WHO WE ARE
PEACE THROUGH COMMERCE
The Student International Business Council is a student-run organization that offers Notre Dame undergraduates practical professional experience with companies around the world. We encourage students from all colleges and majors to utilize SIBC as a platform to diversify their education beyond the classroom and cultivate meaningful professional growth.
The Student International Business Council exists to empower students through the ethical advancement of international commerce by developing leadership, entrepreneurial ability, practical management skills, and global interaction.
The Council hosted its first event, the Student Globalization Forum, for undergraduates in the College of Business. NDCIBD leaders established the vision "Peace through Commerce" to apply Notre Dame's mission to the education of future business leaders.
The organization changed its name to Student International Business Council (SIBC). At this time, most of the budget contributed to international travel and a limited number of finance projects.
As the SIBC grew and the economic crisis loomed, the organization began to develop more programming and projects aimed towards job placement.
In partnership with Beijing's Peking University, SIBC established the International Economic Exchange, which seeks to facilitate annual exchanges with top universities throughout Asia.
SIBC celebrates its 30th anniversary with over 900 active members and 100+ projects across 7 divisions: Accounting, Consulting, Finance, International Marketing, Social Impact, & STEM.
Endorsed by Father Ted Hesburgh, Frank Potenziani endowed the "Notre Dame Council on International Business Development" as a student-run organization in which undergraduates could engage in international activities as an integral part of their education.
On March 30, the NDCIBD was recognized by the United States Senate in Congressional Record and commended for its commitment to international perspectives and ethical behavior in an increasingly complex global economy.
By the 15th anniversary, the organization remained relatively small at under 100 members and the University was considering ending operations due to poor organization and a number of infractions with the administration.
SIBC partnered with KPMG to host its first official international case competition in Dubai, UAE.
By the 25th anniversary, SIBC supported 500 active members.