Founded in 2010, the Institute for International Business (IIB) is the Kelley School’s focal point for international outreach. Our mission is to transform lives, organizations, and communities by creating and nurturing partnerships that build business and entrepreneurial knowledge in emerging and developing markets.
Advancement and Development Through Entrepreneurship Programs and Training
A three-year Global Development Alliance in Myanmar with $1 million of USAID support, ADEPT builds MBA faculty capacity and curricula at the Yangon University of Economics (YEco) and, with Hewlett Packard and Gap Inc., creates training centers for developing entrepreneurship, business, and life skills.
800Student Entrepreneurship Program Participants
90Pedagogical and Entrepreneurship Seminar Participants
1,000Women's LIfe-Skills Training Participants
13HP Life Training Centers Established
Building Entrepreneurship Excellence and Developing Economic Enterprises
BEEADEE is a three-year, $1.5 million project funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Middle East Partnership Initiative. Its Bethlehem Business Incubator program (BBI) aims to foster sustainable growth by enhancing the West Bank’s entrepreneurial environment, especially in women and youth ages 15-29.
75%Youth/Women at all BEEADEE Public Events
Bethlehem Business Incubator
1,645Training Event Attendees
13Startup Companies Incubated
Collaboration with Bethlehem University
70Faculty Participants at Training Workshop
10Entrepreneurship Courses Created
Center for International Business Education and Research
Part of IU’s legacy of international engagement since 1992, CIBER transforms international awareness to engagement and global competence through education, collaborative and mentorship relationships, and experiential learning. Business is Global (BIG), CIBER’s flagship program, is a two-week intensive experience for high-school students from the United States interested in exploring business, language, and culture.
CIBER is funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
#1Funded CIBER of 15 National Centers in the U.S.
2,560Students Received Overseas Experience Since 2014
Business Is Global
50Program Alumni Matriculated at IU
Global Business Institute
Through GBI, college students from participating countries in the Middle East, North Africa, and Near Asia experience entrepreneurship and business in an American context. Through a one-month curriculum that includes panels and company visits, students gain an understanding of American business practices and pedagogy and discover a wide variety of entrepreneurial venture opportunities. GBI partners with the Coca-Cola Company and the U.S. Department of State.
600Participants Since 2012
8Countries Represented from Middle East/North Africa
164Participants Have Started Businesses, Creating More Than 770 Jobs
162GBI Alumni Received Scholarships for Further Study
68%of Program Alumni Engaged in Entrepreneurial Activities
95%Employment Within 3 Months of Graduation