The endowment will fund enrichment workshops in such areas as entrepreneurship, negotiation, multinational leadership, family business and wealth management. These initiatives will focus on the most current and relevant issues to better prepare participants for the fast-changing business environment. Participants will receive assistance in forming businesses, personal development plans and other related business initiatives.
“The School of Business is committed to continuous innovation to ensure that our MBA and other programs are consistently relevant in the ever-changing business landscape,” said Anuj Mehrotra, interim dean of the University of Miami School of Business Administration. “As such, we are extremely grateful for this gift, which will enable us to provide our students with even greater opportunities to gain the skills they need to start, work in and manage innovative organizations no matter how the world changes around them.”
In 2002, Rodriguez, who accepted a football scholarship from the University of Miami in 1993 but signed with the Seattle Mariners after the team selected him No. 1 overall in the draft, donated $3.9 million to help renovate the University’s baseball stadium and fund an annual scholarship.