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 innovative services and interdisciplinary endeavors to strengthen US competitiveness and understanding. UM CIBER supports and funds 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 Global Business 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 2016 Trips - Brazil, China, and India
UM CIBER is proud to announce the 2016 Global Learning Opportunities in Business Education (GLOBE) options. Locations include: Brazil, China, and India. All courses/trips programs 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 firsthand exposure to the cultural, economic, and political dimensions of doing business internationally.
Global Business Consulting (GBC) - Spring Semester 2016
Graduate students, in the top 10% of their class, who have the right attitude, who thrive on ambiguity and question well, and are willing to work hard for high quality results (the “consultants”) from consortia member Business Schools (San Diego State University, George Washington University, University of Maryland, University of Miami) working with a faculty advisor and corporate executive (the “client”). These graduate students provide clients with fact-based, actionable recommendations that will make substantial improvements in their performances while building leadership, teamwork, analytic and problem-solving skills. Teams of five-six graduate students work with an experienced faculty advisor who, along with the client organization’s executive/mentor, explore options to address an opportunity or challenge faced by the organization, assess them, and present/defend strategic recommendations to profit from them
Registration Deadline: Friday, November 13, 2015.