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]
Rickey Simpson attended the first Business is Global program hosted by IU CIBER in the summer of 2013. This summer he was awarded a scholarship to participate in the STARTALK Swahili program at the University of Oregon.
“It was a great program. I am so glad that I did it,” he said. “It gave me the opportunity to study another language, which is what I’ve been wanting and its very hard to do in this community. It gave me the chance to meet new people, which I liked.”