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University of Miami Patti and Allan Herbert Business School

Miami, FL


The University of Miami (UM), a vibrant and diverse comprehensive research university focused on the discovery of new knowledge, teaching and learning, and service to the South Florida region and beyond, seeks a visionary, collaborative, and passionate leader to serve as Dean of the Patti and Allan Herbert Business School. As the university approaches its centennial, the Dean will provide an ambitious vision for the Miami Herbert Business School (MHBS) at a historic and transformational moment in UM’s history.


Founded in 1925, UM has evolved from a teaching university to a world-class research institution that today ranks as the #1 private university in the state of Florida (USNWR, 2023) and is classified as Very High Research Activity (Research 1) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. In recognition of its place among leading research universities in the country, with over $410 million in research and sponsored program expenditures in 2022, UM was recently invited to join the Association of American Universities. The university also boasts South Florida’s only academic health system and a growing innovation ecosystem tied to one of the world’s most dynamic and diverse metropolitan areas. Over 18,000 faculty and staff provide a robust educational experience to nearly 20,000 students from across the country and around the world studying within 12 colleges and schools offering more than 350 majors and programs. The university ranks 55th in the latest US News & World Report list of the nation’s top universities, and many of its graduate programs also rank among the nation’s best, including several at MHBS. As UM approaches its centennial in 2025, it has prioritized mission-driven research, education for life, a preeminent academic health system, sustainability, hemispheric leadership, and academic excellence. In close collaboration with the university’s senior leadership team, the Dean of MHBS will play a critical role in the implementation of strategic, transformative initiatives that will push these priorities forward.


Miami Herbert Business School is widely recognized for its leadership in fostering global mindsets and multicultural understanding, student and faculty diversity, and engagement with the business community. In recent surveys, the school ranked as the #1 MBA school in the world for teaching law (Financial Times, 2022); #28 for undergraduate programs (Poets&Quants, 2023); #49 for its full-time MBA (Financial Times, 2022); and #7 for business school diversity (Bloomberg Businessweek, 2021). The quality and strength of the school’s programs and faculty are illustrated further by the school’s “triple crown” accreditation status achieved by less than one percent of the world’s business schools and held by only three business schools in the nation. The next Dean will build upon these existing strengths to grow and differentiate the school’s global and international reputation by incentivizing the creation of cutting-edge academic programming, bolstering the support for groundbreaking faculty research and collaborations, and further integrating MHBS into the local and global business ecosystem to expand opportunities for both student collaboration and financial support for the school. Reporting to the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, the next Dean will serve as the chief academic and administrative officer of MHBS and lead 163 full-time faculty in service to 4,200 total students.


The University of Miami has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in the identification and selection of this new leader. All inquiries, applications, and nominations for this opportunity should be directed to:


Micah Pierce, Partner

Stephanie Fidel, Partner

Ellen Egitton, Associate

Lehman Robinson, Associate


It is the policy of the University to provide equal opportunity to all applicants and employees. The University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, citizenship status, or other protected classification. This prohibition includes harassment based upon any of the aforementioned protected classifications, including sexual harassment and sexual misconduct.