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  • Fewer homebuyers paying with cash

    Release Date: Apr 17, 2015
    Rising home prices are causing some investors to pull back on purchases. Before the housing boom that started in 2000, cash accounted for about 20 percent of all sales here, said Ken Johnson, an economist at Florida Atlantic University.

  • FAU National Poll States Hispanics Have Favorable Opinion of Obamacare, Will Vote for Candidates That Support It

    Release Date: Apr 16, 2015
    Hispanics nationally have a 60 percent favorable opinion of the Affordable Care Act and are finding it increasingly easier to afford healthcare, according to the latest survey conducted by the Florida Atlantic University Business and Economics Polling Initiative in the College of Business.

  • The 12 craziest guest requests ever

    Release Date: Apr 15, 2015
    House hunting with Julio Iglesias? Sure. A fish frozen in a block of ice? No problem. Re-design our hotel? Be our guest! Here are the 12 craziest guest requests you’ll ever read about.

  • Peer Reviewed Article by Dr. C. M. Sashi in the Global Journal of Management and Business Research

    Release Date: Apr 14, 2015
    Congratulations to Dr C. M. Sashi (Department of Marketing) on the acceptance of his paper “Active Learning and Critical Thinking in Marketing: Using “Exercises” to Better Comprehend Concepts and Solve Problems,” which has been accepted for publication in the Global Journal of Management and Business Research.

  • Scholarship Winner: Alyssa Fernstermaker - Hospitality Management

    Release Date: Apr 14, 2015
    Please congratulate Alyssa Fernstermaker as the recipient of the Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Foundation Larry Lee Memorial Scholarship. She will attend the IMEX Frankfurt Germany trade show. She receives attendance, round trip airfare, hotel, meals, and spending money. Alyssa was chosen from among all the global chapters of MPI.


    Release Date: Apr 13, 2015
    Amber Allen, a very recent 2014 graduate, heavily explored the hospitality industry before finding her “calling”.  She interned at FAU’s Alumni Center and fell in love with events. Her next step was a Catering & Events Manager at the Boynton Beach Courtyard by Marriott. And, upon graduation her dream job came at Avondale Travel where she plans high-end, luxury travel for clients and has found her niche in personal event planning!


    Release Date: Apr 13, 2015
    Chiara Tacca-Hess graduated cum laude in 2009 with degrees in Marketing and Hospitality Management. She started her career in hospitality at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau as a communications intern and then transitioned into the Hotel industry. Moving from Front Desk to Sales & Catering Coordinator she now excels in the events sector as a Senior Catering Manager for Hilton Worldwide.


    Release Date: Apr 13, 2015
    Richard Hess, a 2007 hospitality graduate moved quickly to senior management. His first stop was as Operations Manager for AVIS Rent a Car in Ft. Lauderdale. Next, Hilton Worldwide as Housekeeping Supervisor, Front Desk Manager, and Food & Beverage Manager at Ft. Lauderdale Beach Resort. His current senior role is Director of Front Office at the Boca Raton Resort – part of Hilton’s Waldorf Astoria brand. Rich's goal – hotel General Manager.

  • Dr. Ken Johnson makes presentation about BH&J Buy vs. Rent Index at ADISA national meeting

    Release Date: Apr 13, 2015
    March 22, 2015 - Dr. Ken Johnson, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs at the FAU College of Business, presented info about the Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent Index at the ADISA national meeting in New Orleans. The BH&J Buy vs. Rent Index is designed to signal whether current market conditions favor buying or renting a home in terms of wealth creation over a fixed holding period in a particular market relative to historical market conditions and alternative investment opportunities. To learn more about ADISA, visit adisa.org.

  • FAU Announces Winners of 2015 Business Plan Competition

    Release Date: Apr 10, 2015
    Florida Atlantic University announced the winners of the 2015 Business Plan Competition, which concluded on Friday, April 10th at FAU’s Boca Raton campus.

  • How to Excel in the Workplace

    Release Date: Apr 09, 2015
    If you choose to embrace it, the business field is full of never-ending opportunity for promotion and success, and having an awareness of the characteristics of successful people is the first step towards being successful yourself. Think of the famous quote by Sam Ewing: “Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.” Here are some tips in getting noticed at work and standing out to your employer.

  • Upcoming Events

    Release Date: Apr 03, 2015
    Attend the Ethics Panel Discussion on Tuesday, March 31st and the networking luncheon on April 10th.

  • Inside the Mad, Mad World of TripAdvisor

    Release Date: Apr 02, 2015
    Research almost any travel destination and you'll probably wind up on travel-industry Goliath, where passionate people praise and denounce everything from romantic getaways to cockroach-infested hotel rooms. But who can you trust?

  • Entrepreneurs compete for $200,000 in cash and prizes

    Release Date: Apr 02, 2015
    New entrepreneurial startups will get the opportunity to pitch their business for more than $200,000 in cash and prizes next week. Florida Atlantic University's annual business plan competition events will be April 8-10, 2015.

  • Use your smartphone to unlock your hotel room

    Release Date: Apr 02, 2015
    Nowadays you can do almost anything on a smart phone, so why not use it to unlock your hotel room the next time you check in? That's what some hotel chains are enabling travelers to do. With the tap of a mobile app, guests are able to bypass the front desk check-in altogether.

  • Become a LinkedIn Master

    Release Date: Mar 27, 2015
    Forget about the amount of likes on your Instagram picture or “pokes” on Facebook. The best way to remain productive and professional through social media is on LinkedIn. Whether you are a student actively seeking a job or just want to remain relevant in the business field, effective use of LinkedIn is crucial.

  • No Hotel Room Key Needed with New Smartphone App

    Release Date: Mar 27, 2015
    "Starwood and Hilton seem to be the 'early-adopters' of the lodging industry," said Peter Ricci, director, hospitality management program at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, and a former hotel general manager. "I anticipate key-less entry to be a mainstay at upper midscale, upscale, and luxury hotels by 2020."

  • Hotel Wi-Fi Relatively cheap free publicity

    Release Date: Mar 25, 2015
    In years to come we will look back at hotels that charged for Wi-Fi with a kind of incredulous nostalgia. But how far in the future will that be? So far, only one big hotel chain, Hyatt, has—belatedly—been won over by the idea of free, no-strings-attached access for all its customers.

  • Best EMBA of 2013 by Bloomberg Businessweek

    Release Date: Mar 25, 2015
    FAU EMBA program ranked best in the world in 2013 by Bloomberg Businessweek

  • South Florida home affordability ranks low nationwide (Palm Beach Post)

    Release Date: Mar 25, 2015
    South Florida home prices are outpacing wage growth, making the tri-county area one of the most unaffordable places to buy a home in the country, according to two reports released this week.

  • Home prices slip, but Realtors say it’s not another market meltdown (Palm Beach Post)

    Release Date: Mar 23, 2015
    Palm Beach County median home prices dropped nearly 9 percent in February compared to the previous year, but Realtors said the slip is not foreshadowing another market failure.

  • Graduate Assistantship available for MTX and MAC students!

    Release Date: Mar 19, 2015
    The Graduate Assistant Position in the Office of Student Financial Aid provides hands-on experience verifying tax information and data provided for financial aid. Learn more.

  • Marketing Connections: ADT Securities

    Release Date: Mar 19, 2015
    Ms. Jerri DeVard, Senior VP and CMO for ADT Securities, recently spoke to Marketing students. She leads ADT's marketing efforts across the Residential, Small Business, and Health business units and oversees all strategic, operational, and financial aspects of its integrated marketing programs. ADT is a proud partner with FAU and the Marketing Department!

  • Florida Atlantic University soars in State Rankings

    Release Date: Mar 18, 2015
    FAU has climbed to the middle of a state ranking system as part of the President's "Fastest Improving University" strategic initiative.

  • Marketing Connections

    Release Date: Mar 17, 2015
    Mr. Dannon Monroe, Manager of College & University Relations for City Furniture, Inc. met with the students in two of Dr. Pradeep Korgaonkar’s marketing classes to discuss professional career opportunities at the company. City Furniture is a proud partner with FAU and the Marketing Department!

  • 7 Management Lessons From the Guy Who Saved Continental

    Release Date: Mar 16, 2015
    Gordon Bethune is a character. He’s also one of the most accomplished American business leaders of the past few decades. What did he learn during his decade-long tenure at Continental? We recently had the good fortune to interview Bethune, who talked about his background and the lessons in leadership and management he learned during his time at the airline. Here are seven of those key takeaways, in Bethune’s own words.

  • Upcoming Events at the Career Development Center

    Release Date: Mar 13, 2015
    Whether you received a job offer from recent on-campus interviews or not, the Career Development Center (CDC) has a variety of upcoming events to help jumpstart your professional career. Opportunities include a Broward Career and Internship Fair, a seminar on applying to graduate school, a professional mentor program and summer co-op/internship programs.

  • FAU Business School Recognized by Military Times

    Release Date: Mar 13, 2015
    Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business has been named the top business school in South Florida for veterans by Military Times magazine. It is also a top 50 business school in the country for veteran education, according to the 2015 “Best for Vets” survey. The schools were evaluated in five key categories: university culture, student support, academic quality, academic policies and financial aid.

  • Tourism surging; Broward sets record for hotel occupancy

    Release Date: Mar 12, 2015
    Broward reported record hotel occupancy for the month at 85.9 percent. It was the county's third month in a row with the highest occupancy in the state, said Kim Butler, vice president of marketing communications for the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau.

  • Hospitality Management: Alumni Spotlight - Mohammed Razib

    Release Date: Mar 12, 2015
    Hospitality Management: Alumni Spotlight - Mohammed Razib

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