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Professionals from Across Latin America Join New Global Executive MBA Class

November 29, 2011
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Business executives from Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain and Venezuela participated in the School's Global Executive MBA Program

The School of Business Administration welcomed its first Spanish-language Global Executive MBA (EMBA) students in November. The Global EMBA program is designed for senior business executives working in or doing business with Latin America and is an expansion of the School’s successful Master of Science in Professional Management/Executive MBA program (MSPM/EMBA), which was launched 15 years ago as the first Spanish-language Executive MBA program to be delivered by a U.S. business school. Like its predecessor, the Global EMBA program is taught on the main campus by the same world-class faculty who teach in the School’s other MBA programs.

“I want to take as much as I can from this program and learn how to implement more effective business practices,” said David Orrego, general manager of Colombian construction company Grupo Uno.

The first Global Executive MBA group includes presidents, vice presidents, CEOs, managers, doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs and consultants from Puerto Rico and such Spanish-speaking countries as Spain, Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. The accomplished business leaders have an average of 17 years of experience in their fields, and look forward to networking with select business professionals from across the Americas.

“The opportunity to network with other business leaders from around the world was one of the main things that attracted me to this program,” said Walter Franco, project manager of Franco Supermercado in Peru.

The program is designed to help professionals enhance their business knowledge, improve their management skills and strategic decision-making abilities during seven two-week sessions taught over 18 months. Six sessions are held on the School’s main campus in Miami and a seventh session, an international study module, will take place in Spain.

“More than 700 professionals, including the top executives of multinational firms and senior government officials, have graduated from the School’s Spanish language executive programs in the past 15 years,” said Anuj Mehrotra, the School’s vice dean for faculty affairs and graduate business programs. “Further illustrating our commitment to Latin America and the Caribbean is our new English-language Executive MBA program in Puerto Rico, which we launched in 2009."

In addition to the Global EMBA program and EMBA program in Puerto Rico, the School offers three certificate programs taught in Spanish. These include a Certificate in Administration and Business for the Executive Manager (CABEM) program, a Certificate in Logistics and Transportation for the Executive Manager (CELTEM), and a Certificate in Innovation and Competiveness Management for the Executive Manager (CISMEN).

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