ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CENTER
The International Business Center (IBC) at the University of Pittsburgh's Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business sharpens the global business skills of students, faculty, and staff. Open to business students of all academic backgrounds, the center focuses on building international competency and cultural awareness, with a particular focus on emerging markets in Asia, Africa, Europe, and South America.
Founded in 1989 as a joint venture of the Katz Graduate School of Business and the University Center for International Studies, the IBC is a unique resource that develops, operates, and supports programs designed to build international competence and expertise in business students, faculty, and practitioners, and it helps businesses to enhance their international competitiveness.
From 1989 - 2014, the International Business Center’s faculty research grant program has provided funding to Katz and CBA faculty for the purpose of defraying the incremental costs incurred in connection with international research projects.
During the last 25 years, the International Business Center has contributed to the global competence of Pitt Business students, equipping them for professional success in a global world. The center is excited to now take its efforts to the next level. Globalism is an important strategic thrust at Pitt Business, and the IBC will continue to develop and help launch student-focused programs designed to prepare students for a global workplace.
Professor Haifeng Huang Visit
The IBC and the Asian Studies Center jointly hosted Professor Haifeng Huang of Peking University’s HSBC Business School. Professor Huang is an expert on corporate social responsibility and business ethics, and directs the HSBC School’s Green Economy Center.
Professor Huang gave two talks: “China's Development through Green Economic Policy” and Chinese-language lecture 论中国经济转型的 特点与展望. While here, he met with many faculty and administrative leaders. They discussed joint research and educational initiatives that will be mutually beneficial to Katz and to the HSBC School.
IBC draws upon a vast network of contacts around the world to develop and launch programs that take Pitt Business’ strengths, such as Experience-Based Learning, to the global level.