The Institute for Defense and Business

“The Institute for Defense and Business brings together the U.S. Government, the private sector and academia to achieve excellence and innovation in the defense industry.”

Profile

The Institute for Defense and Business is a non-profit research and education institute founded in 1997 by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the State of North Carolina. The Institute’s central purpose is to foster shoulder to shoulder partnerships among government defense agencies and the private sector in order to achieve excellence and innovation through research and education.

Initiatives

UNC-IDB Strategic Studies Fellows Program

Administered in collaboration with the University of North Carolina Partnership for National Security, Indiana University, the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security and the Triangle Institute for Security Studies, this program is designed to increase the knowledge base for U.S. Military Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers, federal government personnel and private sector employees. Participants receive a joint certificate from the IDB and UNC, and three graduate-level academic credit hours from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. Interested
parties may learn more here.

IU-UNC LOG MBA Program

This program, mostly online, allows students to earn an MBA from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and a certificate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business
School. It offers academic tracks in Global Supply Chain and Global Strategic Management and features four residencies, including an international trip to study global business practices. Interested parties may learn more here.

The Depot and Arsenal Executive
Leadership Program (DAELP) An executive development program serving the commanders and senior civilian leaders of our Nation’s Depot and Arsenal facilities, focused at the O-6 or civilian-equivalent career level. DAELP is administered by the Institute for Defense and Business and delivered in partnership with the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, which issues a certificate upon completion. Interested parties may learn more here.

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