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Maria Capote

Maria Capote

Adjunct Lecturer
Department of Global Leadership and Management

College of Business
Florida International University

Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 S.W. 8th St, MANGO 460
Miami, FL 33199

(305) 348-9916

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. in International Business Economics
    Universitat de les Illes Balears, Palma, Spain
  • MBA
    Florida Gulf Coast University, Ft. Myers, Florida

Areas of Expertise

  • Athletics
  • Student Mentorship
  • Study Abroad and International Programs

Professional Activities

I come from a diverse cultural and academic background. I was born here in the US and had the privilege of being raised throughout the Americas and Europe due to my father’s diplomatic position with Spain.

I graduated from Coral Gables Senior High, in Miami, and selected the University of Florida for my undergraduate studies. After attaining a dual BFA with Honors in Oil Painting and Graphic Design from UF, I enrolled in Florida Gulf Coast University’s Masters in Business Administration program, also graduating with Honors. I later completed my PhD in International Business in Spain.

Throughout my professional career I have worked nationally and internationally for prestigious firms within the scope of graphic design, marketing, political liaison and public relations. I am fluent in English, Spanish and French, and I have an A.C.E. certification from Adobe as well as a M.O.U.S. certification from Microsoft in the Expert level, which enable me to be an instructor for Adobe and Microsoft products, respectively.

During my position as Marketing and Administration Manager for Borinquen Medical Centers of Miami-Dade (BHCC), one of my roles was that of Editor and Designer of The Voice of The Caribbean, BHCC’s very own monthly newspaper, first launched on January 2012. I also promoted the company through marketing campaigns launched in conjunction with many elected officials, national and local celebrity events within South Florida. It was through these events, and a focused sponsorship campaign, that I was able to procure approximately $200,000 in donations and $4,725,000 in grants for the Not-For-Profit, Federally Qualified Medical Center. As part of my BHCC duties, I acted as Chair of the Company’s Leadership Committee, Chair of the Company’s Gala Committee and Non-Clinical Chair of Logistics of the yearly Emilio Lopez Health Fair.

I have been published in three International Poetry collective books. Nationally, I wrote, designed, researched and published a book on the history of BHCC in 2012. I have also performed research at the university level and earned publication in an A(+) rated business research journal.

Most recently, I have lectured as a visiting professor for the prestigious Grand Ecole, ESSCA, in Paris, France. The curriculum taught includes International Business Development, Cross-Cultural Conflict Resolution and Negotiations, as well as Computer Business Skills, Strategic Management and Luxury Brand Marketing and Entrepreneurship.

I currently lecture remotely for Central Washington University and create exemplar International Study Abroad Programs for said university. I am the Advisor for CWU’s Women in Business club and Her Campus CWU group. I also serve as a Hispanic Achievers State of Florida Ambassador. Part time lecturing positions with both, Barry University in Miami Shores and with Florida International University allow me to spend my time teaching, molding and influencing our future leaders.

I have donated my time as one of the Directors on the Board of The Clymer Museum and Gallery Foundation and several other community organizations, such as the Kittitas County Search and Rescue - Amphibious Unit. I am a passionate mixed martial arts athlete, motorcycle biker and ocean kayaker. I enjoy traveling the world and taking on large format oil painting projects. Some of these large-scale murals are still available to see in person in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District as well as on my website.

Courses Taught

  • Entrepreneurship: New Business Development
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Human Resources
  • Organization and Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Strategic Management

Refereed Journal Articles

Capote, M. C.


Business Computer Skills 102 - Teaching MSOffice 2013 in the Classroom.

Journal of the Academy of Business Education

, 18(Winter 2017)


Capote, M. C.


Business Computer Skills 102 – Teaching MSOffice 2013 in the Classroom.

Journal of the Academy of Business Education

, 18(Winter 2017)


View Article


Capote M. C., & Alvarez S.


Clínica Borinquen, A Legacy For The People.

(1st ed.).

Borinquen Health Care Centers of Miami-Dade, Inc


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