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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 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 administrators are invited to participate.

 

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 participants 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 nongovernmental agencies, financial and banking institutions, ICT companies, agri-business, colleges and universities, women's entrepreneurship programs, renewable and sustainable energy, ecotourism sites, and other major industries in the South African region.

FDIB-Africa Program fees (round-trip airfare not included):

  • Faculty/professional participants: $5,000
  • Spouse/adult guest of participant: $4,500
  • 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 was Dec. 1, 2018, please note that as of Oct. 15, 2018, all available slots have been taken. The waiting list (in case of cancellation by admitted participants) will also be on a first-come, first-served basis, and will be active until March 1, 2019. To apply, please use the application form link below. For current and any additional information, please contact Mike Shealy, CIBER director.

 

2019 FDIB-Africa Program Brochure [pdf]

2019 FDIB-Africa Application form 

These two faculty and professional two-week overseas study programs are sponsored and lead-managed by the SC CIBER team. The Rwanda and Uganda program is also co-led by The George Washington University CIBER team, and both programs are co-sponsored by several other CIBER universities. The programs provide an opportunity for all participants to experience firsthand the unique business challenges of Sub-Saharan Africa as they travel to East and South Africa to participate in numerous business and academic site visits, culture tours, and academic and professional seminars. Scheduled visits include embassies and consulates, governmental and nongovernmental agencies, financial and banking institutions, ICT companies, agri-business, colleges and universities, women's entrepreneurship programs, renewable and sustainable energy, ecotourism sites, and other major industries in the South and East African region.

FDIB-Africa Program fees (round-trip airfare not included) for either program are:

  • Faculty/professional participants: $5,000
  • Spouse/adult guest of participant: $4,000
  • Graduate students: $4,000

If you want to attend both programs, there will be a $500 discount applied. Each of the two programs are capped at 24 total participants and guests on a first-come, first-served basis. The official deadline for application is Dec. 1, 2019, although the program historically fills well before the deadline. A waiting list (in case of cancellation by admitted participants) will also be on a first-come, first-served basis and will be active until March 1, 2020. To apply, please use the application form link below. For current and any additional information, please contact Mike Shealy, CIBER director.

 

2020 FDIB-Africa Program Brochure [pdf] 

2019 FDIB-Africa Application form 

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, the Moore School’s Sonoco Department of International Business and the University of South Carolina CIBER. The program is scheduled to be conducted at the Moore School in Columbia. The program’s three scheduled concurrent seminars — (1) Survey of International Business, (2) International Management & Global Strategy and (3) International Business Across Regions of 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. There is also a 15 percent 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.

 

2019 FDIB Seminar Brochure [pdf]

2019 FDIB Seminar Application

There are several other CIBER FDIB overseas study programs — in both summer and winter — offered by other CIBER schools and consortia, including programs to the Middle East (UAE, Egypt and 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.