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CITD Global Trade and Competitiveness Courses

Global Trade Certificate

The School of Global Studies and Partnerships offers a Master of Science in Global Studies. The Global Business and Trade focus area provides coursework in global trade and economic development with studies in trade policy, macroeconomic policy, and political and legal structures surrounding global trade. This focus area is appropriate for students wishing to enter careers in international business, government, public service, institutional development, consulting, trade development, policy analysis and economic development.


Plans are in development to offer a Global Trade Graduate Certificate for students and professionals.

Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) Exam Preparation Course

The CGBP designation is a credential managed by the National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators (NASBITE). The certification is a widely recognized standard representing an individual’s competency in global trade. The CGBP covers global business management, global marketing, supply chain management and trade finance. Those experienced in international trade confirm their proficiency and expertise; those newer to global trade can establish a full understanding of the profession; and for organizations, it assures that employees are able to practice global business with a high degree of expertise and professionalism.

Microeconomics of Competitiveness

The CITD, in partnership with the Spears School of Business, is working to offer the Microeconomics of Competitiveness (MOC). Developed by Harvard’s Dr. Michael Porter, MOC is a robust framework for understanding competitiveness as a critical factor driving the economic performance of a specific location. Studying and applying the conceptual framework can raise the ability of firms to become more globally competitive and increase the standard for living of the location’s citizens.

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