Seven Latin American countries are represented by members of the newest class in the School of Business Administration’s Spanish-language Global Executive MBA program, Designed for senior business executives working in or doing business with Latin America, the program welcomed 24 students this month to its third class. They include a congressman, CEOs, general managers, and company presidents and vice presidents from Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela, Ecuador, the Dominican Republic, Panama, and Spain, as well as the U.S.
Designed to help professionals enhance their business knowledge and improve their management skills and strategic decision-making abilities, the program consists of seven two-week sessions conducted over 18 months. Six of the sessions are held on UM’s Coral Gables campus, while a seventh session, an international study module, takes place overseas.
Members of the program’s second class, which began in November 2012, just wrapped up their international module in Madrid, Spain, where they were hosted by the IE Business School, which in 2012 the Financial Times ranked No. 1 among European business schools.
The Global Executive MBA program is part of school’s growing reach into Latin America. The school also offers an Executive MBA program in Puerto Rico and non-degree executive education programs taught in Spanish. Next August, the school will admit its first class in The Miami Executive MBA for the Americas program. Like the Global Executive MBA program, the new program, which will be taught in English, is expected to draw executives from across Latin America and the U.S. There will be nine on-campus sessions, mostly on weekends, held every two months with distance learning in between. This will enable those who live and work in Latin America to earn the UM MBA despite the distance and their busy schedules.