School/Class News


Harvard Business School’s John Quelch Appointed Dean of School of Business Administration

Harvard Business School’s John Quelch, an internationally recognized scholar on the marketing implications of globalization and a former dean of two international business schools, has been named the dean of the School of Business.

Poor Understanding of Ratios Leads to Bad Shopping Decisions, Says Marketing Department Study

Consumers make poor purchase decisions when they need to work with ratios to assess a product’s value, says a new School of Business study.

From Corporate Tax Reform to a Live Tour of the ‘Dark Web,’ Accounting Professionals Examine Post Election Challenges and Opportunities

Corporate tax reform, cybersecurity risks and financial regulations were timely discussion topics at "Post Election Challenges and Opportunities," the 2017 Business ForUM hosted by the School’s Department of Accounting.

Finance Professor Named Associate Editor at World-Leading Journal

Henrik Cronqvist has been appointed to a three-year term as associate editor of the Review of Financial Studies.

Top Students and Faculty Honored in Graduation Award Receptions

The best among the School’s graduate and undergraduate classes of 2017, along with their favorite professors, have been honored as part of annual awards programs held at the School prior to commencement.

Innovators for the Americas Program Completes Second Year with Presentations in Colombia

The School in April completed its second year of the Innovators for the America’s program, with UM and Latin American students presenting and defending their business proposals in front of a panel of judges at the Universidad ICESI in Cali, Colombia.

From the Mountains of Afghanistan to Miami and Beyond

Zaman Rashid, who graduated in May with a Master of Science in Management Studies degree from the School, looks back on how far he has come from his childhood in war-torn Afghanistan.

Management Professor to Receive Prestigious Career Award

Chester A. Schriesheim, a University Distinguished Professor of Management at the School of Business Administration, has been named the recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Career Award given by the Research Methods Division of the Academy of Management.

President Trump Taps UM MBA Alumna to be U.S. Treasurer

President Donald Trump on April 28 announced his intent to nominate Jovita Carranza, a 2002 graduate of the School’s Executive MBA program, be the next U.S. treasurer.

Using Big Data to Cut Health Care Costs

Here’s an option to slash U.S. health costs: Let patients share their genetic and medical information, crunch all that big data, and then, focus on people likely at-risk before serious health problems flare.

School’s Inaugural Competition on Impact Investing in Commercial Real Estate Highlights Projects with Social and Environmental Benefits

Guided by the School’s Real Estate Advisory Board, Andrea Heuson, professor of finance, organized the semester-long graduate student competition, which offered $25,000 in prizes and drew entries from the Northeast as well as Florida.

School’s New Master in Health Administration to Meet Growing Industry Demand

The School of Business will offer a new Master in Health Administration (MHA) program focused on the business of health care.

School Celebrates Israel’s Food, Culture and Leadership Position in Entrepreneurship

Students, faculty and guests learned about the “Start-up Nation” at the School’s “Focus on Israel” event April 4, headlined by Israeli officials and company leaders active in South Florida.

Successful Women Share Insight on Becoming Leaders and Change Agents

Four women leaders in finance, tech, government and nonprofits - all of them mothers - shared their experiences in becoming leaders and change agents.

School’s Florida 50 Stock Index Outpaces Broader Market by Nearly Double in First Quarter of 2017

School’s bellwether on the Florida economy up more than 10% for the first quarter of 2017, topping broader indices by nearly double.

School of Business Awards Nearly $50,000 in 15th Annual Business Plan Competition

Ventures producing a high-performance computer with a water cooling system and an online portal to help high school student athletes obtain college scholarships have taken top honors in the 2017 University of Miami Business Plan Competition, hosted by the School of Business.

Students Gain Insights and Practical Advice at Entrepreneurship Symposium

The School’s half-day Entrepreneurship Symposium included panel discussions on Miami’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and venture capital opportunities.

Vice Dean Ann Olazábal Honored for Efforts to Improve Status of Women on Campus

Ann Olazábal, the School’s vice dean for undergraduate business education and a professor of business law has won the University of Miami’s 2017 May A. Brunson Award.

School Study Shows Brexit May Lower Europe’s GDP

Britain’s exit from the European Union may reduce GDP growth for the entire region according to a new study from professors from the School’s finance and economics departments.

Finance Professor Honored for "Outstanding Consistency" in Home Price Forecasts

Andrea Heuson has been recognized by the research firm Pulsenomics® for consistently providing one of the most accurate forecasts of future home prices made by leading experts.

The Johnson A. Edosomwan Leadership Lecture Offers Advice on Nourishing the Entrepreneurial Spirit; Adam E. Carlin Receives Leadership Award

To become an effective leader, show your passion, set an example and embrace teamwork. Manos Spanos (MBA ’99) delivered that advice to students, faculty and alumni at The Johnson A. Edosomwan Leadership Lecture, "Nourishment for Success: Challenges and Opportunities for Global Leadership," at the School on March 23.

School’s MBA Program Ranked Among Nation’s Best by U.S. News & World Report

The School’s Full-Time MBA program is ranked No. 57 in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools” rankings released March 14.

School Works to Address Underrepresentation of Women in Finance

The School’s first “Showcasing Women in Finance” conference held March 4 explored ways to boost female presence in the field, including greater consideration for maternity leave. More than 40 women and men attended, and six women academics presented research papers on varied topics.

What Can Businesspeople Learn from Hostage Negotiators? Miami-Dade Police Department Shares Negotiating Strategies with Students

Whether you’re negotiating in the boardroom with a fellow business leader or on the other side of a barricade from a terrorist, there are certain strategies you can employ to steer the outcome.

School’s Sixth Annual Business of Health Care Conference Focuses on Impact of 2016 Election

Major changes to U.S. health care policies will have a profound impact on patients, providers, investors and businesses in South Florida, the nation and around the world, according to experts at the School of Business’ conference, “The Business of Health Care Post-Election."

Management Professor Re-Appointed to Journal of Trust Research Editorial Board

Cecily Cooper has been appointed to another term as associate editor on the editorial board of the Journal of Trust Research.

School’s Marketing Professors Cited Among World’s Most Prolific Researchers

Two School of Business professors have been named among the world’s top contributors to the most prestigious marketing journals.

Port Competitiveness and Security in Spotlight at Hemispheric Conference

Security, safety and efficient seaport operations are complementary goals, according to leading maritime government and business professionals at the “Hemispheric Conference on Port Competitiveness and Security: Finding the Right Balance,” a workshop hosted by the School of Business’ Center for International Business Education and Research.

Alex Rodriguez Courtyard Dedicated, Honoring All-Star’s $500,000 Donation

New York Yankees All-Star Alex Rodriguez contributed a $500,000 gift establishing the Graduate Entrepreneurship and Innovation Endowed Fund.

Innovators for the Americas: Striving to Solve Some of Latin America’s Pressing Issues

Five international teams develop, present and defend business plans, leveraging their entrepreneurial and technological expertise along with the help of UM and in-country Latin American business professors.

New York Yankees All-Star Alex Rodriguez Gives $500,000 to Enhance Curriculum for Pro Athletes and Others Earning MBAs

The School of Business has received a $500,000 gift from longtime New York Yankees All-Star Alex Rodriguez.

Real Estate Impact Conference Zeros in on Disruptive Forces

For the sixth year in a row, South Florida, national and international industry experts converged in Miami for a meeting of the minds at the University of Miami Real Estate Impact Conference.

Former Colombian President Álvaro Uribe Calls for Stronger Democracy in Latin America during Informal Talk with MBAs

Students enrolled in the School’s Miami Executive MBA en Español program recently had the opportunity to learn from, speak with—and express their gratitude for—a former head of state, Colombian Senator Álvaro Uribe.

Billion-Dollar Health System Project Offers School Community Lessons for Successful Projects

The event, held at the School in February, hosted leaders from the Construction Management Association of America and the South Florida architecture, engineering and construction industries.

Promoting a Product’s Multiple Risks Causes People to Perceive It As Less Risky Says Marketing Study

The laundry list of possible side effects that typically accompanies advertisements for prescription drugs makes consumers less concerned about a drug’s possible harm according to a new study from the School’s Department of Marketing.

School of Business Hosts MSNBCs Chris Matthews for Discussion on Politics and Leadership

Political commentator Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC’s “Hardball,” discussed the mistakes he made in not predicting Donald Trump’s presidential win, his views on what leadership truly requires – in and out of politics – and more at the School of Business Cobb Leadership Lecture Series Feb. 1.

School Conference Yields Discussion of Challenges, Best Practices in Controlling Corruption Worldwide

A distinguished group of academics, business executives, lawyers and and NGO thought-leaders from around the world gathered on campus in January to discuss best practices for controlling corruption.