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travelOur study abroad and MBA programs are backed by the top-ranked, AACSB-accredited University of Iowa Tippie College of Business. CIMBA brings in English-speaking professors from not only our 35 consortium schools, but from universities all over the nation and Europe. Our faculty are experts in their fields, with past faculty including the senior vice president for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and the Global Operations Financial Expert for Hewlett Packard. Many of our faculty members have previous experience either working or teaching abroad.

Our small and personal teaching environment allows professors to build lifelong connections with students. Our study abroad courses have an average 25:1 student to faculty ratio, and the MBA program ranges from15-35 students. All of our programs are infused with an innovative leadership and personal development component that extends a student’s education beyond the classroom. Additionally, CIMBA incorporates company tours into our classes, taking students to the Veneto region’s world-class corporations that specialize in textiles, outdoor apparel, shoes, finance, home appliances, and more. Through these experiential learning opportunities, our faculty can engage with students on a more meaningful level than in traditional classroom structures.

Program Details

CIMBA has several distinct programs that faculty have the opportunity to teach for. Each program is unique and requires different skills sets and availability from our faculty. Please visit our Academic Environment page  for more specific information about the academics of each of our programs.

Undergraduate Semester
CIMBA offers both a spring and fall semester program. These semesters are 12 weeks in length and professors typically teach two courses in business, journalism, or communication. Courses meet either two or three days a week for approximately 90 minutes. Typical semester dates are mid-September to early December for fall and mid-January to early April for spring.

Undergraduate Summer
During our four week summer program, faculty will teach one class which meets four days a week. Because of the short time frame of the program, classes meet for longer time periods several times during the session. Courses offered during this program include the areas of business, communication, journalism, and engineering. Typical summer dates are mid-May to mid-June.

Graduate Summer
Our graduate program courses are two weeks in length, and professors teach one course. We typically offer business-related, internationally-focused courses that are applicable to a range of students (MBA, MAcc, Engineers). We offer interesting special topics courses that students often cannot take at their home institution. Typically graduate sessions are two weeks in late May and two weeks in early June.

Our full-time program runs for one academic year in which students take all their required coursework in addition to completing personal development and leadership seminars. Our part-time students complete the same program over two years. Courses for these programs are structured into modules in which students only take one class at a time. Each class has four in-classes meetings, with pre- and post-coursework assigned outside of class meetings.

Selection Considerations

Professors are chosen to teach with CIMBA for a variety of reasons. Below are some of the guidelines we follow to determine which faculty are the best fit for our program.

  • Course needs
  • Academic discipline and expertise
  • Recruiting and promotion willingness
  • Flexibility
  • Timing of availability

 Currently, our greatest need for professors is in our undergraduate full-semester study abroad program.

Application Process

Applying to teach for the CIMBA program is easy! All we need is basic information about you, including your academic background, current curriculum vitae, and the programs that you are available to teach for.

To apply to teach for CIMBA, please complete our Faculty Application Form.

We review applications throughout the year and will contact you if there is a position available that meets your expertise and availability. We look forward to hearing from you!