Business, Law & Policy

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 […]

FSU College of Business inducts four into its Alumni Hall of Fame

The Florida State University College of Business on Thursday welcomed four new members to its Alumni Hall of Fame.   College alumni Jim Henderson, Brett Lindquist, Brian Murphy and Scott Price were enshrined during a ceremony at the FSU Student Union in Tallahassee. The recognition showcases alumni who have excelled in their careers and made a […]

FSU expert: Economic freedom in the U.S. drops to its lowest point in four decades

The U.S. slid one spot to No. 7 in the Economic Freedom of the World 2022 Annual Report, but Florida State University economics professor James Gwartney said the dip is more drastic than it looks.    The U.S. rating, based on 2020 data, fell from 8.25 to 7.97 on the index’s 10-point scale.  “While the […]

‘Breaking barriers’: Marketing professor Maura Scott named Rockwood Eminent Scholar

Florida State University marketing professor Maura Scott, a pioneer in her field and a scholarly champion of the underserved, 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. Rockwood became the first woman to earn […]

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. Paustian-Underdahl, an associate professor in the Department of Management at Florida […]

FSU College of Business 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. The Florida State University Board of Trustees […]

FSU economist sees economic slowdown as ‘best-case scenario’

A recession likely looms from the Federal Reserve’s attempts to control inflation through interest-rate increases, according to Florida State University economics professor Randall G. Holcombe. “The best-case scenario would be an economic slowdown,” said Holcombe, the DeVoe Moore Professor of Economics. “Economic growth would slow, with minimal effects on unemployment. Even so, expect the unemployment […]

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

A recent news report said about 70,000 Florida policyholders will lose their homeowners insurance just as the Atlantic hurricane season begins. And one financial-news organization asked whether the state’s homeowners insurance market teetered on the brink of collapse. Such headlines come as Florida lawmakers prepare for a special session next week to consider legislation related […]