After 30 years of growth, the international business major at Nebraska Business achieved a new milestone. The Consortium for Undergraduate International Business Education (CUIBE) granted Nebraska full membership into the alliance of 25 leading U.S. universities that work to advance quality international business programs.
Nebraska Business demonstrated the required commitment to collaborate with peer institutions and discover and share ideas for curriculum and experiences. Dr. Kalu Osiri, international business program director, said the CUIBE membership also opens doors for students to participate in case competitions and career events in addition to the global internship and study opportunities already offered.
“I am proud of our faculty and activities that set us apart. Our Allan Noddle International Business Distinguished Scholars program and international consulting in frontier markets during global immersion experiences allow our students to make a difference through their education,” Osiri added.
These global experiences help students stretch their cultural perspectives and strengthen skills to grow personally and professionally. Rick Palky, a senior international business major from Dorchester, Nebraska, studied abroad in Guyana. After building a tourism plan for the developing South American nation, his team presented their research to business owners and political leaders.
“The whole point of the trip was to help boost tourism and their businesses. I came home with an appreciation for our economy and enjoyed the adventure and community,” Palky said.