UNC Global Business Center education, research and outreach programs prepare students, faculty, educators and business people for global commerce by focusing on three key areas:
Conferences, grants and lectures increase knowledge and understanding of international business among academics and practitioners:
- Business Language Conference – Learn new techniques, tools and assessments in language instruction and compete for research and teaching awards at this annual conference of language researchers and instructors from around the United States.
- Mini-grants – Get funding for research, teaching and outreach related to international business through CIBER's annual grant program for UNC faculty and doctoral students.
- Next Generation Conferences – Learn best practices in critical areas of business competitiveness and network with hundreds of business, government, nonprofit and academic leaders at this annual conference at UNC.
- India Initiative – The GBC's Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative offers a reciprocal faculty-in-residence program between UNC and the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, a mini-grant program for junior Indian faculty, and a planned 2015 conference in India to develop knowledge that promotes sustainability.
Professional development opportunities help K-16 instructors and leaders of community colleges and minority-serving institutions internationalize their curricula and prepare their students for career success, while grant funding supports curriculum development.
- Curriculum Development – Mini-grants, conferences and an initiative in India support development of new courses and knowledge on global business issues.
- Cross-cultural Training – Improve communication and negotiation styles and learn business etiquette for other cultures through GBC's cross-cultural workshops, classes and an annual conference.
- Globalizing Business Schools Program for Minority Serving Institutions – Access professional development programs and conferences offered by a consortium for CIBERs for faculty of historically black colleges and other minority-serving institutions.
- Professional Training for K-12 educators – Attend seminars, online classes and study-abroad trips focused on global business topics, designed by UNC Global Business Center and World View specifically for North Carolina teachers and administrators.
Global Business Center programs are supported by a Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) grant from the U.S. Department of Education and an Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative grant through the United States-India Educational Foundation.