For over 30 years, the University of Colorado Denver’s Institute for International Business (IIB) has served as the center for the advanced study and teaching of international business and related fields.

The Institute for International Business (IIB) promotes the advanced study and teaching, of International Business, International Studies, and related fields at the University of Colorado Denver. As a university-wide center, we develop and provide international business resources and opportunities for faculty, students and businesses. The IIB supports faculty in enhancing the global dimensions of their teaching and research; provides students opportunities to be best prepared to work in a global economy; and collaborates with the business community to advance international business practice.

The IIB has been designated and funded by the US Department of Education as a Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)—one of only 16 such centers in the United States. The US Department of Education’s stated overall mission for CIBERs is to advance US global competitiveness.  The IIB addresses this mission through the development and implementation of curriculum, research, and training on issues of importance to US trade and global competitiveness.

To gain national recognition for CU Denver as a leading university in global education and strengthen Colorado as a hub for global business.

CU Denver Awarded Prestigious Designation as a Center of Excellence in Global Business Education by the U.S. Department of Education

The University of Colorado Denver has been recognized as a Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) and awarded more than $1.25 million for the 2022-2026 term.

University of Colorado CIBER Resources

Browse resources and programs offered by CU Denver Center for International Business Education and Research.



Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERs) were created by Congress under the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 to increase and promote the nation's capacity for international understanding and competitiveness.

Administered by the US Department of Education under Title VI, Part B of the Higher Education Act of 1965, the CIBER network links the manpower and technological needs of the United States business community with the international education, language training and research capacities of universities across the country. CIBERs serve as regional and national resources to business people, students, and teachers at all levels.

Each CIBER organizes a variety of activities to advance the study and teaching of international business and to support applied research on United States' competitiveness in the global marketplace.

CIBERs work collaboratively with each other, with other departments and disciplines within their universities, other colleges and universities regionally and nationally, government and trade councils, professional associations and businesses.

Our Impact


programs offered for students to learn IB topics and network with the IB community outside of the classroom


International Executive Roundtables hosted featuring CEOs, government leaders, and renowned academics.


faculty from over 250 universities/colleges in 38 US states and 34 countries have participated in Faculty Development in International Entrepreneurship programs


students graduated from IB programs offered by CU Denver's Business School and supported by CU CIBER

$7 million +

in multiple federal research and sponsored grants received by the IIB


Institute for International Business

CU Denver

Business School

1475 Lawrence Street

5th Floor, Suites 5204-5208

Denver, CO 80202


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