Global Business Center

Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) Training

Certified Global Business Professional Training

  • Does your company’s sales goal include plan to start or expand to foreign markets?
  • Would you like to learn about the strategic steps involved?

Train your employees, or go for that defining certification that will help distinguish you from the rest.

This training course will help you to receive the most comprehensive overview of international business. Learn  about export compliance, logistics, international marketing, market selection, payment tools and much more.

Instructor Led Training:

March 3rd - 5th, 2016
Cleveland State University West Center
26202 Detroit Road Westlake, OH 44145


The Certified Global Business Professional Credential:

  • Can help you to diversify your skills in global commerce
  • Insure that you have an understanding of a wide range of topics rather than just the specific field within international trade in which you have experience
  • Demonstrate to companies that you have completed the necessary professional development goals within the field of international trade

Training will cover primary content of CGBP exam:

  • Global Business Management
  • International Logistics
  • International Marketing
  • Trade Finance
Sample Topics Covered and Skills Participants will learn:
  • Assess a company’s export readiness
  • Select modes of entry to foreign markets
  • Choose appropriate incoterms
  • Understand payment mechanisms
  • Calculate landed cost
  • Access government tools, services and grants
  • Evaluate international freight forwarders
  • Complete international documentation
  • Check foreign buyers’ credit
  • Navigate international trade compliance

About the Instructor:

Nate Ward is Director of the Ohio International Trade Assistance Center at Cleveland State University. He has taught international supply chain and his center specializes in international market research. He has conducted export business in over 25 countries over eight years in the manufacturing sector in sales, logistics and management.

Sponsored by:

The Small Business Development Centers of Ohio. The Ohio SBDC program is funded in part by the Ohio Development Service Agency (ODSA). All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author (s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the ODSA. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.

The International Trade Assistance Center (ITAC), hosted by Cleveland State University's Monte Ahuja College of Business and funded by the Ohio Small Business Development Center, offers free and discreet business consulting to Small and Medium Sized businesses who want to grow their export sales.

If you should have questions regarding this, or other ITAC programs, please contact:
Program Coordinator: Ucee Faenza
Phone: 216.687.4797