The University of Manchester elected to bring its world-class business school to Miami for the same reasons that multinational companies invest here - location, lifestyle and long-term economic outlook and relevance.
As a member of the MBS Miami-Americas cohort, you will enjoy the diversity of people and culture, and the predictably nice weather, beaches and other amenities.
Fifty percent of the residents of Miami-Dade, which is over 1.2 million people, were born outside the United States. This diversity has assisted Miami in becoming a major center of commerce, finance, and corporate headquarters.
MBS chose to anchor its business school in Miami to provide a convenient base for students from US, Canada, or Latin America. The Miami center also presents a great opportunity for Global MBA students worldwide to attend workshops in the US for the first time and expand their network.
Miami boasts the largest concentration of international banks in the US, and corporate headquarters for Bacardi, Burger King, U.S Century Bank and World Fuel Services. As the gateway between the United States, Caribbean and Latin America, Miami hosts Latin American operations for more than 1400 multinational corporations, including American Airlines, Cisco, Disney, and Sony.
Exports (goods and services) contribute close to $15 billion to the annual Miami metro economy.
Since 2001, Miami has been undergoing a large building boom with more than 50 skyscrapers built or currently under construction in the city. Miami International Airport and the Port of Miami are among the nation's busiest ports of entry, especially for cargo from South America and the Caribbean.