Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Consortium

Purpose and Activities


For more than two decades, a consortium of CIBERs has been assisting HBCUs with faculty development, study abroad, faculty development abroad, grant writing and pedagogical resource sharing activities. This has been the largest platform for CIBER collaboration and has created much goodwill among HBCUs. GSU-CIBER serves as the lead CIBER, among 10 other CIBERs, in this collaborative effort, which was expanded in 2014 to include Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) and other Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs).

Key Activities

  • Institutional Mentoring Program: Sponsoring CIBERs partner with an HBCU/HSI as a sponsor of the Minority Serving Institution Mentor Program, and provide faculty development support and technical assistance with program planning, implementation, and grant writing and assistance with the internationalization of its business programs.
  • International Business Pedagogy Workshops: The annual faculty development workshops have trained over 1,500 faculty around the country over the past two decades. Previously hosted by the University of Memphis CIBER, the workshops are designed to help U.S. business faculty bring international context into the classroom and to expand their classroom knowledge and skills.

For more information: GSU-CIBER IBPW

  • GSU-CIBER International Business Case Competition: Open to students from the MSI Consortium, this two-day event brings together seven to ten teams from the MSI Consortium, with four undergraduate students per team. The teams receive an internationally focused business case and present their solutions to a panel of judges consisting of executive leaders from the Atlanta business community.

For more information: GSU-CIBER Case Competition

  • Current Concepts in IB: These monthly pedagogy newsletters are intended to provide international business educators with cutting-edge, pedagogical tools for important contemporary and evolving IB topics. They are intended for classroom use as a supplemental resource for teaching. Each issue contains a brief summary of an IB topic, PPTs, exercises, links to videos and topic discussion items.

For more information:  Pedagogy Newsletter

  • International Business Webinar Series: These weekly 1-hour webinars, targeting an extensive outreach network which includes MSIs, two- and four-year colleges, and trade practitioners, are offered free to the public and address topics including pedagogy for teaching international business, contemporary trade and investment issues, research trends in international business, and conversations with international business executives. This new webinar series is the result of a swift pivot made in March 2020. After deciding to postpone the annual in-person International Business Pedagogy Workshops, a signature event hosted by GSU-CIBER each summer, GSU-CIBER took to planning a virtual event. There was an overwhelmingly positive response to the pilot run in April 2020, and the plan for a single virtual event quickly pivoted to weekly webinars. GSU-CIBER remains committed to fully deploying its rich assets of faculty talent and educational offerings to serve the academic and business communities with international business expertise during this time of social distancing.

For more information:   IB Webinar Series

October 2021 – Monthly Scorecard

September 2021 – Monthly Scorecard

July 2021 – Monthly Scorecard

May 2021 – Monthly Scorecard

March 2021 – Monthly Scorecard

February 2021 – Monthly Scorecard

November 2020 – Monthly Scorecard

October 2020 – Monthly Scorecard

September 2020 – Monthly Scorecard

August 2020 – Monthly Scorecard

Current Sponsors and Mentor Institutions

  • Florida International University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgia State University
  • Indiana University
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Michigan State University
  • Temple University
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of Colorado-Denver
  • University of Maryland