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Faculty Programs & Resources

Faculty programs focused on international business are an important part of our commitment to serve faculty. Home of the UW CIBER, the Global Business Center sponsors faculty development programs for regional educators. Other faculty development programs are sponsored by the 15 federally-funded CIBERs (Centers for International Business Education and Research). See the programs below:

Visiting Scholar Program

Available for: International Faculty

Visiting Scholars at the Foster School of Business can pursue academic research on their own or with a Foster faculty partner, and enjoy the benefits of the University of Washington’s large urban campus in Seattle.

Study Abroad Opportunities

Available for: Foster faculty

All of the Foster School’s short term (less than one quarter) study abroad programs are led by a team of people. The faculty lead, staff lead, and the Global Business Center (GBC) staff all work together to ensure successful experiences for our students and the UW.

Northwest International Business Educators Network (NIBEN)

Available for: Educators and Faculty in the Pacific Northwest (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington)

The Northwest International Business Educators Network (NIBEN) is a consortium of international business educators in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Formed in 1991, NIBEN’s goals are to increase resource-sharing and provide faculty development opportunities for the region’s international business faculty. The network’s activities include a workshop and an annual grant program for faculty development in international business education.

Business Language Grants

Available for: UW faculty

In an effort to foster language skills for business purposes, the Global Business Center offers grants to support business language course or module development in current UW foreign language programs. These funds are available through US Department of Education grants.

Other faculty resources

Minority Business Global Case Study Series—The Consulting and Business Development Center and the Global Business Center at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business are collaborating with faculty from Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Serving Institutions to publish a series of global case studies focused on minority-owned businesses. These cases are meant to be used in business school classes and are available from the Foster School of Business. Funding support for these case studies also comes from the Minority Business Hall of Fame and Museum and the US Department of Education. Cases are available for free.
2016 Minority Business Global Cases:

  • Greater China Industries
  • The Commonwealth of the Bahamas and African-American Consumers
  • Expanding Global Reach of Hardware and Software Solutions

Download the 2016 cases.

International Business: FDIB Directory—This directory provides a listing of programs and events sponsored by the 15 CIBERs across the United States to help faculty members and K-12 educators internationalize their teaching activities. FDIB programs are offered at both domestic and overseas locations.

GlobalEDGE—Created by the Center for International Business Education and Research at Michigan State University (MSU-CIBER), globalEDGE is a knowledge Web portal that connects international business professionals worldwide to a wealth of information.

Global Business Case Competition Case Writing—International business cases developed for the Foster School of Business annual international undergraduate case competition.

Faculty Publications International 1998-2012 (PDF)

Faculty Projects Funded 1990-2011 (PDF)