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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.


'Breaking barriers': Marketing professor Maura Scott named Rockwood Eminent Scholar

Florida State University marketing professor Maura Scott finds herself reflecting on the legacy of Persis Rockwood, the late FSU marketing professor who established so many firsts that she might as well have trademarked the word.


Triple graduate to speak at summer commencement ceremonies

Melanie Griffin, a triple graduate of Florida State University and the secretary of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, will serve as commencement speaker as the university hosts two summer commencement ceremonies on Friday, July 29. 


FSU researcher: Make it your business to see stress as enhancing

You own a small business, and you find yourself stressing about, among other things, staffing, payroll, supply chains, the economy and the latest strain of COVID-19. Sure, you're overwhelmed, and you see the stress as debilitating. You're probably doing it wrong, says Samantha Paustian-Underdahl.


Business alumnus Iansiti takes helm of FSU Foundation Board of Trustees

Christopher E. Iansiti has assumed the role of chair of the Florida State University Foundation Board of Trustees. Iansiti, a Naples resident and decorated FSU alumnus, previously served as the board’s chair-elect and chair of the Trusteeship and Engagement Committee.


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.


FSU experts on interest rates, investments and the economy

The College of Business has two experts to discuss interest rates, investments and the economy: William Christiansen, an expert on macroeconomic policy and economic performance issues, and Steven Perfect, who can discuss the effects of rate increases on investments.


FSU faculty expert discusses Florida's fragile homeowners-insurance market

Charles Nyce, an expert in catastrophic-risk financing and corporate-risk management, says "It's not a crisis from the Florida homeowner's position, yet — but it's a crisis in the insurance market, for sure."


FSU expert sees Bitcoin as continued alternative investment but no future rival to Visa, Mastercard

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.


'Our legacy' inspires alumnus' gifts to Legacy Hall

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.