About Us

Globalization and international trade are key drivers of our national and state economies. In 2021, South Carolina exported $29.7 billion in goods around the globe,  supporting over 145,000 jobs in the state. With more than 70 percent of trade taking place outside U.S. borders, however, continued economic development depends upon improving international skills in the business community and in creating an awareness of the globalization of our economy.

The Global Business Resource Center (GBRC) is housed in the College of Charleston's School of Business. Located in the beautiful, historic center of this important port city, the GBRC is situated in the heart of the international trade community. Top-notch facilities in the Beatty and Tate Centers provide an ideal venue for international trade seminars, workshops and lectures geared toward students, faculty and/or members of the business community.

The GBRC supports continued development of international education opportunities so students may gain the necessary international business skills, cross-cultural experience and foreign language proficiencies needed to compete effectively in today's globalized economy. To help ensure that the international business knowledge conveyed in the classroom is up-to-date and relevant, the GBRC also supports faculty development and international business research.

In 2017, Schools.com ranked the College of Charleston as the No. 2 Best College for an International Business degree. Indeed, the College of Charleston is the largest provider of undergraduate international business and foreign language degrees in South Carolina. Its graduates are key to the development of an internationally-skilled workforce.

The GBRC continues to build upon longstanding relationships with the US Commerical Service, SC Department of Commerce, SC District Export Council, SC International Trade Coalition, Charleston Women in International Trade, the SC State Ports Authority and other international trade organizations to expand international trade education and assistance to mid-career professionals. The GBRC is the first organization in the state to offer the NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional credential prorgram and training seminars. Since 2008, the GBRC and the Charleston Women in International Trade has run a mentoring program that matches School of Business students with global trade and logistics professionals in mutually beneficial relationships and continues to host workshops connecting students with working professionals.

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Global Business Resource Center
Beatty Center | Suite 111
5 Liberty Street | Charleston, SC 29401
Tel. 843.953.4882