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Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Doctoral Consortium in International Entrepreneurship
Georgia State University

Organized by RCB's Herman Russell, Sr. Center for Entrepreneurship and led by Prof. Ben Oviatt, this successful professional development program has been offered by GSU in collaboration with GT-CIBER. It represents the only professional development opportunity for doctoral students who intend to pursue research and teaching in international entrepreneurship. Participants have the opportunity to design a research project under the guidance of faculty leaders prior to leaving the event.

A Primer on Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM)
Michigan State University

A Primer on Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM), by Hair, Hult, Ringle, and Sarstedt, provides a concise yet very practical guide to understanding and using PLS structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM). PLS-SEM is evolving as a statistical modeling technique and its use has increased exponentially in recent years within a variety of disciplines, due to the recognition that PLS-SEM’s distinctive methodological features make it a viable alternative to the more popular covariance-based SEM approach. This text—the only comprehensive book available to explain the fundamental aspects of the method—includes extensive examples on SmartPLS software, and is accompanied by multiple data sets that are available for download from the accompanying website (

ACCESS 2013 International Trade Forum
San Diego State University

In May, regional experts from Africa, the Middle East and South Asia will convene in San Diego, California for the two-day ACCESS 2013 Conference at the Hilton San Diego/Del Mar.

ACCESS 2013 is a unique opportunity to hear directly from U.S. Commercial Service Officers serving in some of the world’s fastest growing economies. ACCESS 2013 can help your company identify new export markets and opportunities in Africa, the Middle East and South Asia, obtain the resources necessary to succeed in these markets, and develop market entry strategies. U.S. State Department Foreign Service Officers stationed in these world regions have been invited to actively participate in ACCESS 2013.

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Global Business Club of Mid-Michigan: Doing Business in China
Michigan State University

Speaker Mr. Ning Shao, Director, Michigan China Center

China is the third largest export market for the U.S., and China is Michigan’s third largest export market, with $3.3 billion in export sales last year. Michigan’s exports to China grew 21% from 2011-2012; is your business part of this growth? Mr. Ning Shao will present a brief history of China’s reform over the past 30 years and China’s five-year plan, and why they matter to Michigan. He will cover eight lessons for doing business in China, as well as potential business opportunities and challenges in China for Michigan businesses.

The Global Business Club of Mid-Michigan focuses on global issues of interest to the mid-Michigan business community. The monthly GB Club luncheons provide outstanding speakers and relaxed networking opportunities. With extensive international experience, the speakers wrap personal insights around a practical and up-to-the-minute approach to conducting international trade.

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Global Entrepreneurship: Rewards and Challenges
University of Washington

Join us for a talk by William Saito, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, public policy consultant and educator.
Mr. Saito is an international authority in the fields of encryption, authentication, and biometric technology. He has spent the past two decades shaping information security policy, establishing start-ups, and managing public corporations. Having earned recognition in 1998 as Entrepreneur of the Year from Ernst & Young, NASDAQ, and USA Today, Mr. Saito now runs InTecur, a consultancy that helps companies identify and develop applications and markets for innovative technologies.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Undergraduate Study Abroad: German Managerial Accounting (Frankfurt, Stuttgart & Munich, Germany)
University of South Carolina

This course will compare and contrast differences in approach and techniques used in various management accounting areas used in German firms versus American firms.  The main objective of this course is to provide students with an in-depth basis to enhance their knowledge of managerial accounting approaches needed to effectively plan and control operations in an international environment.  Students selected for the trip will participate in preliminary literature research of various topics in which they have a personal interest in exploring in an international context, collaboration with other students forming a team to explore a topic of interest selected by the team, and work with team members in designing and developing data acquisition tools; analytical approaches to support team research efforts. For additional information and to apply, please contact: Sara Easler,, (803) 777-4400

Undergraduate Study Abroad: Business in the MENA Region (Tunis, Tunisia)
University of South Carolina

Experience local culture in the capital of Tunis, Roman history in Carthage, and the seaside resort town of Hammamet.  Learn about the changing macro-economic and institutional environments in the MENA region and analyze their implications on growth prospects, investment, trade, firms operations and doing business in the region with a particular emphasis on Tunisia.  Meet with professors at the Mediterranean Business School as well as international subsidiary executives to gain historical perspective and information on the current business climate of the region. View the Mediterranean from Africa, a truly unique experience!. For more information and to apply, please contact: Sara Easler,, (803)777-4400


Undergraduate Study Abroad: Business in Turkey (Istanbul & Cappadocia, Turkey)
University of South Carolina

The study tour course introduces students to the changing economic and cultural environments in Turkey. Students will gain insights on the challenges and opportunities facing businesses in the region. Special emphasis is given to innovation in overcoming business challenges.  Experience in this 10-day program Istanbul and Cappadocia.  See first-hand the challenges and advantages of doing business in a region that is quite literally the bridge between Europe and the Middle East. For more information and to apply, please contact: Sara Easler,, (803)777-4400

Undergraduate Study Abroad: Marketing Communications in Spain (Madrid & Barcelona, Spain)
University of South Carolina

This course is intended to prepare students for the challenges of competing in the global marketplace with a particular focus on the interdependence of culture, regulation, and marketing communications in Spain. Students will become familiar with the factors entering into the development and management of a marketing communications strategy in Spain by preparing and participating in discussions about specific examples of Spanish marketing communications such as cultural tourism, destination marketing, wine marketing, and the cruise industry. Students will also be able to articulate Spain’s obligations and status within the European Union, particularly as they relate to marketing communications (EU), and illustrate how these cultural, economic, and regulatory factors affect marketing communications strategy and practice within several important Spanish product markets. For more information and to apply, please contact: Sara Easler,, (803)777-4400


Graduate Study Abroad: Exploring Global Business - Southeast Asia (Singapore & Kuala Lumpur)
University of South Carolina

This study tour is intended to offer the participant the opportunity to gain insights and compare the cultures and HR practices in two Countries in South-East Asia, Singapore and Malaysia. The intent is to educate the students on the interdependence of business and culture and the resultant unique business environments in which Human Resources is practiced. For more information and to apply, please contact: Sara Easler,, 803)777-4400

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Medical Industry Opportunities in Brazil
University of Minnesota

Learn about the opportunities and challenges for U.S. medical industry companies doing business in Brazil. Cosponsored by the Medical Industry Leadership Institute and the Center for International Business Education and Research. Keynote address by Simon Stevens, Executive Vice President, UnitedHealth Group & President Global Health. Panel perspectives by industry leaders at Pfizer, McKinsey and a Brazilian MD.

FDIB-Africa (7th Annual): South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana
University of South Carolina

An annual Faculty and Professional Overseas Study program, sponsored and lead-managed by the University of South Carolina CIBER and co-sponsored by the CIBER universities of Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Memphis, Michigan, Michigan State, North Carolina, Pittsburgh and Texas A&M. This faculty and professional overseas study program—which also offers a "spouse/adult guest" concurrent program as well at a reduced rate —provides the participants with an opportunity to experience first-hand the business challenges of sub-Saharan Africa as they travel to Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa; Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe; and Kasane, Botswana, as well as participate in numerous business visits, culture tours, and academic seminars.

Undergraduate Study Abroad: Business in Latin America (Santiago, Chile & Buenos Aires, Argentina)
University of South Carolina

This course is focused on the conduct of business in Latin America and provides you with context, tools, and factual knowledge useful for understanding the institutional and competitive environment and managerial challenges of firms operating in the region.  Explore cities such as Buenos Aires and Santiago in this 10-day program.  Experience the culture of Latin America thought cultural and city tours, food tasting, horseback riding, etc.  Meet with business executives, government officials, and industry experts to gain a better understanding of how this unique region functions within the global economy.  Visit with a diverse range of industries from natural gas and utilities to banking and agriculture. For more information and to apply, please contact: Sara Easler,, (803)777-4400

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Undergraduate Study Abroad: Business in Europe (Vienna, Austria; Budapest, Hungary; Bratislava, Slovakia; & Prague, Czech Republic)
University of South Carolina

This course will be a 10-day trip to four European cities - Vienna (Austria), Budapest (Hungary), Bratislava (Slovakia), and Prague (Czech Republic). Students will learn about important political, economic, and social processes taking place in Europe and the diverse cultures in the region. They will develop an understanding of the implications of the European environment for international business. During the trip, participants will experience first-hand the business climate in the region through lectures, meetings with government officials and business executives, and visits to companies and international organizations (e.g., OPEC, the U.S. Embassy, and the Czech-Invest Company, etc.). The program also includes sightseeing tours and unique cultural events in all cities (e.g., a tour of the Melk monastery, and a visit to the Treasury Museum in Austria). For additional information and to apply, please contact: Sara Easler,, (803) 777-4400


Sunday, May 19, 2013

Institute for Curriculum and Campus Internationalization
Indiana University

Indiana University is proud to announce its Institute for Curriculum and Campus Internationalization (ICCI), which will take place May 19-22, 2013 in Bloomington, IN.  This unique institute facilitates the internationalization of your campus or unit, curricula, and/or individual course, to better prepare students to be effective scholars, practitioners, and citizens of the 21st century.  It is open to all college and university faculty, staff, and administrators, so feel free to share with colleagues in and outside of your institution.  Individuals and teams are welcome.  Spaces fill up, so we encourage you to register soon.  See details and contact information at: .

Faculty Development in International Business European Alternatives: Economics and Politics in Russia and Turkey
University of Pittsburgh

For much of the past two decades, accounts of economic and political life in “Europe” focused primarily on developments and trends in European Union member states. However, the recent crisis in the EU and the apparent slowing of the EU enlargement process has increased interest in the growing potential of other, non-EU, economic and political centers – specifically Russia and Turkey. This faculty development in international business (FDIB) program offers business faculty exciting opportunities to explore the business and politics of “the other Europe” through a multicultural trip directed by Dr. Andrew Konitzer.

Program participants will visit Moscow and Samara in Russia, and Istanbul in Turkey. The participants will develop an understanding of regional business, economic and political issues in these countries and how they relate to regional and global markets. The trip will involve lectures on economic, business and political trends, group seminars, company and governmental visits.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Professional Development Program in Short-Term Education Abroad - China
University of Minnesota

Sponsorship available for a regional faculty member to participate in a Carlson School short-term education abroad program in China. Course is a global business practicum at the MBA level. Apply by February 1, 2013. More info - http://carlson/ciber/programs/index.html. 

NAFSA 2013 Annual Conference & Expo (St. Louis, MO)
University of South Carolina

The NAFSA Annual Conference brings together more than 8,500 professionals in the field of international education for five packed days of training workshops, educational sessions, networking opportunities, and special events.

Featured Publication

Faculty Development in International Business (2012-2013)

Success Story
Global Agribusiness Supply Chain Course and Study Tour - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

This experience has shown me a larger, broader perspective of the food and agricultural sector. I now think of things on an international level opposed to a domestic level.

- Undergraduate Student


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