The 33 Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERs) have developed a cost-effective method to meet the need for faculty to develop understanding of how business is conducted around the world through several overseas programs for Faculty and Professional Development in International Business (FDIB/PDIB). CIBER programs cover key emerging market regions of the world: China, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean, and the MERCOSUR countries of South America, as well as the always important major markets of Western Europe and Australia. Participating faculty members, as well as business professionals and graduate students, gain firsthand knowledge of how business is conducted in a particular region of the world and the opportunity to network with overseas counterparts. They can integrate international examples into the courses they currently teach and develop new teaching and research interests, and make various business and professional contacts. Each program combines business, academic and governmental visits, cultural experiences and university presentations, all providing the opportunity to see just how the cultures and institutions influence the conduct of business. Please contact each CIBER directly about their program(s).
The Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERs) were created by Congress under the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 to increase and promote the nation's capacity for international understanding and competitiveness. Administered by the U.S. Department of Education under Title VI, Part B of the Higher Education Act of 1965, the CIBER network links the manpower and technological needs of the United States business community with the international education, language training, and research capacities of universities across the country. The 33 CIBERs serve as regional and national resources to business people, students, and teachers at all levels. This grant program adheres to the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) Title 34, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Parts 74-86 and 97-99.[More]