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Indiana University Bloomington

Institute for International Business

Programs & Initiatives

Experiences that stretch across six continents.


Continuing the Kelley School of Business's long record of international activities, the Institute for International Business's portfolio is constantly evolving. Our current programs are highlighted, below:

Advancement and Development through Entrepreneurship Programs and Training (ADEPT)

Advancement and Development through Entrepreneurship Programs and Training (ADEPT) Global Development Alliance, is a public-private partnership funded by USAID with the IIB, in collaboration with major alliance partners Hewlett Packard (HP), the VinaCapital Foundation’s Lotus Impact fund, and Business for Social Responsibility (BSR).

Business Is Global: Summer Language Program

If you are a high school sophomore, junior, or senior interested in experiencing the intersection of business, language, and culture— the Business Is Global program is for you.

IU Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)

At the IU CIBER, housed at the Kelley School of Business's Institute for International Business, we leverage the institutional strengths of Indiana University and the Kelley School of Business to offer programs for business professionals, faculty, and students to enhance their understanding of the global marketplace and strengthen their foreign language skills.

Global Women's Economic Empowerment Initiative

The Global Women's Economic Empowerment Initiative (GWEE)—a partnership with the Asia Pacific World Economic Council (APEC), the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations (WFDSA), and the IIB—teaches women entrepreneurs in developing countries how to start and sustain their own micro-ventures.

Global Business Institute

The Global Business Institute is a collaboration with the U.S. Department of State and the Coca-Cola Export Corporation of Dubai. This multifaceted, immersive program was designed to give a select group of students from across participating countries in the Middle East, North Africa, and Near Asia the opportunity to learn about business in the context of American culture. The selection process was highly competitive with over 7,000 students from Afghanistan, Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Pakistan, Palestine, and Tunisia applying for the 100 program spots.

Global Social Entrepreneurship Institute

The Global Social Entrepreneurship Institute  is a multifaceted, immersive program designed to give selected students the opportunity to learn about and gain practical experience with social entrepreneurship and basic business skills as well as an introduction to American business practices in the context of American culture.

Visiting Scholar Program

The Institute for International Business welcomes scholars from around the world to participate in the exchange of ideas, research, and faculty collaboration at Indiana University's Bloomington Campus through our Visiting Scholar Program

The H. B Wells-M. O. Ghani Fellowship

The H. B Wells-M. O. Ghani Fellowship honors the pivotal role played by the Indiana University School of Business (now the Kelley School) toward the establishment of the Institute of Business Administration in 1966 at Dhaka University. It also celebrates the contributions and personal friendship of then Chancellor Herman B Wells and Dr. M. Osman Ghani and their resulting impact on business education in Bangladesh.

Youth Entrepreneurship Livelihood Program (YELP)

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Youth Entrepreneurship Livelihood Program (YELP) is a two-part consulting program that provides significant education and business support to high-potential entrepreneurs in the West Bank, Palestine.