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College of Business climbs up in national rankings

Florida State University’s undergraduate business and engineering programs reach new heights in the latest U.S. News and World Report rankings, which were based on peer assessments.


Florida State Retains Top 20 Status in U.S. News Rankings, Advances in Several Key Metrics

Florida State University retained its place in the Top 20 among national public universities in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, while improving in several key measures considered in the publication’s methodology. 


When rivalry goes remote: Why office competition is risky

Dr. David King - “Promoting office rivalry creates a more political atmosphere at work that hinders collaboration and it can contribute to employee burnout. This results in lower productivity and potentially higher employee turnover.


Surge in graduate applications leads to record enrollment

Bucking national trends, the Florida State University College of Business’ new master’s student enrollment skyrocketed to 932 students for 2020, more than doubling the 434 students starting in 2019. 


Nurses' PTSD: The reality for front-line healthcare workers

Wayne Hochwarter, the Jim Moran Professor of Management in the Florida State University College of Business and a research fellow at Austrailian Catholic University, examined post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) experienced by nurses caring for COVID-19 patients. 


Alumna retools her company to manufacture cloth masks for FSU

Faced with a new mask requirement campuswide, the university turned to alumna Melode Floyd Smelko (B.S. Marketing ’85), co-owner and CEO of Tallahassee-based Altrua Global Solutions. In mid-July, her company made its final delivery of 35,000 garnet-colored, triple-ply, hand-sewn cloth masks, which FSU is distributing free to faculty and staff members. 


Study by FSU Business researchers finds workplace discrimination during pregnancy affects health of mothers and babies

Although there are laws against pregnancy discrimination in the workplace, recent research from Florida State University’s College of Business finds that discrimination still occurs on a rather frequent basis and can have major consequences for the health of women and their babies.


10 Summer Business Reads

If you are looking for a few good business-related reads over the summer, consider 10 books suggested by Trip Wyckoff, Florida State University’s Business and Entrepreneurial Outreach Librarian. Wyckoff has been an adviser to several business information companies, including Dun & Bradstreet, Morningstar and Penton Publishing. His selected books, listed below with their publisher’s descriptions, cover myriad topics, from financial frauds that shaped the accounting profession and creating value with Big Data to disruptions of the global supply chain and the science of meetings.


Seneff Scholars gain consultancy experience through new project

When Jim and Martha Seneff heard that students across the country, including the FSU College of Business’ high-performing James M. Seneff Scholars, were having difficulty finding summer internships or that their offers had been revoked because of COVID-19’s impact, they did not hesitate to devise a solution.