The Center for Global Business presented the third installment in an ongoing series of webinars by the MAPIT Alliance, “You Can’t Travel, But Your Products Can: Shipping Logistics During a Pandemic.” Building on the previous webinars focused on website globalization and digital marketing strategies, the third webinar was designed to inform companies of the challenges experienced with exporting due to COVID-19 disruptions and how to overcome them.
Rebecca L. Bellinger is executive director of the Center for Global Business, a Center of Excellence at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business that is funded in part by a Title VI grant from the U.S. Department of Education known as CIBER (Center for International Business Education and Research). As head of the department, she oversees the School’s strategic international and government agency partnerships, CIBER grant activities, student global programs both on campus and abroad, internationalization in the curriculum, faculty internationalization programs, and new global initiatives. She co-leads the biennial CIBER Faculty Development in International Business (FDIB) Program in Cuba. She currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Association of International Business Education and Research and was appointed in 2018 by Secretary Wilbur Ross to serve a four-year term on the Maryland-D.C. District Export Council. She previously served on the Executive Board of the Global Business School Network (GBSN). She holds the NASBITE International credential of Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP).
“Everyone is Online: Reaching your Global Customer Through Digital Marketing” was the second webinar in an ongoing series from the Maryland Partners in International Trade (MAPIT), Alliance, a partnership of the Maryland Smith Center for Global Business, Maryland-D.C. District Export Council, the Office of International Investment and Trade at the Maryland Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Export Assistance Center in Baltimore.
Undergraduate students at the Robert H. Smith School of Business completed another successful cycle of the faculty-led, short-term study abroad programs. This past winter semester, the Center for Global Business offered five programs that explored different topics in social entrepreneurship and innovation, accounting, supply chain management, globalization, and Brexit.
From January 7-17, 2020, the Center for Global Business at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business hosted the 20th annual global immersion study tour for 36 graduate students from longtime Maryland Smith partner, RMIT University. The annual program includes two weeks of site visits to various industry partners around the region, seminars conducted by Smith School faculty, excursions to national and local cultural sites, and an introduction to higher education in the U.S.
For its annual Distinguished Speakers Series in International Business during International Education Week, the Center for Global Business at Maryland Smith hosted a conversation with Smith alumni on global competencies for the 21st-century workplace on Thursday, November 21.
Join the Center for Global Business at Maryland Smith to recognize the global mindset, activities, research, and global footprint of the Smith School as we celebrate International Education Week (IEW), Nov. 18-22, 2019. The worldwide event is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to celebrate international education and exchange.
The Center for Global Business hosted members of BisNet (Business International Studies Network) at a meeting and reception at Maryland Smith’s campus in the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C on May 30, 2019.
During the 2018-19 academic year, the Center for Global Business (CGB) continued to be the driving force behind the internationalization of Maryland Smith. Some highlights of this academic year include the renewal of Center for International Business Education (CIBE), a four-year, $1.2 million Title VI grant from the U.S. Department of Education, 61 global mobility and on-campus programs with nearly 1,300 student participants, $175,000 of scholarship funding awarded to students, and engagement with over 100 companies to provide students with experiential global learning.
Twelve faculty from colleges and universities throughout the United States traveled to Cuba from May 18-26, 2019, with the University of Maryland’s Center for Global Business (CGB) as part of the center’s Faculty Development in International Business (FDIB) program. The goal of this FDIB was for participants to develop a better understanding of the Cuban economy within its broader historical, political, and cultural context.
In March 2019, the Smith Undergraduate Student Association (SUSA) hosted its annual Smith in the City in Washington, D.C. for Smith students to learn about career possibilities in their area of study and to gain exposure to the culture of specific companies. The Center for Global Business supported the International Business (IB) major trek, to encourage students to learn international business concepts and career paths. Students visited the United States Department of State, World Bank, and the United Nations.