Business Outreach

To achieve and maintain success in today's global marketplace, Central New York businesses must attain a greater international presence. To effectively train tomorrow's leaders, business schools must pay attention to parts of the world that are considered by many development experts as the most favored business attractions after China, India, and Brazil. Africa has been the overlooked continent; however, the last few years have brought about positive and significant changes in Africa's business landscape.

The Africa Business Program provides the framework to raise awareness of Africa as an environment ripe for ample business opportunities and enables Central New York businesses to acquire the knowledge and skills required to lead in the African business sector. Whether you are starting or expanding your business, you will receive the necessary support to expand your company's reach into the global market under the guidance of the program's director, Peter Koveos, the Kiebach Chair for International Business Studies, and Pierre Yourougou, the Kiebach Center's associate director for Africa. Business support includes:

  • The International Business Forum with a focus on Africa
  • Reporting on news about African economies and their business environments
  • Student interns and faculty supervisors who will assist Central New York companies in creating and implementing an Africa Business plan