Friday, February 20, 2015


International Business Students Global
In cooperation with
Global Ties and the US State Dept. International Visitors Leadership Program

A Project for Belarus

February 23rd, 2015
Anderson School of Management Conference Room 2082

How does higher education create a successful contribution to the economic development of the communities we serve?

Join us for a roundtable discussion with policy makers, academic leaders, and entrepreneurs from the nation of Belarus.  We will discuss several of the following issues:

·         Explore models of business education in the U.S.;
·         Learn about the process of accreditation in U.S. higher education, particularly specialized accreditation for business programs; 
·         Examine the role of federal and state government in regulating higher education;
·         Gain a broader understanding of the role of alumni networks for career opportunities, fundraising, and general institutional support;
·         Explore developments in distance education, executive MBA programs, and models of international institutional cooperation; and
·         Examine the role of public-private partnerships, private investment, and fundraising to continuously modernize MBA programs.

In order to facilitate this discussion, we will begin by presenting our work through IBSG and we will have students share experiences they believe have made their education connect meaningfully to their career growth.  What is the value of “schooling” vs. “education”?

List of participants from Belarus:

Director, School of Business and Management of Technology. Belarusian State University (BSU)

Deputy Director, IPM Business School

Mr. Vladimir DYUBKOV
Rector, IT and Business Administration Institute

Mr. Dzmitry KRUPSKI
Chief, Science and Innovation Policy Department, Ministry of Economy

Mr. Tchon LI
Head, Department of Management, Faculty of Economics and Management, Grodno State University

Mr. Vladimir SHAPUROV
Chief, International Cooperation Department, Ministry of Education

Deputy Director, Zdes i Seichas (ZIS) consulting

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Bosnia and Herzgovina

International Business Students Global
In cooperation with
Global Ties and the US State Dept. International Visitors Leadership Program

Economic Development in the U.S.: Creating the Right Conditions for Investment and Entrepreneurship
A Project for Bosnia and Herzegovina

February 17, 2015
Anderson School of Management Conference Room 2082

Join us for a roundtable discussion with policy makers, academic leaders, and entrepreneurs from Bosnia and Herzegovina.  We will discuss several of the following issues:

  • Explore examples of successful economic development programs in the United States, especially through legislative or executive actions that fostered a positive climate for investment and entrepreneurship;
  • Observe how cities and states that have lost factories and manufacturing jobs re-develop their economies by focusing on other sectors;
  • Meet with representatives of non-governmental organizations that focus on community development to gain perspectives from experts outside government;
  • Examine ideas, programs, and initiatives designed to promote effective, efficient, and transparent financial management of government operations;
  • Learn ways to promote tolerance among people from different ethnic and religious backgrounds; and
  • Engage with political leaders in the U.S. about the need to balance party priorities with responsible governance.

In order to facilitate this discussion, we will begin by discussing some of the ways we serve our most underserved communities in relation to the aforementioned topics through IBSG and other Anderson projects.

List of participants from Bosnia and Herzegovina:

Senior Adviser and Member of Parliament, National Assembly of the Republika Srpska

Head of Department, Department for Urban Planning, City of Bijeljina

Mr. Branislav STOJKIC
Chair, Cantonal Youth Organization, Croat Democratic Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Photo of IBSG faculty advisor, Dr. Manuel Montoya, UNM students, and participants from Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

Friday, February 6, 2015

IBSG IKEEP Endorsements

IKEEP Official Endorsements

IKEEP Official Endorsements

The Ivan Karp Emerging Economies Program would like to congratulate our official IKEEP awardees!

Miss Victoria Pryor and Miss Alison Turner will be spending their summer piloting the Emzingo Global Impact Undergraduate Program in Johannesburg, South Africa!

Alison is majoring in Economics and Anthropology and minoring in Spanish. Alison plans to go to graduate school for developmental economics to study how global trade and international relations affect community structure. She believes that a trip doing social entrepreneurship would could give her a new insight into business practices and small business models worldwide in order to gain a broader perspective on how these things work and how they may differ from country to country, region to region, and person to person.

Victoria is majoring in Economics and International Management with a focus on Latin America. Victoria’s long-term goal is to base her career on development work of some capacity in Latin America. She would like to pursue a PhD in Economics, and continue to travel and work in Latin America as much as possible in the next ten years, ideally basing her research on experiences with IKEEP as an undergraduate. She believes that through working with IKEEP, there are many opportunities for personal growth, and a chance to add to the bank of knowledge that IBSG has currently accumulated. Last summer Victoria worked with the Social entrepreneur Corp where she learned hard skills such as consulting for small native cooperatives and developing pricing and payment plans, but that one of the most important attitudes to take into any development work is that of humility and empathy.

Miss Audriana Stark will be piloting theEmzingo NexGen Graduate Fellowship Program in Peru! Audriana is a Ph. D student in Organization, Information, and Learning Sciences. She has her MBA in entrepreneurial Studies and Organizational Behavior with a minor in Earth and Planetary sciences. Audriana believes IKEEP is a platform for work she wishes to continue in the future as an academic and as a change agent in emerging economies. She views her work with IKEEP as an opportunity to open doors to perform cutting edge research about social entrepreneurship in emerging economies that can serve as a context for her dissertation. She wishes to pursue a career in economic development and education with an emphasis on social entrepreneurship. 

Miss Sara Beltran will be interning with our partners, the Social Entrepreneur Corps in the Dominican Republic! Sara is Majoring in Family Studies with a minor in psychology. Sara is planning to pursue a combined degree in Latin American studies and environmental law or a master’s degree in public administration. She plans to be able to positively influence the experience of Latin Americans in the U.S. by creating public programs that are targeted towards the support and development of these communities and to provide legal guidance to the protection of the environment. Sara believes that her knowledge of families as systems is very influential and will allow her to see how the sense of family can help make any type of social entrepreneurial venture in an emerging economy have a grander social impact.

We are excited to be sending these wonderful students to participate in these world-class opportunities with social innovation organizations around the world. Be on the lookout for more opportunities from IBSG IKEEP in the future!