The mission of the Institute for International Business (IIB) is to offer the intellectual assets of the International Business Department to the business community and other constituencies in the United States and abroad to create value for our institution, faculty, students, and the business community at large. The IIB primarily focuses on programs and services that will eventually contribute to the global competitiveness of its constituencies at all levels and generate revenue for SNHU.
The overall objective of the Institute for International Business is to be the arm of International Business department to fill the gap between academic education and research, and its application. Much of the research and courses being taught in the International Business Department of Southern New Hampshire University focuses on the development and application of theoretical concepts with an academic focus. The Institute will attempt to bring together the academic strength of the IB department, and the research and training needs of the business community, both in the United States and overseas.
- Research Objective
The International Business Department has accumulated considerable research capabilities as part of being a research oriented department to service the doctoral students. The numerous publications by faculty and doctoral students show the depth of the research capacity of the department. In addition, we have built research infrastructure, including the International Business Modeling Laboratory (IBML), numerous databases, and advanced software which is unique in the region. We believe that these assets could be a valuable resource for the business community and other interested organizations. In addressing long term and fundamental business issues, it would also be a vehicle in making research to our faculty and doctoral students more relevant.
- Training Objective
Executive training in specialized topics has emerged as an important area of contribution by universities to executive development. In the area of International Business, a number of such specialized training and non-credit courses can be identified. The Institute for International Business at SNHU would offer short non-credit courses for executives. These courses will also be offered overseas for executives in other countries.
- Speaker Series and Conferences
The Institute hosts conferences and speaker series throughout the year to encourage interaction between academia and the business community with a focus on global business issues.
- International Trade and Resource Center
- New Hampshire International Trade Association
- U.S. Department of Education Title VI
- International Business Modeling Lab: IBML