The Kellogg School of Management recently welcomed 42 students to its first Kellogg-Miami Executive MBA (EMBA) Program class.
International students comprise 52 percent of the class, and many will commute from countries such as Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay and Peru for the duration of the two-year program.
The inaugural class, composed of a group of geographically and professionally diverse executives, offers U.S.- and Latin America-based managers an opportunity to learn and share best business practices with each other and to develop long-lasting professional relationships in the context of a global business school.
Women students make up 21 percent of the class; and minority students represent approximately 11 percent.
The students represent a range of industries -- 30 percent from financial services, 14 percent from manufacturing, 11 percent from food and beverage, 7 percent from technology, 7 percent from consulting, 2 percent from law and 2 percent from non-profit.
The following companies are represented: Banco de Chile, Caterpillar, Citigroup, Deloitte & Touche, DHL, Dole, Elizabeth Arden, Ernst & Young, L’Oreal and MTV Latin America, among others.
Students began classes with Live-In Week, an intensive week of classes and group work, held at the Kellogg School's Miami-area campus adjacent to the Hyatt Regency Coral Gables just outside downtown Miami. During Live-In Week, the EMBA students take marketing, management and leadership courses with Kellogg faculty. Students also participate in the EMBA enrichment series, including Professor Philip Kotler’s presentation, “Drawing new ideas from your customers.”
The Kellogg EMBA program class meetings are a combination of long weekends (mid-day Thursday through mid-day Sunday) and two intensive Live-In weeks per academic year.
Dean Dipak C. Jain initiated the Kellogg-Miami EMBA Program as part of a strategic global expansion campaign for the Kellogg School, geared toward better serving business education needs worldwide.