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Events and Outreach


The Global Business Resource Center is an active participant in international business and global trade education. In addition to offering lectures, seminars, professional training and conferences, our faculty members are frequent speakers at area events. The Center has co-sponsored and/or co-hosted events that have provided trade education opportunities to members of the business community, students and faculty each year.

Certified Global Business ProfessionalTM Training

The Global Business Resource Center offers a workshop giving business community members, faculty and students the opportunity to become NASBITETM Certfied Global Business ProfessionalTM (CGBPTM) designees. The two-day training workshop will prepare you for taking NASBITE's national certification exam. The College of Charleston's course devotes a half day to each of the four domains covered in the exam.  For more information on the course and topics covered refer to the professional program page.

International Trade Workshops


The Center continues its outreach efforts, building formal relationships with regional and federal trade education organizations. As a member of the South Carolina Interational Trade Coalition, the Global Business Resource is able to contribute to international trade policy statewide. The College of Charleston and the Global Business Resource hav served as chair of the Coalition in 2010 and 2014. The Center has a formalized a partnership with one of the area's most significant players in professional trade education, Charleston Women in International Trade, bringing business professionals and students together throughout the academic year. In the Fall of 2009, the Center signed an MOU with the Export-Import Bank of the U.S., becoming one of only two City/State Marketing Partners for the Bank in South Carolina.  As a City/State Partner, the Center works with small to medium-sized local companies to increase their understanding of the trade finance and insurance products and services offered by the Ex-Im Bank. In June, 2012, the Center signed an MOU with the US Commercial Service of the US Department of Commerce, making the Center a preferred export promotion partner for the Service and formalizing a longstanding relationship geared toward increasing export awareness and knowledge among small and medium-sized SC businesses. The Center further supports small to medium business growth by conducting global market research for companies through its international business student internship program.

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