The global circular economy. Cybersecurity trends and global threats. The deglobalization of China. And unicorn strategies in southern Asia. These are just a few of the recent events sponsored by the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) housed in the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business.
As one of only 15 national resource centers of excellence in the U.S., CIBER not only offers events open to the public but supports international business education initiatives through funding from the U.S. Department of Education. Every four years, each Center must apply for a grant to continue its existence. The process is arduous, requiring the CIBER team to reach out to other institutions, local governments, and business organizations and entities to build the necessary coalition to complete the projects outlined in the grant application.
In September, CIBER at Scheller was awarded a grant for another four years of continued progress and service. The award includes $1.28 million with a final total of $2.56 million collected through the years. During that time, it will focus on creating over 50 programs in three categories: diversity, equity, and inclusion; global sustainability through innovation; and student intercultural proficiency and competitiveness.
“CIBER has been involved in internationalizing programs, curricula, and degrees at Georgia Tech since its creation in 1993 and has worked closely with small and middle-sized companies in Georgia and throughout the Southeast to enhance U.S. international economic competitiveness,” said John McIntyre, executive director of CIBER and professor of Strategy and Innovation.
CIBER not only supports students interested in international business but offers to help fund faculty research, works with local and international organizations to increase awareness and collaboration, supports the international practicum course for MBAs, and contributes to the international economic community through published papers and books.
Learn more about CIBER.