May 20, 2024

MBA Programs

International Insight

The 1755 Lisbon earthquake was one of the most destructive in history, wiping out about a quarter of the city's population and killing 70,000 people across Portugal. Centuries later, “it seems to still be a topic of discussion and a driver of the country's risk averse nature,” says Lynette Clinton, who traveled to Portugal in 2022 as part of University of Tampa's Executive MBA program. Read more »
Published on 3/31/2024

Empowering Entrepreneurs

For Carlos Penaranda, the pandemic was a time to reflect on his life. His wife was pregnant, and they had just moved to South Florida. He had been a project engineer with a good salary, but the work left little time for family or to give back through a non-profit he had set up for his homeland, Ecuador. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2024

Retooling Toward the Future

With a long history in the private sector — including stints at IBM and Cisco — Anil Menon has had a front row seat on the value of an MBA and executive education. But he's also learned about some of the weaknesses inherent in the system. Read more »
Published on 3/27/2024

Opening Doors

To an outsider, it may have seemed like the wrong time for Raul Duarte to embark on an MBA. The pandemic forced the world into lockdown, his industry was imploding and he was planning to launch his own company, a full-time job in itself. Read more »
Published on 3/26/2024

A Wild Journey

During his tenure with Zoo Miami, Matt James knew he wanted to be more than just the guy who worked with animals. Following stints at Marinel-and Dolphin Adventure in St. Augustine and ZooTampa, James felt like he wasn't doing enough. Read more »
Published on 3/22/2024

Lessons in Leadership

Launched in the fall of 2023, the University of West Florida's executive leadership MBA program is being led by retired Navy Capt. Timothy “Lucky” Kinsella, a man whose leadership skills have been tested to the extreme. Read more »
Published on 3/22/2024

Tackling Global Challenges

Marina Lopez enjoyed all the benefits of a global MBA program without leaving home. Read more »
Published on 3/21/2024

Mastering the Cyber Industry

In the global cybersecurity wars there are no borders, no battlefield front lines, no rules of engagement and there is no immunity from attacks. Read more »
Published on 3/21/2024

Cultivating Insurance Industry Talent

Fraud is one of the most significant problems facing insurers in Florida and the nation. Each year, according to the FBI, more than $40 billion is lost to fraudulent non-health insurance claims. The estimated cost to the average family is between $400 and $700 in increased premiums. Read more »
Published on 3/21/2024

Expanding Options

The most dominant trend among Florida's more than 40 public and private MBA programs is the robust expansion of diverse specialty graduate courses. Read more »
Published on 3/20/2024

Educational upgrade: MBA programs in Florida

The esports industry — video games with multiple players that have spectators virtually or in person — had a market value of more than $1.3 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach $3.8 billion by 2027, according to Marketwatch. Read more »
Published on 3/15/2023

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