Kelley’s $1.5M Grant to Create Competent Global Citizens

Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business has just received a $1.55 million Title VI grant from the U.S. Department of Education for its Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER).

The CIBER program at Kelley aims to advance the study and teaching of international business and to support research on U.S. competitiveness in the global marketplace.

With this grant, the IU CIBER’s strategic focus will move more toward promoting long-term sustainable business practices internationally, especially through social entrepreneurship, which have been increased focal areas for the Kelley School and its faculty, said Bruce Jaffee (pictured), professor of business economics and public policy and the center’s executive director, in a statement.

“We have an extremely sound foundation and we’re setting out to build something new and imaginative on top of that strong foundation,” Jaffee said. “We’re looking at what is critical as we move into the second decade of the 21st century. Certainly, technology ought to be heavily utilized. Networking, cooperation and outreach are central activities where we think we have a comparative advantage.”

The IU CIBER will also promote continual innovation in teaching and learning through an online portal for multimedia instructional tools. Users will be able to not only share tools but also comment on those developed by educators nationwide, including those at all 33 CIBERs.

Daniel Smith, dean of the Kelley School, said the grant’s renewal is further recognition of the school and the university’s commitment to international activities.

“The Kelley School is recognized as one of the most important business schools in the world. Receiving this prestigious grant will provide us with the resources necessary to support innovative programs that will advance international business education and practice,” Smith said.

More information about the IU CIBER is available online at http://www.kelley.iu.edu/ciber/.

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