Colorado State University and the International Business Circle have partnered to provide a scholarship to the prestigious CSU Executive MBA program to help local business people become influencers in the international business community.
The scholarship is open to members of IBCircle and employees of member companies who are academically eligible and committed to furthering the international business climate in Colorado.
“In IBCircle, we share practical experiences in doing business abroad and a vivid interest in foreign markets, economies, global best-practices and cultural differences,” said Maggie Fouquet, president of the International Business Circle. “We connect locally to work better globally, which is why this partnership with Colorado State’s Executive MBA program makes so much sense for both organizations.”
The IBCircle is an invitation-only organization for people with international business experience. Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Boulder, it provides a vibrant forum for peer-to-peer learning on international business, helping members be successful players in the world economy and enlightened world-citizens. Frequent no-pitch events allow for peer-to-peer learning that provides new insights and perspectives for even the most seasoned international executives.
“We are delighted to be working with IBCircle to offer this outstanding opportunity to its members,” said Jill Terry, director of the CSU Executive MBA program. “For more than 25 years, we have been preparing business leaders who understand the value of ethics and accountability, and who have mastered the business and leadership skills needed to compete in today’s demanding global market. Our program is designed to meet the needs of individuals like IBCircle members, and we look forward to the experience and insights they can bring to their peers in the program.”
Members of the IBCircle are business leaders, professionals and influencers from Fortune 1000 CEOs to successful serial entrepreneurs and executives of companies that are making their first steps toward “going international.” More than 250 members in Colorado represent more than 27 countries and an average of over 10 years of international experience.
Applications for the CSU Executive MBA Scholarship will be taken until Feb. 15, and reviewed by a panel of IBCircle members and CSU representatives. Qualified individuals will receive a formal in-person interview and the awardee will be announced at an IBCircle event in March.
The individual selected must be committed to being part of a rigorous 21-month program based in downtown Denver, beginning in August 2014. Classes are held Tuesday and Thursday evenings form 4:30-8:30 p.m. The program also includes international coursework and immersion in a country outside the United States.
The scholarship will cover 10 percent of the cost of all-inclusive tuition of $62,000.
For more information on CSU’s Executive MBA program, go to biz.colostate.edu/denverExecutive/Pages/default.aspx. For more information about IBCircle, visit www.ibc-colorado.orgwww.ibc-colorado.org. And to obtain an application for the IBCircle scholarship to the CSU Executive MBA program, go to DenverMBA.com/IB.