If you would like to participate in any of these events or if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email the CIBER office at CIBER@bus.miami.edu.
CIBER Case Challenge (Back to Top)
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 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 Facebook and they are 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.
This exciting event brings together as many as 16 teams from around the world and across the U.S. to compete in a 3 or 4-day case challenge. The program begins with a networking reception and is followed by team building activities. On the third day, teams receive an internationally focused business case. They have 24 hours to prepare their solutions and present them to a panel of executive judges. Once all of the teams have presented, the winners are announced at a formal awards banquet.
UM CIBER provides registration fees and traveling scholarships to participants selected to represent UM.
The CIBER Case Challenge is hosted by the University of Connecticut.
For more information please visit: http://www.business.uconn.edu/cms/p1733
The 2013 competition will take place from October 9 - 13, 2013. Competitors for 2012 are pictured below.
You can read more about it in this article in the B-School Buzz.
University of Miami Competitors throw up the U at the 2012 CIBER Case Challenge at the University of Connecticut.
"It was a great event, really well organized and definitely a really good experience" - Thomas Fields
"It was a great experience and I would definitely encourage the school to continue participating in the event. It was a very good learning experience." - Robert Stacey
Business Language Case Competition (Back to Top)
This is a great opportunity for undergraduate business students to hone and showcase their theoretical business knowledge, foreign language, and presentation skills as well as to network with universityleaders and business executives who serve as judges and coaches. A team of three undergraduate business students from UM present a case analysis to a panel of judges in a foreign language.
Where: Bringham Young University in Provo, Utah
Who: Undergraduate business students who are non-native speakers of the language in which they compete
Languages: Previous languages includ: Chinese, Portuguese, and Spanish.
In 2010, the University of Miami team won 1st place in the Spanish category!
Competitors Devin Marsh, Shannon Nurse, and Lauren Coker at the 2012 Ciber Business Language Competition
Born Global Best Project for Undergraduate Students (Back to Top)
More information coming soon.
Environment and Development Program (Back to Top)
Undergraduate business students can apply for travel grants to enroll in an intercession program in Peru led by the Department of International Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Miami. This two-week course is part of an ongoing project in Ica, Peru, involving post-earthquake reconstruction and rural development in a very poor community.
Additional information coming soon.
Less-Commonly-Taught Language Tutorials (Back to Top)
This program is offered by the Directed Independent Language Study (DILS) in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Miami. DILS is a free program open to all undergraduate and graduate students who want to become proficient in a language and culture they otherwise wouldn't have the opportunity to learn, and that is not offered by the curriculum at UM.
Language Tutorials Offered by DILS (among others):
For more information, visit: http://www.as.miami.edu/dils/
Business Portuguese Course (Back to Top)
UM CIBER supports the Department of Modern Languages and Literature in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Miami in introducing this course, primarily targeted to undergraduate UM students (but open to other constituents) already fluent in a Romance language. This course enables students to become competent, after one year of training, to conduct business in Portuguese.
As of April 2013, UM CIBER has supported 7 Portuguese classes with a total of 72 students.
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