The mission of the MBUS Leadership Engagement And Development Students (LEADS) program is to enhance student

success in CARTA through the development of a group of highly-selective and motivated CARTA students. MBUS

LEADS provides its thirty (maximum) student members with access to special professional experiences, leadership

opportunities, as well as prospects for social, professional, and community engagement revolving around Miami Beach

and members of the MBUS LAB. Applications for membership are open to all full-time students in the College of

Communication, Architecture + The Arts with cumulative GPAs of 3.0 or higher. The program will be administered by the

staff of the Miami Beach Urban Studios under advisement from Dean of the College, CARTA Leadership, and MBUS LAB



The vision of the MBUS LEADS is to develop a mechanism to enhance FIU CARTA student experience and grow the

creative economy in South Florida by providing highly-sought after and individually-crafted leadership and creative

research experiences as well as mentoring opportunities that will assist motivated CARTA students to reach the highest

levels of success. The vision includes the development of student leadership within MBUS LEADS and an MBUS LEADS

alumni team.