partnerships. Our students are now actively recruited by almost half of all Fortune 500 companies, and we expect that number to grow. In addition, we are consistently ranked in the Top 10 by U.S. News and World Report for our undergraduate international business program, most recently at No. 6. We are ranked No. 12 by U.S. News among the top international MBA programs, our real estate faculty is ranked No. 1 in the nation for its research, and both our graduate and undergraduate human resources programs are ranked No. 1 by HR.com.

Our world-class faculty members bring a passion for scholarship and teaching to their work. Globally and locally, they produce research that is recognized for its excellence by leading scholarly journals. They also engage with business leaders who seek out cutting edge insights into our economy and its future. Their productivity and scholarship has been recognized by the University of Texas at Dallas’ Top 100 Business School Research Rankings for North America, one of the nation’s key barometers of top faculty research.

We bring our contributions to a business community that is both local and global. Our students, faculty and alumni power the economic engine that guides the world-class city of Miami. At the same time, the College of Business has a strong and growing track record for leading the way in establishing global partnerships and collaborations that will help define the future of international business education.

Whether you are a student, prospective student, alumnus or member of the business community, I urge you to get to know us. Explore our website and learn more about our programs. Engage with our faculty. Join our alumni network. Become part of the FIU College of Business, a powerful global public university that is helping to shape the future of the business community.

At FIU College of Business, we breathe our motto: Always Relevant, Always Forward.



Joanne Li, Ph.D., CFA
Professor of Finance
Ryder Eminent Scholar Chair in Business
Florida International University
College of Business

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