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Brainstorming, Friendships & Mansions

From left: Alexis Flowers, Southern University of Baton Rouge; Tshepo Makobela, University of Johannesburg; Alison Witschonke, University of Vermont; and Laura Van Eeckhoudt, Belmont University. (UConn School of Business)
From left: Alexis Flowers, Southern University of Baton Rouge; Tshepo Makobela, University of Johannesburg; Alison Witschonke, University of Vermont; and Laura Van Eeckhoudt, Belmont University. (UConn School of Business)

CIBER Challenge Gives Students an Advantage in the Workplace

Career advice from GE executives, a scavenger hunt at Newport, R.I.’s famous mansions, a brain-teaser on global transportation, and a chance to meet business students from around the globe highlighted the 2016 UConn CIBER Case Challenge. Continue Reading


Case Competition Club receives accolades at UConn CIBER Competition

Florida State University College of Business– Four Florida State University students recently traveled to the University of Connecticut to participate in the Center for International Business and Education and Research Case Competition. Twelve universities participated and students were placed on teams of four from various universities to compete.


Tradeoffs, Conflicts, Opportunities

Auret Van Heerden, former president and CEO of the Fair Labor Association. (Vivek Soundararajan/University of Birmingham)
Auret Van Heerden, former president and CEO of the Fair Labor Association. (Vivek Soundararajan/University of Birmingham)

Business Law Conference Draws International Experts, Sparks New Ideas

Experts in business law, management and a range of social science disciplines attended a two-day conference at UConn titled, “Public Regulation and Private Governance: Competitors or Collaborators?”

Conference participants, from North America and Europe, presented 14 papers that tackled the complex topic of how public regulations and private governance can complement each other.

The keynote dinner featured Continue Reading



CAS Medical Systems CEO Talks Manufacturing Overseas at Lecture

The Daily Campus – The “Global Business Leadership Seminar Series” is part of the Center for International Business Education and Research’s professional development certification program at UConn. Students must attend three out of four lectures during the spring semester to receive the certificate.


I Thought We’d Never Be Able to Do It

2015 CIBER Case Challenge Participants
Participants in the 2015 CIBER International Case Competition pose in front of the Jonathan the Husky statue on the UConn Storrs campus.
(Quian Callender/UConn School of Business)

Students from Different States, Nations Collaborate to Solve Real-World Problem during UConn’s CIBER Challenge

“I thought we’d never be able to do it,” UConn marketing major Stacia Smart recalls thinking when she heard that she and a team of other college students, all strangers, would have just 24 hours to solve a vexing sustainability problem for a major corporation.

Not only did Smart and her “Quadruple Threat” team develop a possible solution, including a new product idea for Unilever, but they took second-place in the UConn CIBER International Case Challenge this fall.Continue Reading


Dean Tom Gutteridge’s Accomplishments Endure

Tom Gutteridge (UConn School of Business)

In 10 Years, He Moved School of Business from Regional Dominance to National Prominence

During the 10 years that Tom Gutteridge served as dean of the UConn School of Business, the program experienced tremendous growth, including the construction of a new academic building and creation of significant partnerships and programs within the business community.Continue Reading


UConn’s CIBER Case Challenge Proposes Solutions to Real-World Challenges

University of Connecticut’s School of Business Hosts International Competition

From October 14th – 18th, the University of Connecticut (UConn) School of Business will host students from both domestic and international universities, to participate in a competition to solve a real-world problem.

Now in their fifth year of hosting the competition, the UConn School of Business’ Center for Educational Business Education and Research (CIBER) has taken charge in their mission to increase the competitiveness of U.S. business in the global marketplace, as set forth by the U.S. Department of Education which funds the CIBER program. This year’s competition hosts students hailing from 8 different Colleges and Universities, located within the U.S. as well as higher education institutions as far away as Johannesburg, South Africa. Sulin Ba, associate dean and CIBER faculty director, along with Michele Metcalf, CIBER director, will lead the event, proposing a challenging problem derived from the global business marketplace for which the teams of students must envision a solution.Continue Reading


Management Major Rebecca Frutos and Team Impress Judges During UConn’s CIBER Challenge

Students at the 11th Annual UConn CIBER Case Challenge
Students at the 11th Annual UConn CIBER Case Challenge

Not only did UConn senior Rebecca Frutos win two awards at the 11th Annual UConn CIBER Case Challenge, but she ended the competition with a network of new friends across the globe.

“It was such a good experience,” she said. “All of us came at this project with completely different perspectives. We played off everyone’s strengths and knowledge, and that made our presentation even better.”Continue Reading


School of Business Awarded $1.1M CIBER Grant To Focus on Manufacturing & Global Opportunities

The University of Connecticut School of Business has been awarded a four-year U.S. Department of Education CIBER grant in excess of $1.1 million, to produce a series of programs and partnerships that center around manufacturing.

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The CIBER—Center for International Business Education and Research—award comes following an extremely competitive application process in which only half of applicants had their awards renewed.Continue Reading