Global Learning Opportunities
To prepare you to do business in today’s global economy, the Smith School’s international
study programs provide a first-hand look at business operations around the world.
Experience China, one of the world's fastest growing economies with fellow
students, Smith School faculty and Dingman Center Entrepreneurs-in-Residence,
and compete for $10,000 in cash prizes at the 7th Annual China Business Plan
Competition in January 2012.
International Business Education and Research (CIBER)
In 2006, the Smith School was awarded a four-year, $1.4 million U.S. Department
of Education grant to fund a Center for International Business Education and Research
(CIBER). One of 31 CIBERs at U.S. business schools, the center’s mission is to encourage
and facilitate international expertise among students, faculty and the business
community. Center activities and research focus on global e-commerce, entrepreneurship
and innovation, cybersecurity, global services, emerging markets, and enhancing
international curriculum components.
Smith’s 10-day study abroad programs provide MBA candidates opportunities to
meet with executives, visit multinational organizations, and enjoy cultural and
social events while earning academic credit. Past courses have covered alternative
fuels in Brazil, agricultural exports in Chile and the emerging stock exchanges
in India and China. Smith students have participated in courses in India, China,
Dubai/Tunisia, France, the Czech Republic, Spain, Chile, Brazil, and Argentina.
The Global Exchange Program
For an in-depth international experience, consider spending a semester abroad
at select business schools in Australia, Europe or Asia.