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School Celebrates Success of Executive MBA Program in Puerto Rico

November 03, 2010
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Faculty, students, alumni and business leaders came together in San Juan, Puerto Rico in October to celebrate another milestone in the history of the School’s MBA program, the one-year anniversary of the launch of the School’s Executive MBA program there.

The program which kicked off with 25 students in October 2009 is a two-year program with classes held on Saturdays. The School’s faculty members travel to Puerto Rico to teach the classes.

“Part of our mission as a business school is to prepare executives for leadership positions, not just in Florida, but all over the world. Because of our location, we are especially committed to the Caribbean and the wider Latin American region,” said Dean Barbara E. Kahn, who was among the School administrators who spoke during the celebration. “By being here, we have a real opportunity to play a key role in the growth of the business community and ultimately the growth of the economy of Puerto Rico.”

The event welcomed Ray Lugo, MBA '02, the managing  director for Chrysler International and a member of the School’s new Puerto Rico advisory board and ex-officio board member Pedro Fabregas, MSPM '08, the president and CEO of American Eagle for Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, Bahamas & Florida – who also sits on the School’s Board of Overseers.

Also on the Puerto Rico advisory board are Farid Chehab, MBA '83, president of Commonwealth Oil Refining, Agustin Meizoso, BBA '86, vice president at El Nuevo Dia, and Francisco Rodríguez Castro of UBS Financial Services. The board has been instrumental in the launch in the Executive MBA program and is playing a key role in the development of additional executive programs in Puerto Rico.

The Executive MBA program is designed to enhance the general business, critical thinking, decision-making, and strategic skills of business executives. Emphasis is placed on global management practices, global markets, finance, and leadership development. It is the only program in Puerto Rico to be ranked by the influential Financial Times.

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