Center for International Business Education and Research

The University of Minnesota CIBER is one of 33 centers whose shared mission is to increase U.S. economic competitiveness and capacity for international understanding. The CIBER network connects U.S. businesses with the international education, language training and research capabilities of U.S. universities.

CIBER in Minnesota, established in 2010, serves as a regional resource for businesses, educators, researchers, and students. Our initiatives focus on environmental sustainability, emerging markets, and less commonly-taught languages.

Business Community

Business Seminar

To equip businesses with the knowledge and skills to compete globally, we host educational programs for companies about international markets, exporting, and working across cultures. Read more »

Faculty Development

Faculty visiting Volvo in Sweden

"This program showed me how little and how much I know with regard to the culture and business practices in Scandinavia...We plan to incorporate what we learned into the new course curriculum for our new MBA program.” -- faculty participant in 2012 Professional Development in International Business in Scandinavia

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Business Languages

Conversation in Brazil

Foreign language skills mean better understanding of business contexts, and better relationships with partners around the world. We provide student scholarships and help develop business-focused language and culture curriculum. Read more »

K-16 Outreach

Students in international business class

Educators at all levels help students understand the global economy. We offer professional development opportunities for K-16 teachers, and international business programming for middle school and high school students. Read more »

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