International Business Programs
Masters in International Accounting Internship ProgramStudents interested in international internships, primarily those in the international track of the School of Business Administration’s Accelerated Masters in Accounting program, can access the resources of the UM CIBER for help in securing rewarding internships overseas.
Additional information coming soon.
Graduate Student Field Study Trips
Graduate business students can participate in two-week field study trips to China and India where visit companies with operations in Asia and Latin America. This for-credit elective, which focuses on corporate strategies that leverage U.S. services to link Asian and Latin American markets, is coordinated through the School of Business Administration’s partnerships with the Indian Institute of Management in Calcutta and Fudan University in Shanghai. Begins 2011
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Global Business Project is organized by a consortium of 12 leading US and foreign Business Schools, including UM. GBP is a well-structured program by which graduate students (from both the MBA and MAIA programs) participate in consulting projects to solve real-world problems faced by (mostly leading Multinational) companies abroad. In 2012 teams will consult firms in Brazil, China, India and Thailand. Competition to get accepted into GBP is very keen. Interested students apply to the Consortium. Accepted students are teamed according to their professional and language expertise, and work under the direction of a professor from a consortium partner. Fluency in the language of the country where project is carried out is necessary. Those in need to enhance their foreign language expertise have access to UM's regular language and DILS courses during the Spring semester (on top of their regular work load). Accepted students attend an orientation meeting in Washington DC "Kickoff Weekend" from March 9-11 before going abroad to the actual consulting experience (held right after the end of the Spring semester for about two weeks). Afterwards, each team prepares and submits its consulting report to the executives. Upon completion, each student earns credits.
Housing while on location is covered by GBP. UM students that participated in the 2011 Global Business Project were:
- Stephanie Alvarado - MAIA - AGCO (Brazil)
- YI Ji - MBA - Burapha University, School of Commerce (Thailand)
- Raisa Marrero - MAIA - Port Authority of Laem Chabang (Thailand)
- Aaron Newman - MBA - Kobe Portopia Hotel (Japan)
- Bianca Saltz - MBA - P & G (Brazil)
Here are a few pictures from the 2012 Kickoff Weekend:
International, CIBER Case Challenge Competition, for undergraduate students.
This exciting event brings together as many as 16 teams from around the world and across the U.S. to compete. Four undergraduate students participate from each university and the program begins on the last week of October with an opportunity for everyone to meet each other during a networking reception. The next day is filled with team building activities to enable the students to get to know each other and on the third day, teams will receive an internationally focused business case. They have 24 hours to prepare their solutions and they will present them to a panel of executive judges on Saturday. That evening, the winners are announced at a formal awards banquet. Although each school sends four student participants to represent each of the following functional areas: Finance/Accounting, Marketing, Management, and Operations, the students are matched with peers from 3 other schools to form new teams. Each 4-student mixed team will have at least one student from an international business school and no team members will be from the same institution. Participating students are introduced to their team mates via a Facebook site and they will also be informed in advance who their assigned roommate will be. During the competition, significant time and attention is devoted to team building activities so that students have a chance to work together before the case analysis begins.
UM CIBER provides registration fees and traveling scholarships to participants selected to represent UM. Our first team participated in the 2010 competition hosted at Ohio State University.
The University of Connecticut's Center for International Business Education and Research will be hosting the 8th annual CIBER Case Challenge on October 19-23, 2011.
For more information please visit: http://www.business.uconn.edu/cms/p1733
Born Global Best Project
UM CIBER co-sponsored an annual award to the "Born Global" startup project plan most likely to succeed. This was done jointly with UM's "Launch Pad," a Kauffman Foundation supported advisory center for new venture project plans from students from all disciplines. This award is aimed at increasing international content that most start-ups should have. In the first two years, UM CIBER will consider only born global projects from UM students, but in subsequent years CIBER will also consider projects from teams nationwide.
Born-Global Best Awardees for 2010: Shahzim Malik, Raisa Marrero and Fernando Nin.
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