Florida International University’s College of Business (FIU Business), the host institution for AIB 2021, has long been recognized for its global perspective. Its nearly 10,000 students and 150 faculty members represent 140 countries and the college has partnerships with 50 universities around the world. With its location in Miami, a global business center, FIU Business offers students unparalleled professional growth opportunities. U.S. News and World Report currently ranks FIU Business No. 2 among the Best Undergraduate International Business Programs and No. 12 among the Best International MBA Programs.

FIU Business leadership and faculty are excited to welcome the 2021 Annual Meeting of AIB. As the conference’s host institution, the college is planning local panel discussions as well as the Gala Dinner, which will be held at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, which overlooks beautiful Biscayne Bay and is one of Miami’s must-see attractions.

“FIU Business is deeply honored to be selected as the host college for the world’s most renowned annual conference in the field of international business, last held in Miami nearly 30 years ago,” said Joanne Li, Dean of FIU Business. “This honor reflects Miami’s growing reputation as a leading global business center and our own growing reputation as a leader in international business education and research.”

Rated an “R1” research university by the Carnegie Classification, Florida International University has seen its research reputation grow significantly in recent years. FIU Business faculty are leaders in their fields, including international business, real estate, human resources, information technology, business analytics, healthcare management, entrepreneurship, marketing and finance. FIU Business is home to a Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), one of just 15 such centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The center Director, Mary Ann Von Glinow, is an AIB Fellow and former AIB President, as is FIU emeritus faculty member Jose de la Torre. Two of the college’s Dean’s Distinguished Research Fellows, Alain Verbeke of the University of Calgary, and Marjorie Lyles are also AIB Fellows