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Certified Global Business Professional

The North American Small Business International Trade Educators Association (NASBITE) Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) Credential provides a benchmark for competency in global commerce. The CGBP designation demonstrates your ability to conduct global business. If you're experienced in international trade, the certification provides recognition of your knowledge. If you're just beginning a career in international business, the certification establishes your commitment to professional development. 

The Certified Global Professional Online Program was created by academics, industry practitioners, and professionals who assisted in the development of the credential, and it's facilitated by instructors with extensive backgrounds related to the material. The Certified Global Business Professional Program prepares you for the credential exam by educating you in four areas: global management, global marketing, supply chain management, and trade finance.

12 Months / 160 Course Hrs
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Certified Global Business Professional

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Certified Global Business Professional Details + Objective

Course Code: GES203

You Will Learn
  • Evaluate the internal and external environment to identify potential marketing threats and opportunities
  • Develop and implement a global marketing plan
  • Optimize supply-chain solutions to meet the requirements of the international business plan
  • Evaluate and select potential intermediaries to support the international business plan
  • Complete documents required for the international movement of product and services
  • Assess political and economic risks and cultural issues of the target country to establish financial costs and viability
  • Research and analyze credit history and payment capacity of the potential buyers or partners to assess the commercial risk
  • Select appropriate methods, terms, and currency of payment to agents, sales representatives, distributors, suppliers, and international joint ventures
  • Develop a short-, medium-, and long-term financial plan
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 12 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 160 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Work toward receiving your Global Business Professional certification
  • Develop leadership skills that will enable you to succeed in an international market
  • Master an understanding of best practices for supply chain management
  • Gain confidence in managing international financial deals

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Certified Global Business Professional Outline
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Global Management

Understand the different challenges of international trade, the aspects of global business planning, and factors affecting the management of international trade.

Information Sources for Global Business Planning

Learn the best places to gather information, receive assistance, acquire tools, and how to manage global business operations.

Global Marketing

Understand how to evaluate the internal and external environment, develop and implement a global marketing plan, and coordinate the marketing mix.

Global Trade Finance

Explore the political, economic, and cultural risks of global management. Discuss foreign exchange risk, credit risk, and how to optimize payments and documentations.

Global Supply Chain Management

Optimize supply chain solutions while learning how to evaluate and select potential intermediaries.

Logistics for Securing Supply Chain Management

Understand how to complete documents for international movements of products and services, calculate costs, benefits, and risks of international transactions, and learn how to facilitate offshore procurement processes.

Program Details
  1. Global Management
    1. Management Challenge of International Trade
    2. Aspects of the Global Business Planning Process
    3. Factors Affecting Management of International Trade
    4. Information Sources for Global Business Planning
    5. Sources of Assistance for Global Business Planning
    6. Practical Tools for International Trade
    7. The Management Context of Global Business
  2. Global Marketing
    1. Evaluating the Internal and External Environment
    2. Developing and Implementing the Global Marketing Plan
    3. Coordinating the Marketing Mix
  3. Global Trade Finance
    1. Political Economic and Cultural Risks
    2. Foreign Exchange Risk and Mitigation
    3. Researching, Analyzing, and Mitigating Credit Risk
    4. Optimizing Methods of Payment and Documentation
    5. Payment Terms
    6. Developing the Short-, Medium-, and Long-term Financial Plan
  4. Global Supply-Chain Management
    1. Optimizing Supply-Chain Solutions
    2. Evaluating and Selecting Potential Intermediaries
    3. Completing Documents for International Movement of Products and Services
    4. Calculating Costs, Benefits, and Risks of International Transactions
    5. Facilitating Offshore Procurement Processes
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Prerequisites / Requirements

This program is for you if you're a NASBITE member, an employee at a large or small company with global interests, or a practitioner, an educator, or a student engaged in international trade and global commerce. The credential is also suitable for individuals working in trade-assistance organizations, trade-promotion agencies, and related educational institutions.

This program is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers. IBM or PC computers or Mac computers can access this course with high-speed Internet or dial-up via a 56.6K modem or better. Microsoft Office and Macromedia's Shockwave and Flash applications (available via free download) are also required. There are no required textbooks. All material is contained in the program and can be printed for future reference.

Certified Global Business Professional Frequently Asked Questions
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What trade skills are certified and at what depth?

The NASBITE CGBP certifies that a candidate is competent in four primary areas:

  • Global business management
  • Global marketing
  • Supply-chain management
  • Trade finance

Within each area are the following five "threads," which are topics that cross all four areas:

  • Documentation
  • Legal and regulatory compliance
  • Intercultural awareness
  • Technology
  • Resources

Within each of these areas and threads, there are tasks and knowledge statements tested through the CGBP exam.

The NASBITE CGBP doesn't certify that a candidate is an expert in each of the four domains. It certifies that a candidate is proficient in the tasks and knowledge generally associated with a practitioner who's worked in global trade for two years.

What are the benefits of the CGBP certification?

Candidates who receive the NASBITE CGBP designation may use the credential logo and word mark on resumes and business cards, which will identify them to employers and the public as individuals proficient in global commerce. For companies, the certification establishes a professional development goal for current and future employees. The credential also helps individuals diversify their skills in global commerce and assures they understand a broad range of topics rather than just the specific field they have experienced within international trade.

What’s required to achieve certification?

To receive the NASBITE CGBP designation, a candidate must pass the CGBP exam and have completed either two years of college-level study or have worked in global commerce for two years.

What is the CGBP exam and when is it offered? What is the cost?

The CGBP exam is a multiple-choice exam covering the four areas and five threads. The exam is offered in major U.S. cities at various times during the year. Locations and dates are posted on under Exam Locations.

How long does it take to complete a program?
This program is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start and finish at your own pace. Upon registering, you're given twelve (12) months to complete this program.
Do I have to buy additional materials?

All the materials you'll need are included, and their cost will be covered by your tuition. ed2go will ship all materials ground service upon enrollment.

Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses.

What happens when I complete the program?
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.
Am I guaranteed a job?

ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don’t provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Who will be my instructor?
There is no facilitator for this program, however support will be offered through email and phone.
Can I use a Mac?

Yes, you can use a Mac for this program.

How can I get more information about this program?

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When can I start the program?

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Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my program within the time frame provided?

The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of course hours. If after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete your program on time, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee may be charged for an extension.

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