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GBSN Welcomes University of Miami School of Business Administration to the Network

Posted By Nicole Zefran, Friday, September 27, 2013
Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013

Nicole ZefranGBSN is proud to add the University of Miami School of Business Administration our growing list of member schools. Miami joins a network of over 60 world-class business schools that spans 27 countries on 7 continents. GBSN works with our member schools to build management education capacity for the developing world through cross-border networking, knowledge-sharing and programs to strengthen local business education. As a member the school will have the opportunity to participate in GBSN’s robust network, share knowledge and perspectives with peers around the world, and engage in capacity building programs. Miami's membership in GBSN continues a longstanding commitment to educational excellence and international impact.

It's mission is to develop principled leaders who will make a positive difference in global business and society. The school's focus on internationalization is centered around the belief that the responsible globalization of business is directly related to successful globalization of management education.University of Miami School of Business Administration

Miami is distinguished by its strong commitment to global sustainable prosperity, strategic location in Miami, unique capacity to teach in multiple languages (English, Spanish, and Portuguese), strong relationships with Latin American business, and an innovative co-curricular entrepreneurship program (TheLaunchPad). Miami joins the network with hopes to be active participants in GSBN’s capacity-building, strategic consulting, and mentoring initiatives, as well as its core networking conferences, webinars, and other networking activities.

Through the efforts of core faculty and others with similar interests, the School has developed a wide variety of international activities, many of which are focused on promoting responsible business practice:

  • The University of Miami’s Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) supports activities ranging from consulting projects with entrepreneurial and family businesses in Latin America to promoting international business and responsible business practice within communities across South Florida. Recently, students teams have traveled to Brazil, China, and Thailand to work with individual entrepreneurs and organizations in those locations.
  • The School’s Jamaica Project sends students to Jamaica each year to help small business owners and entrepreneurs learn essential business skills.
  • Our Global Executive MBA program (taught in Spanish) is designed for executives from the high-growth of Latin America and dedicated to developing management talent and fostering responsible business practice in those markets.
  • We currently offer immersion courses for students on business and society in China, India, and Latin America. Next year, students will travel to South Africa.

Miami has developed an extensive portfolio of collaborative agreements and exchanges with a variety of international schools including University of São Paulo in Brazil; Pontifica Universidad Católica Business School in Peru (CENTRUM); University of San Andrés School of Business in Argentina; Fudan School of Management in China; Otto Beisheim School of Management (WHU) in Germany and Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), Instituto de Empresa (IE) Business School and IESE (Barcelona) in Spain. Recent examples of joint programs include courses on ‘Doing Business in the US’ for students from CENTRUM in Peru and FGV in Brazil. In the near future, they hope to offer executive education for healthcare executives in conjunction with Los Andes in Colombia.

GBSN is excited to add Miami to its network because of the School’s strong ties to Latin American culture and markets. We hope to expand our network and presence in Latin America. 

Pleas email for more information on membership or to find out how to reach your fellow GBSN member schools. 


Nicole Zefran is the Network Assistant at the Global Business School Network.

Tags:  Business Education  Latin America  Management Education  University of Miami School of Business Administrat 

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