University of Miami School of Business Partners With YPO of Miami

Jan 07, 2010, 15:41 ET from University of Miami School of Business Administration

Initiative Kicks Off with Executive Development Series on Leadership

CORAL GABLES, Fla., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Miami School of Business Administration has announced a new partnership with the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) of Miami through which students will gain invaluable mentoring opportunities, and YPO members will gain access to specialized executive education offerings. YPO, whose mission is to "develop better leaders through education and idea exchange," is an elite organization that brings together highly successful corporate presidents, CEOs and board members, all of whom are under the age of 45. As part of the partnership, YPO members will mentor students, work with them on consulting projects, serve as coaches in the School's annual business plan competition, give guest lectures, and offer student internships.

"This new partnership provides a terrific opportunity for the School of Business to link our students with YPO of Miami, which represents some of the most distinguished young executives in our community," said Barbara E. Kahn, dean of the University of Miami School of Business Administration. "We look forward to working with YPO to enhance our students' experience and our curriculum and to help us develop future YPO members."

As part of the partnership, YPO members will be able to take advantage of custom executive education programs designed specifically for YPOers. These include the YPO Executive Development Series, which kicked off the partnership Jan. 7 at the School of Business. Entitled "Leadership in a Changing World," this first session under the new partnership drew 36 YPO members. The program consisted of four modules: marketing leadership, strategic options in challenging economic times, emerging markets and leading through change.

"YPO Miami is pleased to be embarking on this partnership with UM," said Joanna Schwartz, YPO Miami's vice education chair. "We are excited about our members sharing their knowledge and hard-won wisdom with School of Business students, and also looking forward to our members' participation in the School's wonderful executive programs such as the one that marked the start of our relationship this month."

About YPO

YPO (Young Presidents' Organization) is a not-for-profit, global network of young chief executives connected around the shared mission of becoming Better Leaders Through Education and Idea Exchange(TM). Founded in 1950, YPO today provides 17,000 peers and their families in 100 countries with access to unique experiences, world-class resources, alliances with top learning institutions, and specialized networks that help them enhance their business, community and personal leadership. For more information, visit

About the School of Business Administration

The University of Miami School of Business Administration is a comprehensive business school, offering undergraduate business, full-time MBA, Executive MBA, MS, PhD and non-degree executive education programs. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Miami, the School is located in a major hub of international trade and commerce and acclaimed for the global orientation and diversity of its faculty, students and curriculum. The School delivers its programs at its main campus in Coral Gables as well as at locations across Florida and abroad. More information about the University of Miami School of Business can be found at

EDITOR'S NOTE: Photographs of the Jan. 7 session of the Executive Development Series are available upon request.

SOURCE University of Miami School of Business Administration