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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 & East Africa:  (3rd Annual) - December 31, 2016-January 15, 2017
    This annual 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 The 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 first-hand the unique business challenges of the MENA & East Africa region as they travel to Cairo & Giza, Egyptand Kigali & Lake Kivu, Rwanda.  The participants and guests will also take part in numerous business and academic site visits, culture tours and academic and professional seminars and meetings. The 2017 program will focus once again upon "doing business in the MENA & East Africa region," concentrating upon the traditional North & East African local and national businesses and multinational corporations operating in the region. The program fees (Note: 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 28 total participants and guests on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline for application is October 1, 2016. To apply for the program, click on this link:  APPLY NOW.  For further information on the  program, click here:  2017_MENA_flyer.pdf and/or 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; and Livingstone & Lusaka, Zambia, as well as participate in numerous business and academic site visits, culture tours and academic and professional seminars. The 2017 program will focus once again upon "doing business in Sub-Saharan Africa," as well as concentrating upon the traditional African local and national businesses and multinational corporations operating in the region of southern Africa. The program fees (round-trip airfare to South Africa isnot 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 December 1, 2016. To apply for the program, click here: APPLY NOW. For further information on the program, click here: FDIB_africa_2017.pdf  and/or please contact Mike Shealy 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 Programs

  • 29th Annual FDIB Program – June 4-10, 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 one of the Moore School's facility, either in Columbia or Charleston, South Carolina (TBD). The program’s five scheduled concurrent seminars - (1) Survey of International Business, (2) International Management & Global Strategy, (3) International Financial Management, (4) Global Supply Chain and Operations Management and (5) International Marketing and Negotiations - 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: 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.  Last year's program fee was $2,150, and the 2017 program fee will be comparable (TBD).  The REGISTRATION website will be active NLT November 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. Contact information:  Mike Shealy @ shealy@sc.edu.

  • 24th Annual FDIB-Spanish Workshop:  June 4-10, 2017
    Conducted concurrently with the annual FDIB International Business Seminar Series (above), 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. To register for the program, please check here for a link to the registration website by November 1, 2016.  For more information on the program, please contact Mike Shealy, CIBER Director.