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The Institute for Global Business

Welcome to the Institute for Global Business (IGB). Let us help you open a door to the international business world.

Mission Statement

The IGB contributes to the globalization efforts of the McCoy College of Business Administration. Working with an advisory board of international business leaders, the IGB provides quality academic and experiential learning opportunities to prepare students, faculty, and the business community to successfully compete in global markets.

Examples of IGB Activities

The IGB hosts an annual Export Fellows Certification Program, sponsors the Students in International Business (SIB) group, participates in study abroad programs and their development, helps identify student internships and jobs, coordinates advanced leadership development seminars for area businesses, and assists in strategic planning related to global initiatives within the College.

Base of Operations

The IGB has direct oversight within the Department of Management. Many of its goals will extend to other parts of the McCoy College of Business Administration.

Bobcats Studying Abroad in South America

About Dr. Rob Konopaske, Director of the IGB

Dr. Rob Konopaske

Rob has lived and worked in Latin America (Mexico, Chile and Brazil) and speaks Spanish and Portuguese. As an undergraduate at Rutgers University, he studied Spanish and participated in Jr. Year Abroad in Mexico City. While at the University of South Carolina, Rob obtained a master in International Business Studies and later, at the University of Houston,  a Ph.D. in Business Administration (international HR management focus). His work experience includes being a fund raiser for United Way, cross-cultural trainer for ITAP International, start-up manager (Latin America) for Avery Dennison, and a marketing professional for Janssen Farmaceutica (Johnson & Johnson) in Mexico City. For the past 10 years at Texas State University, Rob has been a management professor. Recently, he was named the new Director of the Institute for Global Business (IGB). His predecessor, Dr. Jack Mogab, served in the director role for nearly 20 years. During that time, Jack accomplished a great deal and worked closely with a loyal and caring Advisory Board.

Contact Information

Rob Konopaske, Ph.D.

Director, Institute for Global Business (IGB)

Department of Management - McCoy College of Business

Texas State University

601 University Drive

San Marcos, TX 78666

(512) 245-5567