Minority Serving Institution (MSI) CONSORTIUM
Purpose and Background
GSU-CIBER serves as the lead CIBER, among 10 other CIBERs, in this collaborative effort, which was expanded in 2014 to include Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) and other Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs).
IB Case Competition
The competition is an annual event in which students from several different universities, especially minority-serving institutions, are placed in groups to solve a real-world business problem. The students are assigned to teams of four students each from a different university and majoring in a distinct field area. This allow students to work through multiple cross-cultural obstacles, including different study habits, learning methods and even diverse university cultures. The fields represented during the Case Competition are Finance, Accounting, Marketing and Management & Operations.
The International Business Case Competition is funded by the U.S. Department of Education with the goal of mounting competitiveness in the global market. The competition allows students to work together in teams while preparing them to enter the global job market, in which they will be confronted with actual business problems.
IB Webinar Series
Since April 2020, Georgia State University CIBER has hosted a prolific series of webinars designed to inform faculty, students, and the business community about pertinent international business topics. These informative webinars are offered free to the public and address categories including pedagogy for teaching international business, contemporary trade and investment issues, and research trends in international business.
Beginning in October 2020, a new category of webinars was introduced, featuring conversations with senior business executives of global organizations. Speakers are experts drawn from Georgia State CIBER and the national CIBER MSI Consortium network, targeting an extensive outreach network which includes MSIs, two- and four-year colleges, and trade practitioners. All of the webinars in this series are recorded and made publicly available for later viewing.
IB Pedagogy Workshops
Held since 1992 by a consortium of CIBERs (Centers of Excellence designated by the U.S. Department of Education), IB Pedagogy Workshops have trained over 1,000 faculties from around the U.S. and other countries. The workshops are designed to assist business faculty to improve their practical knowledge and classroom skills for teaching international business.
This is a unique professional development opportunity for those who: (1) have a passion for teaching international business; (2) are interested in learning about latest classroom innovations; (3) wish to update their skills and pedagogical toolbox; and (4) wish to meet and be inspired by seasoned educators who have excelled in teaching.
The International Business Pedagogy Workshop is a project of the Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Consortium, hosted by GSU-CIBER and sponsored by CIBERs at Florida International University, George Washington University, Indiana University, Michigan State University, Loyola Marymount University, Temple University, Texas A&M University, University of Colorado-Denver, and University of Maryland. This program is partially funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
S. Tamer Cavusgil, Executive Director: [email protected]
Cuneyt Evirgen, Faculty Director: [email protected]
Paula Huntley, Managing Director: [email protected]
Michael Wallace, IIB Business Manager: [email protected]
Jamaica Villegas, Administrative & Event Coordinator: [email protected]
Location: 35 Broad Street, Suite 625, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, U.S.
Email: [email protected]