SAN DIEGO–(Businesswire)–The College of Business Administration at San Diego State University announced today that the university’s Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) received a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. This grant will be disbursed starting this fall through 2014.
The overall mission of the national CIBER program is to ensure the United States’ long-term international competitiveness. The CIBER program serves to promote the nation’s capacity for international understanding and economic enterprise by linking the manpower and information needs of U.S. business with the education, foreign language training, and research strengths of universities.
“SDSU CIBER has made great contributions in all areas of international business research and teaching,” said U.S. Congresswoman Susan A. Davis (D- San Diego). “This new grant includes many innovative educational initiatives and displays an impressive commitment to quality, accountability and transparency.”
“In the past two decades, SDSU CIBER has become a true and effective catalyst for exposing students, faculty, and business executives to international business,” said Mark Ballam, SDSU CIBER managing director. “This new grant will allow us to not only continue with programs that have proven successful, but also establish new avenues of global outreach, research and education.”
SDSU CIBER is one of 33 centers located at select business schools throughout the U.S. and one of the original six to be chartered in 1989.
With over 5,000 students, SDSU’s College of Business Administration is one of the largest business schools in the U.S. Its programs have been ranked among the top programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report and the Princeton Review.