We will further distinguish ourselves by fostering a dynamic learning community of faculty, students, and staff that develops and maintains appropriate engagement with the broader campus, practitioners, community organizations, alumni, and supporters.
For students, the creation of appropriate learning and placement opportunities requires a vibrant agenda of engagement. For faculty, engaging with alumni, business and community leaders, and other disciplines ensures that their scholarship and teaching remain fresh, so they can bring relevant solutions to critical challenges facing business and society. Our community must also take a lead role in fostering the intellectual and economic vitality of South Florida and Latin America.
Experiential Learning Opportunities
The School has established new experiential learning opportunities through its community collaborations including:
- The innovative FIRST Step program, in which all freshmen work in teams with area community organizations on projects ranging from the development of marketing plans to greening initiatives.
- The Emerging Leaders Program, which provides MBA students with the unique opportunity to experience business from two different company and industry perspectives during a single summer internship.
- The Jamaica Project, which provides undergraduates with the opportunity to apply what they learn in the classroom to training small- and micro- business owners in emerging markets.
- An annual trip to New York City, providing undergraduates and MBA students with the opportunity to learn about and pursue career opportunities on Wall Street.
- An annual Business Plan Competition that enables students to test their ideas for new ventures and earn thousands of dollars to get their businesses off the ground.
- The MBA Consultants to Nonprofits Program, a summer internship program that provides MBA students with valuable experience solving business problems and building their networks, promotes a spirit of engagement and community service, and reinforces the idea of businesses and the community working together for mutual benefit.
- The annual University of Miami Ethics Debate, to heighten students’ awareness of the ethical components of real-life situations and to improve their debating and communications skills. UM has been among the top finishers in three of the last five years at the national contest.
The School has established new relationships with leading regional and international organizations through its Corporate Partner Program and other initiatives. These organizations include:
- Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
- Miami Dade County Office of Economic Development and International Trade
School Advisory Boards
The School has established advisory boards in key strategic areas, comprised of some of the nation’s most influential business leaders, to advise it on its programs. These boards include: