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Faculty Development

The University of South Carolina 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 and/or sponsors other overseas FDIB Programs to Africa, China and the Middle East and North/East Africa.

FDIB: Overseas Faculty Programs                

  • FDIB-MENA:  (4th Annual) - January 2018
    This annual faculty and professional overseas study program will be conducted in January 2018, with exact dates and locations to be determined in the coming months. For current information, please contact Mike Shealy at your convenience.         

  • FDIB-Africa:  Understanding the Business Challenges of Sub-Saharan Africa (11th Annual) - May 7-22, 2017
    This annual faculty and professional overseas study program is sponsored and lead-managed by the Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina CIBER team of 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 first-hand the unique business challenges of Sub-Saharan Africa as they travel to Cape Town, South Africa; Kasane & Chobe, Botswana; Livingstone, Zambia; and the Ezulwini Valley, Swaziland, as well as participate in numerous business and academic site visits, culture tours and academic and professional seminars -  to include visits to the wine and grape industry in South Africa, the copper mining industry in Zambia, the Agri-Business industry in Swaziland and the Eco-Tourism industry in Botswana. The 2017 program will focus once again upon "doing business in Sub-Saharan Africa," as well as concentrating upon African local and national businesses and multinational corporations operating in the region of southern Africa. The program fees (round-trip airfare to South Africa and from Swaziland) 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. (Note: The program is completely filled). For more information, download the program brochure at your convenience. 

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

FDIB: On-Campus 

  • 29th Annual FDIB Program – June 4-9, 2017
    The nation’s longest running and most comprehensive program for faculty teaching international business - in its 29th consecutive year - 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 - (1) Survey of International Business and (2) International Management & Global Strategy - are designed for faculty who desire to teach or who are already teaching international business courses, and provides 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: Europe, Russia and China. 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, making the program fee only $995.00 for the first five who register.  The program fee is $1,995.00 for the week-long seminars for non-MSI and Community College faculty.  Click here for more program information and registration link: PROGRAM INFO or register directly here now: REGISTRATION. Contact information:  Mike Shealy @
  • 24th Annual FDIB-Spanish Workshop:  Date & 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 more information on the program, please contact Mike Shealy, CIBER Director.