Business, Law & Policy

FSU set to host 7th annual ACC InVenture Competition

For the second year in a row, Florida State University is set to host the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) InVenture Prize Competition at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 30.  The ACC InVenture Prize is a Shark-Tank-style competition in which teams of undergraduate students from each ACC university pitch their inventions or businesses before a live audience […]

FSU mathematician uncovers methods to shrink sampling errors in large-dimensional data sets

A professor in Florida State University’s Department of Mathematics has made a breakthrough that will allow scientists across academic disciplines and financial institutions to shrink sampling errors concerning high-dimensional financial data. Professor of Mathematics Alec Kercheval and study co-author Lisa Goldberg, from the University of California Berkeley, developed a new statistical method that reduced estimation […]

FSU researcher: Poor maternity benefits can prompt new mothers to leave their jobs

If companies want to ensure pregnant employees and new moms stay on their payrolls, they’d do well to offer competitive maternity benefits.   So suggests new research by Samantha Paustian-Underdahl, the Mary Tilley Bessemer Associate Professor of Business Administration in the Florida State University College of Business.   Paustian-Underdahl’s findings show that when women see their maternity […]

The sound of success: Save A Pick Inc. wins InNOLEvation Challenge

Guitar players leery of losing yet another pick through the instrument’s sound hole no longer need to fret thanks to Save A Pick Inc., winner of the 2023 InNOLEvation® Challenge.   Florida State University freshman Mackenzie Taylor, inventor and CEO of Save A Pick, nabbed the $10,000 first-place prize in the business model competition, which is […]

FSU President praises latest class of Seneff Scholars in medaling ceremony

Florida State University President Richard McCullough on Friday hailed 17 elite College of Business students as future “business leaders and community leaders who are going to make a huge difference in the world.” McCullough and First Lady Jai Vartikar hosted the Seneff Scholars at the FSU President’s House for the James M. Seneff Honors Program […]

‘Incredible win’: FSU ties for top spot in prestigious stock-pitch competition 

Two College of Business students saw to it last week that business schools throughout the country would take stock of Florida State University. Sophomore Mason Pullum and junior Cole Clemons, both finance majors, tied for first place with a team from Virginia’s Washington and Lee University in the 9th annual Student Managed Investment Fund Stock […]

FSU researcher: Passion can fuel success or leave workers’ tanks empty

The fires of passion can propel employees toward success but can also cause them to flame out, a study by a Florida State University researcher has found.   Wayne Hochwarter, the Melvin T. Stith Sr. Professor in Business Administration at FSU’s College of Business, said passion is a definite plus in employees, but it doesn’t […]

FSU’s Jim Moran College keeps No. 19 ranking as it observes National Entrepreneurship Month

Florida State University’s Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship says it’s giving creative and innovative students opportunities to have a “positive impact on the world” — and the college’s peers continue to take note. The college has kept its No. 19 spot in The Princeton Review’s latest rankings of the nation’s top undergraduate entrepreneurship programs. The […]

FSU releases Seminole 100 list for 2023, to be celebrated during annual awards ceremony

Florida State University has released its latest Seminole 100, an annual list that recognizes the fastest-growing businesses owned or managed by FSU alumni and represents some of the most innovative and profitable companies in the U.S. “The outstanding alumni who own or lead these fast-growing businesses embody the entrepreneurial spirit that thrives at Florida State […]

Moran College’s ‘7 under 30’ event helps to highlight Startup Week Tallahassee

One alumnus is chief executive of a company that guarantees clients “a custom, profitable and fully automated client-acquisition system” within three days. Another is CEO of a modern creative agency and production company that aims “to help visionaries deliver value.” Still another is owner of a custom clothing company that aims to turn every customer […]

Dedman College of Hospitality celebrates 75 years, announces hall of fame

About 300 alumni, faculty and staff gathered recently as the Dedman College of Hospitality at Florida State University celebrated its 75th anniversary. The event took place at the Dunlap Champions Club and included presentations of the 2022 scholarship recipients, Emerging Professional awards and the inaugural induction into the newly established Hall of Fame. Formerly known […]

FSU College of Business breaks ground on future home

The Florida State University College of Business on Friday celebrated the groundbreaking of Legacy Hall, its cutting-edge future home – a world-class facility designed to inspire learning for the next generation of business leaders. Legacy Hall is expected to become a hub of business education, collaboration and development for FSU, Tallahassee and the state, as […]