The Center for International Business (CIB) provides the essential resources necessary to enable Rider’s undergraduate and graduate business students as well as mid-career professionals in the Rider business community, to engage effectively in the global economy. Guided by the CBA’s commitment to continuous improvement, the Center is the hub for innovative, leading edge international business education programs at Rider through its management of a dynamic international business curriculum, ongoing faculty development programs, and strategic business and community outreach initiatives.
To prepare globally competent individuals who have a comprehensive and actionable set of knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to deal effectively with the cultural, economic, political, and business issues associated with international trade activities.
- Provide an Innovative Curriculum Design to enable students to broaden and strengthen their business knowledge with global competency
- Conduct Faculty Development Programs through a series of workshops, guest speakers, and exchange opportunities to enable faculty to internationalize their business teaching and research initiatives
- Increase Business and Community Outreach programs to provide international education for business students and professionals in the local business community
For more information on the Center for International Business, contact Dr. Lauren Eder at firstname.lastname@example.org, (609) 895-5521.
Rider's College of Business Administration (CBA) provides a wide variety of international learning resources for both undergraduate and graduate business students.
- The undergraduate International Business Major is designed to enable students in the College of Business Administration to expand the breadth and depth of their knowledge by combining international business with another business major.
- Each year, several short-term international business study tour courses are offered to provide students with experiential learning opportunities abroad.
- These courses include several weeks of class meetings prior to a 10-14 day excursion abroad. One or more follow-up class sessions upon the students' return enable students to debrief on their experiences and often to present their research to other students and faculty.
- Recent study tours destinations include Argentina, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Peru, Thailand, and Vietnam.
- International internships provide students with a unique opportunity to learn experientially about another part of the world, while expanding their global business knowledge and skills.
- International Business Faculty The International Business Committee represents faculty from across the CBA. This group serves as advisors to students majoring in International Business. Most teach in international courses , and several lead study tours to foreign countries.
CBA Expands Global Presence With Two Partnerships in France
Rider University’s College of Business Administration recently signed agreements with two institutions of higher education in France. Under the partnerships, fourth-year students from The American Business School in Paris and CEFAM (Centre d’études Franco americain de management) in Lyon, will be able to receive dual undergraduate degrees from Rider and their primary institutions.
U.S. Department of Education Awards Rider University $177,689 To Expand International Business Program
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. — Rider University’s Center for International Business was recently awarded a $177,689 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support the expansion of its international business program in the College of Business Administration. Under the management of Dr. Lauren Eder, director of the Center and chairperson of the Computer Information Systems Department, the project, “Mobilizing Global Competency in Business” aims to prepare globally competent graduates with a comprehensive and actionable set of knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to deal effectively with the cultural, economic, political, and business issues associated with international trade activities.
Offered for a two-year period, effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2010, the grant will aid Rider’s international business program in a variety of aspects, advancing academic teaching in the business curriculum and enabling the business community to engage more effectively in international economic activities. An innovative curriculum has been designed for the undergraduate international business major that includes a number of new course electives, as well as short-term study abroad, working foreign language competency, and international work or service experience. Collaboration with an Executive Advisory Board as well as with the Medical Device Industry Supply Chain Council will also support the project’s goal of meeting the business community needs for global competence. This includes the development of a new Global Supply Chain Management Program, scheduled to launch in the fall of 2009.
The award will support a range of new international business teaching and learning activities such as travel expenses for faculty participating in international conferences and workshops. Student scholarships for international study abroad, service learning and international internships will also be provided. In addition, the funding will be used for several faculty development workshops as well as a new International Business Speaker Series at Rider that will be open to students, faculty and members of the local business community.
For more information about Rider’s Center for International Business, please contact Dr. Lauren Eder at email@example.com, (609) 895-5521, or visit http://www.rider.edu/cib.
The Center for International Business is pleased to acknowledge the generous support from the U.S. Department of Education International Education Programs Service Business and International Education Program for 2008-2010.