Michigan State University provides interactive educational tools for use in the classroom or in executive training. These modules focus on issues pertinent to international business and include a case study or anecdotes, a glossary of terms, quiz questions, and a list of references when applicable. Partially funded by a U.S. Department of Education Title VI B grant (BIE program), the modules are also excellent resources to prepare for the Certified Global Business Professional Credential.
The "Exporting" module series has been produced in cooperation with the U.S. Commercial Service. These modules were developed from the 2008 edition of A Basic Guide to Exporting and each module represents one of the book's seventeen chapters; the modules are listed by chapter in chronological order. This series provides aspiring and seasoned exporters with a wealth of resources and tools that may benefit even the most experienced international business connoisseur.
The Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERs) were created by Congress under the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 to increase and promote the nation's capacity for international understanding and competitiveness. Administered by the U.S. Department of Education under Title VI, Part B of the Higher Education Act of 1965, the CIBER network links the manpower and technological needs of the United States business community with the international education, language training, and research capacities of universities across the country. The 33 CIBERs serve as regional and national resources to business people, students, and teachers at all levels. This grant program adheres to the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) Title 34, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Parts 74-86 and 97-99.
Building on the strengths of their faculty and staff, each CIBER organizes a variety of activities to advance the study and teaching of international business and to support applied research on United States competitiveness in the global marketplace. Examples of such activities are listed below:
Internationalizing the business curriculum by dramatically increasing the number of interdisciplinary courses, existing courses with international content, study abroad and other international exchange opportunities for students.
Creating faculty development and enrichment programs for business faculty from colleges and universities around the nation, such as low-cost study trips to Asia, Latin America, Western and Eastern Europe, and intensive 2-3 week workshops at host universities.
Collaborating with modern foreign language departments to develop business language courses for students and to provide intensive language training programs for business persons.
Providing support to small and medium-size business firms seeking to develop overseas markets. Educational programs for business may include, for example, export training, market information, management reviews, and response strategies to increased international competition.
Funding research projects, events and publications on issues of strategic national interest, such as international competitiveness issues.
CIBERs work collaboratively with each other, with other departments and disciplines within their universities, other colleges and universities regionally and nationally, government and trade councils, professional associations, and business.
The U.S. Department of Education's International Education Programs Service provides funds to institutions of higher education that enter into agreements with trade associations and/or businesses for two purposes: to improve the academic teaching of the business curriculum and to conduct outreach activities that expand the capacity of the business community to engage in international economic activities. BIE funds usually enhance internationalization of business education and area businesses at smaller four-year institutions, community and two-year colleges. Similar to Centers for International Business Education (CIBEs), BIE grantees promote education and training that will contribute to U.S. businesses' ability to prosper in an international economy. This grant program adheres to the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) Title 34, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Parts 74-86 and 97-99.