CIBER works with high schools, universities, and CIBERs at other universities to promote the development of international business faculty and innovative curricula. These academic partners benefit from the opportunity to tap into CIBER's extensive resources.
The Management Education Alliance (MEA) helps business schools serving African-American and Hispanic-American students teach the skills and knowledge required for successful careers in management. As a supporting member of MEA, CIBER assists minority business schools in developing innovative international business curricula and fosters the professional growth of their faculty, who are eligible to become Visiting Professors at the University of Michigan.
Daaim Shabazz, Assistant Professor of International Business, Florida A&M University, was sponsored by the University of Michigan CIBER to participate in “Understanding the Business Challenges of Sub-Saharan Africa,” an annual faculty development program led by the University of South Carolina CIBER.
Following his experience, he wrote to his U-M CIBER sponsor:
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I wanted to let you know that I returned from the FDIB Faculty development tour of Africa and it was a rousing success. We visited a number of businesses, both multi-national corporations and mid-size, to study their supply chain. There are a number of lessons to be learned, and I hope to share them with my students. Thanks for your assistance in making this trip possible."
~Professor Daaim Shabazz
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Africa FDIB Participant '10