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Center for International Business and Trade

This guide exists to support the needs of new and existing global businesses and International Trade academic programs in the West Kentucky Region .


The Center for International Business and Trade Center is to serve as a regional information hub and education provider for both students and organizations alike. The Center seeks to partner with business & industry, government organizations and academia to provide resources, services and information to our stakeholders to capitalize on opportunities in by our region to create jobs and wealth. The CIBT seeks to be a catalyst for regional economic development through international business and trade. The three primary directives of the CIBT are the following:

  1. Educational Content Delivery: The CIBT will focus on student experiential learning in the areas of international business, import/export, supply chain management and other areas of study. The CIBT will provide educational opportunities for business and industry through certificates, seminars and other training methods as outreach.
  2. Education Abroad: The CIBT will grow the student experiential learning experience on the international scene by leveraging and supporting the Education Aboard program. Education Abroad provides an awesome learning experience for students. It is key for recruitment and the placement of MSU students abroad and provides a unique connection for networking, support and career development with international connections in business and industry.
  3. International Conference Experience: The CIBT will build on the success of prior years’ events held at the Paducah Campus to develop and expand its impact by connecting students and industry through sessions and networking.  This event may be scaled to Hopkinsville and Madisonville campuses as a possible second stage growth initiative.

The CIBT is housed in the Center for Economic and Entrepreneurial Development located in Bauernfeind College of Business.