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Darla Moore School of Business


Faculty Development in International Business

The University of South Carolina's CIBER offers Faculty Development in International Business (FDIB) programs covering a wide variety of international business topics in locations throughout the world. The USC CIBER conducts a domestic FDIB pedagogical program at its Columbia campus in June of each year and leads or sponsors other overseas FDIB programs to Africa, China and the Middle East and North/East Africa.

FDIB: Overseas Faculty Programs

Third annual FDIB-MENA and East Africa — Dec. 31, 2016 through Jan. 15, 2017

This faculty and professional overseas study program is sponsored and lead-managed by the CIBER schools of the University of South Carolina, Brigham Young University and George Washington University. The program, which also offers a spouse/adult guest concurrent program at a reduced rate, is an opportunity for all participants to experience firsthand the unique business challenges of the MENA and East Africa region as they travel to Cairo and Giza, Egypt, and Kigali and Lake Kivu, Rwanda.

Participants and guests will also take part in numerous business and academic site visits, culture tours and academic and professional seminars and meetings, including a visit the Suez Canal and coffee producing regions of Rwanda. The 2017 program will focus on "doing business in the MENA and East Africa region," concentrating on North and East African local and national businesses and multinational corporations operating in the region. The program fees (round-trip airfare is not included in the program fee) are: faculty/professional participants, $4,500; spouse/adult guest of participant, $3,750 (must room with sponsor); and graduate student, $3,500. The program is capped at 22 total participants and guests on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline for application is Oct. 24, 2016.

Program Application

For further information, contact Mike Shealy (shealy@moore.sc.edu) at your convenience.    

11th annual FDIB-Africa: Understanding the Business Challenges of Sub-Saharan Africa — May 7-22, 2017

This faculty and professional overseas study program is sponsored and lead-managed by the Darla Moore School of Business CIBER team, Rob Rolfe and Mike Shealy. The program is also co-sponsored by the CIBER universities of BYU, Colorado - Denver, Connecticut, George Washington, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Michigan State and Texas A&M. The program — which also offers a spouse/adult guest concurrent program at a reduced rate — is an opportunity for all participants to experience firsthand the unique business challenges of sub-Saharan Africa as they travel to Cape Town, South Africa; Kasane and Chobe, Botswana; and Livingstone and Lusaka, Zambia, as well as participate in numerous business and academic site visits, culture tours and academic and professional seminars, including visits to the wine and grape industry in South Africa, the copper mining industry in Zambia and the eco-tourism industry in Botswana. The 2017 program will focus on "doing business in sub-Saharan Africa," as well as concentrating on African local and national businesses and multinational corporations operating in the region of southern Africa. The program fees (round-trip airfare to South Africa is not included in the program fee) are: faculty/professional participants, $4,500; spouse/adult guest of participant, $3,750 (must room with sponsor); and graduate student, $3,500. The program is capped at 28 total participants and guests on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline for application is Dec. 1, 2016.

Program Application

For further information, contact Mike Shealy (shealy@moore.sc.edu) at your convenience.

There are several other CIBER overseas study programs — in both summer and winter — offered by other CIBER consortia, including China, Australia, Cuba, Japan, Myanmar, Ireland, Peru and Colombia. For more information concerning all CIBER FDIB Programs, please visit CIBERweb.

 

FDIB: On-Campus Programs

29th annual FDIB Program — June 4-9, 2017

The nation’s longest running and most comprehensive program for faculty teaching international business is hosted by the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business, the Moore School’s Sonoco International Business Department and the University of South Carolina CIBER. The program will be held at the Moore School's facility in Charleston, South Carolina. The program’s two scheduled concurrent seminars — Survey of International Business and International Management & Global Strategy — are designed for faculty who desire to teach or who are already teaching international business courses and provide them with the skills and resources necessary to create and implement a world-class international business curriculum. The program also offers one-hour bonus sessions on emerging and transition markets: China, Eastern Europe and Latin America. There are a limited number of CIBER scholarships available and are awarded based on a first-come, first-served basis. Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) faculty are also eligible for a larger scholarship stipend, usually $1,000 per participant. The program fee is $1,995 for the week-long seminars. The registration website will be active NLT Dec. 1, 2016. Please register at your convenience for both the FDIB program and CIBER scholarship (as applicable) when that link is active on this website.

For further information, contact Mike Shealy (shealy@moore.sc.edu).

24th annual FDIB-Spanish Workshop:  Date and Location TBD

This workshop instructs university and high school-level Spanish instructors on techniques and strategies for teaching business Spanish to their students. The program fee is $950 for college-level instructors with a limited number of CIBER scholarships of $500 each available to the first 10 confirmed applicants; the fee is only $100 for the week-long program for high school instructors of Spanish. Registration information coming soon.

For further information, contact Mike Shealy (shealy@moore.sc.edu)