Initiatives & Programs

The Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) works with academic units within the Smith School and across the University of Maryland (UMD) to bring resources and opportunities for students to strengthen their international business knowledge and expertise. Several of these are ongoing initiatives at Smith and UMD and some are new initiatives being undertaken by CIBER. Some of these opportunities are also available to students from other schools and colleges at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Opportunities for All Students Undergraduate Students MBA/MS Students

Opportunities for All Students

Smith CIBER Events


Undergraduate Students

Short-term Study Abroad

Semester-long exchange

Summer Programs

CIBER Case Challenge

Smith CIBER supports undergraduate students to compete in analyzing and presenting an international business case to judges, an excellent opportunity for students to gain exposure to international business issues as well as to meet business students from around the world. For information on this year’s challenge, take a look at the website.

Check out past years’ teams who participated here.

MBA/MS Students

Faculty-led short-term study abroad

Semester-long exchange

Global Business Consulting Project

Emerging Markets Case Competition

The Emerging Markets Case Competition is an opportunity for MBA students interested in global business strategies with a focus on emerging markets and social impact to address challenges in emerging markets through real case studies. Stay tuned for details for the second annual Emerging Markets Case Competition taking place in Spring 2016.

Check out the winner from last year’s competition.