The University of Miami School of Business Administration established an EMBA Program primarily for professional artists and athletes.
The 18-month program consists of six two-week residency modules at the school’s main campus in Coral Gables. Taught by the same world-class faculty who teach in the school’s other programs, the program has the same curriculum as the school's existing Global Executive MBA Program, which meets on a similar schedule.
“The Miami EMBA for Artists and Athletes program will equip current and former NFL players, as well as other athletes and artists, with the new knowledge and business skills they need to continue their personal and professional success,” says Gene Anderson, the school’s dean. “Like all of our Executive MBA Programs, this specialized program is designed to help participants become successful managers and leaders in the business world.”
In addition, the school also developed the Miami EMBA for the Americas Program.
The 17-month EMBA Program focuses on the challenges and opportunities that are faced by those doing business in the Americas, particularly Latin America. On-campus residencies, mostly on weekends, are held once every two months, with distance learning in between.
For Daniel Herrero, frequent flyer program manager for COPA Airlines in Panama, the international focus of the curriculum and flexible structure of the program were key factors in his decision to enroll.
"An MBA provides you with a wider lens for analyzing strategic issues," he says. "After working for a Latin American airline for six years, I know that business is conducted differently in each country. This MBA program will help give me a broader perspective on the region."
Enrolling in the program was a natural step in her career path, says Ruth Rodriguez, provider contracts manager for Bupa Latin America, a U.K.-based medical insurance company.
"After 10 years in business, I wanted to enhance my career skills through an MBA program that focused on Latin America," she says. "With its natural resources, human talent, and high economic growth rate, Latin America is the region of the future." Less...