Created under the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 to increase and promote the nation's capacity for international understanding and economic enterprise, the nation's CIBERs link the manpower and information needs of U.S. business with the international education, language training, and research capacities of U.S. universities.
IU CIBER, established in 1992, carries on Indiana University’s legacy of international involvement, especially in the discipline of international business. The Kelley School of Business was one of the first schools to establish an international business department in the 1950s, now part of the school's management department. Kelley faculty took the lead in developing the field of international business — its literature, curriculum, and fundamental research directions — and educating international business scholars.
IU CIBER helps U.S. businesses meet the challenges of today's global economy by: