Miami Business School celebrates 70 years of its MBA program with engaging forums

Photo: TJ Lievonen/University of Miami
By Barbara Gutierrez

Photo: TJ Lievonen/University of Miami

Miami Business School celebrates 70 years of its MBA program with engaging forums

By Barbara Gutierrez
The forums, featuring numerous speakers, and a cookout are part of UM’s Homecoming and Alumni Weekend celebrations.

As part of the 70th anniversary of its MBA Program, the University of Miami Business School will host three forums, which will bring top academics and business leaders together during UM’s Homecoming and Alumni Weekend celebrations from Thursday, Nov. 1 to Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018.

“The three day celebration offers alumni a raft of exciting intellectual content and new ideas, an opportunity to reconnect with faculty and alumni, and a chance to experience Miami Business School’s newly-found momentum,” said Miami Business School Dean John Quelch.

The Finance and Global Economics Forum of the Americas will kick off the celebration with a renowned group of speakers that include Alejandro Werner, director of the Western Hemisphere Department of the International Monetary Fund; Augustin Carstens, general manager, Bank of International Settlements and former Finance Minister of México; Cesar Covarrubias, CEO of Menta in Spain; and Tim Kehoe, professor of economics at the University of Minnesota.

On the second day, UM President Julio Frenk and Quelch will start a full day of discussions that will explore trends in business and how they influence the consumer. Keynote presentations include “The Future of the Home” by Lennar Corporation Executive Chairman and UM Board of Trustees member, Stuart Miller; “The Future of Gaming in Sports” by DraftKings CEO, Jason Robins; and “The Future of the Energy Grid” by Pacific Gas & Electric CEO and President, Geisha Williams, also a member of the UM Board of Trustees.

Other topics will include the “Economic Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean” and “The Economics of Trade Agreements: Past, Present and Future.” Beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, the School will host its annual Homecoming Cookout on the Cesarano Plaza. This precedes the annual Alumni Lounge Homecoming festivities on Friday night including the parade, boat burning and fireworks display.

Miami Business School is also celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Executive MBA in Health Sector Management and Policy program, and the 20th anniversary of the Executive MBA in Spanish program.

The Saturday forum, which will be in Spanish, is called “Driving Success in Latin America and the Caribbean.”

UM Professor of Economics, and James L. Knight Chair Manuel Santos and UM Professor of Professional Practice Joseph Ganitsky will moderate two panels.

All the seminars will be held at Storer Auditorium, 5250 University Drive, on the UM Coral Gables campus.

The forum is open to alumni, faculty staff students but requires registration. To register and for more information, visit: https://www.bus.miami.edu/thought-leadership/business-conferences/homecoming-mba70/index.html  
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