Tech Savvy

We sat down with Henrik Cronqvist, Vice Dean of Lifelong Learning & Executive Education at Miami Herbert Business School, to get his thoughts on why Miami is the city everyone is moving to for tech jobs, to start their own business, get funding and develop the companies of tomorrow.

Q: What brought you to Miami? 

A: “I’m orginally from Sweden and came to Miami because of the university’s focus on behavioral finance. My PhD Advisor, Nobel Laureate Richard H. Thaler, was the founding father of this research area. I’m also drawn to the opportunity for the school to climb significantly in rankings and realize its full potential as a top-tier world-class business school. On a personal note, I love the fact that I can play tennis outside year around!”

Q: Why is Miami the world’s next great tech hub?

A: “The city’s tech ecosystem has drawn tech investors and founders for years, but this year, maybe because of the pandemic, the city has attracted a record-number of investors, entrepreneurs and tech startups. It is the most energy I’ve felt around our school and city in the six years I’ve been here.”

Q: What are you implementing to stay ahead of the curve? 

A: “To accelerate our potential throughout Miami and globally, we partnered with 2U Inc. to power our Miami Online MBA and our FinTech Boot Camp.”

Q: In what ways is Miami Herbert leading this evolution?

A: “We are ready and able to provide the technological innovation and high-caliber talent to support it. With our evolving online and on-campus options, we are increasing student access to high-quality education and viable career pathways throughout Miami’s booming tech market and Latin America.”;