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Leading international association to be headquartered at Broad School

Publish Date: Monday, November 10, 2003

The Academy of International Business (AIB), the world's leading association of scholars and specialists in the field of international business, will soon be located at the Eli Broad Graduate School of Management at Michigan State University.

The AIB, which currently has a membership of nearly 3,000 scholars and researchers from leading academic institutions and business leaders from 65 countries, was founded in 1959 and has been hosted at the College of Business Administration at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu since 1995. The AIB will formally move to Michigan State University on Jan. 1, 2004, and be co-located with the MSU-CIBER, in the Eli Broad Graduate School of Management.

Tomas Hult, Director of MSU-CIBER, will become the executive director of the AIB. "AIB will broaden the Broad School's resources for global business education," said Hult. "Adding AIB to Michigan State University's seven internationally focused national resource centers, its nation-leading study abroad program, and its strong emphasis on international education solidifies the university's position as a world leader in higher education."

"Our vision for the Broad School is that we are here to create leading-edge, useable knowledge to develop competencies of the strategic change leader for the global, multicultural marketplace," said Robert B. Duncan, the Eli and Edythe L. Broad Dean of the Eli Broad Graduate School of Management. "Serving as the permanent host of the Academy of International Business, the premier professional organization in international business, coupled with having one of the nation's outstanding resources for international business - the Center for International Business Education and Research (MSU-CIBER) - located here, provides both great synergy and impact. This places the Broad School at the forefront of global business education."