Center for International Business Education & Research (CIBER)
In 2010, the University of Miami was awarded a grant from the US Department of Education in order to establish a center known as CIBER. UM CIBER's goal is to promote and increase the nation's international competitiveness and understanding. UM CIBER supports dozens of programs, for students, faculty, and the community.
Students:UM CIBER offers students a variety of programs aimed to improve competitiveness in the business world on a global scale. For example, Undergraduate students can put their abilities to the test by competing in teams in the CIBER Case Challenge competition. Graduate students can travel abroad, solving real problems for real companies in International Consulting Projects. UM CIBER also offers short and long term study trips abroad and much more.
Faculty:UM CIBER offers faculty the opportunity to grow as researchers, educators, and practitioners of international business. Faculty members can attend lectures, conferences, seminars, and forums. Faculty are also provided the opportunity to apply for mini-grants to support their international business education and research.
Community:UM CIBER offers the local community trainings and other services to promote international business within South Florida. We offer local businesses co-sponsorships to participate in the annual conferences, which bring together hundreds of industry professionals for networking and critical thinking on important IB issues.
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Spring Break 2015 Trips
UM CIBER is proud to announce the 2015 Global Learning Opportunities in Business Education (GLOBE) options. Locations include: Brazil, China, and India. Each program will take place during Spring Break. Participants in this two-credit elective visit local universities, companies, and NGOs to learn from macro forces and policies affecting firms’ opportunities, strategies, operations, experiences, and best practices. Students will gain a better understanding of factors influencing US leadership and competitiveness. The program will allow participants to experience firsthand how prominent corporations and companies do business. In addition to business visits, participants will also visit cultural sites that have deeply impacted the region. The objective of this course is to provide students with rigorous first-hand exposure to the cultural, economic, and political dimensions of doing business internationally.