BIE PROJECT
BUSINESS AND INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAM

Activities in First Year BIE (second grant)

 

1.  Global Business Resource Center

The Global Business Resource Center provides materials like books, references, handbooks, maps, DVDs, and videos. There are 2 computers that can be used to find information about international business. There are also flags of all country and three clocks which show times from different part of the world. Students can also got lots of information about BIE's activities, International Business Student Association, and International Business degree program.    

2.  Faculty Development 

The BIE Grant Program supported lots of faculty development, like professional conferences, Research Abroad, Exchange Scholars, and International Workshops and Seminars. Here is the list of faculty development:

No.

Name of Professor

Country Visited

Description

1

Musa Pinar

Turkey

Present paper "Examining the Relationship between Organizational Excellence and Business Performance: An Exploratory Study with Turkish Firms" at the Global Business & economics Research Conference on August 4 - 7, 2004

2

Stephen Harmon

South America

Accompany students for the South America Study Abroad Program 2004 from July 10 until August 2, 2004.

3

Art Fischer

New Orleans

Attend the Business & International Project Directors Meeting on August 3 - 7, 2004

4

Choong Y. Lee

Czech Republic

Professional Conference on September 12 - 19, 2004

5

Choong Y. Lee & Bienvenido Cortes

Washington & Lawrance

"Ciurriculum & Program Internationalization Workshop & Conference on Free Trade

6

Choong Y. Lee

Korea & China

Developed sister school relationship with universities in Korea and joined a Professional Conference in China on December 10 - 13, 2004.

7

Myriam Krepps

Memphis

CIBER Workshop on February 17 - 19, 2005

8

Art Fischer

England

Oxford Round Table Conference on March 13 - 18, 2005

9

Becky Casey

Russia

Accompany SIFE team on their project in Russia.

10

Choong Y. Lee

Uzbekistan & China

Developed sister school relationships with universities in Uzbekistan & Present a paper "Development of TQM in Small Manufacturers: An Exporatory Study in India" on March 19 - April 2, 2005

11

Dan Ferguson & Choong Y. Lee

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Global International Internship Congress on April 5 - 8, 2005

12

Tim Bailey, Catherine Hooey, Roger Adams, & Choong Y. Lee

Korea

Accompany students for the Korean Study Abroad Program 2005 and Research for course development.

13

Bienvenido Cortes

Shanghai, China

Present a paper "Economic Regulations and Regional Economic Growth in China" at the 2005 Pan-Pacific Business Association on May 25 - 27, 2005

14

Choong Y. Lee

Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Present a paper "Technology Transfer to Foster Innovation and Competitiveness: A Model for Developing Countries with a Case of Korea" at the MOTTE 2005 Conference on May 15 - June 3, 2005

15

Stephen Harmon

Africa

Conduct field research to support course development on May 26 - June 24, 2005

16

Choong Y. Lee

Central Asia

Accompany SIFE team to Kazakhstan & develop sister school relationships in Tajikistan

15

Choong Y. Lee

Thailand

Paper presentation at the 2005 Thailand Conference on June 20 - 24, 2005

3.  Seminar & Workshop 

BIE invited a lot of professionals, professors and scholars to give presentation in PSU. Here is the list:

No

Title & Speaker

Date

Description

1

SIFE Revolution 2004

September 22, 2004

This is a recruitment event for SIFE.

2

Visiting International Business Executives - Tom Murray

September 24, 2004

There are 21 attendants and they all find the seminar very interesting.

3

Study Abroad Expo

October 20, 2004

 

4

Welcoming Reception for Prof. Bakhtiyar B. Mukhamadiyeva

October 27, 2004

 

5

Visiting International Business Executives -

Shawnda Schnurbusch

October 29, 2004

Ms. Schnurbusch explains about Wal-Mart's purchasing system.

6

Seminar on Kazakhstan 1 Prof. Bakhtiyar B. Mukhamadiyeva

November 3, 2004

Dr. Bakhitiyar talked about geography, history, social and political, culture and education, and science of Kazakhstan.

9

Seminar on Kazakhstan 2

Prof. Bakhtiyar B. Mukhamadiyeva

November 17, 2004

Dr. Bakhitiyar explained about the economic structure, economic regions and cities, and business in Kazakhstan.

5

Islamic Heritage in Central Asia: Conflict & Continuance

Stephen Harmon

March 16, 2005

Dr. Harmon talked about Islamic Heritage in different era in Central Asia.

6

Visiting International Business Executives - Terry Calloway

April 4, 2005

Terry Calloway talked about his company, Desktop Computer.

7

Just Imagine World Project

April 4, 2005

SIFE

8

Summer Workshop Program

 

June 7 - 22, 2005

Introduce international business to K-12 teachers.

4.  Cultural Event 

BIE also supported lots of cultural event in PSU to introduce different cultures from all over the world to PSU students and local Pittsburg society. Here is the list of events:

No

Name of Event

Date

1

Diwali Festival - Indian Student Organization

November 13, 2004

2

Turk National Exhibition

November 16, 2004

3

Korean Lunar New Year Celebration

February 12, 2005

4

Korean Movie Night

March 9 - April 27, 2005

5

Korean Culture Day

April 19, 2005

6

Turk Nation New Year Celebration

 

7

Indian Culture Day

 

5.  Course Development 

BIE developed some new courses with the help of some PSU professors:

a.       International Employment Law by Dr. Art Fischer.

b.      Geography of East Asia by Dr. Tom Bailey & Catherine Hooey.

c.       Islamic Heritage from West Africa to Central Asia by Dr. Stephen Harmon. 

6.  Study Abroad Program

BIE initiated lots of study abroad programs:

No

Area

Date

1

Paraguay

July 10 - August 5, 2004

2

Korea

May 15 - 28, 2005

3

Kazakhstan

May 29 - June 11, 2005

4

SIFE Russia

March 18 - 28, 2005

5

SIFE Kazakhstan

May 29 - June 11, 2005

7.  Internship Program 

BIE supported a student of PSU for an international internship. The student is Izabela Ruiz and the internship is in Italy.

8.  Future Activities 

For the second year, BIE plan to support more activities.