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Certified Global Business Professional


Start out strong or demonstrate your knowledge in international business by preparing for the credential by exam designation of Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP). Offered by the North American Small Business International Trade Educators Association (NASBITE), this credential provides a benchmark for competency in global commerce. It can give you the recognition you deserve and demonstrate your commitment to professional development.

The prep and exam cover four areas: global management, global marketing, supply chain management, and trade finance. 

This program is for you if you're a NASBITE member, work in 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 if you work in trade-assistance organizations, trade-promotion agencies and related educational institutions. Offered in partnership with ed2go.


After completing this program, you'll be familiar with material included in the Certified Global Business Professional examination, including:

•Evaluating the internal and external environment to identify potential marketing threats and opportunities
•Developing and implementing a global marketing plan
•Optimizing supply-chain solutions to meet the requirements of the international business plan
•Evaluating and selecting potential intermediaries to support the international business plan
•Completing documents required for the international movement of product and services
•Assessing political and economic risks and cultural issues of the target country to establish financial costs and viability
•Researching and analyzing credit history and payment capacity of the potential buyers or partners to assess the commercial risk
•Selecting appropriate methods, terms, and currency of payment to agents, sales representatives, distributors, suppliers, and international joint ventures
•Developing a short-, medium-, and long-term financial plan


I.Global Management

A.Management Challenge of International Trade

B.Aspects of the Global Business Planning Process

C.Factors Affecting Management of International Trade

D.Information Sources for Global Business Planning

E.Sources of Assistance for Global Business Planning

F.Practical Tools for International Trade

G.The Management Context of Global Business

II.Global Marketing

A.Evaluating the Internal and External Environment

B.Developing and Implementing the Global Marketing Plan

C.Coordinating the Marketing Mix

III.Global Trade Finance

A.Political Economic and Cultural Risks

B.Foreign Exchange Risk and Mitigation

C.Researching, Analyzing, and Mitigating Credit Risk

D.Optimizing Methods of Payment and Documentation

E.Payment Terms

F.Developing the Short-, Medium-, and Long-term Financial Plan

IV.Global Supply-Chain Management

A.Optimizing Supply-Chain Solutions

B.Evaluating and Selecting Potential Intermediaries

C.Completing Documents for International Movement of Products and Services

D.Calculating Costs, Benefits, and Risks of International Transactions

E.Facilitating Offshore Procurement Processes

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