School Sponsors Economic Impact Study
January 17, 2008
From their South Florida offices, nearly 1,200 multinational companies manage combined annual revenues of more than $200 billion. That’s the bottom-line conclusion of the first-ever South Florida Global Economic Impact Study, conducted by WorldCity Business magazine in conjunction with the Beacon Council, Miami-Dade County’s economic development partnership, and sponsored in part by the University of Miami School of Business Administration.
The results of the study were presented on January 17, 2008, at the Coral Gables Country Club before an audience of nearly 200 high-level Miami-area executives. After the presentation, the study’s sponsors were invited to speak about what doing business in a multinational city with such economic importance meant to them. Ian McCluskey, publisher of WorldCity Business, commented that the results showed the need for a world-class business school in Miami and asked Dean Barbara E. Kahn to talk about her plans for taking the School to the next level of academic excellence. Dean Kahn spoke briefly to the audience about her three-part strategy — creating a world-class research culture, revamping curriculum to make it equal to that of the best business schools, and engaging alumni, the business community and other stakeholders through new outreach programs.
At the reception following the presentation, Dean Kahn, Anuj Mehrotra, the School’s vice dean for graduate business programs, and other program directors spoke with interested business leaders about new MBA and certificate programs, recruiting of the School’s graduates and internships for current students.