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CEO connects rapid rise to Global Executive MBA program

Enderson Miranda
Vice President, Enterprise Strategic Clients, AMN Healthcare

Vanderbilt Global Executive MBA 2015

Enderson Miranda says he wanted an Executive MBA that would “truly change my career.” After considering several Ivy League schools, he stopped his search after visiting Vanderbilt. And he hasn’t looked back.

A dual citizen of the U.S. and Brazil who first came to this country as an exchange student, Enderson understood the value of a cultural immersion for business leaders with international responsibilities. “The [Global Executive MBA] program gave me skills and confidence to lead my company’s expansion into Latin America,” he says. “I was able to take the content I learned and apply it to the context and culture of doing business abroad.” 

Perhaps the strongest validation for Enderson came from his employer, OnSomble, which provides hospitals and other health care organizations with adaptive learning platforms for professional development, continued education and individualized learning. He joined OnSomble in 2012 as VP of Business Development. During his first year in the Global Executive MBA program, he was promoted to President.

Fourteen months later, as he was completing the program, the board voted to make him Chief Operating Officer as well. “My boss told me that the board’s decision was heavily impacted by my choice to get my MBA from Vanderbilt,” Enderson says. “Even in such a short time, they had already seen improvement in the maturity and quality of my work.”

Near the end of 2017, Enderson became OnSomble’s CEO.

And he hasn’t stopped learning and growing. On top of his job responsibilities, in 2018 Enderson completed a Master’s degree in Evidence-Based Healthcare from the University of Oxford, and in 2019 he began working on his doctorate in the same field.

He may rank as one of the only CEOs in the world who is simultaneously pursuing a Ph.D. as part of his executive education. He connects it back to that decision he made in 2013. “Needless to say,” he notes, “there is a strong correlation between my journey at Vanderbilt and my professional growth.”