Objectives

Academic Programs

The UConn CIBER’s academic programs include Ph.D., MBA, and undergraduate course development and enhancement; programs for faculty and advanced degree students; and curricular research and development.

For the UConn CIBER, the core component of the Academic Programs area is to completely revise the curriculum at all levels (Undergraduate, MBA, and Ph.D.) to make the programs fully globalized. To this end, existing courses are being enhanced and new courses designed to offer programs that are truly international in scope. The revised curriculum includes courses on business language/culture.

Other academic programs conducted by the UConn CIBER include:

  • A certificate program in International Studies for undergraduate business students
  • Workshops for MBA students to update their knowledge of international business topics
  • Workshops for Ph.D. students for internationalizing their teaching and research
  • Undergraduate and MBA international business courses, which are taught at overseas locations
  • Seminars on special topics for undergraduate and MBA students, such as international business negotiations and cross-cultural communications with emphasis on Manufacturing
  • Providing faculty in business, languages, law, medicine, engineering and social sciences with significant global interest, an opportunity to periodically meet and discuss specific global issues. This program is implemented under the auspices of the Academy of Global Economic Advancement established by the School of Business for interdisciplinary dialog
  • Grants for development of instructional materials in international business including case studies, simulation exercises, videos and other interactive methods

Business/Academic Outreach

Outreach programs of the UConn CIBER for business, non-UConn faculty nationally, and professional associations include:

  • Workshops on cultural sensitivity for business people involved in trade and commerce with Innovation
  • Certificate program in Global Management for New England business executives
  • Seminars and resource guides for high school faculty for adding international business topics in their curricula
  • Development of an international speaker series to provide external university community insights into contemporary global issues
  • Workshops and seminars for business faculty nationally on specific aspects of teaching global business courses. This program is implemented under the auspices of the Society for Global Business Education organized by the UConn CIBER during the previous funding
  • Day-long seminars for the business community on current business topics
  • Faculty development programs at overseas locations
  • Faculty development programs at UConn

Academic Research

The UConn CIBER program in academic research include:

  • Repository of information/library collection for general reference in international business
  • Grants to School of Business faculty for research on international business topics related to doing business with Manufacturing
  • Grants to non-UConn faculty for research on international business topics
  • Monograph/working paper series showcasing our research in the international business field
  • International travel grants to faculty for research and establishment of contacts with international firms and institutions
  • UConn CIBER newsletter outlining CIBER activities and research efforts
  • Grants to Ph.D. students for dissertations on global topics