SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
GRADUATE BUSINESS PROGRAMS
www.bus.miami.edu

DEPARTMENTS

Accounting
Business Law
Computer Information Systems
Economics
Finance
Management
Management Science
Marketing

DEGREE PROGRAMS

The School of Business offers the following degrees:
Doctor of Philosophy in Business & Doctor of Philosophy in Economics
Master degree in Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Professional Accounting
Master of Science in Taxation
Non-degree executive education programs are also available

The requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy degree are the same as those listed in the general section of this Bulletin.

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

The Doctoral program combines interdisciplinary study and research. It is designed to prepare students for careers in academic research and teaching. Students follow specialized programs of study under the guidance of faculty experts. In addition, they have the opportunity to participate in cross-disciplinary training outside of the traditional domains of business and economics. The curriculum will also equip students with the skills and experience necessary for academic placement in the world’s top research universities. 

A minimum of 60 credits are required to earn the PhD in Business or PhD in Economics degree.  The program requires year-round, full-time study in order to maximize interaction between faculty and students.  Students are expected to interact and begin research projects with the faculty upon entering the program.

PhD Program in Business Curriculum:

Students may choose to concentrate their study in Accounting, Finance, Management Science, Marketing, Operations Management, Organizational Behavior, or Strategy/International Business. 

Required Prerequisite Courses (must be completed prior to admission or in the summer prior to commencing doctoral studies):

One year of college calculus, one course in linear algebra, and one introductory statistics course.

Required “Core” Courses (these courses can be waived by consent of the appropriate department; waiver is granted by issuing transfer credit for similar courses taken at the advanced graduate level at accredited institutions):

There are two streams of “core” courses for students, each comprising of five courses.

Stream I: (Accounting, Finance, Management Science, Marketing-Quantitative, and Operations Management)

ECON 533 Micro Economics I 3 Credits
ECON 521 Macro Economics I 3 Credits
ECON 520 Econometrics I 3 Credits
ECON 620 Econometrics II 3 Credits
ECON 512 Math Economics II 3 Credits

Stream II: (Marketing-Consumer Behavior, Organizational Behavior, Strategy/International Business)

PSY 631 Psych Statistics I 3 Credits
PSY 632 Psych Statistics II 3 Credits
SOC 610 Research Methods 3 Credits
PSY 625 Social Psychology 3 Credits

and, any one of the following two courses:
SOC 616 Small Group Theory 3 Credits
ECON 533 Micro Economics I 3 Credits

Area of Concentration Courses (to be decided by the student and faculty):

In total, a minimum of 33 credits in concentration courses are to be taken, up to 15 of which may be satisfied by transfer credit.  Some Departments may require students to complete a minor field.  If so, their major field must consist of a minimum of 24 hours (with at least 15 hours completed in doctoral program residence at the University of Miami).  The minor field would then consist of 9-12 hours in an area outside of the major concentration (with a minimum of 9 hours taken in doctoral program residency at the University of Miami).

Dissertation Research

12 credits are to be taken at a minimum—two semesters of 6-9 hours each.  No transfer credit is given for dissertation or prior research.

Total Credit Requirements

In total, a minimum of 60 credits are required for receiving the Ph.D. degree in Business Administration:  15 hours of “core” courses, 33 hours of “concentration” courses, and 12 hours of dissertation research.  To this total must be added any prerequisite courses (as outlined above), with transfer credit being subtracted.

Admissions Requirements:

Application Form
Application Fee of $65.00
GPA of B+ or better in undergraduate and graduate (if any) coursework
Official Transcripts, Copies of Diplomas and/or Certificates
Strong quantitative skills, as demonstrated through GMAT/GRE scores and prior coursework
Potential to conduct and publish high-quality original research
Official TOEFL or IELTS Score Report (International Students only) 
Three Letters of Recommendation
Statement of Purpose
Resume

A master’s degree or an undergraduate business degree is not required for admission.

Financial aid packages are available to qualified PhD applicants.

PhD Program in Economics Curriculum:

The Ph.D. program in Economics prepares the recipient for a variety of career opportunities, including university teaching, federal, state, and local government employment, and a host of employment opportunities in the private sector.

All Ph.D. students are required to complete sixty (60) credit hours.  There are 12 core courses (36 credit hours), two courses in one major field (6 credit hours), one course in a minor field (3 credit hours), one field/elective course (3 credit hours) and the dissertation (12 credit hours).  A field is comprised of either two related courses in one of the major economic disciplines, e.g. international trade, or two courses in related disciplines, e.g. health economics and labor economics.

Applicants for admission to graduate study in Economics should have an extensive background in Economic Theory and Quantitative methods.

a. All Doctor of Philosophy students must take the core that consists of the following courses:
i. 500-level mathematical economics courses (ECO 512)
ii. a 500-level macroeconomics course (ECO 521)
iii. a 500-level microeconomics course (ECO 533)
iv. a 500-level econometrics course (ECO 520)
v. two 600-level econometrics courses (ECO 620, 625)
vi. A 500 level mathematics (MTH 533)
vii. three 600-level microeconomics courses (ECO 633, 634, and 635)
viii. two 600-level macroeconomics/monetary theory courses (ECO 621, 603)

b. Two fields of specialization are required. A field is comprised of two courses. These two fields are selected from the following areas of concentration:
i. ECO 603, 604
ii. international trade (ECO 661, 760)
iii. human resource economics (ECO 511, 586, 611)
iv. cognate areas with departmental approval

c. One elective must be taken. Elective courses may be selected from the graduate offerings of the Mathematics, Computer Information Systems, Management Science, and Finance departments.

d. Additional Requirements:
i. comprehensive examinations covering the core and the one field of specialization
ii. a doctoral dissertation for 12 credit hours

e. To be considered for admission, all applicants must
i. score a minimum of 1250 on the Graduate Record Examination general tests (combined verbal and quantitative scores),
ii. hold a baccalaureate degree from an institution of recognized standing,
iii. submit two copies of their official undergraduate transcript,
iv. have demonstrated, by their undergraduate record, capability of completing a Ph.D. program,
v. In addition, foreign students are required to score a minimum of 90 on the internet based, 600 on the paper based, or 235 computer based Test of English as a Foreign Language.

Required Admissions Materials:

Application Form
Application Fee of $65.00
GPA of B+ or better in undergraduate and graduate (if any) coursework
Official Transcripts, Copies of Diplomas and/or Certificates
Official GRE scores report
Official TOEFL Score Report (International Students only) 
Three Letters of Recommendation
Statement of Purpose
Resume/CV (optional)

A master’s degree is not required for admissions.

Assistantships are available to qualified PhD applicants. The minimum additional requirements for consideration for an assistantship are a combined GRE score of 1250 and the equivalent of a cumulative “B+” GPA. The program only rarely admits students without an assistantship.

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

The University of Miami School of Business offers two full-time Master of Business Administration degrees.

FULL-TIME TWO-YEAR MBA PROGRAM

The Full-time two-year MBA Program is innovative, flexible, and career focused.  It is designed to meet the needs of the student with an undergraduate background in business as well as the student who is just entering the business arena. The curriculum not only prepares business leaders of the future, but also adds a valuable dimension to other professions.

UM’s Full-time MBA program is a 56-58 credit, lock-step program that is completed in less than two calendar years. Students typically enroll in elective courses during the third semester and the first term of the fourth semester of the program.  Students may be able to complete a concentration based on completion of appropriate electives.
CURRICULUM

YEAR ONE
FALL SEMESTER – Building Management Skills

Term 1-1
ACC 670 Financial Reporting and Analysis
BUS 602 Critical Thinking and Effective Writing
BUS 604 MBA Career Development and Enrichment
ECO 685 Managerial Decisions in a Global Economy
MGT 675 Business Policy and Strategy

Term 1-2
ACC 671 Accounting for Decision Making
BUS 603 Critical Thinking and Effective Presentation
MAS 631 Statistics for Managerial Decision Making
MGT 620 Managing Through People

SPRING SEMESTER – Making Management Decisions

Term 1-3
FIN 641 Valuation and Financial Decision Making
MAS 632 Management Science Models for Decision Making
MKT 640 Foundations of Marketing Management

Term 1-4
CIS 610 Foundations of Management Information Systems
FIN 642 The Financial Environment
MGT 643 Principles of Operations Management

YEAR TWO
FALL SEMESTER – Expanding Career Opportunities

Term 2-1
BUS 604 MBA Career Development and Enrichment
Elective
Elective
Elective
Elective

Term 2-2
Elective
Elective
Elective
Elective

SPRING SEMESTER – The Executive Perspective

Term 2-3
Elective
Elective
Elective
Elective

Term 2-4
BSL 690 Legal and Ethical Implications of Business Decision Making
MGT 677 Corporate Strategy and Organization
MKT 650 Strategic Marketing

Students may be able to complete a concentration based on completion of required electives. Areas of concentration include: Computer Information Systems, Finance, International Business, Management, Management Science, Six Sigma, Management Science Consulting, Marketing, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Real Estate. Elective offerings are based on student demand. Students beginning the program in January obtain a cross-functional MBA in lieu of a concentration.

FULL-TIME ONE-YEAR MBA PROGRAM

The Full-time one-year MBA Program is offered once per year in January. This program is designed to meet the needs of the student with an undergraduate degree in business, who graduated in the last seven years from an accredited university. The curriculum prepares business leaders of the future, adding a valuable dimension to their education.

CURRICULUM

The One-Year MBA program is a 35-credit, cohort program that is completed in one year.
There are no summer classes. Internship opportunities may be available through the Ziff Graduate Career Services Center during the summer months. The program is “lock-step” and students progress together through a sequential pattern of sixteen 2-credit courses, seven of which are electives and three 1-credit courses. There are two semesters totaling 28 weeks of class time. Each semester consists of two 7 week terms. There are no prerequisite courses required. Concentrations are not available or granted.  This multi-disciplinary MBA program will expose students to various areas of business.
SPRING SEMESTER

Term 1-1
BUS 602 Critical Thinking and Effective Writing
BUS 604 MBA Career Development and Enrichment
FIN 641 Valuation and Financial Decision Making
MAS 632 Management Science Models for Decision Making
Elective
Elective

Term 1-2
BSL 690 Legal & Ethical Implications of Business Decision Making
BUS 603 Critical Thinking and Effective Speaking
CIS 610 Foundations of Management Information Systems
FIN 642 The Financial Environment
MKT 645 International Marketing

FALL SEMESTER

Term 1-3
MGT 645 Principles of Supply Chain Management
MKT 650 Strategic Marketing
Elective
Elective

Term 1-4
MGT 677 Corporate Strategy and Organization
Elective
Elective
Elective

ACCELERATED MBA IN REAL ESTATE

The University of Miami School of Business Administration offers a new accelerated MBA program with a concentration in real estate highlighted by two internship opportunities. Bringing together the School’s strengths in management education with the strengths of the UM School of Architecture in new urbanism, the program is designed to prepare students to succeed in commercial real estate market careers.
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
• Six-month paid real estate industry internship prior to first semester
• Summer real estate industry internship between first and second semester classes
• Consulting project with real estate industry non-profit organization
• Specialized MBA curriculum focused on commercial real estate
• Mentoring

CURRICULUM

The Accelerated MBA in Real Estate program is a 37-credit program that is completed in one year.  The program is “lock-step” and students progress together through a sequential pattern of one or two-credit courses.  There are two semesters totaling 28 weeks of class time.  Each semester consist of two seven week terms.  Students are registered for four to six courses per term.  Waivers and course transfer are not permitted. Concentrations are not available or granted.

SUMMER SEMESTER

Introduction to Commercial Real Estate Analysis
ARGUS and EXCEL for Real Estate

SPRING SEMESTER

Term 1-1
BUS 602 Critical Thinking and Effective Writing
BUS 604 MBA Career Development and Enrichment
FIN 641 Valuation and financial Decision Making
FIN 645 Real Estate Finance
MAS 632 Management Science Models for Decision Making
MAS 663 Project Modeling
MKT 641 Marketing Research

Term 1-2
BSL 690 Legal & Ethical Implications of Business Decision Making
BUS 603 Critical Thinking and Effective Speaking
CIS 610 Foundations of Management Information Systems
FIN 642 The Financial Environment

FALL SEMESTER

1-3
BUS 604 MBA Career Development and Enrichment
FIN 644 Real Estate Investments and Appraisal
MAS 637 Applied Regression Analysis
MKT 650 Strategic Marketing
RED 601 Real Estate Development

Term 1-4
BSL 694 Real Estate Law
MGT 677 Corporate Strategy and Organization

FULL-TIME MBA DUAL DEGREE PROGRAMS

The University of Miami offers dual degree programs in the areas of JD/MBA, MD/MBA, and BARCH/MBA. Dual degree programs are only available in conjunction with the Full-time two-year MBA Program, with the exception of the JD/One Year MBA and JD/LLM/One Year MBA programs. Admissions and all requirements for each program must be fulfilled in order to apply to the MBA program. 


For more information on dual degree programs, please contact the Office of Recruiting and Admissions at 305-284-2510 or visit our website at www.bus.miami.edu/grad.

INTERNSHIPS

The School of Business encourages students to augment their classroom experience through a comprehensive internship program. Students who are interested in internships must register with the Ziff Graduate Career Center as soon as they arrive on campus.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The Graduate Admissions Committee welcomes applications from individuals whose undergraduate degrees are from accredited colleges or universities. Acceptance is based upon an evaluation of all credentials presented by the applicant. The following are the requirements for admission for both the Full-time two-year and one-year MBA Programs:

• Completed application, which includes four essays
• Application Fee of $100.00
• Resume
• Transcripts
• Letter(s) of Recommendation
• Official GMAT or GRE score report
• English Language Proficiency Exam, (TOEFL or IELTS), if applicable
• International Student Financial Statement, if applicable
• Campus Visit, encouraged
• Interview, by invitation only.

International applicants must provide an original copy of all transcripts in addition to a certified English translation of said documents as well as a copy and translation of the respective diploma.

EXECUTIVE MBA PROGRAMS AND THE MBA FOR WORKING PROFESSIONALS

The University of Miami offers Executive MBA Programs and an MBA for Working Professionals that are designed for accomplished professionals who are ready to take their career to the next level. Participants gain insight and understanding into the business environment by gaining a more global outlook and are better equipped to meet the challenges of today’s business world. They become better negotiators, strategic thinkers, and more effective team players in a variety of business related situations.

The Executive MBA and MBA for Working Professionals programs enable students to customize their MBA experience to better meet their industry and career goals - with a wide range of elective courses few other working professionals programs can match. This unique elective opportunity allows students to pursue a number of electives in specialty areas from accounting and marketing to management science and computer information systems. Students will also expand their professional network as they join elective classes with MBAs outside their regular cohort. (Five electives are offered in the Health EMBA program as cohort, lock-step courses that are already built into the curriculum).

CURRICULUM

To obtain detailed program curricula on the Executive MBA and MBA for Working Professional Programs, please reference the program brochures which can be requested by contacting the Office of Recruiting and Admissions at (305) 284-2510 or visit our website at www.bus.miami.edu/grad.

EXECUTIVE MBA

The Executive MBA programs provide business executives and professionals the opportunity to earn an MBA by attending class on Saturdays or in a Friday/Saturday/Sunday structure. These programs include:

• Executive MBA
• Executive MBA - Health Administration and Policy Concentration
• Executive MBA – Off Campus Programs in Palm Beach County Florida and in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

• Completed application, which includes four essays
• Application Fee of $100.00
• Resume
• Transcripts
• Letter(s) of Recommendation
• Official GMAT or GRE score report, may be required
• English Language Proficiency Exam, (TOEFL or IELTS) if applicable
• Interview required

International applicants must provide an original copy of all transcripts in addition to a certified English translation of said documents as well as a copy and translation of the respective diploma.

MBA FOR WORKING PROFESSIONALS

The MBA for Working Professionals Program also provides professionals the opportunity to earn an MBA by attending class on Monday evenings and Saturday mornings. MBA for Working Professionals programs include:

• MBA for Working Professionals
• Dual Degree Program:  MBA for Working Professionals and Master of Science in Industrial Engineering

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

• Completed application, which includes four essays
• Application Fee of $100.00
• Resume
• Transcripts
• Letter(s) of Recommendation
• Official GMAT or GRE score report, may be required
• English Language Proficiency Exam, (TOEFL or IELTS) if applicable
• Interview required
International applicants must provide an original copy of all transcripts in addition to a certified English translation of said documents as well as a copy and translation of the respective diploma.

GLOBAL EXECUTIVE MBA IN SPANISH

The Global Executive MBA in Spanish enables participants to broaden their business knowledge, improve their management skills and strategic decision-making abilities, and expand their professional network through close interaction with a select group of business leaders from across Latin America.

The UM Global Executive MBA is taught in seven, two-week sessions.

The program offers a total of 15 courses of which 13 take place on campus in Coral Gables and two abroad during a Residential Session Abroad. The courses are given in sequence; the same group of students advances together throughout the entire program. Students are also offered the opportunity to select 3 elective courses to be taken in the 4th, 5th and 6th session of the program.

A brief two-week residential session abroad provides MBA students with the opportunity to gain international business perspectives, first-hand. As part of this program, students may receive lectures on pressing international business matters, meet prominent local business leaders, tour companies and manufacturing operations, and immerse themselves in a country’s cultural, social, and business environment.

All classes are taught entirely in Spanish, with reading materials in English, so reading-level knowledge of English is required.

CURRICULUM

To obtain detailed program curricula on the Global Executive MBA program, please reference the program brochures which can be requested by contacting the Office of Recruiting and Admissions at (305) 284-2510 or visit our website at www.bus.miami.edu/grad.

Admission Requirements

• Completed online application, which includes four essays
• A bachelor’s degree or its equivalent
• Copy of degree diploma
• Original transcripts for each undergraduate institution attended including the certified English translations
• Resume (applicant must have six or more years of professional work experience)
• Letter(s) of recommendation, one must be from applicant’s employer, or applicant’s client if self-employed
• Reading-level knowledge of English
• Interview, by invitation only

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

GRADUATE BUSINESS CERTIFICATE

The Graduate Business Certificate program provides professionals and graduate students an opportunity to add basic business courses to their portfolio.  The program consists of four three-credit courses in functional areas of accounting, finance, management and marketing.  Students can take one or more courses for credit but must satisfactorily complete all four courses to be awarded the certificate.  Students must have an undergraduate degree to be eligible for this certificate.  Classes meet on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

CURRICULUM

ACC 600 Accounting for Decision-Making and Control (3 credits)
FIN 602 Fundamentals of Finance (3 credits)
MGT 600 Managing Responsible Behavior in Organizations (3 credits)
MKT 660 Foundations of Marketing Management (3 credits)

For complete information on the Graduate Business Certificate program, including course dates and descriptions, please visit the Graduate Business Programs website at www.bus.miami.edu or call 305-284-2510.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The Graduate Admissions Committee welcomes applications from individuals whose undergraduate degrees are from accredited colleges or universities. Acceptance is based upon an evaluation of all credentials presented by the applicant. The following are the requirements for admission:

• Completed online application
• Application Fee of $100.00
• Resume
• Transcripts


RESEARCH INSTITUTES

INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF QUALITY IN MANUFACTURING AND SERVICE

The University of Miami Institute for the Study of Quality in Manufacturing and Service (UMISQ) exists to advance the theory and practice of Quality Science.  Its mission is to promote the improvement and innovation of quality on local, national, and international levels through the acquisition, dissemination, and application of knowledge in the areas of science, technology, and management as related to Quality Science in general, and Lean Six Sigma Management specifically.

Objectives

1. To conduct research in Quality Science and to publish its results through appropriate professional and academic outlets.
2. To educate and train management, labor, UM students, and others in the theories and practices of Quality Science in general, and Lean Six Sigma Management specifically.
3. To create internships for M.B.A. students in which they can solve real world problems using Quality Science theory and practice in general, and Lean Six Sigma management theory and practice in particular
4. To remain financially self-sufficient.

The Institute pursues its objectives through involvement of faculty, students, and client organizations in all sectors of the economy.

INTELLIGENT COMPUTER SYSTEMS RESEARCH INSTITUTE

The Intelligent Computer Systems Research Institute is a center for research and information dissemination within the field of information business technology. The institute focuses on multi-disciplinary topics such as technology strategy, healthcare informatics, business intelligence, and embedded systems.
The Institute encourages a partnership model between academia and industry. Corporate partners are active in the provision of data, field studies, test environments, and other resources through which leading theoretical work can be developed tested in an applied environment. 

The results of the research are developed for publication in leading academic and industry related journals as well as working papers. Industry partners are also actively encouraged to work with students through the creation of internship positions. These internships provide students the opportunity to act as a link between the teaching and research of the institute’s members and the field based applied environment.

THE GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) is the student government organization representing students in the Graduate School (and all schools and colleges included under the Graduate School). Established in 1969, the GSA is one of the oldest graduate student governments in the United States. The primary function of the GSA is to provide the means for responsible and effective graduate student participation in the planning and conduct of University affairs. The GSA serves as a liaison between graduate students, individually and collectively, the faculty and the administration. In addition, the GSA exists as a social and intellectual forum to support and improve the quality of the graduate student environment at the University of Miami.

The Graduate Student Association is made up of seven officers and nearly fifty full- and part-time senators; the role of the GSA is both supervisory and implementary, and its scope encompasses both academic and social interests of the University’s graduate student body.  Officers and Senators meet regularly to discuss important issues and are often required to attend University-wide meetings with faculty, staff, administration and fellow students. The Graduate Student Senate is the primary body that represents the interests and concerns of the entire graduate student body at the University of Miami. The Senate is made up of one representative from every graduate department or program (currently there are 46 recognized graduate programs) at the University of Miami. The Senate coordinates most of the graduate activities and programs that the GSA sponsors, and acts as a hub for the exchange of information between different departments and programs. Typically, senators are either elected or appointed by their peers or program directors and serve for a one-year term. Each senator has one vote in the senate. Throughout the semester, the senate can issue directives, bills and resolutions pertaining to any aspect of graduate student life at the University of Miami, and works extremely closely with the Dean of the Graduate School in effecting changes and/or improvements.

The Senate, also as part of its charge, decides on and elects the new Executive Board of the Graduate Student Association each spring semester. Alternates are also elected or appointed to assist the senator when they are unable to carry out their duties.

The office of the GSA is located at Suite 21-T, 5606 Merrick Drive, please call 305-284-6750, e-mail: gsa@miami.edu, or visit our website at www.miami.edu/gsa for more information.

GRADUATE ACTIVITY FEE ALLOCATION COMMITTEE (GAFAC)

The unallocated portion of the graduate activity fee produces an annual fund that is available for graduate students to seek for enrichment of their various activities. The monies are allotted by a graduate student committee composed of nine elected representatives from Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, Engineering, International Studies, Music and Nursing; and the Treasurer of the Graduate Student Association.

Petitions for funds are judged on the merits of the individual requests, the anticipated direct or indirect benefit to the University, the effort of the petitioners to generate support from other areas, past experience with the petitioning group, if applicable, and the current amount of funds available.

Forms for petitions are available in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, Room 244, Ashe Building.

THE GRADUATE BUSINESS STUDENT ASSOCIATION

The Graduate Business Student Association (GBSA) is a professional and social student-run organization. All graduate business students become members once enrolled in a business master’s program and are encouraged to attend meetings and events. The GBSA organizes activities and events aimed at strengthening networking within the graduate business student body and the business community and enriching the academic and social experience of its members. The GBSA is governed by a committee that consists of a president, vice president, speaker of senate, treasurer/executive secretary, director of community service, social director, and director of athletics. Elections take place at the end of each spring semester.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

GRADUATE BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

There are a limited number of merit-based graduate business scholarships which are awarded at the time of admission to qualified full-time MBA students entering in the fall semester only. A graduate business scholarship covers a portion of tuition for the MBA degree. Graduate business scholarships are not automatically renewed.

In addition to graduate business scholarships, there are a limited number of Emery Means Findley, Jr. Fellowships and scholarships which are awarded by Graduate Business Programs to applicants with outstanding academic credentials. Any applicant who wishes to be considered for a graduate business scholarship or a fellowship, must indicate this in the space provided on the application. Awards are available to both domestic and international students.

There are a limited number of merit/need-based scholarships which are awarded following admission for Executive and Working Professionals programs. Details on how to apply for these scholarships are provided at the time of admission.

DONOR SCHOLARSHIPS

Several endowed scholarships are made available to incoming graduate business students through the generosity of alumni and friends of the University of Miami School of Business Administration. These donor scholarships are for the purpose of recruiting students of high academic merit. The total number and amount of scholarship awards vary from year to year.

Scholarships will be awarded based on the recommendations of the Faculty Admissions Committee on a first come, first served basis. Since the number of scholarships is limited, students who meet the minimum criteria are not guaranteed a donor scholarship award.

We regret that a student may be ineligible for financial awards if he/she receives tuition benefits from the University of Miami or accepts any assistantship, scholarship, grant or fellowship from the University of Miami, in addition to our offer. This includes employees, their spouses, and dependents.

BANK OF AMERICA - ENDOWED BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIPS*
Criteria: A graduate business school student based on a combination of scholarship and financial need, who will preferably specialize in Finance, Accounting, or Management.

JACK R. BORSTING - GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT
Criteria: Outstanding candidate for a master’s level business degree.

RYDER/PATRICK J. CESARANO – ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP*
Criteria: MBA student with a concentration in finance or management science/operations research. Based on academic excellence and financial need.

PAT & LON WORTH CROW - SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT*
Criteria: Graduate business student specializing in Finance, who possesses several years of work experience, preferably with an expressed interest in a career in banking or a banking-related field. U.S. citizen, preferably resident in South Florida community.

EMERY MEANS FINDLEY, JR. – ENDOWED GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS IN BUSINESS
Criteria: Outstanding candidates for Graduate Business Programs.

ALBERT AND ESTHER GREEN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
Criteria:  Graduate Business Student with a health challenge, or student studying or working in Health Administration.

ALLAN M. HERBERT & PATRICIA M. HERBERT – ENDOWED GRADUATE BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP*
Criteria: Outstanding graduate business student, well-rounded, willing to finance his/her own education, and who appreciates the value of work and strives to combine study, work and extra-curricular activities.

JAMES W. McLAMORE – GRADUATE BUSINESS FELLOWSHIPS
Criteria: To recruit and retain outstanding graduate business students.

E. BRUCE MCLAUGHLIN & CYNTHIA M. SWOL - ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP IN MARKETING*
Criteria: Graduate business student with concentration in Marketing, who has significant work experience prior to entering the MBA program. U. S. citizen, with preference given to female students with unmet financial need.

MERRILL LYNCH & CO. FOUNDATION, INC. – FELLOWSHIPS IN INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
Criteria: Graduate business student preparing for a career in International Finance.

SOUTHEAST BANKING CORPORATION FOUNDATION – ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS*
Criteria: Graduate student in the MBA program who is a Florida resident. Based on academic excellence and financial need.

* Essay Required
In 300 words or less, please explain why you need financial assistance to complete your MBA degree. The essay must be included with your application.

Various other donor scholarships are available based upon need, merit, or other specified criteria.

ZIFF GRADUATE CAREER SERVICES CENTER

A.  The Ziff Graduate Career Services Center’s mission is to provide top quality resources and career guidance to School of Business graduate students and build strong partner relationships with the corporate community. 
1. The Ziff Career Services Team is committed to providing each student a personalized program and the resources and skills needed to be competitive in the marketplace. 

2. The Ziff Career Services Team is the student’s frontline resource to securing employment upon graduation. Students who engage with the Ziff Graduate Career Services Center will utilize the staff to assist them in developing an effective career strategy and marketing campaign that will prepare them for a successful job search at all levels of their career. The marketing campaign will equip the student with a strategic résumé, improve their interview skills, generate contacts, develop networking opportunities, and prepare them for a successful career transition.

B. ONLINE RESOURCES
1. Ziffecareercenter.com – The center’s online portal where students find access to many of Ziff’s career resources, access to all current job postings and upcoming events. Documents such as résumés and cover letters will be held in the student’s site.

2. CareerLeader – An assessment tool specifically developed for MBA students that provide expert analysis of a student’s unique pattern of business relevant interests, values and abilities.

3. Careershift - A tool that provides the student access to thousands of national contacts based on company, alumni affiliation, location and creates targeted contact lists. One-stop location to conduct national and local job search for both full-time and internship opportunities.

4. Vault’s Career Insider – Provides inside information and advice on industries, companies, the job search and industry interview prep.

5. GoingGlobal –the leading provider of both country-specific and USA city-specific career and employment information. Features 30 Country Career Guides, 41 USA City Career guides, corporate profiles and more than 500,000 internship and job listings within the USA and around the world.

6. H1Base – A resource to assist international students in finding out which employers have H1 job postings, which companies have sponsored international students in the past and access to important information on the sponsorship process.

7. Myvisajobs.com - Current job listings and information on companies that hire international students.
  C.      REGISTRATION
1. Graduate business students that are seeking employment post-graduation are required to register with the Ziff Graduate Career Center to commence their Career Management Plan.

2.  The registration process begins with the Pre-MBA OnBoarding Program.  Students are required to complete key assignments prior to Orientation. 

D. ON CAMPUS INTERVIEWS/CORPORATE RECRUITING
The recruiting program begins in the fall semester from mid-September through mid-December and continues from mid-January through May.

Ziff Graduate Career Center has established recruiting relationships with many local and national companies to increase exposure for University of Miami School of Business Administration MBA graduates.

MBA students can utilize the Ziff Graduate Career Services Center’s Internet Employment system, www.ziffecareercenter.com to sign up for on-campus interviews, monitor corporate presentation schedules, upload résumés and cover letters, and stay abreast of job opportunities offered by companies that are recruiting on campus.

The Ziff Graduate Career Center regularly receives career opportunities that are made available through www.ziffecareercenter.com to students and alumni alike so they can review career opportunities listed with the center.

E. INTERNSHIPS
1.  The School of Business Administration encourages students to augment their classroom experience through participation in a summer internship.

2.  The internship is a key positioning element for the post-MBA career. The internship search should be the student’s main focus from the start of the first year.

F. NETWORKING CONTACTS

1. ‘Cane Connections is an online University of Miami database that allows students access to alumni throughout the United States about their work experiences and gather other career related information. The database is a valuable network of contacts in a variety of fields. It is accessible through www.miamialumni.net.

2.  Students are invited to join the School of Business MBA groups on LinkedIn and Facebook, an easy way to reach out to more contacts and build their network.


G. STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY

1. Ultimately, success in securing a job is defined by the student. Together with the Ziff Graduate Career Center as a partner, the student can create a successful marketing campaign that will connect him/her to a network of contacts and networking opportunities leading to interviews and job offers.
2.  Students are to register online with the Ziff Graduate Career Center during the Pre-MBA OnBoarding cycle. All pre-MBA assignments need to be completed prior to Orientation. 

3. Students are to meet with a career advisor in term one to discuss their career goals and develop a personalized career action plan/marketing campaign that will lay out the strategy and timing sequence of their goals. The career action plan and strategy will be built through numerous advising appointments and workshop events.

4.  Students must regularly update and revisit their résumés in an ongoing résumé review process.

5.  Students will participate in mock interviews and follow through with suggestions until they are declared ready to interview.

6. Students are expected to visit the Ziff Graduate Career Center regularly and access www.ziffecareercenter.com to identify and attend on-campus recruiting activities, corporate presentations, relevant workshops and MBA clubs sponsored events.

7.  Students MUST complete the exit survey and report their employment information as soon as they secure a job or internship.

The Ziff Graduate Career Services Center is located in the School of Business complex on the first floor of the Jenkins Building.

THE MENTOR PROGRAM

1. The School of Business Mentor Program is designed to enhance the classroom experience by matching students with local professionals who have experience and expertise in the students’ area of career interest, or are versed in areas of professional development.

2. Through personal interaction with experienced business professionals, students gain an understanding of corporate culture, career directions, and networking. Students also have the opportunity to interact with other mentors by attending regularly scheduled roundtables, hosted by the School.

3. Graduate business students are encouraged to participate.

4. Applications are available at http://www.bus.miami.edu/alumni/get-involved/mentor-program/applications/student-application/index.html