A recent news report said about 70,000 Florida policyholders will lose their homeowners insurance just as the Atlantic hurricane season begins. "It's a crisis," said Charles Nyce, the Robert L. Atkins Associate Professor in the Florida State University College of Business who specializes in catastrophic-risk financing and corporate-risk management. "It's not a crisis from the Florida homeowner's position, yet — but it's a crisis in the insurance market, for sure."
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Guangzhi Shang, a cryptocurrency expert in Florida State University's College of Business, offers no prediction on the value or use of Bitcoin, but he doesn't see it soon rivaling credit and debit cards in everyday purchases.
When Andy Norman thinks about Florida State University – and he thinks about FSU a lot – he reflects on 1997 when he graduated with a degree in social science and a minor in business.
Cierra McKenzie aspires to become a lawyer who works at the forefront of innovation of business and technology. She honed that drive as a Seneff Scholar in the Florida State University College of Business, and she will begin to see it through this fall at Harvard Law School.
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.
Long before he became an author and a major supporter of the Florida State University College of Business, alumnus Barry Anderson bore witness to one of the most harrowing ordeals in U.S. history.
Officials in the College of Business see lofty rankings as a guidepost.
Better yet, a lighthouse.
"It's a signal to us that we're on the right track," said Ashley Bush, chair of the Department of Business Analytics, Information Systems and Supply Chain, or BAISSC. "It's a signal to students that there's value in the degree, and it's a signal to potential employers that we have a high-quality program."
Charles Hardwick told a lecture hall full of students last month that decades from now they'll look back – just as he has done with gratitude and magnitude – on their time at Florida State University and the College of Business. "Who is it you are going to remember?" he asked them. They'll likely remember their best professors, he said. If they're like him, they'll want to thank them, along with the college and university. And he's doing so generously.
You can chase the rankings. Or, you can let the rankings chase you. "We think the rankings are important," said Dean Gatzlaff, a longtime faculty member and leader of the Real Estate Program at Florida State University's College of Business. "They're important to our college, administration, alumni and students, and they certainly generate a lot of interest in our program."
An impressive site to network and jump-start careers. A spacious location to study, collaborate and aim high. A state-of-the-art place that will propel the college forward. Business students say they think the construction of Legacy Hall will provide a long list of benefits with an overarching result: launching the college to new heights.