Driving A Global Mindset

Building Global Alliances


Miami Herbert continues to strengthen its international presence by actively participating in global conversations about all things business including social impact and sustainability, business analytics and technology, behavioral decision-making, governance and principled leadership. Miami Herbert is a member/signatory of many of the organizations leading these conversations, particularly from a perspective of higher education in business.

EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development) is a global, non-profit, membership-driven organization which serves as a catalyst to promote and enhance excellence in management development globally. A member since 2018, Miami Herbert hosted the EFMD Global Americas Annual Conference in 2019. EFMD is a network for schools and companies that aim to develop socially responsible leaders. It is recognized globally as an accreditation body for business schools (EQUIS), business school programs, and corporate universities. EQUIS accreditation is among the most comprehensive institutional accreditation system for business and management schools. In 2021, Miami Herbert joined the elite group of five EQUIS accredited universities in the United States.

The role of the GBSN is to ensure that the developing world has the needed management talent (leaders, managers, and entrepreneurs) to generate prosperity.

  • A member since 2018, Miami Herbert is contributing to this global mission by actively collaborating at the institutional and faculty level and by ensuring that our students develop well-rounded perspectives on their journeys to become principled leaders.
  • Selected as host for the 2020 Annual Conference, Miami Herbert played a significant role as the conference pivoted to a virtual environment “GBSN Beyond: Virtual Conference Reimagined” contributing to the conceptual framework and participating in each of the tracks: Beyond the Classroom (Faculty Track), Beyond Graduation (Student Track), Beyond Administration (Leadership Track). Notably, Dr. Karoline Mortensen served on the Healthcare panel and continues to collaborate with GBSN in the public health space and Dr. Joan Martinez-Evora developed a simulation focused on ethical business behavior.
  • In October 2021, Miami Herbert partnered with GBSN for the Race2Imagine segment with Universidad los Andes.

PFME is a United Nations-supported initiative founded in 2007. As a platform to raise the profile of sustainability in schools around the world, PRME equips today's business students with the understanding and ability to deliver change tomorrow. As signatories to PRME, Miami Herbert is preparing the inaugural report to reflect our work to develop principles leaders who transform global business and society and our sustainability journey to date.

The Business School Alliance for Health Management (BAHM) is an international consortium of 21 premier MBA programs dedicated to advancing thought leadership and education in the global health sector.

As a member, Miami Herbert benefits from the exchange of best practices and scholarship; cross-promotion of each other’s programs and research; webinars; affiliation with and contributions to the BAHM-sponsored journal Health Management, Policy and Innovation (HMPI); student case competitions, and a growing student activities network.

In 2021, Miami Herbert submitted our letter of commitment to support the UN Global Compact with respect to human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption in which we pledge to participate and engage with the UN Global Compact in the following ways:
  • Continue to be active members of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME
  • Conduct applied research and thought leadership to advance best practices in areas supportive of the ten principles such as sustainable business, business ethics, social entrepreneurship, diversity and inclusion, among others
  • Promote the UN Global Compact Ten Principles and continue to educate a variety of audiences about sustainability
  • Support UN Global Compact business participants in implementing and reporting on their sustainability efforts.
  • Lend capacity to Global Compact Local Networks and/or the UN Global Compact in New York.
Established by the UN Global Compact and UN Women, the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEP’s) are a set of principles offering guidance to business on how to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace and community.

The Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) are a set of Principles offering guidance to business on how to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace and community. Established by UN Global Compact and UN Women, the WEPs are informed by international labour and human rights standards and grounded in the recognition that businesses have a stake in, and a responsibility for, gender equality and women’s empowerment.

WEPs are a primary vehicle for corporate delivery on gender equality dimensions of the 2030 agenda and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. By joining the WEPs community, the CEO signals commitment to this agenda at the highest levels of the company and to work collaboratively in multistakeholder networks to foster business practices that empower women. These include equal pay for work of equal value, gender-responsive supply chain practices and zero tolerance against sexual harassment in the workplace.

In 2021, Miami Herbert Business School submitted the CEO Statement of Support for the seven Principles:

  1. High-Level Corporate Leadership
  2. Treat all Women and Men Fairly at Work without Discrimination
  3. Employee Health, Well-Being and Safety
  4. Education and training for career advancement
  5. Enterprise development, supply chain and marking practices
  6. Community initiatives and advocacy
  7. Measurement and Reporting

Housed at Miami Herbert, the First International Network on Trust (FINT) Seminar Series exists to connect trust researchers across the globe to advance understanding of interpersonal and systems trust. This scholarly series is intended to help maintain connection and engagement between those in the FINT community as well as build new connections with scholars across disciplines who are interested in micro or macro scholarship related to trust within and between organizations.


Pursuant to the University of Miami’s Roadmap to Our New Century’s goal of becoming “The Hemispheric University,” we are committed further build alliances and partnerships through alumni and friends in the region. We continue to leverage these relationships to make a positive impact and serve as a connector between institutions, individuals, and ideas across the Americas and throughout the world.

The LACI Advisory Council provides counsel on initiatives to boost our contribution to Latin America and Caribbean, to ensure that our curriculum is shaping the future, not merely responding to current trends. Members bridge Miami Herbert to the region by promoting our degree and executive education programs and serve as guest lecturers in classes, executive mentors to students, and offer internships and real-world projects to our students.
In 2018, universities presidents from across Latin America, the Caribbean, Canada and the United States, founded the Hemispheric University Consortium (HUC) to facilitate problem-based collaborations in education, research and innovation to generate the knowledge and solutions necessary to confront key hemispheric and global challenges: public health, wellbeing and human prosperity, climate change, sustainability and resilience, entrepreneurship and inclusive innovation, crime, conflict, and corruption, technology and innovation for education.
HUC collaboration is based on the shared belief that many of the pressing developmental challenges facing our societies can be jointly addressed by members through alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030.
The Latin American Council of Management Schools (CLADEA) is an international organization that reunites both higher education institutions and international organizations committed to the teaching and research of management. A member since 2018, Miami Herbert is an active member of CLADEA contributing to thought leadership in conferences and through the CLADEA COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning) platform.

Business Association of Latin American Studies (BALAS) is the first academic association to focus exclusively on business and economics in Latin America and the Caribbean to foster education, encourage research, and provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and the discussion of Latin American issues that affect the business environment of both domestic and transnational enterprises.  BALAS offers events, materials, and networks to develop successive generations of academic and professional leaders focused on Latin America and the Caribbean.

  • Miami Herbert became a BALAS member in 2018, participating in annual conferences.
  • In 2020, Dr. Joseph Ganitsky, Management Professor and Academic Director of the Masters in International Business, was inducted as “BALAS Fellow” in recognition for his exemplary dedication to the advancement of business academic in Latin America and the Caribbean. 

Americas Society (AS) is the premier forum dedicated to education, debate, and dialogue in the Americas. Its mission is to foster an understanding of the contemporary political, social, and economic issues confronting Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada, and to increase public awareness and appreciation of the diverse cultural heritage of the Americas and the importance of the inter-American relationship.

Council of the Americas (COA) is the premier international business organization whose members share a common commitment to economic and social development, open markets, the rule of law, and democracy throughout the Western Hemisphere. The Council's membership consists of leading international companies representing a broad spectrum of sectors, including banking and finance, consulting services, consumer products, energy and mining, manufacturing, media, technology, and transportation.

Through the University of Miami's institutional membership, Miami Herbert and its constituents can participate in some of the most pressing conversations affecting the Western Hemisphere. Leading webinars on Financial Trends, Sustainable Business and Building a Culture of Health, Miami Herbert has contributed to the thought leadership of the organization.

Dating back to 1959, the IDB is the leading source of development financing for Latin America and the Caribbean providing loans, grants, and technical assistance, conducting extensive research to reduce poverty and inequality, helping improve health and education, and advance infrastructure.

The IDB prioritizes social inclusion and equality; productivity and innovation; and regional economic integration in its development work across Latin America and the Caribbean. In doing so, it addresses the cross-cutting issues of gender equality and diversity; climate change and environmental sustainability; and institutional capacity and the rule of law.

Miami Herbert is working with the IDB to identify areas of collaboration where we can contribute in an impactful way to the sustainable development of the region.


Globally interconnected and culturally diverse, Miami is the headquarters of many international entities, is attracting an influx of investment and talent from around the world, and aims to become a leading global technology hub in life sciences, fintech, green technology, and digital transformation. Miami Herbert serves as a pillar supporting the urban international ecosystem with international students, faculty, alumni and staff, as well as partnerships with international entities and initiatives.

Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida (BACCF) is an independent, non-profit business organization founded in 1981, and proud to be considered the largest and most active bi-national chamber of the Americas in Florida. Members represent small and large companies, authorities, entrepreneurs, and young professionals engaged in fostering bilateral commercial relations between Brazil and the United States, while representing Florida’s diverse business community.
The United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce is the leading binational business organization working to build mutually beneficial trade and investment relationships in the Americas.
The Spain-United States Chamber of Commerce houses a network of contacts built over 40 years becoming the largest international bilateral Chamber of Commerce in Florida and a key link between Spain, the USA and LATAM. The Chamber’s Principal Objectives are to promote and encourage business between Spain, the US and Latin America; to help companies achieve their objectives, facilitating their entry and development in the American market; offer guidance to American companies interested in establishing a presence in Spain; advance the brand image of Spain and the image of Spanish companies in the US at the same time as we raise awareness of our business community; and facilitate useful and current information about commerce and investment opportunities.

Launched at the World Economic Forum in 2019, the Hispanic Promise is a call to action for companies and organizations across the U.S. to create more inclusive environments for Hispanics. Since its launch, the Hispanic Promise has reached over 220 signatories and is backed by over 25 Hispanic organizations. Miami Herbert Business School signed The Hispanic Promise in 2021. We celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month focusing on faculty and staff culture and experience, as well as launching the Latina Project is a mentorship program for first-generation Latina business students to prepare them for a career in entrepreneurship.

Miami Herbert  partners with Pro-Colombia on graduate and undergraduate experiential learning projects aimed at small and medium businesses in Colombia, as well as strategic planning in trending markets and sustainable business.