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FIU’s Executive MBA ranked among the
best programs in the world

MIAMI (Oct. 24, 2007) – The Financial Times has released this year’s global ranking of
Executive Masters of Business Administration programs and Florida International University
Chapman Graduate School of Business’ ranked 81st in the world, and 37th among U.S. graduate
schools of business.
University of Miami and University of Florida’s programs were the only other Florida EMBAs
ranked, at number 83 and 84 respectively. The ranking includes some of the best-known business
schools in the United States, as well as throughout Europe, China, Canada and Brazil.
The Financial Times conducts two sets of surveys to compile its lists; one is completed by
alumni, the other by business school officials.
More than 8,000 alumni from 107 programs were contacted for this year’s ranking and more than
half completed the online questionnaires. Officials from 107 business schools around the world
responded to the survey. The Financial Times collected data related to alumni salary and career
progression since earning the EMBA, work experience and position within the company.
Other criteria include the quality of the faculty, diversity within each school, the number of
articles published by the faculty and the selectivity of each program.
“We continue to get excellent feedback from our alumni as well as from the business
community,” said Executive Dean of the FIU College of Business Administration (CBA) Joyce
J. Elam. “We are pleased to be ranked by The Financial Times for the second consecutive year.”

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FIU’s CBA enjoys a national and global reputation in international business education at both the
undergraduate and graduate levels. For the past four years, U.S. News& World Report has
included the college in the top fifteen in its rankings of the nation’s best undergraduate
international business programs, listing, it in the top 10 three times. The same magazine ranked
the college’s graduate international business programs among the nation’s top 25. FIU’s business
programs also have been ranked in Business Week, América Economía, Latin Trade, Fortune
Small Business, Hispanic Business and Hispanic Trends, among others.
For the Financial Times list of the top EMBA programs, visit
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Florida International University’s College of Business Administration, South Florida’s leading business school
with unique expertise in international business, entrepreneurship, and a range of financial services—from
accounting to banking to real estate—is the largest of the university’s professional schools. The College also is
known for its innovative, market-driven, and technology-enabled educational programs for both degree- and non-
degree-seeking business professionals in South Florida and beyond.

Florida International University was founded in 1972 and is Miami’s only public research university. With a
student body of more than 38,000, FIU graduates more Hispanics than any other university in the country. Its 21
colleges and schools offer more than 200 bachelors, masters and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering,
international relations and law. FIU has been classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of
Teaching as a “High Research Activity University.” In 2006 FIU was authorized to establish a medical school,
which will open in 2009. FIU’s College of Law recently received accreditation in the fastest time allowed by the
American Bar Association.