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Miami Professional M.B.A. Accepting Applications


MiamiMBAThe Miami Professional MBA program at the School of Business Administration is still accepting applications for the class starting July 14. For more information contact Brigitte Panciera at 305-284-9524 or via email at bpanciera@bus.miami.edu.

 

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Apply for the Miami Professional M.B.A. Program by May 15


Now is the time to consider the Miami Professional MBA program. Apply by Saturday, May 15, for the class starting July 14. For more information contact Brigitte Panciera at 305-284-9524 or bpanciera@bus.miami.edu.

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US News Ranks UM Graduate Programs in Top Tier

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US News Ranks UM Graduate Programs in Top Tier


US News RankingsU.S.News & World Report has released the 2017 edition of its annual “Best Graduate Schools” issue, placing several University of Miami programs in its top 50 rankings.

Climbing 12 spots in the past decade, the Miller School of Medicine is now ranked No. 44 among the nation’s best research medical schools. The Miller School’s Department of Physical Therapy received a No. 10 ranking.

The School of Nursing and Health Studies’ Master of Science in Nursing program climbed a dramatic 21 spots since last year to reach the No. 40 ranking this year out of 259 schools. Its Doctor of Nursing Practice program is No. 38 among 149 schools, a new category in 2017.

Other UM graduate programs in the top tier include the School of Law’s Tax Law program (No. 12), the College of Arts and Sciences Department of Psychology’s Clinical Psychology program (No. 25), the School of Business Administration’s Health Care Management program (No. 33), and, in the earth sciences category, the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences’ marine geosciences program (No. 42).

 

 

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Preview Graduate Business Programs on March 19


Join the School of Business Administration for a half-day information session at the Newman Alumni Center on Saturday, March 19 and learn about the school’s specialized master’s programs in accounting, business analytics, economics, finance, international business, leadership, and taxation. Talk one-on-one with current graduate students about their experience, and meet the graduate business admissions team. Learn about the Ziff Graduate Career Services Center, which is dedicated to serving graduate business students, and take advantage of the opportunity to network. Breakfast and lunch will be provided at the session, which begins at 9 a.m. To register, visit bus.miami.edu/graduateprograms.

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UM Unveils Florida S&P Index

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UM Unveils Florida S&P Index


The School of Business Administration has established a new custom S&P Dow Jones stock market index to measure the performance of publicly traded companies in Florida. The University of Miami’s Florida 50 Index is the first index to measure performance of firms from the S&P Composite 1500 Index headquartered in a single state, and the first custom S&P Dow Jones index owned by a university.

The index is based on the capitalizations of about 50 Florida-based large-, mid- and small-cap companies included in the S&P 1500 index having common stock listed on the NYSE or NASDAQ. It is intended to become an effective representation of the stock market and a bellwether for the Florida economy.

The index is available under ticker symbol UMIAMIFL through the S&P website.

“The establishment of the University of Miami’s Florida 50 Index illustrates our commitment to producing knowledge that can have a positive impact on the wider community,” said Gene Anderson, dean of the School of Business Adminstration. “By gauging and regularly reporting on the performance of the top corporations in Florida, we will provide new insight that we believe will be valuable and of significant interest to businesses, policy makers, and individuals statewide and beyond.”

The objectives of the index are:

  • To assess daily investor confidence of the Florida business climate;
  • To promote a better understanding, analysis, and forecast of changes in the Florida economy;
  • To provide a means of incorporating empirical measures of investor buying and selling behavior into trading models;
  • To gauge the overall levels of bullishness/bearishness in Florida’s economy vs. nationwide.

Interestingly, from January 20, 2004 (the date used to set the index) to December 31, 2015, the University of Miami’s Florida 50 Index beat the S&P 1500 by more than 30 percent.

As of December 31, 2015, the index’s 10 largest firms were NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE), CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX), Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL), Roper Industries (NYSE:ROP), Royal Caribbean Cruises (NYSE:RCL), Fidelity National Information Services (NYSE:FIS), Jarden Corporation (NYSE:JAH), Citrix Systems (NASDAQ:CTXS), Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), and Lennar Corporation (NYSE:LEN).

“We are excited to be the chosen as the calculation agent for the University of Miami,” said Michael Mell, director of custom indices at S&P Dow Jones Indices. “By expanding our custom hybrid indexing capabilities beyond financial services, S&P DJI is able to provide the academic community with benchmarks tailored to their unique needs.”

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