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The Center For International Business Education And Research (CIBER) Grant

There are currently 33 CIBERs in the United States. CIBERs are supported and funded through the U.S. Department of Education, and are intended to provide a supportive framework for the development of international business teaching, outreach, and research. Each CIBER provides programming to link the manpower and technological needs of the U.S. business community with the international education, language training, and research capacities of universities across the country.

CIBER At Fisher

Within the Office of Global Business, Fisher’s Center for International Business Education & Research (CIBER) is one of the critically important vehicles we use to globalize our students, faculty, and members of the business community who participate in our programs. Our CIBER provides the impetus for us to create and maintain a wide variety of programs for students, faculty, and members of the business community.

In addition to the many programs we offer our students, our CIBER also offers seminars and conferences that provide professionals with tools to become more successful within the global marketplace. At the Fisher College of Business, preparing students for the quick-changing global marketplace is reflected in everything we do. At Fisher, you’ll find a world of opportunities to learn about and experience first-hand many of the world’s different cultures and business markets.

The CIBER Business Language Conference

The 33 CIBERs across the country organize an annual Business Language Conference for foreign language faculty with an emphasis on business foreign language coursework and research. In March 2007, the Fisher College of Business hosted the conference. 157 participants from around the country gathered to discuss the theme: "The Key to U.S. Competitive Edge: Bridging Language and Business." Additionally, the 2007 conference was the first time that the CIBER Business Language Competitive Research Grants were awarded.