anuj_mehrotra.jpgAs the school transitions to a new dean with the appointment of John Quelch, I would like to thank our alumni, parents, corporate partners, faculty, staff and other friends in the community for your support during the past year. I have been energized by the opportunity to meet many of you in South Florida and across the country while participating in President Julio Frenk’s “We Are One U” tour and other events in my role as interim dean.

Working together, we continued the momentum that the School has experienced in recent years. For instance, we have just finished a banner year in terms of fundraising. Just as importantly, the School of Business is more engaged than ever with the business community and the business leaders who serve on the School’s advisory boards. We have grown the number of companies we partner with for student projects and internships, and our student job placement rates have increased significantly.

We added new events this year, focused on topics such as women in leadership and international logistics. And we grew the size, attendance and scope of our annual conferences. I invite you to read about the insights from these and other events in this issue of BusinessMiami.

We also continued to strengthen and grow our unique portfolio of academic programs. Applications for our various specialized master’s programs are up dramatically, and we will see record enrollment this fall. In addition, we will grow with the inauguration of a new Master in Health Administration program. In all of our programs, we continue to evolve to meet the shifting needs of business – introducing critical thinking and “learning to learn” initiatives in many courses, for example.

Finally, in June, we received reaccreditation from AACSB International, an important mark of excellence in business education.

It has been an honor for me to serve as the School’s interim dean, and I very much look forward to  contributing to the School’s success as we move forward. Thank you once again.

Please join me in welcoming John Quelch as the School’s new dean. With your support and guidance, I am confident he will lead the School to our next level of excellence.

Warm regards,

Anuj Mehrotra
Interim Dean, Leslie O. Barnes Scholar, and Professor, Management Science

Spring 2017
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