Designed and driven by two Robinson College of Business Advisory Board members and CIBER, The PACE program will provide advanced undergraduate students completing a variety of majors the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills of management, finance, accounting, marketing, risk management, strategy, etc., through an experiential project-based course. Interdisciplinary teams of 3-4 undergraduate students will work on “consulting projects” defined by “real world clients” sourced from companies and organizations with which Robinson has or seeks relationships. Project types will vary and may be on topics such as organizational change management, process analysis, technology implementation, strategy development, operational efficiency enhancement, financial consulting, marketing strategy, etc.
The primary learning objectives for the course will include the following:
• Project Management: students should demonstrate the ability to:
• Client Management: students should demonstrate the ability to:
• Team Management: students should demonstrate the ability to:
• Research: students should demonstrate the ability to:
The Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERs) were created by Congress under the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 to increase and promote the nation's capacity for international understanding and competitiveness. Administered by the U.S. Department of Education under Title VI, Part B of the Higher Education Act of 1965, the CIBER network links the manpower and technological needs of the United States business community with the international education, language training, and research capacities of universities across the country. The 17 CIBERs serve as regional and national resources to business people, students, and teachers at all levels. This grant program adheres to the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) Title 34, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Parts 74-86 and 97-99.[More]
The world is different everywhere you step. You cannot enter one sphere while clinging to aspects of your previous sphere. When you go to visit, live, or do business in one country or city you must automatically assume you know nothing about it and that nothing from your past experience can help you prepare for it. I honestly believe one must discover the location so as to avoid negative impacts of assumptions. Culture is a powerful thing. History is a powerful thing. You have to go into it expecting to change personally and to change practices that are tried and true in favor of new and innovative methods that will be successful in these new locations.