Private Sector

Latin American and Caribbean Business Forum

The cornerstone of LACC's outreach to the private sector is its Latin American and Caribbean Business Forum. The Forum brings together a distinguished group of private sector leaders recognized for outstanding commitments to innovation and socially responsible initiatives throughout the hemisphere for dynamic programming intended to promote high-level exchange among private sector representatives, increased interdisciplinary dialogue related to the region, and private sector professional development opportunities through engagement with regional experts and hemispheric leaders. The Forum serves to further solidify LACC's position as a key player across those sectors that remain most critical to Miami and the Latin American and the Caribbean region.


Aly Jetha

Antonio Bazzino

Jake Kheel

Juan José Chacón-Quirós

Laura Quinlan

Omar Ortez

Tamara B. Rodriguez

MALACS/JD and MALACS/MBA Joint-Degree Programs

LACC is also proud to offer formal academic programs designed to support enhanced area studies knowledge while directly connecting students to advanced professional training. Joint-degree programs between LACC and the FIU College of Law and LACC and the FIU College of Business Administration allow students to pursue a Juris Doctor (JD) or a Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) and a Master of Arts in Latin American and Caribbean Studies (MALACS) in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner.

Student Internship Program

LACC also encourages meaningful exchange with private sector professionals and practical training for students through its robust internship program. Master of Arts students may pursue college-to-work opportunities that enhance their potential in the job market. Additionally, approved internships along with a major research paper are one of the exit options available to M.A. students.

Internship are available with a host of domestic and international organizations. Please click click here to view current internship opportunities.

Students have the option of interning with these organizations or may find their own internship. The FIU Career Services' Jobs & Internships Database is another resource for students interested in enhancing their career potential with an internship and all listed internships are approved for credit by LACC.