Globalizing Business Schools (GBS) A Four Year Program for
Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs)
A Collaborative Project of HBCUs, UNCFSP-IIPP, CIBERs, and USDOE
Overview: The GBS project is designed to infuse understanding and the importance of international and interdisciplinary business education by equipping faculty with the pedagogical tools, knowledge, and experiences to incorporate international content into existing business courses and/or develop new courses. A integral component of the program is the one-on-one assistance provided by the sponsoring CIBERs to their respective HBCU in facilitating the implementation of international business education programs and in acquiring federal grant funds to support these efforts. As a new initiative, the first GBS Program took place from 2002-2006. The next GBS Program began in 2006 and will conclude in September 2010. The new 2010-2014 GBS Program currently includes 18 HBCUs and CIBER partners.
GBS Program Goal: To Train the Trainer / Build Capacity
• To inculcate the importance and the need of international and interdisciplinary business, foreign language, and area studies education by equipping minority serving institutions' (MSI) faculty with requisite knowledge, pedagogical tools, and study abroad experiential learning.
• To incorporate international content into existing business or language courses and/or develop new courses.
• To provide one-on-one assistance from a sponsoring CIBER to their respective HBCU partner:
• To plan and facilitate implementation of international plan for the “B” School, Language Department and Area Studies; and
• Begin work on developing a grant proposal to seek BIE funding.
Current GBS Program Information
2006-2010 GBS Program Highlights
2002-2006 Globalizing Business Schools Program A Collaborative Project of HBCUs, UNCFSP-IIPP, CIBERs, and USDOE
HBCUs - Cohort I: Albany State U., Dillard U., Norfolk State U.,
Prairie View A&M U., Southern U. A&M,
Tennessee State U., Tuskegee U.
HBCUs - Cohort II: Florida A&M U., Morehouse College,
St. Augustine's College, Talladega College,
U. of the Virgin Islands
During the 2002-2006 GBS Program, twelve HBCU institutions actively participated in the GBS Program by encouraging and financially supporting their business and language faculty to participate in the FDIB CIBER programs. During this four-year period, 123 HBCU faculty members participated in Globalization Seminars and Business Language Workshops. In years 2006 and 2007, twenty-two HBCU faculty members traveled abroad to South Africa and Botswana. Three HBCUs were awarded Business & International Education (BIE) grants during this period of time.