Media Coverage

2021

  • El Nuevo Herald - September 27, 2021
    In a story about the rise of cryptocurrencies and the opportunities they offer for saving and building value, information systems and business analytics professor Pouyan Esmaeil Zadeh, said questions about Bitcoin’s viability should be laid to rest. “We may be in a transition phase at the moment, but in 10 years everyone is going to be laughing at us for asking why we were even having debates about believing in it,” he said. Article

  • Sun Sentinel – September 25, 2021
    In a story about increasingly expensive home sale prices, Eli Beracha, director of the Hollo School of Real Estate at FIU Business, explained that many are having to reduce prices to get their properties sold. "Many of the price cuts are a result of sellers getting overconfident in this market and asking for too much," he said. "Price cuts are not happening now for housing that are priced fairly and show well." Article

  • Miami Herald – September 24, 2021
    In a story about the rise of cryptocurrencies and the opportunities they offer for saving and building value, information systems and business analytics professor Pouyan Esmaeil Zadeh, said questions about Bitcoin’s viability should be laid to rest. “We may be in a transition phase at the moment, but in 10 years everyone is going to be laughing at us for asking why we were even having debates about believing in it,” he said.

  • USA Today – September 16, 2021
    In a story about the most overvalued housing markets in the U.S., a report from researchers at Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University noted that Phoenix, Las Vegas and Stockton, California are among the top 10. Eli Beracha, director of the Hollo School of Real Estate at FIU Business explained that house are selling above their long-term pricing.

  • The Miami Herald – September 12, 2021
    In an op-ed about U.S. companies aspiring to do business in Cuba, international business professor Jerry Haar explained that the recent crackdown by the Cuban government on mass protests now places that hope off the burner altogether and that history will show that economic liberalization does not lead to political liberalization. “The big question for American companies that aspire to trade and invest in Cuba is opportunity cost — there are greener pastures elsewhere,” he said. Article

  • Caribbean & Latin America Daily News – September 6, 2021
    In an op-ed, international business professor Jerry Haar noted that among the most pernicious non-tariff barriers are those related to local content requirements (LCRs) - policies imposed by governments that require firms to use domestically manufactured goods or locally supplied services in order to operate in an economy. The downside is that these restrictions come at a high cost, especially in trade, since they distort flows, increase the costs of domestic production and transfer higher prices to consumers. Article

  • Fortune – September 3, 2021
    In a story about business schools expanding International MBA programs as U.S. students increasingly look to study abroad to get a global perspective, Angel Burgos, executive director of MBA programs for the Chapman School, noted that ‘international’ is essential to how the world of business operates today. “I don’t think I know of a school that doesn’t have some element of international within their business school, because it’s so critical to be successful these days,” he said. Article

  • CBS Miami – August 31, 2021
    In a story about COVID’s impact on the global supply chain, logistics professor Craig Austin explained that Christmas shopping will be affected. "It is gonna be a strange Christmas season for us because the supply chain is not producing at the level they were with COVID-19 paralyzing ports. Three Chinese ports close. The volume of containers we need for the Christmas season will not be there," said he said. Watch it

  • South Florida Business Journal – August 31, 2021
    Florida International University's College of Business will launch an MBA in business analytics in January 2022. The 16-month data-driven program includes online and in-person evening classes. Article

  • Boise Dev - August 31, 2021
    According to a study from Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University, the Boise housing market is the most overvalued in the country – with homes in the area selling 80% above past values. The study itself ranked the top 100 largest metro areas in the US. Article

  • Las Vegas Review Journal – August 31, 2021
    Southern Nevada homes are selling for nearly 42 percent above their long-term pricing trends, making it the ninth-most overvalued market in the nation, according to a recent report from professors at Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University. Article

  • Yahoo! Canada – August 31, 2021
    Researchers from Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University determined that Boise is the nation’s most-overvalued housing market. The study used Zillow data going back to 1996 to project where a local housing market should be today if it hewed to its historic trend. Article

  • Lakeland Ledger – August 30, 2021
    Lakeland is the most exposed of nine analyzed Florida markets to the effects of the pandemic-fueled surge in home prices. Two professors at Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University primarily used Zillow to analyze the 100 largest metro areas in the nation and determine the impact. Article

  • Florida Realtors – August 27, 2021
    Homes in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties sold for 13% above their long-term pricing trends in July, a slight decline from the month before, when homes were overvalued by 16%, according to researchers at Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University. Article

  • Fortune – August 26, 2021
    A new survey from Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University looks at the nation’s most overvalued homes, with Boise, Idaho, topping the list. Homes in the Gem State sell for a stunning 80.64% premium, based on a history of past pricing. Of the 100 cities looked at in the study, 95 showed some level of overvalue. Article

  • The Real Deal – August 24, 2021
    In a story about unprecedented rent increases and never-before-seen demand that has made renting more out of reach for locals than ever before, Eli Beracha, director of the Hollo School of Real Estate at FIU Business, discussed the approval process and credit check most renters are subject to. “You have to show a stronger hand in order to be qualified. This means tenants have to compete with each other,” he said. Article

  • CBS4 – August 19, 2021
    Guided by the Small Business Development Center, David Zalcberg, owner of Smart Supply International which has freight forwarding facilities in Miami and Spain, diversified his business and sought U.S. government contracts along with updating his financial and business practices. “We were able to assist him with a paycheck protection program and also an economic injury disaster loan to keep afloat during the pandemic,” Brian Van Hook, regional director of the Small Business Development Center. Watch it

  • CNN Dinero – August 14, 2021
    In a report about the ‘right to repair,’ which would allow independent repair shops to repair electronic devices, Carlos Parra, clinical professor in the Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics, noted that the focus should be on extending the life of the device. “It’s an easy way to help bridge the digital divide of developing countries. During the pandemic, the cellular phone became an instrument critical for work and study,” he said. Watch it

  • NBC6 – August 7, 2021
    In a special report about switching careers during the COVID-19, Ravi Gajendran, associate professor of global leadership and management, explained that the crisis, forced upon the population, has led many 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

  • The Motley Fool – August 5, 2021
    In a story about stock market volatility, finance professor Suchismita Mishra discussed its impact, noting that it can be beneficial to buy stocks at the dip (down market) and hold to gain in the long run. “Above all, volatility will impact investing strategy as in general rational investors don’t like too much swing (ups and downs) in their investment returns. But extent of this impact will depend on the investment horizon, composition of the current portfolio and investor’s risk tolerance,” she said. Article

  • Florida Insider – August 5, 2021
    A story about the price of homes in Florida cited a study conducted by researchers at the Hollo School of Real Estate at Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University, as of June 30, homes throughout Florida sold for 21.76 percent above their long-term pricing trend, an increase from 19.24% in May and 17.17% in April. “More people who rent and reinvest would help alleviate current pricing pressure, which is a good thing.”

  • WalletHub – August 4, 2021
    In a story about no-credit-check loans, professor Arun Upadhyay, eminent scholar in the Department of Finance, explained the risks and benefits. “One of the benefits of credit history is that it allows lenders to select those with good credit that minimizes their credit risk. Thus, they can offer loans at lower rates. But with no credit, lenders take a big risk and so, they will ask for higher interest rates,” he said. Article

  • Latin Trade – August 2, 2021
    In an op-ed, international business professor Jerry Haar noted that Brazil needs economic reform policies that will stimulate business, requiring the government to increase fiscal or monetary stimulus into the economy. On the positive side, the Brazilian private sector is strong and competitive in a range of vitally important industries. “… the biggest impediment to Brazil’s pivot to economic and business resurgence is microeconomics, such as competitiveness, supply, demand, prices, productivity, and labor economics,” he said. Article

  • NBC Philadelphia - July 30, 2021
    In a story about the new work fashion style that's been called "workleisure" — a more put-together version of the athleisure, Manjul Gupta, assistant professor of information systems and business analytics, shared his thoughts. “When I realized I had to go teach a business course to MBAs, the first thing I opened my closet to look for was my jacket blazer,” he said. Article

  • Boca Raton Tribune - July 30, 2021
    A story about the price of homes in Florida cited a joint report from the Hollo School of Real Estate at FIU Business and Florida Atlantic University. As of June 30, homes throughout the Sunshine State were selling for 21.76 percent above their long-term pricing trend, an increase from 19.24 percent in May and 17.17 percent in April. Article

  • Yahoo Deportes – July 30, 2021
    A story about the end of the eviction moratorium in Florida cited a joint report from the Hollo School of Real Estate at FIU Business and Florida Atlantic University indicated that properties in Southeast Florida are being sold for more than they are worth. Article

  • WalletHub – July 27, 2021
    In a story about the best markets to flip houses, William Hardin, interim dean of FIU Business, explained that simply buying a house and then immediately selling it for more is not really a viable model. Also, this is not a passive investment strategy and part or much of the returns are due to managing the process. “To do this long-term you really have to know what is going on in the market,” he said. Article

  • The Miami Herald – July 24, 2021
    In an op-ed, international business professor Jerry Haar pointed out that companies and their shareholders would benefit significantly from aggressive recruitment, selection and promotion of high-potential women to their corporate ranks. What can be done to create equal paths to leadership for women? “The good news is that the increasing wave of diversity, inclusion and equity sweeping corporate America is opening up opportunities for women at all levels,” he said. Article

  • NBC5 – July 22, 2021
    In a story about the housing boom, Eli Beracha, director of the Hollo School of Real Estate at FIU Business, explained that Florida properties are overvalued by an average 20%. The “Buy vs. Rent” index, conducted with Ken Johnson at Florida Atlantic University, indicated that houses are being sold for more than they are worth in Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, Miami and Tallahassee. “… renting and reinvesting is a particularly good wealth creation strategy,” he said. Article

  • South Florida Sun Sentinel – July 22, 2021
    In a story about the current housing boom, Eli Beracha, director of the Hollo School of Real Estate at FIU Business, noted that while rents for apartments, condos and single-family homes are rising as well, they are not increasing at the pace of the home-buying market. “Our research on buy vs. rent indicates that, on average right now, renting and reinvesting is a particularly good wealth creation strategy,” he said. Article

  • South Florida Business Journal – July 22, 2021
    In a story about overvalued real estate property in Florida, Eli Beracha, director of the Hollo School of Real Estate at FIU Business, explained that renting may be the better option. Despite rising home prices, research suggests that Florida’s housing market will not collapse as prices are expected to level off in the future. “More people who rent and reinvest would help alleviate current pricing pressure, which is a good thing," he said.

  • MoneyGeek – July 12, 2021
    In a story about the best credit cards for students, Deanne Butchey, teaching professor in the Department of Finance, explained that young adults must pay attention to managing their spending early on. What factors should students look for? “Access to bonuses and rewards. If they need to carry a balance they should also look for ones with lower interest rates,” she said. Article

  • MoneyGeek – July 12, 2021
    In a story about the best credit cards for small business owners, Deanne Butchey, teaching professor in the Department of Finance, pointed out that these can help build both personal and business credit, finance business charges and earn rewards. “Having credit cards help build credit but opening too many in a short period of time can hurt. Always have a plan for repayment,” she said.

  • NBC LX – July 6, 2021
    In a story about changes in the supply chain, Craig Austin, assistant teaching professor in the Department of Marketing and Logistics, noted that the roots of the vulnerabilities began decades ago and were completely exposed during the COVID-19 pandemic. in the 1990’s the supply chain shifted to a “just in time” approach where manufacturers would only order what they needed, with deliveries scheduled for when they needed it. "It only takes one of your supplies' suppliers to stop you dead,” he said. Watch it

  • NBC Boston – July 6, 2021
    In a report about the impact of lessened production and delays of raw materials on global supply chains, Craig Austin, assistant teaching professor in the Department of Marketing and Logistics, explained these led to shortages and price spikes. The supply chain used to be less vulnerable before businesses changed their strategy. "There became a recognition that inventory is evil. And the reason is that it's not free, there's a cost to it. Your capital is tied up,” he said. Watch it

  • Miami Today – July 6, 2021
    In a story about a record number of business openings in Miami-Dade County history fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic, international business professor Jerry Haar, explained it’s important to determine whether founders see opportunities in the marketplace and seize them or whether necessity forces them to start enterprises in order to earn a living. “I want to see how many of these new enterprises are going to be around 36 months from now,” he said. Article

  • WalletHub – July 6, 2021
    In a story about the increasing number of first-time home buyers, Eli Beracha, director of the Hollo School of Real Estate at FIU Business, suggested they put a down payment of at least 20% and have a 2-3% of the home value in a cash reserve. Additionally, federal, state, and local policymakers should offer financial incentives to both developers and investors because it’s the most effective way to increase the supply of affordable homes,” he said. Article

  • Wall Street Journal – July 5, 2021
    In a story about companies’ savings in the years ahead as they scale back on office space after the coronavirus pandemic emptied workplaces, many are paying one-time charges related to plans to reduce their real estate footprint. Jonathan Milian, associate professor in the School of Accounting, explained that companies book impairment charges when they sublease office space for less money than what they pay for it. “The charge represents a decline in the asset’s value,” he said. Article

  • The Hill – July 4, 2021
    In an op-ed, international business professor Jerry Haar noted that the U.S. failed to develop and implement a high-speed rail system as many developed and developing nations. “Through public-private cooperation and with the right funding models, the U.S. can join the ranks of Japan, China, Spain and other nations that are effectively meeting the transportation needs of their citizens and private enterprises,” he said. Article

  • WalletHub – July 1, 2021
    In a story about MetLife Insurance reviews, international business professor Jerry Haar noted that customer reviews are a barometer but not a precise temperature gauge to determine if the company meets customers’ needs. “Potential customers should carefully read and weigh the negative comments as well as the positive ones to determine if the specifics of the evaluations address their main concerns,” he said. Article

  • KAKE-ABC.com – June 28, 2021
    In a story about lessons for a post-pandemic world, Ravi Gajendran, associate professor of global leadership and management, spoke about the future of work. One of the areas in which we'll likely see lasting, post-coronavirus pandemic changes is in how work is performed. "Companies are likely to think of remote work as a business continuity mechanism, one that they can readily shift to if new variants of the coronavirus emerge that get past the protections the current vaccines afford," he said. Article

  • KTVZ-NBC.com – June 28, 2021
    In a story about pandemics creating a “before” and “after” - an experience that’s associated with many traumatic events - Ravi Gajendran, associate professor of global leadership and management, discussed changes that might stick around post-pandemic. More of our daily lives -- such as meetings, appointments, trainings and activities both inside and outside of work -- might be conducted online. And children could still take on extracurricular activities without the commute, he said. Article

  • CNN Health – June 28, 2021
    In a story about trends and lifestyle habits that might remain post-pandemic, Ravi Gajendran, associate professor of global leadership and management, noted that whether parents continue to homeschool, their children could still take on extracurricular activities without the commute. He assumed his kids’ art and music classes would always be in person with remote instruction being a suboptimal modality. “I’ve been surprised at how close online classes are to the in-person experience and am more open…,” he said. Article

  • The Motley Fool – June 24, 2021
    In a story about choosing the best car insurance company, Deanne Butchey, teaching professor in the Department of Finance, discussed what shoppers should look at to feel more confident when selecting an auto insurance provider, including - excellent A+ rating by AA Best, efficiency in resolving claims, deductible coverages. “Take advantage of multi-line discounts… examine safe driver discounts and those offered to college graduates,” she added. Article

  • Fort Worth Star-Telegram – June 22, 2021
    In a story about inflated home prices in Dallas-Fort Worth, Eli Beracha, director of the Hollo School of Real Estate at FIU Business, explained prospective buyers would be better off renting for a year or two and investing their savings for the future, building a nest egg superior to owning and building equity. “Most people used to believe that renting was throwing your money down the drain every month without getting anything for it,” he said. Article

  • WLRN–FM – June 21, 2021
    In a report about the challenges of housing affordability for millions living in South Florida, Eli Beracha, director of the Hollo School of Real Estate at FIU Business, pointed out that the market has gotten even tighter. “Developers are focusing on the higher end or the luxury simply because that's where margins are higher. That is the incentive for them,” he said. Listen

  • CNN en Español – June 17, 2021
    In a report about Akamai Technologies’ global content delivery network failure - which caused internet outages for Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange - Carlos Parra, clinical professor in the Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics, explained how these networks rely on cloud-based servers. “These allow for the transfer of assets needed for loading internet content,” he added. Watch It

  • Business Insider – June 17, 2021
    In a story about Miami’s efforts to become the crypto capital of the world, Hemang Subramanian, assistant professor in the Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics, noted that Miami’s position as a major international financial hub plays an important role. "Customers or residents don't need to go through a double foreign exchange transaction with huge transaction costs and delays," said Subramanian. “This is particularly beneficial when it comes to paying taxes.” Article

  • Cointelegraph – June 11, 2021
    In a report about Miami’s efforts to become the world’s Bitcoin and crypto capital, Hemang Subramanian, assistant professor in the Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics, noted that Miami has other advantages over other emerging crypto hubs. “Miami is an international city with a developed banking infrastructure, and many venture capitalists and high-net-worth individuals are interested in funding innovation,” he said. Article

  • CBS4 – June 11, 2021
    A special series about local businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and their recovery efforts featured Premium Tech Coating, a company that makes the film used to tint the windows on cars and homes. The company was able to pivot to success with help from FIU’s Small Business Development Center (FSBDC). “We got reconnected with them in terms of getting disaster loans, disaster capital… and they grew, hired more people,” said Brian Van Hook, director of FSBDC at FIU Business. Watch It

  • Mortgage Servicing News – June 7, 2021
    In a story about the intense demand for houses in South Florida, Eli Beracha, director of the Hollo School of Real Estate at FIU Business, explained that he doesn’t expect housing prices to appreciate at the same rate they have over the past year. “The good thing is that this is something that is coming gradually and levels off,” he said. Article

  • Ohio News Time – June 7, 2021
    In a story about property title searches, Suzanne Hollander, associate teaching professor at the Hollo School of Real Estate, noted it’s a crucial step in a real estate transaction, and can have implications for a purchase if it turns up issues. “A thorough title search will also likely include details about mortgages attached to the property, street and sewer assessments, taxes and any other title problems present,” she said. Article

  • Sun Sentinel – June 4, 2021
    In a story about the current housing market and the challenges of buying a home, Eli Beracha, director of the Hollo School of Real Estate at FIU Business, explained that many of the hottest markets are in rural areas because people flocked to them during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Starting prices in those areas were lower, so they increased dramatically,” he said. Article

  • Dallas Morning News – June 3, 2021
    In a story about the rising price of homes in Dallas, experts noted that “consumers would be better off financially by renting and reinvesting the money they would otherwise have spent on homeownership,” according to a report a report released by Eli Beracha, director of the Hollo School of Real Estate at FIU Business, and Ken Johnson at Florida Atlantic University. Article

  • WalletHub – June 2, 2021
    In a story about balance transfer credit cards, Deanne Butchey, teaching professor in the Department of Finance, explained that reducing the overall cost of debt makes it easier to pay off the balance faster. What is the biggest mistake people make? “Not reading the terms and conditions and letting the expiry date of the offer pass by without paying the amount in full! The other mistake is still using the credit card,” she said. Article

  • Bankrate.com – June 1, 2021
    In a story about property title searches, Suzanne Hollander, associate teaching professor at the Hollo School of Real Estate, noted it’s a crucial step in a real estate transaction, and can have implications for a purchase if it turns up issues. “A thorough title search will also likely include details about mortgages attached to the property, street and sewer assessments, taxes and any other title problems present,” she said. Article

  • The Hill – May 22, 2021
    In an op-ed, international business professor Jerry Haar noted that engagement and partnership with the private sector are necessary to guarantee that infrastructure projects are conducted efficiently, effectively and with improved service. Public-private partnerships are optimal. “Harnessing and combining government investment, financing, oversight and accountability with private sector acumen in designing, planning and executing of projects will enable our infrastructure reform efforts to succeed,” he said. Article

  • NBC6 Facebook Channel – May 19, 2021
    In a special report about the rise and volatility of cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Ethereum and others, Hemang Subramanian, assistant professor in the Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics, described it as a rollercoaster ride. “It’s very difficult to predict if a dip in prices is temporary or long-term because the margin of error is wide,” he said, describing it as a “cat and mouse game.” Watch It

  • Business Insider – May 19, 2021
    In a story about what future of the workplace will look like, Ravi Gajendran, associate professor of global leadership and management, explained that it can be hard for people who just joined a company out of college to make "deep connections" in virtual meetings. Being engaged with work is still possible for remote employees. “… there seems to be a small but positive or a modest, beneficial effect of telecommuting on job satisfaction,” he said. Article

  • Forbes – May 18, 2021
    In an op-ed piece, Dileep Rao, clinical professor in the Department of International Business, discussed the debate over taxing the mega-rich, noting that the focus should be on the need for more unicorn ventures to create wealth and jobs. To build the next generation of unicorn-entrepreneurs requires highly motivated and educated entrepreneurs, experts in emerging technologies and industries. “Educating everyone needs money. Taxes. That’s how we can keep the American dream alive for all,” he said. Article

  • El Nuevo Herald – May 5, 2021
    In a story about the steep price increase on goods and the heightened pressure on consumers’ wallets, Adriana Madriñán, consultant with the Florida SBDC at FIU Business, explained that the shortage of supplies is a key culprit. “The supply chain has broken,” she said. “You have to add the cost of shipping because there are few containers to carry products.” he said. Article

  • AdvisorSmith – May 4, 2021
    In a story about the survival rates of businesses in the U.S., Brian Van Hook, director of FSBDC at FIU Business, explained that the most common issues that lead to business failure focus on financial and management difficulties. “It is important to ask questions, get the full picture, and ensure that whatever risks you do take, you have taken steps to ensure it is as calculated as you can make it,” he said. Article

  • Latin Trade – May 3, 2021
    In an op-ed, international business professor Jerry Haar discussed the challenge of human capital and economic development in Guyana. An encouraging development is the recent announcement that the government will offer 20,000 online scholarships to prepare Guyanese for the energy sector. A bright future will “require a robust, transparent and results-oriented infrastructure development program and a system of efficient and effective public administration and business friendly tax and regulatory policies,” he said. Article

  • CNBC.com – May 2, 2021
    In an opinion piece, FIU Business dean Joanne Li pointed out the urgency to make financial literacy in underserved communities a national priority. As the most important piece for economic development, legislature and leaders from both the private and public sectors must work together to prioritize financial literacy. “We need to invest in education for youths in underserved communities to develop this skill set,” she said. “… education breeds confidence and confidence breeds hope.” Article

  • KNEB-AM – May 2, 2021
    The University of Nebraska at Omaha unanimously confirmed Joanne Li as its 16th chancellor of. Li, currently the dean of the College of Business at Florida International University, will assume the role of chancellor on July 1. She will become the first woman of color to serve as UNO chancellor and the first Asian-American in the history of the University of Nebraska system to hold an executive leadership role. Article

  • BBC – April 27, 2021
    In a story about the potential benefits of multitasking, Chaitali Kapadia, assistant professor of global leadership and management, explained that people can be “a bit more opportunistic in the way we use multitasking.” Research she co-authored reveals that busy periods of multitasking can actually fuel our subsequent creativity. Thanks to a “spillover effect”, the energy and excitement of hectic jobs can lead to more original idea generation. Article

  • South Florida Sun Sentinel – April 27, 2021
    In a story about home buying and selling in South Florida, indicated that homes are overvalued by roughly 13%, according to a report released by Eli Beracha, director of the Hollo School of Real Estate at FIU Business, and Ken Johnson at Florida Atlantic University. “While still far below the 65% overpricing achieved at the peak of the historic housing collapse of 2007, the size of the month-to-month jump is a concern,” they said in a statement. Article

  • VOA News – April 24, 2021
    In a story about the transition from working remotely to returning to in-person work at the office or workplace, Ravi Gajendran, associate professor of global leadership and management, noted that people need to adjust the routines and that could increase feelings of stress and anxiety. “Every time people are changing routines, it’s not so simple as turning on a switch,” he said. “It's an adjustment. Yes, I do feel more tired at the end of it all.” Article

  • CBS4 – April 22, 2021
    A special series about local businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and their recovery efforts featured Amer-Plus Janitorial Maintenance, which was almost derailed by the pandemic. The company was able to pivot to success with help from FIU’s Small Business Development Center (FSBDC). “Our consultants were able to identify the right program for the business to go after and hold their hands through the process…” said Brian Van Hook, director of FSBDC at FIU Business. Watch It

  • Forbes – April 21, 2021
    QS Quacquarelli Symonds, the London-based company that specializes in analysis of global higher education, released its rankings of the world’s best online MBA programs. The top-10 online MBA programs included Florida International University (Miami, Florida) at number 10. Article

  • CNN Dinero – April 18, 2021
    In a report about the cruise industry and how it has been affected by the pandemic, Gustavo Mosquera, assistant teaching professor of marketing, explained that it’s critical, that the CDC to accept the safety requirements established by the cruise lines. “The hotel industry has been allowed to reopen,” said Mosquera. “Cruise lines are key to the tourism economy and they’ve set forth strict safety guidelines.” Watch It

  • The Hill - April 16
    In an op-ed, international business professor Jerry Haar noted that despite the robust economic recovery populists – Republican and Democrat alike – are aligned in harping on the trade deficit and the alleged hollowing out of America’s manufacturing sector. “The idea that the American manufacturing sector has been gutted is nonsense. What has been occurring for over two decades now is that manufacturing has become more capital and knowledge-intensive rather than heavy industry-based and labor intensive,” he said. Article

  • Miami New Times - April 15, 2021
    In a story about the use of digital currencies to pay county taxes, fees, and services in South Florida, Hemang Subramanian, assistant professor in the Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics, explained this would make it easier for foreign residents to make payments to the county. “Foreign investors and residents wouldn't have to pay exchange fees to change their home currency into U.S. dollars and then back again,” he said. Article

  • Telemundo 51 - April 13, 2021
    In a story about the increase of career changes amidst the financial uncertainty from the COVID-19 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

  • Omaha Daily Record - April 8, 2021
    A story about the search for chancellor of the University of Nebraska at Omaha reported that FIU Business dean Joanne Li is the priority candidate for the position. “Dr. Li has a deep understanding of the transformative role of higher education — shaped by her own personal experience — and a great appreciation for the unique mission of Nebraska’s metropolitan university,” said NU President Ted Carter. Article

  • WalletHub - April 7, 2021
    In a story about the increasing need for financial literacy, Dileep Rao, clinical professor in the Department of International Business, noted that education should begin as early as pre-K by making numbers fun for students. “Financial literacy should be an integral part of all curricula,” he said. “If you assume that every organization on earth exists to make human lives richer and better (hopefully), finance is at the heart of it.” Article

  • ValuePenguin - April 6, 2021
    In a story about the influence of market share ownership, Deanne Butchey, teaching professor in the Department of Finance, discussed the impact that the large companies have on customers’ buying decisions. “Many times, when a company has a significant market share, consumers believe that existing clientele have superior information about the quality of the good or service,” she said. “It is for this reason that positive online reviews are highly sought after.” Article

  • 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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