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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 world.  Faculty, instructors, business professionals, graduate students and adminstrators are invited to participate.

FDIB:  Overseas Programs


13th Annual FDIB-Africa Program
"Understanding the Business Challenges of Sub-Saharan Africa"
South Africa, Zambia & Botswana — May 5-19, 2019

This faculty and professional two-week overseas study program is sponsored and lead-managed by the SC CIBER team of Rob Rolfe and Mike Shealy.  Co-sponsored by several other CIBER universities, the program is an opportunity for all faculty/  participants and guests to experience firsthand the unique business challenges of Sub-Saharan Africa as they travel to Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa; Livingstone and Victoria Falls, Zambia; and Kasane and Chobe, Botswana to participate in numerous business and academic site visits, culture tours and academic and professional seminars.  Scheduled visits include:  Embassies and Consulates, Governmental and Non-Governmental Agencies, Financial and Banking institituions, ICT companies, Agri-business, Colleges and Universities, Women's Entrepreneurship Programs, Renewable and Sustainable Energy, Eco-Tourism sites and other major industries in the Southern African region.  FDIB-Africa Program fees (round-trip airfare not included) are: faculty/professional participants, $5,000; spouse/adult guest of participant, $4,500; and graduate students, $4,000.  The program is capped at 30 total participants and guests on a first-come, first-served basis. Although the official deadline for application is December 1, 2018, please note than as of July 18, 2018, only 5 of the available 30 participant slots are still avaialble.  The waiting list (in case of cancellation by admitted participants) will also be on a first-come, first-served basis.  To apply, please use the application form link below. For current and any additional information, please contact Mike Shealy, CIBER Director at your convenience.

2019 FDIB-Africa Program Brochure [pdf]

2019 FDIB-Africa Application form   


There are also several other CIBER FDIB/PDIB overseas study programs — in both summer and winter — offered by other CIBER schools and consortia, including programs to 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


31th annual FDIB Seminars Program — June 2-7, 2019

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. There are a limited number of $1,000 CIBER scholarships available for Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) and Community Colleges (CC) faculty via a separate seminar selection choice on the registration page (Note:  The registration page link will be available beginning in August/September 2018).  There is also 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.  

For further information, please contact Mike Shealy, CIBER Director.