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The Center for International Business Education and Research at Columbia University offers education, exchange programs, curriculum development, community outreach, and events concerning international business.

Columbia University's Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) is a joint initiative of Columbia Business School and the School of International and Public Affairs. By integrating resources from these and other major divisions of the University, the center expands the breadth and raises the caliber of the University's teaching and research activities in the field of international business.

History

The U.S. Congress created the Centers for International Business Education and Research under the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 to promote international understanding and economic enterprise. Administered by the U.S. Department of Education under Title VI of the Higher Education Act, the CIBER program links the manpower and information needs of the business community with the international education, language training and research capacity of universities across the United States. The thirty-three centers serve as regional and national resources for business practitioners, students and teachers at all levels.

Since its establishment in 1990, the Columbia CIBER has become the focal point of international business activities at Columbia University.

Programs

Among the initiatives supported by the Columbia CIBER are:

  • Language education
  • The MBA Exchange Program
  • Curriculum development, innovation and revision
  • International study tours
  • Business and community outreach
  • International research by faculty and doctoral students
  • International speaker events and conferences

People

  • Walter Gellhorn Professor of Law, Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Law
  • Provost of the University, Professor of International and Public Affairs and of History
  • Dean, Columbia Business School, Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics
  • Dean of the School of International and Public Affairs, Professor of Professional Practice in the Faculty of International and Public Affairs
  • Meyer Feldberg Professor of Business
  • Michael I. Sovern Professor of Law