Etablished in 2010 with a grant from the U.S. Department of Education the University of Miami Center for International Business and Education (CIBER) promotes and increases the nation's innovative services and interdisciplinary endeavors to strengthen U.S. competitiveness and understanding. The UM CIBER supports and funds programs for students, faculty, and the community.

Programs for Students, Faculty and the Community

Programs for Students

Innovators for the Americas

The Innovators for the Americas (IFTA) program is an undergraduate, experiential learning course focused on global entrepreneurship. The primary goal is for students to increase their global business, entrepreneurial, cross-cultural and cross-functional competencies through adviser-guided collaboration, participation in an international, student team and two weekend trips to a specific Latin American market. Each team develops, presents and defends a business plan addressing the specific needs of a Latin American market, leveraging the entrepreneurial and technological expertise of its members, as well as others with whom they network.

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Innovate Miami

Innovate Miami is among the many programs UM CIBER offers to the community. This hands-on initiative challenges innovative high school students and University of Miami graduate students to create a social enterprise aimed at solving a social issue at home or abroad. Teams of students enroll in a business plan competition to solve issue by creating a company or organization (either for- or non-profit) that directly benefits a social group or solves a social issue. The social enterprises are then pitched to a committee.

The goal of the program is to cultivate young social innovators and provide them with the knowledge and experience to change their community for the better.

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Faculty Study Trip

Faculty Development in International Business

UM CIBER organizes an annual two-week faculty study trip, in cooperation with local University partners. The trip is open to faculty from the University of Miami and other local universities as well as universities across the U.S. UM CIBER supports at least one participant from UM and one from Miami Dade College each year. The study trips are led by the director of UM CIBER, Joseph Ganitsky (pictured right).

June 2017 Peru and Colombia Trip and all faculty programs
UM CIBER: Innovative Services and Interdisciplinary Endeavors to Strengthen US Competitiveness
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