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
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.
Cubans are Friendly, Well-Educated, Entrepreneurial and Economically Challenged, UConn Professors Discovered
This is a guest post by Katherine Pancak and Mohamed Hussein about their trip to Cuba in June.
After 54 years of estrangement, Cuba and the U.S have reestablished diplomatic relations. While the longstanding trade embargo against Cuba has not yet been lifted, there is greater engagement between the two countries and the general feeling is that it is just a matter of time before normalized trade will resume. The improving relations have prompted people in both countries to reach out to each other so as to learn about each other. We had the opportunity to travel to Cuba as part of a faculty development program hosted by the University of Maryland Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER). Continue Reading
Union Recorder – Dr. Kathleen Monds recently went to the Land Down Under to learn how to protect the planet. She brought that knowledge back to her Southwest Georgia students at Albany State University where she is a professor.
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.
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
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
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
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