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:
The Barbados JOBS Initiative
The Institute for International Business has partnered with the University of the West Indies' Cave Hill School of Business to develop a comprehensive entrepreneurship program for MBAs and other instructional efforts for undergraduate students and current and prospective entrepreneurs through the Barbados JOBS Initiative.
The Business Education Bridge Program
Our Business Education Bridge Program helps prepare sponsored students from other countries for admission to U.S. MBA and PhD programs through an intensive and holistic immersion process.
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.