The Institute for International Business (IIB) promotes the advanced study and teaching, of International Business, International Studies, and related fields at the University of Colorado Denver. As a university-wide center, the IIB develops and provides international business resources and opportunities for faculty, students and businesses. The IIB supports faculty in enhancing the global dimensions of their teaching and research; provides students opportunities to be best prepared to work in a global economy; and collaborates with the business community to advance international business practice.

Since 1993, the IIB has been designated and funded by the US Department of Education as a Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)—one of only 15 such centers in the United States. The US Department of Education’s stated overall mission for CIBERs is to advance US global competitiveness.  The IIB addresses this mission through the development and implementation of curriculum, research, and training on issues of importance to US trade and competition.

Gain national recognition for CU Denver as a leading university in global education and strengthen Colorado as a hub for global business.

Our Impact


students graduated from IB programs offered by CU Denver's Business School and supported by CU CIBER.


faculty from over 150 universities/colleges in the United States and around the world participated in Faculty Development in International Entrepreneurship Programs

$7 million+

The IIB is the recipient of multiple federal research and sponsored grants totaling over $7 million.


International Executive Roundtables hosted featuring CEOs, government leaders, and renowned academics