BIE Project
Business and International Education Program

Thrid Grant 2006-2008

Internationalization is a stated goal of the administration of Pittsburg State University (PSU), as well as of the Kansas State Board or Regents.  The goal of internationalization at PSU has been significantly advanced since PSU was awarded the first two-year Title VI B grant to internationalize the business curriculum and to enhance international business knowledge and expertise for the region in 2002.  PSU now hopes to further its internationalization efforts with another grant under Title VI B.  The proposed two-year Business and International Education (BIE) Project will enhance international business education programs and improve community outreach efforts and services through the AACSB accredited College of Business.  It will have a regional focus on the targeted strategic areas of Central Asia and Russia. 

This two-year project, entitled "Business and International Education Project at Pittsburg State University," will internationalize business education through implementation of the following objectives:

  1.  Establishing an BIE Office for Central Asian Business Studies and Research.

  2.  Strengthening faculty/student development for internationalization.

  3.  Expanding international business outreach programs to local communities.

  4.  Developing international business programs in the targeted strategic areas of Central Asia and Russia.

 If funded under the BIE program, this grant will enable PSU to provide high-quality, in-depth international business education programs.  It will support the establishment of a new international educational institute, named the BIE Office for Central Asian Business Studies and Research at PSU.  The center will assist area businesses in developing new export markets through a series of seminars/workshops, guest lectures, and by making new resources available, such as databases, websites, listings of opportunities, and student internships.  The grant will also support faculty development through the funding of release time for business faculty to develop new courses, organize and implement study abroad programs, conduct research, and prepare for and attend international business workshops and conferences.  In addition, it will provide faculty and student support for short and long-term overseas programs in the targeted areas as well as other areas of interest.  Also, several Student-In-Free-Enterprise (SIFE) international business programs will be developed, including outreach programs that promote understanding of international economic education for K-12 educators and students.  Finally, this grant will help PSU develop many exciting international business programs and activities focused on the targeted strategic areas of Central Asia and Russia.  All these programs and activities will be integrated into the PSU business curricula.

Most importantly, this two-year project will provide continuity for the already impressive advances in internationalization that PSU has made recently through the successful operation of its Title VI A and B grants and the new administrative entities that have been established to coordinate and promote international education at PSU.

Second Grant 2004-2006

Internationalization is a stated goal of the administration of Pittsburg State University, as well as of the Kansas State Board or Regents. The goal of Internationalization at PSU was significantly advanced when, in the spring of 2002, PSU was awarded a two-year Title VI B grant to internationalize the business curriculum and to enhance international business knowledge and expertise in the region. PSU now hopes to further its internationalization efforts with another grant under Title VI B. The two-year Business and International Education (BIE) Program will enhance international business education program and improve community outreach efforts and services at the AACSB accredited Kelce College of Business. The proposed project will have a regional focus on the targeted strategic areas of Russia and Central Asia, as well as the key economic powers of the Northeast Asia, especially Korea, Japan and China.

This two-year plan, entitled "Business and International Education Project at Pittsburg State University," will internationalize business education through implementation of the following objectives:

  1. Enhancing the newly developed International Business Major degree program.

  2. Strengthening faculty/student development for internationalization.

  3. Expanding international business outreach programs to area businesses.

  4. Developing specific international business programs in the targeted strategic areas of Russia and Central Asia.

If funded under the BIE program, this grant will enable PSU to provide high-quality, in-depth international business education programs. It will also support the development of new international courses and modules for the College of Business. The grant will also support faculty development through the funding of release time for business faculty to develop new courses, organize and implement student study-abroad programs, conduct research, and to prepare for and attend International Business-related workshops and conferences. In addition it will provide faculty and student support for short and long-term overseas programs. The grant will likewise allow the creation and operation of an international business outreach center, called International Economic Development Center. The center will assist area businesses in developing new export markets through a series of breakfast seminars/workshops, guest lectures, and by making new resources available, such as databases, websites, listings of opportunities, and student internships. Also, several Student-In-Free-Enterprise (SIFE) international business programs will be developed, including outreach programs that promote understanding of international economic education for K-12 educators and students. Finally, this grant will promote specific international business programs that include activities focused on the targeted strategic areas of Russia and Central Asia. All these programs will be integrated into the PSU business curricula.

Most importantly, this two-year project will provide continuity for the already impressive advances in internationalization that PSU has made during the last two years throught the successful operation of its first Title VI B BIE grant and the new administrative entities that have been established to coordinate and promote international education.

First Grant 2002-2004

Internationalization is a stated goal of the administration of Pittsburg State University, as well as of the Kansas State Board or Regents. The goal of Internationalization at PSU has been significantly advanced in the past two years. In the spring of 1999, PSU was awarded a two-year DOE grant to internationalize the curriculum under the Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language program (UISFL). PSU now hopes to further its internationalization efforts by seeking funding for a two-year plan to Internationalize Business Education at its AACSB accredited Kelce College of Business. The proposed plan will focus on the College of Business and will have a regional emphasis in Northeast Asia.

This two-year plan, entitled "Internationalizing Business Education at Pittsburg State University," will internationalize business education through implementation of the following objectives:

  1. Development of an International Business Major degree program.

  1. Supporting Faculty/Student Development for Internationalization.

  2. Establishing an International Business Outreach Program to area businesses.

  3. Developing new Learning Resources for business and international education.

If funded under the Business and International Education program (BIE), this grant will enable the creation of an International Business major, which PSU does not currently offer. It will also support the development of new international courses and modules for the College of Business. The grant will also support faculty development through the funding of release time for Business faculty to develop new courses, organize and implement student study-abroad programs, conduct research, and to prepare for and attend International Business-related workshops and conferences. In addition it will provide faculty and student support for short and long-term overseas programs. The grant will likewise allow the creation and operation of an International Business Outreach program. The Business Outreach program will assist area businesses in developing new export markets through a series of breakfast seminars, and guest lectures, and by making new resources available, such as databases, websites, listings of opportunities, and student internships. Finally, this grant will promote International Education at PSU through the development of International Business-related learning resources, including new multi-media instructional tools, and new international business materials for PSUs Leonard H. Axe Library.

This project will have a regional focus on the key economic powers of the Northeast Asia, especially Korea, Japan, and China, as well as a general focus on the "Pan-Pacific" basin. To this end, the workshops and seminars will focus on export to the Northeast Asia region. Likewise, planned student study-abroad initiatives and internships will focus on this same region.

Most importantly, this two-year plan will provide continuity for the already impressive advances in internationalization that PSU has made in the last two years through the successful operation of its UISFL grant and the new administrative entities that have been established to coordinate and promote international education.