MSI Consortium

The Center for Global Business at Maryland Smith is a contributing partner of the MSI Consortium, a consortium of CIBEs assisting HBCUs with faculty development, study abroad, faculty development abroad, grant writing and pedagogical resource sharing activities. GSU-CIBER serves as the lead institution and information on the consortium can be found on their website

Key Activities

  • Institutional Mentoring Program: Sponsoring CIBERs partner with an HBCU/HSI as a sponsor of the Minority Serving Institution mentor program, and provide faculty development support and technical assistance with program planning, implementation, and grant writing and assistance with the internationalization of its business programs.
  • International Business Pedagogy Workshops: The annual faculty development workshops have trained over 1,500 faculty around the country over the past two decades. Previously hosted by the University of Memphis CIBER, the workshops are designed to help U.S. business faculty bring international context into the classroom and to expand their classroom knowledge and skills. Learn more.
  • GSU-CIBER International Business Case Competition: Open to students from the MSI Consortium, this two-day event brings together seven to ten teams from the MSI Consortium, with four undergraduate students per team. The teams receive an internationally focused business case and present their solutions to a panel of judges consisting of executive leaders from the Atlanta business community. Learn more.
  • Dissemination of pedagogical resources for the teaching of International Business: Resource materials and information from sponsoring CIBERs are made available to the MSI Consortium through the new resource repository at