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Darla Moore School of Business

Faculty Development in International Business

The University of South Carolina CIBER offers and supports annual Faculty Development in International Business (FDIB) programs — both international and domestic — covering a wide variety of international business topics, site visits, workshops, academic lectures and seminars, and business networking in locations throughout the United States and the world.  Faculty, instructors, business professionals, graduate students and adminstrators are invited to participate.

FDIB:  Overseas Programs

12th Annual FDIB-Africa:  Understanding the Business Challenges of Sub-Saharan Africa:  Uganda  — May 8-18, 2018

This faculty and professional overseas study program is sponsored and lead-managed by the Darla Moore School of Business CIBER team, Rob Rolfe and Mike Shealy. Co-sponsored by several other CIBER universities, the program is an opportunity for all participants to experience firsthand the unique business challenges of Sub-Saharan Africa as they travel to Entebbe, Jinja, Kampala and Murchison Falls, Uganda to participate in numerous business and academic site visits, culture tours and academic and professional seminars.  Scheduled visits include:  Embassies and Consulates, Governmental Agencies, AMCHAMs, Financial and Banking institituions, ICT companies, Agri-business, Colleges and Universities, Women's Entrepreneurship, Renewable and Sustainable Energy, Eco-Tourism sites and other major industries in Uganda.  Program fees (airfare not included) are: faculty/professional participants, $5,000; spouse/adult guest of participant, $4,500; and graduate student, $4,000.  The program is capped at 25 total participants and guests on a first-come, first-served basis.  To date, all participant slots are booked.  (NOTE:  The deadline has passed for applications:  November 15, 2017).  For further information, contact Mike Shealy ( at your convenience.                             FDIB-Africa Application form   / Brochure


There are also several other CIBER FDIB/PDIB overseas study programs — in both summer and winter — offered by other CIBER schools and consortia, including the Middle East (UAE, Egypt & Oman), China, Australia, Cuba, Ireland, Peru/Colombia, Chile, Brazil/Argentina/Chile and Hong Kong.  For more information concerning all CIBER FDIB Programs - both domestic and overseas, please visit CIBERweb.


FDIB: On-Campus Programs

30th annual FDIB Program — June 3-8, 2018

The nation’s longest running and most comprehensive program for faculty teaching international business is hosted by the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business (DMSB), the Moore School’s Sonoco International Business Department and the University of South Carolina CIBER.  The program will be conducted at the DMSB in Columbia, South Carolina. The program’s three scheduled concurrent seminars — (1) Survey of International Business, (2) International Management & Global Strategy and (3) Teaching Regional Courses around the World  — are designed for faculty who desire to teach or who are already teaching international business courses and provide them with the skills and resources necessary to create and implement a world-class international business curriculum. The program also offers one-hour bonus sessions on emerging and transition markets: China, Eastern Europe and Latin America. There are a limited number of $1,000 CIBER scholarships available for Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) and Community Colleges (CC) faculty via a separate selection choice on the registration page.  There are also a limited number of $500 CIBER scholarships available for University of South Carolina System faculty (two per each of the three concurrent seminars), as well as a 15% discount per participant to those institutions sending three or more faculty participants.  The program fee for all other faculty - to include international faculty - is $1,995 for each of the three concurrent week-long seminars.  Please go here to Register


For further information, please contact Mike Shealy (