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I knew I wanted to study international business, so FIU was my top choice since its program is ranked 6th on the nation according to US news. Its graduate program in International business is also in the top 15 nationally. But what sealed the deal was a combination of factors. Its location in Miami, FL (best weather in the US, 20 min form Miami Beach), the university is improving year by year in academics, rankings and influence.
As the joke that FIU used to be, the school everyone went to after all the other FL schools denied your application, FIU has made strides. This school has various programs ranked in the top 10 nationally and keeps getting better. Took a mix of online classes and on campus classes. This is a good school to attend. Yes, everyone has issues with finding people to talk to, but this is anywhere. I never spent "Days" or "hours" looking for an answer. Usually an email to the correct person would cover it. Online is a little bot of a headache, because of the software; Blackboard and Canvas. However between the two, they cover almost all the online and colleges and universities, so you cant fault FIU. Great School. Good Location.
FIU is an up and coming school. Every year it gets higher rankings in the US News: #6 in the nation in International Business, #10 in the nation in the International Affairs graduate program. It consistently ranks #1 in the state in terms of Bar passage rates, beating older Law schools like UF, UM, FSU every year. FIU's United Nations model is ranked #2 in the US, for those interested in International affairs. Regarding my major, Hospitality Management, we have one of the best programs in the World; thanks in part to the strategic location and connections. FIU Hospitality created the World famous Wine and Food Festival in Miami Beach.
My son was excepted there this year. Was told all financial aid was approved. We already spent a couple of thousand before he even started.The night before all the monies were disbursed. FIU started taking back funds stating they gave to much out and excepted to many students. Now they want $1400 more out of us,and because he is into the second week if he withdraws they will keep 75 % of his monies. If he would have withdrawn last week that would not have been the case. Well last week they told him he had all his tuition covered. There was no need to withdraw . Coincidence? My son has been in classes 1 1/2 weeks and its going to s**** us. And his professors leave alot to be desired. One hasn,t even shown up for class. He said he thought the class was 3:00 when it was 2:00. Terrible disappointing university.
This school is amazing. I am extremely grateful I came here for my undergraduate degree and will be continuing into a graduate degree this coming semester. Great professors, great faculty, great resources. FIU strives to help its students be Worlds Ahead in everything they do. I am a proud FIU Panther.
I graduated from Florida International University with a bachelors degree in International Relations. The university has a beautiful campus with a variety of places to study or eat. Also, the students and faculty are very respectful and helpful towards others. I would recommend FIU to those students who are interested in learning about different cultures due to the diversity of students. FIU has a great atmosphere and a lot of student organizations to get involved.
I'm technically in the CMBA program, which is designed for those who have jobs, families, etc. and need a flexible class schedule ( I go online) and also that caters to their experiences. I found the program has some fundamental issues with the way it's ran. There is a wide variance in teachers and the abilities to instruct over an online medium, and some really fail miserably. I feel most of the instructors are very good people, and will help you when you get stuck, which is great because the courses are often not laid out well or have constant technical issues with the class platform (to avoid a lawsuit i'm not going to name the platform, but it's something an artist would paint on). Aside from that, much of the material is out of date, though they state it's still valid, a focus on more recent events and the shifts in our society and world economy need to take precedence, not 20 year old case studies.
The program for the MBA is great. However, the service is awful. Lack of customer service and they have employees that do not know what are the steps that you need to take. One person will say something and when you call back for more explanation, another person will provide you with a completely different instruction. They make life difficult, you cannot ask any questions they really don't care about their students. It is like if you were bothering. They lack professionalism.
I obtained my masters degree from FIU in 2017 and all I can say is that the school is amazing and helped me advance professionally. All of my professors were PhD's with years of experience in the field. I have absolutely no complaints regarding my program.
While the school has great technical resources and student groups to help you develop your professional career, the staff isn't very helpful to their students. On several occasions I have called enrollment services and have been left on hold for hours. After finally being connected, if the first person answering the phone can't help you, they won't be giving you the contact information of someone who can. I feel very wronged for having spent thousands of dollars here and realizing that no one is sympathetic about very serious issues I wanted resolved. I was never able to enroll as a senior for my remaining senior classes because of a technicality in their system that they claimed they "had no control over". Okay, I'll take that into account when reviewing my options for grad school.