Media Coverage

2021

  • NBC6 – April 5, 2021
    In a story about pursuing job retraining programs or educational opportunities to recover from financial uncertainty during the pandemic, Ravi Gajendran, associate professor of global leadership and management, explained that when people are out of a job, they begin to reevaluate their choices. “Even as people are dealing with unemployment, even as they’re dealing with job loss, they’re looking ahead and saying, ‘How do I position myself better for the future?’” he said. Watch It

  • NBC6 – April 1, 2021
    In a story about non fungible tokens, Hemang Subramanian, assistant professor in the Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics, explained that these are unique and not interchangeable. The smart contract and origin are stored on a blockchain. “It’s a digital contract and only those who have the private key can access the contract,” he said. Watch It

  • The Miami Herald – March 31, 2021
    A story on U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 rankings for graduate schools highlighted local grad schools. The College of Business Administration at FIU ranked No. 110. Article

  • El Nuevo Herald – March 31, 2021
    A story on U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 rankings for graduate schools highlighted local grad schools. The College of Business Administration at FIU ranked No. 110. Article

  • Omaha World-Herald – March 31, 2021
    In a story about the search for chancellor of the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), FIU Business dean Joanne Li was named as UNO's priority candidate, in the running to become the first woman of color to lead the university. Article

  • Tampa Bay Times – March 30, 2021
    A story about the university programs in Florida that placed within the top 10 of U.S. News and World Report’s latest edition of “Best Graduate Schools” noted that Florida International University, which ranked No. 3 for international business schools. Article

  • Al Jazeera English – March 28, 2021
    In a story about Florida governor Ron de Santis’ claims that his COVID response, including refusing to shut down the economy or issue mask mandates, has delivered an economic boom for Florida, Deanne Butchey, teaching professor in the Department of Finance, explained that it’s too early to tell. “We cannot really measure the economics of it until we figure out what has it cost in terms of lives, what it costs in terms of security,” she said. Watch It

  • El Nuevo Herald – March 19, 2021
    In a story on the stimulus aid package, experts offer strategies for spending the $1,400 wisely. A recent survey indicates 34 percent of recipients will save the money while 30 percent will use it for food and 22 percent for housing. Clinical professor in the School of Accounting Fred Perry explained that putting the money in a savings account doesn’t reduce the economic impact, it extends the effect of the stimulus, which offers greater benefits for everyone. Article

  • Bankrate.com – March 19, 2021
    In a story about mortgage rates and their impact on today’s hot housing market, Eli Beracha, director of the Hollo School of Real Estate at FIU Business, noted that home prices would cool only if mortgage rates continue climbing past 4 percent, a figure not in most forecasters’ outlooks for 2021. "An increase in interest rates in the short run will not hurt the housing market and will actually create urgency to purchase," he said. Article

  • MoneyGeek.com – March 16, 2021
    In a story about choosing the best car insurance company, Deanne Butchey, teaching professor in the Department of Finance, explained steps drivers can take to lower their costs. “Bundle home/auto if the insurance company offers both; avoid speeding tickets and other offenses; if one has a young driver in the household, shop around for discounts based on driver education,” she added. Article

  • The Atlanta Voice – March 13, 2021
    In a story about resuming activities – and office work - in the new, new normal, Ravi Gajendran, associate professor of global leadership and management, explained that when returning to work people should focus on being prepared for what you can control, which includes carrying hand sanitizer and wearing a mask. Overall, “cut yourself a break,” Gajendran said. Article

  • MoneyGeek.com – March 12, 2021
    In a story about homeowner’s insurance coverage, Suzanne Hollander, associate teaching professor at the Hollo School of Real Estate, highlighted the significance of endorsements covering floods or earthquakes. “The property owners effectively "buy" additional coverage and protection, and your insurer will reimburse you up to those raised limits,” she added. Article

  • The Ladders.com – March 4, 2021
    In a report about the increased use of channel-based messaging platform Slack, Ravi Gajendran, associate professor of global leadership and management, explained that “this is not a normal time” even for regular remote workers and that work itself may feel different than before. “It’s not just work as usual but done remotely — it’s work done remotely while dealing with what may feel like an existential crisis.”

  • El Nuevo Herald – March 2, 2021
    A news story profiled FIU Business new online MBA in sports management developed in partnership with Real Madrid Graduate School — Universidad Europea, highlighting that behind one of the popular fútbol team is one of today’s most successful business empires. “Students have the opportunity to work with people who have real-world experience and in a global context,” said William Hardin, associate dean of the Chapman Graduate School. “They gain a unique experience that simply doesn’t exist in South Florida.” Article

  • Telemundo 51 – March 2, 2021
    El Real Madrid Club de fútbol y Florida International University llegaron a un acuerdo para ofrecer un MBA en negocios deportivos. Watch It

  • KIRO-7 Seattle – March 2, 2021
    In a special report about the rise of the "fake commute," wherein people replace that daily transition between work and home with various activities, Ravi Gajendran, associate professor of global leadership and management at Florida International University’s College of Business, pointed out that working from home during the pandemic makes the “juggling act” more difficult. “It’s hard to smoothly hop on to a work-related Zoom call right after dealing with a demanding situation with kids at home,” he said. Watch It

  • Fox 23 News – March 2, 2021
    In a report about teleworkers struggling to maintain a healthier work-life balance amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Ravi Gajendran, associate professor of global leadership and management at Florida International University’s College of Business, pointed out that people are forced to bounce between two all-consuming roles multiple times per day. “I’s hard to leave behind the stresses and mental worries of (a) work-related Zoom call and instantly switch to being a loving and caring partner or spouse,” he said. Article

  • CNN Dinero – February 26, 2021
    In a special report about the possibility of Miami becoming the next Silicon Valley, Gladys Simpson, an information systems and business analytics instructor, discussed the viability incentives for entrepreneurs and technology executives. “Miami has the right ecosystem – judicial and taxes that make it attractive,’ said Simpson. “Plus, FIU, and other universities, have created programs to produce the human talent that can make Miami a technology hub.” Watch It

  • CBS4 – February 24, 2021
    In a report about small businesses and medical practices struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic, Brian Van Hook, director of Florida Small Business Development Center at FIU Business, discussed the assistance available to them, including PPP loans and bridge loans from the state. “In a normal year, we work with about a thousand businesses last year we doubled. Helped 2,000 businesses in the community,” he said. Watch It

  • The Hill – February 23, 2021
    In an op-ed about U.S. trade policies under Joe Biden’s administration, international business professor Jerry Haar explained that the most important and most challenging trade priorities are: China, labor and the environment, trade enforcement and “Buy American.” He added: “The Biden preference for multilateralism… and a refrain from wielding tariffs as an ax bode well for U.S. trade relations over the next four years.” Article

  • The Miami Herald – February 14, 2021
    A special report about tech entrepreneurs and finance gurus relocating to Miami, John Nykolaiszyn, director of business career services at FIU’s College of Business, explained that the local hiring landscape has is in the beginning stage. “I haven’t seen or heard any traction with our students or graduates.” He added that Miami’s talent is uniquely positioned because of its diversity… “that’s major play for firms that move down here,” Nykolaiszyn said. Article

  • Daily Free Press – February 8, 2021
    In a story about a conference on healthcare and legal issues, Miriam Weismann, academic director of the Healthcare MBA program, delivered a keynote presentation – “Not the Same America For All: The Discriminatory Impact of COVID-19.” “We have unequal access to healthcare, we have discriminatory impacts on minorities… “We need to change the way we think about health care delivery,” she said. Article

  • Univision Contigo – February 7, 2021
    In a story about assistance for small businesses trying to recover from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ray Juncosa, consultant with the Florida SBDC at FIU Business shared information about the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) designed to help business owners in maintaining employees’ salaries, covering utilities and other eligible expenses. Watch It

  • NBC6 – February 4, 2021
    In a story about South Floridian’s financial struggles during the pandemic, many say another relief check would be a major help, Deanne Butchey, teaching professor in the Department of Finance, explained that the funds have helped avoid a major recession or even a depression. “There’s a big chunk of people who really need that money,” she said. “They need to feed their kids.” Watch It

  • South Florida Business Journal – February 3, 2021
    A story highlighted FIU Business new online MBA in sports management developed in partnership with Real Madrid Graduate School —Universidad Europea. Florida International University’s College of Business introduced a Professional Online MBA in sports management, developed in partnership with the Real Madrid Graduate School at Universidad Europea. Article

  • The Miami Herald – February 1, 2021
    In a story about the annual Miami Herald Startup Pitch Competition, FIU Business faculty members Karlene Cousins, associate professor of information systems and business analytics, and Seema Pissaris, clinical professor of international business, as well as Ricardo Weisz, consultant to the Florida Small Business Development Center at FIU, and alumnus Juan Carlos Abello (BS ’09) were featured as judges. Article

  • CBS4 - January 26, 2021
    In a report about small businesses struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic and the assistance available to keep paying employees and keep their doors open, Brian Van Hook, director of Florida Small Business Development Center at FIU Business, described them as the drivers of the local economy. "A lot of these small businesses, especially here in Miami, are the innovators that are coming up with new trends, products, services," he said. Watch it

  • Financial Times - January 25, 2021
    In a story about the increase of MBA courses for esports and sports management, the Business School Briefing highlighted FIU Business new online MBA in sports management developed in partnership with Real Madrid Graduate School —Universidad Europea. The program aims to prepare graduates to successfully and responsibly manage sports institutions. Article

  • AACSB Insights - January 25, 2021
    In a story about FIU Business efforts to help other business students connect and thrive during the pandemic, Arijit Sengupta, associate dean for accreditation and technology systems, highlighted the Brave Zone, a series of webinars focused on topics ranging from mental and physical well-being habits to how to maintain motivation. The initiative was developed by the FIU student chapter of the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. Article

  • South Florida Business and Wealth - January 24, 2021
    Suzanne Hollander, associate teaching professor at the Hollo School of Real Estate, was appointed to the U.S. State Department’s Fulbright Specialist Roster as Expert in Real Estate. “I address this challenge by taking steps to build my knowledge, skills and reputation in real estate, build my network of real estate leaders who support the promotion of competent women,” said Hollander, a real estate attorney.

  • CBS4 – January 22, 2021
    In a report about Miami Mayor Francis Suarez’ plan to bring tech companies to Miami, George Marakas, director of doctoral programs at FIU Business, explained that a possible boom in high-tech business will mean high-paying jobs for South Florida. “… the agility that is necessary to bring something, a new technical idea out of the ground and bring it to fruition, really takes some entrepreneurial thinking,” said Marakas. Watch it

  • CNN.com – January 18, 2021
    In a story about the rise of the "fake commute," wherein people replace that daily transition with various activities, Ravi Gajendran, associate professor of global leadership and management, pointed out that working from home during the pandemic makes the transition between work and home difficult. “It's hard to leave behind the stresses and mental worries of work-related Zoom call and instantly switch to being a loving and caring partner or spouse." Article

  • Komu.com – January 18, 2021
    In a story about how commuting may have been a ritual that was critical for their workers’ mental health and work-life balance, Ravi Gajendran, associate professor of global leadership and management, discussed the “fake commute.” He noted the challenges of parent/spouse and an employee multiple times during a day. "It's hard to smoothly hop on to a work-related Zoom call right after dealing with a demanding situation with kids at home.” Article

  • FoxNews.com – January 18, 2021
    In a story about the possibility of a new pandemic spawning from China, Attila Hertelendy, assistant teaching professor in the Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics, explained that the "threat still remains high" for another calamity from China. He noted that “there needs to be an overall improvement in collaboration among global governments, as well as to enhancing data-sharing agreements so that information can be reported in real-time.” Article

  • WalletHub – January, 14, 2021
    In a story about Travelers Car Insurance, Anna Pietraszek, assistant teaching professor of marketing, explained the importance of customer reviews when making a decision about an insurance company. “It is not so much about the potential situation, but how a case was handled,” she said. Base on the many choices that consumers have, “Any insurance company needs to build top-of-mind awareness.” Article

  • Bankrate.com – January 13, 2021
    In a story about the increased popularity of “house hacking,” Suzanne Hollander, associate teaching professor at the Hollo School of Real Estate, explained that the concept combines homeownership with landlording. The Federal Housing Administration offers loans to buy a duplex or triplex with a down payment of just 3.5 percent. “The approach appeals to buyers who are daunted by the responsibility of a monthly mortgage payment,” she said. Article

  • WalletHub – January 11, 2021
    In a story about secured credit cards David Barman, associate teaching professor in the School of Accounting, explained that this industry provides an opportunity for consumers that might not otherwise qualify for an unsecured line of credit. He added that while secured credit cards minimize the risk on the financial institution, there still are associated costs with providing this product to customers. Article

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