Mays was recently notified that federal funding for itsÂ Center for International Business Education and ResearchÂ has been renewed to the tune of approximately $1.5 million over the next four years.
The grant, awarded through a competitive process with the Department of Education’s federal Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) program, allows the Mays CIBER to continue its mission of international education outreach. To prepare Mays students for global business, the CIBER advances international awareness with courses in international business, study abroad and reciprocal exchange opportunities, and through educational enrichment initiatives such as a new “global learning community” set to debut in spring 2007.
“These funds help us internationalize our students, our faculty and our programs and advance innovative educational and research initiatives,” says Kerry Cooper, executive director for international business programs at Mays and holder of the Cullen Trust Chair in Business. “Our philosophy is that all business today is internationalâ€”you really can’t separate the global aspects of business from the teaching of business itself. Mays students should be prepared to do business anywhere in the world with anyone from any part of the world.”