Institutional Member - Florida International University (FIU)

Florida International University--Miami's public research university and one Florida's 11 state universities, opened for classes in 1972 and now boasts 34,000 students, 1,000 full-time faculty, and 100,000 alumni.   It offers more than 190 bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in its 19 colleges and schools.

Its College of Business Administration--one of the world's leading schools in international business education with particular expertise in business in the Americas and its relationships with the rest of the world economy--is the largest of the University's professional schools. It is known as well for its strong focus on entrepreneurship and information technology (IT) strategy.   Approximately 8,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate business courses in its R. Kirk Landon Undergraduate School of Business and more than 800 graduate students study in its Alvah H. Chapman, Jr., Graduate School of Business every year.   Another 1,000 participate annually in one or more of its professional and executive education programs.     Among the College's more than 25,000 alumni are some of Florida's most successful business leaders and entrepreneurs.   The College is one of only 482 business schools in the world--about 25% of all business schools world wide--accredited by the AACSB International--The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

 U.S. News & World Report (2005) ranked the international business programs in the College's Landon Undergraduate School of Business the 9th best in the nation and the international business programs in its Chapman Graduate School of Business among the top 25 in the U.S. ( Best Graduate Schools 2005 )--the only Florida business school to make both lists.   Business Week (October 11, 2004) has again ranked the College among the top 15% in the U.S., placing it in the group with American, Fordham, George Washington, South Carolina, Syracuse, Rutgers, Tulane, and others.   For the past three years, América Economia, a premier pan-regional business journal, has rated it among the top 50 MBA schools for Latin American students.   For the last five years, Hispanic Business has ranked the College among the top 25 business schools for Hispanics.   The College also is one of only 30 business schools to have received a U.S. Department of Education grant to establish and support a Center for International Business Education and Research.

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