Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)Faculty Resources

Building upon FIU’s deep experience creating hundreds of impactful global learning courses, FIU-COIL is now utilizing technology to connect students and faculty with their peers across national borders. COIL courses enable intercultural teams to develop meaningful collaborative projects that increase participants’ knowledge and help them better understand other people’s perspectives.

Since COIL courses are embedded within the curriculum, participating students gain access to the world and its diversity without incurring any additional cost. COIL participants build intercultural communication, virtual teamwork, and critical thinking skills— key competencies for effective global citizenship and employment.

FIU Business will sponsor $3,000 to develop up to three courses per year - $1,500 for a faculty course development stipend and $1,500 for faculty or partner travel. These courses will include an international online learning component and will encourage collaboration among faculty members across disciplines at FIU and in collaboration with our international partner schools network. APPLY by email with a letter of interest.

FIU Business will offer the first ever FDIB to South Korea in collaboration with Loyola Marymount University. This inaugural program will open networking and relationships in a key market that is often viewed as a model for emerging market countries, and currently in the spotlight and facing transition that could be crucial to the IB arena. The two-week program for college faculty will introduce the challenges and opportunities emerging from a region undergoing significant shifts in business and international trade policy. The annual program will be held every May. Stay tuned to Upcoming Programs and our Calendar announcements or email for more information. To get more information click the flyer below.

FDIB South Korea

The FDIB India program is for faculty teaching and researching IB issues and wishing to expand their scholarly interests to India. The ten-day program connects professors with senior managers of Indian multinational companies, introduces them to policy makers, and allows them to exchange ideas with leading academic institutions. In today’s world economy, innovation is an essential growth engine and India is a top global player. The annual program will be held every December. APPLY by emailing and completing the application through the FIU CIBER Center. To apply click the flyer below.

FDIB India

This 2-4-week FDIB program will increase business faculty’s proficiency in Spanish for Business, in addition to connecting with local multinational companies that engage in significant trade with the Asia‐Pacific market. The program will also be open to business professionals, and will leverage existing partnerships with highly ranked business schools in Latin America to expose students to local MBA classrooms and customized programs. Participants will be exposed to links between emerging markets in Latin America and Asia-Pacific as well as specialized training in language, cross-cultural understainding and business research. The annual program will be held every July-August. Stay tuned to Upcoming Programs and our Calendar announcements or email for more information.

FIU CIBER will support a faculty member from FIU or a partner MSI/HBCU/Community College institution to attend one of the other CIBER network institutions. Stay tuned to Upcoming Programs and our Calendar announcements or email for more information.

FIU CIBER will provide annual research awards to fund faculty and doctoral research in international trade, U.S. competitiveness, and new technology internationalization. A particular priority will be placed on funding research that examines business connections between Latin America and Asia, and that involves interdepartmental collaborations. As an award condition, faculty will be required to develop working papers and post them as part of an online FIU CIBER Working Paper Series. APPLY by emailing and completing the application through the FIU CIBER Center.

FIU Business partners with the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce to sponsor 1-2 students and 1-2 faculty members on their annual international trade missions to China, Japan and Latin America which focus on international trade development and business matchmaking. APPLY by emailing with a letter of interest.

The CIBE Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) and Community College (CC) Consortium (CMCC) is a consortium of nine universities across the U.S. that are home to the Centers for International Business Education, a Title VI grant provided by the U.S. Department of Education. As a consortium, we act as a resource multiplier in connecting schools across the CIBE network with MSIs and CCs nationwide for the purpose of internationalizing business education, thereby increasing the visibility of and access to innovative development opportunities for faculty, staff and students. The CMCC includes Brigham Young University, Florida International University, George Washington University, Georgia Tech, Indiana University, San Diego State University, the University of Maryland, the University of South Carolina, and the University of Washington. The CMCC is actively seeking to support faculty, administrators and students at MSIs and CCs across the country who aim to develop capabilities that will expand and strengthen international business education at their respective institutions or increase their own expertise in international business education. The consortium has $90,000 annually to support proposals. Applying individuals must be faculty, administrators or students of an MSI or Community College. Preference will be given to individuals who have not received CIBE-sponsored awards in the previous two years. Applications are considered on a rolling quarterly basis. To be considered, individuals must submit a completed application, letter of support, and a resume or CV. All application materials should be sent in one email message to CMCC at

FIU has a significant engagement with The Consejo Latinoamericano de Esculeas de Administracion (CLADEA). FIU CIBER will support one faculty member and one student to participate in the annual CLADEA Conference, where participants can present current research for feedback and engagement with colleagues. APPLY by emailing with a letter of interest.

FIU Business will offer a seminar series open to FIU faculty across disciplines as well as to local community colleges, beginning with our collaboration with Broward College, to increase the percent of international content in existing courses. The seminar series will link proven methods in our global learning curriculum with our renowned IB curriculum, thus increasing our local academic strength in international academic preparedness. Stay tuned to Upcoming Programs and our Calendar announcements.

CIBER Foreign Language and Business Conferences are a key resource for the business language community. The conferences explore on exploring the juncture between languages and professional skills and is a forum to discuss business language education. All CIBERS sponsor this annually rotating conference, and FIU would support this initiative as a participating CIBER. For more information email

FDIB India

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