Center for International Business Education and Research
About Us

While Ohio State CIBER is located in the Fisher College of Business, it seeks to promote international business education and research and enhance U.S. business competitiveness in the global marketplace throughout the university and across the state.


  • The Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERs) were created under the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 to increase and promote the nation’s capacity for international understanding and economic enterprise. Administered by the U.S. Department of Education under Title VI, Part B of the Higher Education Act of 1965, the CIBER program links the manpower and information needs of U.S. business with the international education, language training, and research capacities of universities across the U.S. Learn more about CIBER on the CIBER web.
  • In 2022, The Ohio State University CIBER was re-designated a national Center of Excellence and is proud to present initiatives that will build capacity for global awareness and competitiveness in a rapidly changing world.
  • Sixteen universities are designated as CIBERs to serve as regional and national resources for businesses, students, educators, and academics. Together, the CIBERs form a powerful network focused on meeting the personnel and information needs of American businesses. The CIBER network serves to enhance U.S. competitiveness and provide programs and services that help U.S. businesses succeed in global markets.


The goal of Ohio State CIBER is to assist in the development of a globally competent workforce in the US. This will be accomplished through a focus on the following themes: 1) expand global trade, 2) highlight our National Center for Middle Markets, 3) resolve supply chain/logistics challenges, and 4) build talent pipelines.  Ohio State CIBER is guided by our vision to be a national center building on our local and regional competencies, one focused on quality programming across disciplines, with a culture that is collaborative, inclusive, accountable, and innovative.