CIMBA

Introduction

About us

Leading the Way in Global Business Education

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For two decades, CIMBA has educated students from 50-plus countries and is proud to have more than 10,000 alumni living and working around the world. At CIMBA, students immerse themselves in a wide range of rigorous courses, including innovative leadership and development programming, while living amidst the Venetian countryside in one of the most popular travel and study destinations in the world. Our students’ business and cultural immersions begin from the minute they step on campus. We share a campus in the heart of Paderno del Grappa with the Istituti Filippin, one of Italy’s top boarding schools where students K-12 are educated. Although our students have different classes and live in different residence halls, they often get to know one another through a host of events designed to build cultural awareness.

Small and Personal by Design.

Our study abroad courses have a 25:1 student-faculty ratio, and the rest of our programs have fewer than 18 students per class. Our study abroad and MBA programs are backed by the top-ranked, AACSB-accredited University of Iowa Tippie College of Business. All of our courses are taught by English-speaking professors from top universities throughout the United States and Europe. Many of them have earned prestigious degrees from universities such as Cornell, Columbia, Duke, Harvard, John Hopkins, the London School of Economics, Oxford, Princeton, Yale, and more. They’ve also lived, taught, and worked around the world in global leadership positions such as senior vice president for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and Global Operations Financial Expert for Hewlett Packard.

The CIMBA Story: Creating New Opportunities Abroad

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CIMBA’s story is one of entrepreneurship and adventure. Nearly 25 years ago, CIMBA President and Founder Al H. Ringleb had a vision for creating a unique international MBA program that would open new opportunities abroad for students and faculty. The idea was to draw students from around the world to pursue their MBA, while giving faculty from top American colleges and universities an opportunity to gain international experience teaching business courses at an accredited program in Europe. As surprising as it may seem, in 1985 when “Dr. Al” first had this idea, there were few to no personal development opportunities available for faculty despite a rapidly growing interest in global business.

Expanding from MBA to Study Abroad, Executive Programs, and More

While debating how to move forward, Dr. Al, who holds a law degree from the University of Kansas and a doctorate from Kansas State University, began teaching and coordinating international programs at Texas A&M University. In the early 80s, he traveled extensively to and from Europe and the Soviet Union in search of business and academic partners for what would become CIMBA. Soon, businesses in both Germany and Italy, along with Clemson University, opened the door for the idea to become a reality. CIMBA was born and within a few years, the curriculum expanded beyond MBA programs to include study abroad opportunities for both graduate and undergraduate business students. By 1999, as the program moved to the University of Kansas, CIMBA announced its undergraduate program would remain focused on business, but would grow to offer courses for students majoring in communications, journalism, engineering, and more.

Developing the CIMBA Leadership Institute

As CIMBA expanded, Dr. Al became more intrigued with the field of neuroscience and the way the human brain works. He saw the implications this work could have on building personal development and leadership competencies within the CIMBA environment, and it led him to move the program to the University of Iowa in 2008. Since that time, Dr. Al and his team have continued to develop cutting-edge innovations in this area, including a series of groundbreaking tools developed at CIMBA by the CIMBA Leadership Institute. Today, these innovations are infused into all of CIMBA’s programs, with the goal of assisting and guiding students to learn more about themselves as they seek to become better managers, leaders, and entrepreneurs. This primary focus on the student and his or her personal journey remains integral to the CIMBA experience. That’s why when Dr. Al isn’t teaching undergraduate, MBA, and executive students, he can often be found in the CIMBA Leadership Institute talking with students about new ideas in leadership and development, or working with them one-on-one as a personal coach.

CIMBA Backed by Consortium of Top U.S. Universities

CIMBA partners with a consortium of 36 of some of the top universities in the United States to create a network of universities that actively encourage students, faculty, and staff to seek personal development and growth through international, cross-cultural academic experiences. This consortium, led by the University of Iowa, is a non-profit organization committed to international business, communication, and global leadership development.

The consortium also helps CIMBA draw from the best that the member universities have to offer in terms of faculty and student participants. CIMBA study abroad, MBA, and executive students are taught largely by Consortium faculty from institutions such as the University of Iowa, University of Kansas, University of Colorado, University of Nebraska, University of Delaware, and many more. Having the consortium also makes it easier for CIMBA students to transfer credits back to their home institutions, because there is already a formal academic partnership in place. However, it’s important to note that students and faculty from schools outside of the consortium are also welcome to participate in CIMBA.

Consortium Member Schools

  • University of Alabama – Birmingham
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Alabama – Tuscaloosa
  • Iowa State University
  • Purdue University
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Iowa
  • Rutgers University
  • University of Arkansas
  • Kansas State University
  • San Diego State University
  • Brigham Young University
  • University of Kansas
  • University of South Carolina
  • Clemson University
  • Louisiana State University
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Michigan
  • Texas Tech University
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Minnesota
  • Virginia Tech University
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Virginia
  • Florida State University
  • University of Nebraska
  • Western Michigan University
  • University of Florida
  • North Carolina State University
  • West Virginia University
  • Georgia State University
  • Oklahoma State University
  • University of Wyoming
This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Italian

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Full time international MBA in Italy granted by a top US University

Campus Full time Part time 11 - 24 months September 2018 Italy Venice + 1 more

As an MBA student, you’ll have the opportunity to earn an international MBA degree from the top-ranked, AACSB-accredited University of Iowa Tippie College of Business, and study on two continents along the way. [+]

MBA Program Earn a Full-time MBA in 11 Months to One Year. As an MBA student, you’ll have the opportunity to earn an international MBA degree from the top-ranked, AACSB-accredited University of Iowa Tippie College of Business, and study on two continents along the way. Our Full-time and Part-time MBA Programs begin on our Paderno del Grappa campus where you’ll be immersed in coursework and seminars including topics such as economics, human resources, new venture development, global marketing, production and operations, and leadership and personal development. Our graduating MBA students travel to the University of Iowa for the final month to complete a real-world business simulation course, get an inside look at American companies, and receive their degree at a formal University of Iowa Tippie College of Business graduation ceremony. CIMBA’s Educational Philosophy: Knowledge, Process, Behavior Our Leadership Institute is designed to support CIMBA’s educational philosophy which includes the pillars of knowledge, process, and behavior. This philosophy helps you develop skills to turn ideas into practical innovations and to effectively manage and lead others to higher levels of performance. It also gives you access to one of the most comprehensive, highly personalized coaching programs in the U.S. and abroad. Students have one-on-one sessions with coaches who help them explore issues such as managing daily stress and conflict, developing better social skills, adapting to social transitions, and more. Our MBA students also have the opportunity to learn basic coaching skills such as giving and receiving feedback, asking powerful questions, active listening,... [-]

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Contact

CIMBA Italy

Address CIMBA Italy Via San Giacomo 4 31017 Paderno del Grappa (TV)
Venice, Italy
Website http://cimbaitaly.com/
Phone +39 0423 932120

Address The University of Iowa 108 PBB Suite C300 Iowa City, IA 52242-1000
Iowa City, California, USA
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