- Small Business Development Center (SBDC) / Start-Up Community Training Program
The FIU CIBER, Florida SBDC at FIU, and the Pino Center for Entrepreneurship partner on a series of export-related events for small businesses in Miami-Dade County and the Florida Keys. Programs include Exporting 101, Creating Strategic Growth, Export Finance Options, and a panel by federal/state export promotion groups. Events partner with organizations such as Enterprise Florida, the Small Business Administration, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Latin American Chamber of Commerce, and the Florida Export Finance Corp. Webinars are open to those interested in attending nationally and are recorded and shared.
- Power-Up Conference
Women from around South Florida gather for a day of empowerment, networking, and professional development at the annual Power Up women’s leadership conference created and organized by FIU Business. The conference, celebrating International Women's Day, features influential women leaders from diverse industries who share expert insight on leadership, entrepreneurship, international business, health and financial wellness.
- Latin American Chamber of Commerce and Continuing Education Webinars
The FIU CIBER provides support to monthly workshops hosted by the Latin American Chamber of Commerce and FIU’s Continuing Education.
- Business Innovation and Sustainability Virtual Exchange Program (IB, LACC, Anima Brazil)
The FIU CIBER provides support for an online exchange program in partnership with ANIMA group universities in Brazil.
- International Business Seminar Series
The FIU CIBER hosts industry nights from different sectors of IB and trade for students, faculty, staff, and community including Broward College, Florida Memorial University, Miami Dade College, and the University of Miami. Executives are invited to give talks on topics such as international trade and commerce, data analytics, cyber security, blockchain, cryptocurrency, climate change, and other areas relevant to today’s global economy.
- SIPA Collaborations
Leveraging FIU’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy (JGI)’s Community Center for Academic Excellence South Florida Consortium, the FIU CIBER provides support to continue national security and public affairs-related joint programs with SIPA and JGI. We also contribute program support related to Latin American and Caribbean Studies, The European Center, African and African Diaspora Studies, the Cuban Research Institute, or Asian Studies.
- Global Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality Management
In 2021, FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management along with the College of Arts, Sciences, and Education launched an online Global Sustainable Tourism degree program. The FIU CIBER worked very closely with the School of Hospitality and Tourism as well as industry leaders such as the Port of Miami, Carnival Corporation, and the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau to offer webinars for the community.
- Broward College Collaborations
The FIU CIBER provides support to partner with Broward College (BC) to capitalize on each other's diverse international education and partnership networks. First, BC’s international summer camp program will be enhanced to include local students from FIU and BC to interact and directly engage with visiting students from Vietnam and China. Second, FIU and BC educators traveling to Asia to lead faculty development training programs will benefit from a cross-cultural experience by interacting with Vietnamese and Chinese colleagues at BC Asia locations. Third, FIU and BC faculty will develop joint faculty-led study abroad programs specifically focused on Asia to provide students with a cross-cultural, interdisciplinary experience that would better prepare them to interact in a globalized world.
- MSI/CC/HBCU Consortium CMCC
The FIU CIBER will partner with the University of South Carolina CIBER and at least eight (8) other CIBE institutions to continue the MSI/CC internationalization initiative collaborating with and supporting more than 200 MSI, CC, and previously underrepresented institutions from all over the U.S. This CIBE MSI/CC Consortium (CMCC), through its extensive scope of expertise and maximizing the economies of scale provided by its member schools, will lead, host, fund, and manage national-level IB activities designed specifically for faculty, administrators and students of MSI/CC and other underrepresented institutions.
- CIBER Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Consortium
The CIBER Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Consortium is a collaborative effort with Georgia State University to meet the educational and training needs of faculty and students at the nation’s MSIs, HSIs and HBCUs. Activities of the consortium include weekly IB Webinars on teaching and research for business faculty, IB Pedagogy Newsletters that are distributed to over 3,000 educators, International Business Pedagogy Workshops held annually, and the annual International Business Case Competition for undergraduate business students of HBCUs. Members provide faculty mentoring, resource sharing, study abroad participation, etc. The consortium consists of: Georgia State University, Florida International University, George Washington University, Indiana University, Loyola Marymount University, Michigan State University, Temple University, Texas A&M University, the University of Colorado-Denver, and the University of Maryland.
- Consortium for Undergraduate International Business Education (CUIBE) Membership Support
FIU is a founding member of CUIBE, which provides its members with an opportunity to benchmark their programs against other member schools and facilitate sharing of best practices in IB education. 44 CUIBE members currently account for 16 of the 32 ranked IB schools in 2022 U.S. News & World Report’s undergraduate IB rankings, where FIU is currently ranked No. 2.
- Academic Journal Focused on Global Business Language
In collaboration with 11 CIBER schools, this is the only journal in the U.S. focused on innovative work in the field of business language studies. Global Business Languages (GBL) publishes peer-reviewed articles spotlighting best practices in BL teaching and other high-caliber research. GBL was successfully moved in the spring of 2020 from Purdue to GW, where the fully online and open-access journal has garnered a significant readership: over 2,700 new visitors in its first 18 months. We will continue to improve the journal’s website interface and expand the current annual publication to include special issues in tandem with the biennial national CIBER Business Language Conferences in 2024 and 2026.
- NOBLE K-12 Projects (UF Latin American Center and George Washington University CIBER)
NOBLE works with educators and industry professionals on initiatives that promote real-world connections in the classroom and fosters innovative teaching and learning approaches that prepare students for the global workplace.
- K-12 Languages for Business Conference
The FIU CIBER and FIU’s Department of Modern Languages collaborate to organize one-day seminars on teaching languages for business such as Portuguese, French, Spanish, Mandarin and Korean. This workshop provides crucial curriculum training to local K-12 teachers on integrating IB language skills, including lesser-taught languages that are increasingly needed in the global marketplace. Also, PhD students from the Department of Modern Languages are invited to participate.
- Annual CIBER Business Language Conference
CIBER foreign language and business conferences are a key resource for the business language community. The conference focuses on exploring the juncture between languages and professional skills.