About Us

The Smith School’s Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) serves as regional and national resource center for teaching, research and outreach in international business and related fields. It was established on July 1, 2006 with a $1.42 million, four-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education and 100% matching funds from the Smith School and University of Maryland. The Smith CIBER grant was renewed in 2014 with a $1 million four-year grant.

The mission of CIBER is to promote U.S. capacity for international understanding and economic enterprise and the ability of U.S. business to prosper in an international economy.

In this grant period, the Smith CIBER focuses research and programmatic activities on the historical rise of new economic powers and their impact on the world economy and the potential for U.S. success.

The Smith School CIBER fulfills its mission through four pillars:

  1. Top Quality Research & Thought Leadership in International Business
  2. Prepare Students for Global Leadership
  3. Faculty Development in International Business
  4. Build Critical Knowledge and International Skills of Business Professionals

For more material about the foundation of Smith CIBER, click here to view our informational presentation.

The Smith School CIBER is honored to serve as one of 17 CIBERs nationwide. 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.