The Center for International Business Education & Research (CIBER) was established at the Ross School of Business in 1989 by University faculty as a multidisciplinary resource for teaching and learning about international business. CIBER seeks to introduce the concept of international business education to students, faculty, and companies/organizations throughout the nation.
CIBER receives its funding from the U.S. Department of Education through a program created under the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 to enhance and promote international-business understanding. U-M CIBER is one of 33 centers at universities throughout the United States which serve as regional and national resources to business students and academics.
Since its founding, the Center has launched numerous initiatives and extended its reach well beyond the University. In the last decade, CIBER has funded 100 research projects focusing on issues related to America's competitiveness in international-business markets, microfinance, and global culture.
As a resource center, CIBER has supported curriculum development and assisted in disseminating new knowledge through business and language courses, executive-education seminars, conferences and refereed journals. It also supports faculty development for historically black college and university professors and promotes a stronger Michigan economy by supporting export and economic development centers.
CIBER also funds scholarships, overseas study programs, and multidisciplinary internships that enable students to experience foreign cultures, languages and work environments. Finally, the Center bridges the University and business community by providing expertise and resources to business leaders seeking to expand their operations globally.
View the website to see the international business impact of CIBERs across the nation.