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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 Africa.


FDIB: On-Campus Programs

  • 28th Annual FDIB Program – June 5-10, 2016 
    The nation’s longest running and most comprehensive program for faculty teaching international business is now it its 28th consecutive year. This annual international business faculty development program 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 in the Moore School’s new, state-of-of-the-art building in Columbia, South Carolina.

    The program’s five concurrent seminars—Survey of International Business, International Management, International Financial Management, Global Supply Chain and Operations Management and 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.

    (Note:  2016 Brochure to be available in October 2015).


FDIB:  Overseas Faculty Programs
                   
  • FDIB-MENA:  Middle East & North Africa (Second Annual) - January 1-15, 2016
    This annual faculty and professional overseas study program is sponsored and lead-managed by both the University of South Carolina CIBER and the Brigham Young University CIBER, and offers a spouse/adult guest concurrent program at a reduced rate.  The program provides an opportunity for all participants to experience first-hand the unique business challenges of the Middle East and North Africa regions of the world as they travel to Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah, United Arab Emirates and to Cairo, Egypt, visiting numerous businesses, academic institutions and cultural sites. The 2016 program will focus upon "Doing Business in the MENA Region," as well as highlighting the traditional African local businesses and multinational corporations operating in the MENA region. The program fees (round-trip airfare to Dubai and from Cairo 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 30 total participants and guests on a first-come, first-served basis  Click here for BROCHURE: MENA 2016. Apply now on line here: APPLICATION FORM. (Deadline for application is October 30, 2015).   For further information on the program, please contact Mike Shealy at your convenience.  


  • FDIB-Africa: Understanding the Business Challenges of Africa (Tenth Annual) - May 9-23, 2016
    This annual faculty and professional overseas study program is sponsored and lead-managed by the Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina team of Rob Rolfe and Mike Shealy. The program is also co-sponsored by the universities of Colorado Denver, Indiana, Georgia Tech, Michigan State, Connecticut and Texas A&M. This faculty and professional overseas study program—which also offers (for the 5th consecutive year) 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 Johannesburg, South Africa; Gaberone, Botswana and Windhoek, Namibia, as well as participate in numerous site and business visits, culture tours and academic and professional seminars. The 2016 program will focus once again upon Asian influence within Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as the traditional African local 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, $3,500 (must room with sponsor); and graduate student, $3,500. The program is capped at 32 total participants and guests on a first-come, first-served basis  Apply now on-line here:  APPLICATION FORM. The 2016 program brochure will be available in August 2015. For further information on the program, 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  the ASEAN countries, Australia, Cuba, Japan, Myanmar, Turkey, Peru and Colombia . For more information concerning all CIBER FDIB Programs, please visit CIBERweb.