Ranel T. Wijesinha completes business development assignments in the geopolitically sensitive locales of Afghanistan and the post-Soviet states of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and the Kyrgyz Republic, among others.
The International Business Center is designated as a U.S. Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), a federal distinction that provides access to powerful educational resources. As a CIBER institution, the IBC supports student global business projects, faculty development trips abroad, foreign language instruction programs, research grants, and foreign exchange programs.
In short, the IBC helps the business school to leverage resources across its undergraduate, master's, and doctoral programs. This is especially critical as rapid globalization and technological advancement continue to change the way that business is conducted. Through the IBC, Pitt's students and faculty gain powerful, hands-on experience in international business. In any given year, they travel the world's continents and complete business projects for multinational companies. They gather field research in distant world markets. They are exposed to vastly different cultures and walk away with life-changing experiences.