Business, Law & Policy

FSU study finds tourism industry pays lowest wages nationwide

Florida’s booming tourism industry is the state’s leading industry with an annual economic impact of $86 billion supporting 1.5 million jobs, yet new research from Florida State University reveals wages for hospitality workers have not kept pace with the rising economy. The study, published in the journal Tourism Management, tracked salaries nationwide and found employees […]

No visits? No problem: FSU researchers find incarcerated juveniles still optimistic about future

A new study by Florida State University researchers taps into the vastly unexplored area of incarcerated juvenile visitation, and their findings might not be what most expect. The research, published in the International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, found that nearly 75 percent of juveniles received at least one visit during their commitment […]

FSU’s summer law school program prepares and reassures undergrads

College students thinking about pursuing a legal career are making indelible memories at Florida State University’s award-winning Donald J. Weidner Summer for Undergraduates Program at the College of Law. About 60 undergraduate students from across the nation are enrolled in the program — the oldest and largest of its kind in the nation — and […]

Major gift advances preeminence of FSU College of Business to honor FSU alumnus James M. Seneff

A generous $5 million gift commitment from CNL Charitable Foundation, founded by alumnus James M. Seneff, will establish an honors program at the Florida State University College of Business and advance the college farther down the path of preeminence. A cash gift of $2 million will create a community of elite undergraduate students designated as […]

Work experience poor predictor of future job performance

A common hiring philosophy used for generations is being flipped on its head by new research from Florida State University. Screening job applicants based on their prior work experience is often a mistake among employers, according to Chad Van Iddekinge, FSU’s Bank of America Professor of Management and an expert on human resources management. “Previous […]

Inaugural class of master’s in business analytics students graduates

A desire to take his task of data collection to the next level drove Jessie Tolbert to pursue a Master of Science in Business Analytics (MS-BA) at Florida State University. Last weekend, he walked the stage as part of the College of Business’ first MS-BA graduating class. As an environmental scientist, Tolbert spent the first two […]

Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship will make FSU history with first graduating class

Florida State University will celebrate a historic moment when students in the first graduating class of the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship earn diplomas Friday, May 3. The school, made possible by a record $100 million gift by Jan Moran and The Jim Moran Foundation in December 2015, will award bachelor’s degrees to 137 students […]

FSU researcher finds hate crimes committed by groups hurt the most

Hate crimes committed by groups are especially likely to result in injuries such as broken bones and missing teeth, according to a new study from Florida State University. Brendan Lantz, an assistant professor in the FSU College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, found that co-offending, or committing a crime with others, was significantly related to […]

How case analysis helps FSU business students solve real-world problems, hone career skills

The ability to extract data and analyze information critically, solve a current business problem or grow an existing business is crucial for business students. That’s why Florida State University works to ensure students develop the creative reasoning skills integral to their business success and career growth. Tim Kinney, an associate lecturer in the College of […]

Airbnb’s explosive growth jolts hotel industry’s bottom line

Hospitality service Airbnb is fast becoming the 800-pound gorilla that’s shaking up the hotel industry and forever changing it. New research from Florida State University finds Airbnb’s exponential growth worldwide is devouring an increasing share of hotel revenues and also driving down room prices and occupancy rates. “This is the first study confirming the negative […]

FSU student-entrepreneurs compete at 2019 ACC InVenture Prize

**APRIL 18 UPDATE: FSU’s entrepreneurial team InnoHealth Diagnostics finished in the top 5 at the 2019 ACC InVenture Prize competition Wednesday night. The top award went to student-entrepreneurs from the University of Virginia, who also earned the People’s Choice Award. Ken Baldauf, director of FSU’s Innovation Hub, said InnoHealth’s student-entrepreneurs had a great experience, and […]

FSU hospitality students win 2019 CMAA Student Chapter of the Year Award

The student chapter of the Club Managers Association of America at the Florida State University Dedman School of Hospitality was named 2019 Student Chapter of the Year at the CMAA World Conference & Club Business Expo in Nashville. The award recognizes the outstanding work and successful accomplishments of a student chapter, based on university size, […]