Boeing Institute of International Business

The John Cook School of Business has been a pioneer in providing global business education for professionals in the business world and for future leaders currently in the classroom. This vision led to a highly recognized center of excellence in international business: the Boeing Institute of International Business (BIIB).


Established in 1984, the Institute offers a breadth of global business resources for students, alumni, the business community, faculty, government and professional organizations.

Named the Boeing Institute of International Business in 1999 in recognition of a grant from the Boeing-McDonnell Foundation, the Institute’s existence was spearheaded by Dr. Seung Kim, who is not only Director of the Institute but, also, Chairman of the Department of International Business. His goal is to continue strengthening and expanding global programs through leadership and relationships.  The Boeing Institute of International Business offers many learning opportunities focusing on International Business at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels, plus events, professional programs, and a global research and data center.

We’d like to send a special thank you to our retiring director Dr. Seung H. Kim



The Institute, in conjunction with the Department of International Business, offers a number of academic programs of study in international business:

Professional Events & Services

Professional Events

Professional events include the annual International Business Awards Ceremony, the annual International Business Conference, and the Boeing Distinguished Guest Lecture in International Business. Additional events are held throughout the year. Visit our Professional Events page to learn more.


Global Research/Data Center

Through the highly qualified faculty in international business and the global executives who have partnered with the Institute, many scholarly activities and publications are produced. Additionally, through partnership with the State of Missouri, St. Louis Regional Chamber & Growth Association, The World Trade Center Saint Louis, and the U.S. Department of Commerce. the Institute recently launched the Missouri International Business Data Center (MO-IBD). The first of its kind in the region, this data center serves as a hub of information on global business activity.



The Institute regularly publishes newsletters and the Multinational Business Review. Through our Data Center, we published the first in an FDI series: “Missouri FDI 2000-2007”. Visit our publications page to read our newsletters and for more information on these exciting activities.