Collegewide News

Online MBA, master’s degrees secure rankings among best nationwide

The Florida State University College of Business stood strong among the nation's best on U.S. News & World Report's 2023 rankings of online master's degrees and MBA specialties.


Dr. Hold to graduates: Believe in and invest in yourself

Dr. William T. Hold asked hundreds of students to raise a hand if they'd ever been told that they could be anything they wanted to be. Up went the hands. "That's probably one of the biggest lies you've ever been told – maybe the biggest lie you've ever been told – because regardless of how much I want to be a brain surgeon, an astronaut or the next Tom Brady, that's not going to happen," Hold said. "But the important part is that you can own your potential."


Graduating Seneff Scholar hails 'the people side' of college, FSU

It's not entirely the how or the why. "It's the who," Jack Stephans says. Stephans is referring to his experience as a top student in the Florida State University College of Business, where he says he has excelled through the help of administrators, faculty members, fellow students and alumni, among others.


Insurance, Real Estate rank among Top 5 programs nationwide

Securing their standing among the nation's best, Florida State University's College of Business' undergraduate programs in Insurance and Real Estate once again made the short list of top schools in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges 2023 Guidebook" released today. The Dr. William T. Hold/The National Alliance Program in Risk Management and Insurance ranks No. 3 among all schools, and the real estate program maintained its No. 5 ranking among public schools. The college also earned a No. 20 ranking among public schools in marketing, while accounting moved up three spots to No. 21.


College Receives $10M to Establish the Dr. Persis E. Rockwood School of Marketing

A game-changing $10 million gift to the Florida State University College of Business will establish the Dr. Persis E. Rockwood School of Marketing in honor of the late trailblazing FSU professor emerita and will provide transformational support to marketing students and faculty members in the nationally ranked program.


Faculty, staff honors culminate with 3 new inductees into hall of fame

Barry Diskin built a reputation as a demanding professor who inspired thanks from his students. Bill Hillison demonstrated a marathon work ethic that included a "weird" all-day office schedule. And the late Bob Marshall exuded a magnetism that made him a "wise counselor" to everyone. They became the newest inductees into the Charles A. Rovetta Faculty Hall of Fame during the recent 2022 College of Business Faculty and Staff Awards Dinner and Ceremony at the Turnbull Conference Center.


FSU MBA program touts Top 10, Top 30 standings

Florida State University's MBA specialty in real estate retained its Top 10 status, and its Part-time MBA format broke into the Top 30 among public schools nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2023 list of best on-campus graduate programs released today. Repeating its No. 9 standing among public schools, FSU's MBA specialty in real estate also improved one spot to No. 16 among private and public schools combined.


Ten Years of Hold and The National Alliance making a difference

On a night of celebration, Dr. William T. Hold paused in reflection. It's amazing to me," Hold, co-founder, executive chairman and retired president of The National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research, said to professional and academic associates in the Grand Ballroom of the FSU Alumni Center. I sit and wonder, 'How did this ever happen?'"


Elite faculty, students, alumni account for Top 25 ranking

For a barometer on a college or university's performance, don't forget employers. Allen Blay certainly doesn't. "The employers who hire our students consider FSU one of their favorite places to recruit because our students outperform when they get into the field," says Blay, the EY Professor and chair of the Department of Accounting. "Our students outperform our competitor universities, because they're well trained, and they've got a fire lit under them."


Why boxes of journals are headed to Ethiopia

Bruce Lamont's office features cleared shelves and dozens of packed boxes. But he isn't going anywhere. He's sending his academic journals on a benevolent 8,000-mile journey to a new home. Lamont, chair of the College of Business' Department of Management and the director of research at the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship, is donating his four-decades-long collection of journals to Addis Ababa University's College of Business and Economics, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.