The intentional positioning of south Florida as a business destination has enabled our commitment to become a hub where business, technology, healthcare, thought leadership, and innovation flourish. South Florida is fast becoming a trendsetter for emerging marketplace movements that influence the rest of the country and global marketplaces. Palm Beach County is a rich entrepreneurial ecosystem that supports business and education.
PBA is in the nucleus of this network. The University’s 29-acre campus is literally across the street from numerous Fortune 500 companies. PBA students are in high demand from these businesses for internships, and employment. Many companies have recognized the immediate benefit of having a dynamic, local university producing capable young leaders as a solidifying reason to establish roots in West Palm Beach.
West Palm Beach’s downtown is being called “the second home of Wall Street” as major financial firms, as well as small, boutique specialty investment companies, are moving offices to the area. Some of the notable names expanding their presence include Goldman Sachs, Interactive Brokers, Virtu Financial, Clarfeld/Citizens Wealth Management, Colony Capital, Point72 Asset Management and Elliot Investment Management.
PBA is one of the few universities in the area for students who are seeking a finance degree and currently the only such program in downtown West Palm Beach. PBA is frequently inquired regarding our best graduates by a range of industries looking to hire.