Placing students first, taking pride in its commitment to innovation and creativity, and achieving positive results that make a lasting impression on our students, professors, employees, member universities, client companies and the local community define the essence of CIMBA. The Consortium takes pride in the success of its students and the companies they serve; its professors and employees; the shared commitment to the CIMBA learning philosophy; the Consortium-member universities it has the privilege to serve; and the integral part it plays in the Veneto region, which so graciously serves as the program’s home.

At the heart of CIMBA lies the Consortium of Universities for International Studies. Created in 1985, the Consortium is a non-profit organization committed to international education. Consortium members actively encourage students and faculty to seek personal development and growth through international academic experiences emphasizing the importance of developing an understanding and appreciation of diversity in culture and perspective. The structure of the Consortium allows it to draw from the best that the member universities have to offer in terms of faculty and student participants. The result is a tremendous learning environment that invigorates not only students, but faculty as well. With depth and flexibility in teaching resources, CIMBA can provide classes that continuously improve and define the learning environment.

The Consortium of Universities for International Studies admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Consortium Member Universities

Each of these 33 universities are committed to international education and providing their students with the tools and resources to succeed in the 21st century. The honors that the member schools hold are impressive: 7 have received the prestigious US Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) grants; all 33 are Carnegie Foundation extensive research universities; 18 are listed as the top undergraduate programs according to US News and World Report including 4 of the top 25 top international business program; and 3 of the top MBA programs according to the Wall Street Journal.

University of Alabama University of Michigan
University of Arizona University of Minnesota
University of Arkansas University of Missouri
Brigham Young University North Carolina State University
Clemson University University of Nebraska
University of Connecticut Oklahoma State University
University of Delaware University of Oklahoma
Florida State University University of Oregon
University of Florida Purdue University
Georgia State University Rutgers University
University of Georgia San Diego State University
University of Iowa University of South Carolina
Iowa State University University of Tennessee
Kansas State University Texas Tech University
University of Kansas University of Virginia
Louisiana State University Virginia Tech University
West Virginia University