- Student Professional Development
The FIU CIBER distributes a total of $3,000 per year to support undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral business students to take part in professional development. This includes attendance at the annual AIB, Academy of Management, or Council of Latin American Business Schools (CLADEA) conferences or other similar professional opportunities that will increase their international perspective.
- Virtual Ace the Case Competition
The FIU CIBER offers the Ace the Case Global Business challenge with the University of Maryland and University of Washington CIBERs with $1,500 annually to support program costs. The competition is an opportunity for business graduate students to compete against peers from throughout the U.S. The competition asks teams to tackle a real challenge for a global client through an interviewer-led case and a final video presentation. Participants work in teams and provide actionable recommendations, sharpen skills in the case interview process, make presentations, and network with top-tier business students and executives.
- Global Business School Network (GBSN)
Founded in 2003 by the World Bank, the Global Business School Network is a nonprofit organization that partners with business schools, industry, foundations and aid agencies to improve access to quality, locally relevant management, and entrepreneurship education for the developing world. GBSN is made up of more than 100 leading business schools in more than 50 countries, which relate to each other, businesses, governments, and NGOs. FIU Business’ active membership gives our community access to a large network of academic and professional connections, scholarships, fellowships, internships, calls for papers and consulting projects. The FIU CIBER connects faculty and students to GBSN opportunities.
- Executive Education IB Certificate Program
Working with FIU Business Executive Education and the Office of Global Initiatives, the FIU CIBER offers IB certificate programs to FIU Business students as well as students from partner institutions abroad. This eight-week program is offered virtually and allows students to connect with industry leaders, expand their knowledge of current IB topics, connect with other students joining from abroad, and earn a certificate to increase their post-graduation hire ability. In 2021, the FIU CIBER successfully offered this program for the first time to 25 students. Several students completing the program secured prestigious internships simply by connecting with program speakers.
- International Career Development Internship
Working with FIU Business Career Management Services and our international university partner network linked through the Office of Global Initiatives (OGI), FIU CIBER continues to provide $20,000 per year to provide scholarship funding of up to $5,000 per student to business students pursuing international internships. This award covers travel and living expenses for at least one month or other internship programmatic costs. As a post-pandemic pivot, the CIBER continues to offer the opportunity for virtual international internships where the FIU CIBER supports costs associated with obtaining the virtual internship.
- Business Study Abroad Scholarships
Scholarships are available for faculty-led study abroad programs offered annually through the Office of Global Initiatives to locations across Europe and the Asia-Pacific region as well as our program-required trips for the Master of International Business and International MBA programs. Virtual study abroad may be supported as well should travel restrictions continue. The FIU CIBER will award $10,000 annually to support undergraduate and graduate business students to participate in these short-term opportunities as well as semester-long study options with our international partners.
Students should have a 3.0 GPA and have applied and been accepted into an international student exchange or faculty-led study abroad program. Apply for the scholarship here.
- BMI International Scholarship Program
BMI Financial Group (BMI) has partnered with FIU Business to develop unique programs that provide support and hands-on learning opportunities for business students. First, the BMI Global Business Experience is a blended scholarship and experiential learning opportunity. Top FIU Business students will experience firsthand the inner workings of one of BMI’s international offices in Colombia, Ecuador, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, or Guatemala. Students will work directly with BMI’s leadership in Miami and abroad, who mentor students as they tackle real-world business challenges. BMI will offer local internships in Miami and invite elite students to apply for full-tuition scholarships at FIU.
- The Honors in International Business Program
The Honors in International Business Program features a multi-disciplinary curriculum in which students take courses in IB, regional studies and functional areas. Students are immersed in the global business environment as they work on their honors projects and participate in study abroad. This program supports the objective of graduating highly competitive students with community, leadership, and global skills through international study, travel and work/internship experiences. It requires students to complete a thesis and community service and join the IB Honors Society (IBHS). The FIU IBHS is the first nationally recognized honors society in undergraduate IB education and sets best practices in the field. One IBHS initiative is a Global Leadership Project, a service project where students complete a project internationally that impacts a local community. Over the past several years, this project has involved students assisting women in the Bandwhari Village in India in establishing an ongoing business project, which will be expanded to a second country.
- Global Bilingual Sales Competition
The FIU Business Global Bilingual Sales Competition (GBSC) is the only sales competition of its kind, bringing student competitors from across the globe to compete in both English and Spanish. The Sales Education Foundation (SEF) recognizes FIU as a “Top University Professional Sales Education” program.
- CIBER District Export Council Initiative (NADEC)
The CIBER District Export Council Initiative (NADEC) is an inclusive CIBER-wide collective effort to collaborate with the National Association of District Export Councils (NADEC). This initiative, spearheaded by San Diego State University partners all CIBERs and enables them to engage with 1500+ policymakers, businesspeople, trade organizations, and educators who are associated with their local District Export Council (DEC) organization. The FIU CIBER’s contribution allows us to work with DEC member companies, both regionally and nationally, to offer meaningful student opportunities such as internships, apprenticeships, and mentorships.
- Alternative Break Program
Alternative Breaks is FIU's largest, award-winning service-learning program that allows students to experience diverse cultures and environments around a particular social issue. The last cross-disciplinary IBHS Alternative Break to Bandwhari, India in spring 2019 provided both undergraduate business and graduate global affairs students lessons in sustainability, diplomacy, and business development knowledge assisting Bandwhari women with lessons in bookkeeping and Excel tutorials as well as implementing a business plan. In 2020, several IBHS students took part in virtual internships continuing to work with the businesswomen in Bandwhari by helping them create a website, sell their products, and run a sales competition where students competed to sell the most cooperative products.
- Inclusion in Business Languages for MSIs and HCBUs
In continuation of an initiative by FIU’s Department of Modern Languages and Florida Memorial University (HBCU), the FIU CIBER provides for the creation and expansion of inclusive Spanish for business language courses. Courses are tailored to students attending HBCUs. The new iteration works with other HBCUs to offer this inclusive experience in language learning for business to diverse student populations.
- CUIBE CIBER Consortium
Nine CIBER programs whose universities are also members of the Consortium for Undergraduate International Business Educators (CUIBE) work together to develop CUIBE’s undergraduate research journal, the Journal of Global Business and Community (JGBC). The journal provides a vehicle for undergraduate students to publish mentored undergraduate research, which could prepare students to pursue advanced IB education, such as PhD studies.
- Academy of International Business (AIB) Doctoral Consortium
Only a handful of universities grant PhD degrees or even offer formal international business coursework. This leads to gaps in the knowledge and skill sets of business school faculty and graduates. FIU CIBER will join 10 other current CIBERs in establishing the CIBER Consortium for Doctoral Education. This new initiative will then develop and launch the AIB-CIBER Doctoral Academy (The Academy), in partnership with AIB, the leading professional society that brings together IB educators. The Doctoral Academy will provide a range of PhD-level seminars, webinars, and workshops. The Academy is conceived as a global platform to deliver in-person and online training. Participants will receive an AIB-CIBER IB Completion Certificate. Beneficiaries would be pursuing full-time doctoral degrees at their home institutions in IB as well as finance, information systems, marketing and strategy. Junior faculty who did not study IB may also participate. The Academy will help marshal the substantial capabilities and resources of participating CIBERs (expertise, instructional resources, etc.) for the benefit of U.S. higher education.
- Undergraduate Research Associate Program (URAP)
This program provides opportunities for undergraduate business students to engage with and assist business faculty with research projects and/or help conduct research studies. Students selected for URAP are matched with faculty members seeking research associates based on mutual interests, skills, and preferences. Selected students also can conduct research with faculty in FIU’s partner universities abroad such as Fontys University (Netherlands), the National University of Ireland in Galway, the University of Reading (U.K.), and ISEG (Portugal). Students can apply and be chosen to travel abroad to directly work with faculty in the above-mentioned institutions. Students in the program earn a completion certificate and experience to continue to graduate studies.