School Hosts MBA Students from Around the Globe
January 02, 2012
The School of Business welcomed students from around the globe to its MBA program in fall 2011 as part of its partnership with leading international business schools.
“International study trips offer students specialized courses in marketing or financing, for example, and provide different perspectives and opportunities to expand professional networks,” said Joseph Ganitsky, a research professor of management and director of the UM Center for International Business Education and Research.
The visiting students included Edward Cheng from Fudan University School of Management in Shanghai, China; Luis Martinez Hermida from Instituto de Empresa (IE) in Madrid, Spain; and Shiri Franco from Tel Aviv University Graduate School of Business Administration in Tel Aviv, Israel.
“I thoroughly enjoyed the professors’ unique ability to take the material covered in the textbooks and relate it to the modern business world on a global scale,” said Franco, who believes studying abroad was a rewarding experience that complemented her international MBA. “The diversity of student backgrounds created a welcoming feeling and helped me feel a part of the classes almost immediately.”
MBA students from the University of Miami can also elect to participate in semester-long exchange programs with these distinguished business schools, in addition to Instituto de Estudios Superiores de la Empresa (IESE) in Barcelona, Spain and the University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia. UM MBA students Elena Anisimova and Briana Gowen participated in exchange programs in Spain with IE and IESE, respectively during the semester.