Webinar: Introducing the AIB-CIBER Certificate Program in International Business

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Host: The AIB-CIBER Doctoral Academy

Date & Time: 27 July 2023, 14:00 UTC (View Local Time)

Event Recording Access: Current AIB members will be able to access a recording of this event in the “AIB Video Archive” section of our login portal. New webinar recordings are typically posted within five business days of the original event date.

Overview: If you are a doctoral student or a PhD supervisor, consider attending this webinar to learn about the AIB-CIBER Doctoral Academy – an opportunity for doctoral students to chart successful scholarly careers incorporating global competence.

The AIB-CIBER Certificate in International Business is a unique professional development program that will supplement doctoral studies within the home university. It is designed and offered by the AIB-CIBER partnership, enabling doctoral students to gain international business (IB) qualifications and network globally. Doctoral students specializing in any business area are encouraged to acquire global competence while pursuing their traditional doctoral training at their home institutions.

The AIB-CIBER Doctoral Academy provides training by world-class scholars in international business through in-person and online modules and workshops. The Certificate includes modules and workshops on both research content and methods as well as best teaching practices in IB. Select fellowships will be available to help defray the registration fees.


Aušrinė Šilenskytė is a Researcher and a Program Manager (Bachelor in International Business) at the School of Management, University of Vaasa, Finland. She is a chair at the Academy of International Business Teaching and Education Shared Interest Group (AIB T&E SIG).  Aušrinė also serves on the Governing Board of the AIB-CIBER Doctoral Academy.

Hanna Gajewska-De Mattos is an Associate Professor in International Management and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She currently serves as a Director of Postgraduate Research Studies at the Centre for International Business, University of Leeds (CIBUL), the Chair of the AIB/Sheth Doctoral Consortium 2023 and the Nordic Research School of International Business (NORD-IB) representative for the University of Leeds. Hanna received her PhD from the University of Leeds, funded by the European Union’s Phare ACE Scholarships Programme. Her research focuses on a conceptualization of cultural difference and in particular the human processes in intercultural interaction and intercultural communication as well as qualitative research methods.

Ahmet H. Kirca is Associate Professor of International Business and Marketing at the Department of Marketing in the Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. Currently, he also serves as the Director of the International Business Center (IBC) and Center of International Business Research (MSU-CIBER). He earned his Ph.D. degree in International Business from the University of South Carolina, Columbia. Prior to joining MSU in 2006, he worked as Assistant Professor of International Business at George Washington University in Washington, DC.

David A. Griffith is the Hallie Vanderhider Chair in Business, Professor of Marketing, and Associate Research Director of the Center of International Business Studies, Mays Business School, Texas A&M University. David is a Fellow of the Academy of International Business, an Area Editor of the Journal of International Business Studies, and a Governing Board of the AIB-CIBER Doctoral Academy.


Tamer Cavusgil is Regents’ Professor and Fuller E. Callaway Professorial Chair and Executive Director, CIBER, Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University.  A Fellow of the Academy of International Business, Tamer serves on the Governing Board of the AIB-CIBER Doctoral Academy.