Impact MBA

The business degree for those committed to making a social impact.

Sustainability is relevant to all industries, and increasingly, we recognize that business can be a unique agent for addressing the world’s most pressing problems. As a result, managers who can develop competitive, profitable solutions built on rigorous business analysis of social and environmental sustainability challenges are in high demand.

This is why the Impact MBA is an ideal option for any professional regardless of their career path – from the general manager to the functional expert. Developed in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Impact MBA is the first-ever MBA program co-created with a regional multilateral development bank that brings to the table an in-depth knowledge of sustainable development.

Using practical case studies focused on the Latin American and Caribbean region, the Impact MBA provides corporate sustainability tools and strategic insights to help managers guide their organizations into the future while generating growth in their communities. Students will also be exposed to global business and government leaders through the IDB's ties in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region.

Working with regional partners Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey and Universidad de los Andes, this program not only focuses on business and sustainability in Latin America and the Caribbean, it also integrates sustainability into traditional MBA courses, developing a new cadre of Latin American business leaders whose understanding of sustainable development is as strong as their business acumen.

In addition to developing technical business skills, the 16-month Impact MBA will explore the dynamics and impact of corporations in managing human, social, financial, and natural resources. The curriculum will deliver operative learning experiences and practical management techniques for meeting today’s sustainability challenges.

Program Structure
  • 16-month program delivered over 4 semesters: Fall, Spring, Summer, Fall.
  • Five week-long residencies in 3 cities that have a long-standing history of sustainability practices: Miami, Bogota, and Monterrey.
  • Hybrid program offers maximum flexibility for working professionals.
Unique Features
  • FIU is ranked #5 in the U.S. for International Business by U.S.News & World Report (2017).
  • Partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and two leading universities in Mexico and Colombia, Tecnológico de Monterrey and Universidad de los Andes, offer a truly world-class MBA like no other.
  • Experiential learning through capstone projects, corporate visits, and case studies with private, public and non-profit partners in the region.

Applications are now being accepted!

To begin your application, please submit the Online Application Form along with your Resume – it’s that easy!

Within 24-48 hours of your submission, you will be contacted by your Recruitment Coordinator who will provide you with personalized assistance in order to complete your application.


Complete in as little as 16 months


MBA Graduate Average US Salary

Impact MBA graduates will be able to:

  • Design and deploy strategies/partnerships/initiatives that create shared value.
  • Leverage stakeholder materiality in order to mitigate risks while expanding competitive advantages for their organizations.

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