Professional Development

The face of global business is constantly changing. In order for our faculty to keep ahead of the curve, BYU CIBER sponsors a variety of development programs to keep their knowledge and skills sharp.

Please click on the hyperlink below for the 5 step process for those interested in doing a FDIB or present at an International Conference.

  1. Faculty Development in International Business (FDIB)


    Faculty Development in International Business (FDIB) programs have been developed to help equip faculty with the knowledge, skills, pedagogical tools, and international experience to enable them to internationalize their courses, the Marriott School, and BYU. These programs are available to faculty members interested in the international side of business and bringing global knowledge into the classroom.The GMC will partially fund up to four faculty members to participate in an FDIB.

    FDIB conferences focus on an emphasis within international business or on a geographic region. The Global Management Center has a database of conferences and would be able to search for specific faculty needs.

    Proposals are accepted all year long, but faculty must submit the application at least two months before funding is needed. No exceptions will be made for late applicants.

    For a list of the 2012 – 2013 CIBER sponsored FDIB's please click here.

  2. International Academic Conferences (presenting)


    The GMC will partially fund up to five faculty members $1,000 each to attend international conferences to present papers, and develop international research contacts. Faculty should illustrate in their proposal ways in which they might be able to share key learning with other faculty, staff, and students on campus. Faculty should also demonstrate how this opportunity might impact international curriculum development and future academic research possibilities.

    Proposals are accepted all year long, but faculty must submit the application at least two months before funding is needed. No exceptions will be made for late applicants.

  3. Conference on Social Responsibility



    The BYU Economic Self-Reliance Conference is held annually for organizations and individuals involved with self-reliance and social innovation. The conference has an International Corporate Social Responsibility track in which interested faculty are encouraged to participate. For more information on the conference please visit ce.byu.edu/cw/esr/. The GMC will fund up to three conference registrations.

  4. Accounting Research Symposium


    BYU hosts an annual symposium of PhD students and new faculty members in accounting. A plenary panel on international accounting research is held discussing international research topics, databases, research methodologies, and publishing strategies. Interested faculty should contact Lee Radebaugh.

    Proposals are accepted all year long, but faculty must submit an application at least three months before funding is needed. No exceptions will be made for late applicants.