Welcome to CU Denver CIBER's Lifelong Learning Program

Welcome to the Lifelong Learning program! As an alumni of the Executive MBA or MS International Business programs, you have access to the Lifelong Learning Program, where you can continue your professional development in international business through articles, videos, trainings, courses, and events. Use this page to navigate between the resources CU Denver CIBER's Lifelong Learning Program can provide.

Upcoming Events

Event Details

As a Lifelong Learning Program member, you have free attendance to all CU Denver CIBER virtual events and up to four International Executive Roundtable (IER) events, per academic year, and one Global Context of Business workshop free of charge.

You may choose to attend additional IER events for $50 each, and additional Global Context of Business workshops for $100 each.


See below for our full list of upcoming events:

Time is Money: The Global Payment Network of Visa

| 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Cost/fee: Free
Room Number: Executive MBA Auditorium, Suite 150
CU Denver Building
1250 14th Street
Denver, CO
Elizabeth Hanson
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International Executive Roundtable 

Stacey Espinosa, Senior Director, Global Business Optimization, VISA

Thursday, February 20, 2020

12:00 – 1:30 pm

Executive MBA Auditorium, CU Denver Building

1250 14th Street, Suite 150

Lunch will be provided

Click here to RSVP


Lecture Overview

Time is money.  The global payments industry is becoming more important as we move away from cash to digital payment options.  Digital payments offer businesses and consumers distinct advantages such as speed, mobility and global reach.  But, what are the new and emerging uses-cases within digital payments and the corresponding challenges faced both domestically and internationally?  Join this discussion to learn about the latest digital payment applications at Visa and how they implement and monitor instant payment transactions to improve approval rates and cardholder experience throughout North America and Latin America.

Stacey Espinosa

 Stacey Espinosa is a Senior Director at Visa who leads the data and analytics strategy for Visa Direct in North America and Latin America.  Visa Direct is Visa’s instant payments service and fastest growing product.  Her focus is two-fold, bridging the gap between the business and technical worlds, and using data and analytics to optimize Visa Direct’s approval rates for cardholders worldwide.  She earned a BS in Communications and an MBA both from Florida State University and will complete her MS in Applied Analytics from Columbia University in May 2020.  She lives in Denver with her husband Allen who is a recent MSIB graduate from CU Denver. 

International Executive Roundtables

International Executive Roundtables are hosted by CU Denver’s Institute for International Business (IIB) and Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) with support from the late Burton Charles Boothby and the St. Charles Investment Company, and the Carole Ann Jemal-Gibson and Greg Gibson Fund. 


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