Working together with students, the business community, and the New Mexico International Business Accelerator, the Anderson School has been striving to enhance its international education programs with support from a Title VI-B Business and International Education grant from the U.S. Department of Education. These activities expand on UNM's existing capabilities relating to Latin America area studies, technology entrepreneurship, and sustainable enterprise. Activities that have been supported by the grant between 2006 and 2009 include international education opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty development in international business, collaboration between UNM, the IBA and other regional economic development organizations, case writing and research, and an academic conference.
The Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce has scheduled a seminar on Evaluating International Trade Opportunities with Mexico, on Thursday, April 16th at the Auditorium at the UNM Science & Tech Park, located at 901 University BLVD in Albuquerque 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. A box lunch will be provided for participants by the Anderson School of Management through a grant from the US Department of Education.
The purpose of the Seminar is to familiarize Albuquerque businesses with opportunities and recommendations for doing business in Mexico. Seminar speakers will include a representative of ProMexico, the Mexican government institution responsible for strengthening Mexico's international economy. Other speakers will discuss New Mexican initiatives to improve business and trade with Mexico, including both export and import opportunities.
Please confirm your attendance with Synthia Jaramillo, Executive Assistant to Alex O. Romero by Tuesday April 14, 2009 at 505-462-2256 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In collaboration with UNM's Latin American and Iberian Institute, the Anderson School is holding an interdisciplinary academic conference focusing on the impact of globalization on employment, entrepreneurship and development in Latin America.
More than 100 students have taken part in short-term and semester-length study abroad programs created or expanded with support from the grant. These activities continue to grow through a new FIPSE grant involving Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit the Anderson Study Abroad site.
A survey was administered to better understand the current international business activities of New Mexico-based companies and to help them develop strategies for identifying and exploiting international opportunities. A subset of these companies are featured in a Directory of New Mexico Exporters & Importers. A separate directory features New Mexico-based technology companies.
A series of case studies have been completed and will be made available for use at other educational institutions. Please check back in March 2009 for more information and to download the case studies.