School Welcomes New Executive MBA and MBA for Working Professionals Students
January 22, 2009
The School of Business welcomed nearly 100 new students to its Executive MBA and MBA for Working Professionals programs in January. The Executive MBA program offers specializations in International Business, Management, Health Sector Management and Policy. The School's EMBA program was recently ranked the No. 1 EMBA program in Florida and the No. 33 program in the Americas.
The MBA for Working Professionals Program is specifically designed to accommodate the needs of career driven individuals by offering convenient classes for those with full-time work schedules. This year, 65 percent of the incoming class is female.
“I want to enhance and further advance my academic education and also make myself more marketable,” said Stephane Gressier in explaining why he chose to join the UM program.
Overall, the new group of students is 41 percent female and 59 percent male. Students come from such diverse backgrounds as retail, finance, manufacturing and banking.
“Given the state of the economy, I needed something that will give me a broader range of opportunities as the economy picks up,” said Aileen Tamayo.
Students who earned an undergraduate degree in engineering have the opportunity to earn a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering while earning their MBA degree.
“The dual MBA/MSIE program is the main reason I came here,” said Richard Mullins, BBA ’01. “There aren’t any other local universities offering anything like it.”
The Health Sector Management and Policy track is geared towards graduates seeking positions of leadership in healthcare and health-related organizations. Emphasizing the development of business, technical, administrative and leadership concepts as they apply to the health care industry, the program teaches practical administrative skills as well as broad strategic and theoretical perspectives. This year’s class is one of the largest Health Sector classes ever recruited, with a total of 37 students with 43 percent holding an MD degree.
“We are thrilled to have recruited such a strong class for our January programs,” said Cristina Raecke, Director of Recruiting and Admissions for Graduate Business Programs. “We are looking forward to working with these new students and seeing them thrive and succeed.”
The next MBA for Working Professionals class begins in July. Learn more