Florida International University College of Business

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FIU College of Business
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Established 1965
Type Public
Dean Jose Aldrich
Students 8,042 (Fall 2009)[1]
Location Miami, Florida, U.S.
Website business.fiu.edu

The Florida International University College of Business, located in Miami, Florida in the United States is one of the university's 26 schools and colleges and was founded in 1965. The college is split into two, separate schools, the Landon Undergraduate School of Business with over 7,000 students and the Chapman Graduate School of Business with close to 1,500 students, making the College of Business the most popular and largest professional college at Florida International University. FIU's College of Business attracts top faculty and students and is consistently ranked high in rankings by the Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report, and BusinessWeek.

The college offers undergraduate degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance and Business Economics and Management. At the post-graduate level, degrees offered are the Master of Business Administration, Master of Accounting, International Business, Science in Management Information Systems, Science in International Real Estate, Science in Human Resources Management, Science in Finance, and Science in Taxation, as well as doctorate degrees offered such as Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration.

On-campus housing is available for graduate students in the Chapman Graduate School of Business at the University Park Towers and the University Park Apartments through the graduate housing community.

Online Corporate MBA[edit]

In 2009, FIU began offering their Master of Business Administration or corporate MBA program online via Academic Partnerships. The FIU online program provides students with access to the Chapman Graduate School of Business programs, faculty and coursework. Online students who have applied and been accepted through the Academic Partnerships program are held to the same selective standards as on campus students. However, they are not required to take the GMAT nor are they required to attend class in person. The online format provides flexibility and diversity that business professionals are seeking.

Online students are required to take at least two courses per term for 18 months. Students must also complete 42 credit hours at FIU to be eligible for the Master of Business Administration. The online corporate MBA program was designed for business professionals who desired a graduate degree.

Career Management Services[edit]

The college houses its own Career Management Services department, providing self-assessment tools, career advising, resume referral, on-campus interviews for internships and permanent employment opportunities. These services are offered to all fully admitted business students (graduate and undergraduate) as well as FIU Business alumni.[2]

Facilities[edit]

Ryder Business Building on Palm Avenue.

The college is located in four main separate buildings, the Ryder Business Building for undergraduate business students, the College of Business Complex for the Chapman Graduate School, the Management And New Growth Opportunities (MANGO) building, and Downtown Miami on Brickell Avenue.

The Department of Marketing, the Department of Finance, the Department of Decision Sciences and Information Systems (DSIS) are housed in the Ryder Business Building (RB), while the Department of Management & International Business and School of Accounting are located in MANGO. MANGO also houses the College's Undergraduate Academic Advising.

The College of Business Complex (CBC) houses the Dean's Office, the College's Graduate Admission and Recruitment Offices, the College's Human Resources, and the College's Career Management Services.

Downtown Miami on Brickell Avenue houses the MBA Programs, as well as holds evening and weekend classes for MBA students.

Rankings[edit]

2015 U.S. News & World Reportrankings [3]

  • Overall - top 200-300 among national universities
  • Undergraduate International Business - 8th overall


U.S. News & World Report‍ '​s "America's Best Colleges" (2015) ranks the undergraduate international business program 8th best in the nation and ranks the Chapman Graduate School of Business 24th in the nation.[4] FIU has been ranked in the top 10 every year since 2005.[5] FIU is also the only university in Florida to be ranked in the top 15.[6]

BusinessWeek (2009) ranks the College of Business among the top 15% of graduate business schools in the U.S., 1st in South Florida, and in the top 25 among public business schools in the U.S. The Landon Undergraduate School of Business was ranked in the top 5% in the U.S., ranked 8th in the country in the area of "Operations Management", and in the top 20 for "Accounting".[7]

The Financial Times (2008) ranks the Executive MBA in the top 85 MBA programs in the world, and in the top 35 among U.S. Executive MBAs.[8][9][10]

Fortune Small Business recognized the college as among the best in the United States for entrepreneurship in its listing of “America’s Best Colleges for Entrepreneurs,” (August, 2007), in the “Cross-Disciplinary/Cross Pollination” category.

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Coordinates: 25°45′27″N 80°22′35″W / 25.75752°N 80.37649°W / 25.75752; -80.37649