An optimal place to study global leadership

Located in Coral Gables, Fla., the Kellogg School of Management’s Miami campus combines the resources of a top-ranked business school with the opportunities of a world-class city. The study of global leadership comes to life in Miami, a place that draws corporations from around the world, fosters international exchanges and serves as a gateway to Latin America. Students on the Miami campus experience the same benefits as those offered on the Evanston campus: rigorous curriculum, world-class faculty, state-of-the-art facilities and an elite MBA degree.

Global electives offered in Miami:

Family Enterprises: Success and Continuity is intended for students from business-owning families, whether they work in the business or not. Topics covered include values-driven culture, succession, family dynamics, continuity planning, leadership, strategic performance, family constitutions and business governance.

Investment Banks, Hedge Funds and Private Equity focuses on private equity (LBO funds) and hedge funds, their influence on corporate decision-making, and measures taken to counter threats and exploit opportunities represented by investors. It also analyzes competition and cooperation between investment banks, LBO funds and hedge funds, and regulation changes following the financial crisis.

Marketing Analytics: Leading with Big Data will teach senior leaders how to leverage the value and insights of the work done in data science to transform their organization. The class will focus on marketing applications such as pricing, promotion, churn management and memberships.

Strategy Beyond Markets teaches concepts, skills, and analytical tools for dealing with non-market issues, based on economic principles, political analysis and, to a lesser extent, social psychology and law. They identify patterns of behavior and outcomes, ways of thinking about those patterns and outcomes, methods of analysis that facilitate understanding and prediction, and the shaping of strategies to improve business performance.

World Economy helps students develop a working knowledge of the economic drivers, challenges and opportunities present in the most important business regions in the world, including the United States, Europe, Japan, China, India, Russia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and Africa. It will also explore the performance of equity and bond markets in different countries and the economic forces underlying oil and other commodity markets.

Biases, Forecasts, and Deep Uncertainty provides frameworks to identify persistent psychological biases that underlie frequent forecast failures. Students will learn how to anticipate these biases and tools to improve decision making process.

Creating and Managing Strategic Alliances examines the theory and practice of strategic alliances such as joint ventures, licensing agreements, buyer-supplier partnerships and consortia. This course covers how to design alliances, and how to avoid the many potential problems and complications in managing these relationships.

Strategies for Growth connects frameworks from economics and strategy to the experiences of firms attempting growth initiatives to illustrate why some business can scale successfully while others struggle.


Global leadership


Kellogg School of Management
Northwestern University
Coral Gables, Florida