Dr. Orlando Rivero

Dr. Orlando Rivero is the MBA Director of the Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Florida Memorial University, School of Business. He is also an Associate Professor of Management. His teaching areas of interest include, but not limited to, Strategic Management, Organizational Behavior, and Business Ethics at both the undergraduate and graduate levels of instruction.

Dr. Rivero is the former Academic Director/Associate Professor and Chief Academic Officer for Business Programs at Albizu University Miami, Florida. During his tenure, he established the Online MBA program in Accounting, Finance & Healthcare Administration specializations. Most notably, Dr. Rivero coordinated corporate Partnership Agreements with several mid/large organizations to include, but not limited to Carnival Cruise Line, Miami Dade College, and Miami Dade County Government.

Dr. Rivero has authored several journal articles and has presented conference papers at International Conferences. In 2013, Dr. Rivero was granted the “BEST PAPER” in session award for his work entitled, US Unemployment Among Younger Adults And Recommendations To Improve Employment Sustainability, Las Vegas, Nevada. In 2015, he was elected chairperson in session by International Business and Education Conference London, United Kingdom. That same year, he was conferred the award of Academician of Social Sciences by the International Academy of Social Sciences and by the Journal of Alternative Perspectives in the Social Sciences.

Before embarking into academia, Dr. Rivero also served in various leadership roles for 20 years with the local government. During his tenure with Miami-Dade County Government, he was also the recipient of the 2004 National Association of Counties (NACO) Achievement Award for the implementation of several community-driven programs in Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Dr. Orlando Rivero completed his master’s degree in healthcare administration (MHA) from the University of West Florida (UWF) and his master’s in public administration (MPA) from Nova Southeastern University (NSU). He received his doctoral degree in business (DBA) from Argosy University (AU). He is also working towards a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree at the University of Miami (UM) Miami, FL.

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