Degree: MBA in Sports Management
College: College of Business, Chapman Graduate School of Business
Powered by his passion for helping others, Juan Yepes pushed his career in sports management into overdrive when he enrolled in the dual MBA program between FIU Chapman Graduate School of Business and the Escuela Universitaria Real Madrid - Universidad Europea.
Juan was already a successful real estate professional when he decided to launch Prestige Sports Management, an agency representing over 35 athletes in Colombia and the U.S. He also co-founded Academia Deportivo Cali USA, a youth soccer academy affiliated with a professional soccer club in Colombia. It operates in South Florida and New York, supporting 450 kids with world class fútbol training. Adding to his sports credentials, Juan is also a licensed FIFA agent.
During the busiest time of his life, Juan wanted to push the goal further by joining the FIU Business Professional MBA Online in Sports Management program with the hopes of inspiring the next soccer legend.
“I'm going to take all this knowledge and expertise and apply it to my professional career,” said Yepes. “I want to be able to help people through sports, someone who is up and coming, who's young, who has a vision.”
By Michelle Lopez
Assistant Director, Media Relations and Communications
College of Business