- Contact Prof. Orlando Kelm
- Get a subscription code
- Go to www.livemocha.com
Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis
MBA and MPA students only
Proficiency Level: All levels
MBA/MPA Business Language Learning
Learn a new language.
Improve your foreign language skills.
At no cost to you.
The Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at McCombs is pleased to now offer language learning in cooperation with LiveMocha, a commercial online language learning community. LiveMocha provides instructional materials in 38 languages and a platform for speakers to interact with and help each other learn new languages.
Students will receive a one-year subscription to Livemocha’s services at no cost – it’s just a matter of signing up. Students can enroll in any of the 38 languages that are offered. The services include specific courses, online materials, interaction with Livemocha’s online community, and video-conferencing practice with native speakers from almost anywhere in the world.
Full-time MBA, Texas Evening MBA, Executive MBA and MPA students only
Proficiency Level: All levels
- Visit Live Mocha to get a feel for the program, languages, options, and courses.
- Contact Orlando Kelm, Associate Director of Business Language Education at CIBER to receive a code to subscribe.
- Subscribe to Livemocha and enroll in courses in 38 languages. As you work through the courses at your own pace, you will submit work that is evaluated by the Livemocha community of learners. You can also choose speaking partners to practice with as well.
- Your subscription will be valid until September 15, 2013. The 100 subscriptions will be given out on a first come, first served basis. Note: There are some premium features of Livemocha that are not part of the basic subscription, for which individuals would have to enroll and pay for on their own.
Generally, four such awards are
For more information contact
Deirdre Mendez, CIBER Director
Doctoral Sylff Fellowship
Generally known as "SYLFF", The Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund was established in 1987 by The Nippon Foundation. This fellowship fund is a program of the Tokyo Foundation.
The purpose of the Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund is to financially assist young graduate students in the humanities and social sciences with leadership potential and interest in international affairs so as to help in the creation of a well-balanced and responsive core of future public and private sector leaders.
SYLFF Doctoral Fellowships in Business
The fellowships are administered by the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin.
The objective of these awards, which are made possible by an endowment from the Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF) of the Tokyo Foundation, is to support doctoral dissertation research on topics combining international and business perspectives. They will be made only to doctoral students who are currently enrolled in a graduate program at The University of Texas at Austin, who have been admitted to candidacy, and whose approved dissertation research addresses, wholly or in significant part, the objective described above.
Using the SYLFF Doctoral Fellowship Application Form (pdf) graduate advisers submit nominations to CIBER in the McCombs School. Applications will be reviewed by the UT-Austin SYLFF Steering Committee, with input from McCombs School Doctoral Advisory Committee.
Applicants must be currently enrolled at UT-Austin and admitted to candidacy. Awards are based on major accomplishments since entering graduate school, a well-defined program of research that combines international and business perspectives, a strong personal statement, and a letter of recommendation from the applicant's doctoral advisor.
Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)
McCombs School of Business
Dr. David Platt
CBA 3.204, Mail Stop B6000
Doctoral Internationalization Consortium
The UT CIBER is proud to participate in the CIBER Doctoral Internationalization Consortium, which comprises the CIBERs at
The purpose of these consortia is to provide doctoral students in all functional areas of business an international perspective regarding the major issues and research questions that are related to their disciplines. The consortia bring doctoral students together with prominent faculty whose traditional areas of research have not been international in scope, but who have recently internationalized their work. Students attend talks conducted by faculty members as well as participate in group discussion sessions in which international research agendas are developed.
Participating CIBERs host consortia focusing on core academic subjects, inviting doctoral students from partner institutions and elsewhere to explore international themes in their discipline, and underwriting the cost of lodging and meals for attendees.
The UT Austin CIBER hosts a biennial Doctoral Internationalization Consortium in Marketing. The fall, 2009 event brought 25 doctoral students together with prominent international faculty to discuss international topics related to marketing. Participants delivered a research agenda to address the questions formulated during these discussions. UT will host another consortium in 2011. PhD students should monitor the CIBERWeb Portal for meetings.
Purdue University, International Operations Management, June 2011
University of Washington, Information Systems, June 2011
University of Pennsylvania, International Accounting, June 2010
Univeristy of Michigan, International Cultural Management/Org. Behavior, Spring 2009
University of Texas at Austin, International Marketing, Summer 2009
Duke University, Managing Strategic Change & Global Organization Design, May 2008
UCLA, International Finance, 2008
University of Washington, Information Systems, June 2008
Purdue University, International Operations Management, October 2007
University of Michigan, International Cultural Management/Organizational Behavior, Spring 2007