International Business Resources for Faculty
Based on the NASBITE© Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) Credential
International Business Resources for Faculty
The CGBP (Certified Global Business Professional) credential contains 32 key tasks related to international trade. These tasks combine to ensure the international trade practitioner is competent across a broad range of skill sets. This page will help you to access best practices, trends, PowerPoints, examples and documents, case studies and experiential exercises, and videos. Please use our simple three-step selection process:
Step 1: Click on one of Four Skill Domains
Click on any of the 4 CGBP Domains from the menu below:
1) Global Business Management
2) Global Marketing
3) Supply Chain Management, or
4) Trade Finance.
After you click, a list of links will appear containing appropriate key tasks. These represent the tasks needed to create competence in that area of international trade activities.
Step 2: Click on a Task
Click on a Task link,which will lead you to a page containing relevant, specific web resources.
Step 3: Click on a Tab
After selecting a task, please scroll down the page to see results. There will be 10 tabs at the top of the results table from which you can choose:
- All: General web resources for the task
- Courses: Clicking on this tab will lead you to course and syllabus web resources related to the chosen task. This may help as you develop your lesson plan for the topic or course.
- Best Practices: Clicking on this tab will lead you to web resources that explain how to develop skills for these types of tasks. In other words, best practices related to the tasks.
- Trends: Clicking on this tab will lead you to web resources that identify recent trends related to the tasks. Due to changes across technology, regulations, industry standards, and human resources, it is meaningful to examine trends.
- PowerPoint: Clicking on this tab will lead you to PowerPoint web resources related to the task. PowerPoint is the most widely used presentation software in the classroom, and these links should bring you multiple examples of how others have presented similar material and topics.
- Examples: Clicking on this tab will show you many examples of the chosen task. Examples are great to use in class, and help to clarify topical issues.
- PDF Documents: Clicking on this tab will lead you to web resource documents related to the task. Examining documents may be very helpful in bringing clarity and structure to our understanding of the task.
- Case Studies: Clicking on this tab will lead you to related case studies. Case studies are a great way to move students toward practical applicaton of the material.
- Experiential Exercises: For some tasks, there may not be many or any results. Clicking on this tab will lead you to experiential exercises on the web that pertain to the chosen task. It can be meaningful to examine the types of activities others have successfully used in the classroom when introducing the chosen task.
- YouTube: Clicking on this tab will lead you to web resources from the YouTube collection. It may be very helpful to watch a video related to the task.
- Global Business Management
- 1-01: Develop and/or assist in the creation of a global mission statement for the firm.
- 1-02: Recognize ethical and cultural issues that are inherent in global activities and contribute to an ethical and cross-culturally sensitive business environment.
- 1-03: Participate in the global business planning and long-term strategic planning processes.
- 1-04: Contribute to the ongoing internal and external research efforts to determine viability of global ventures.
- 1-05: Develop and/or assist in risk assessment and the development of risk management policies to support proposed global business activities.
- 1-06: Develop and/or assist in internal and external legal and regulatory compliance efforts to support global activities.
- 1-07: Develop and/or assist in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the global budget.
- 1-08: Establish and maintain relationships with appropriate external organizations to support global activities.
- 1-09: Participate in the effective use of technology to support global performance.
- Global Marketing
- 2-01: Evaluate the internal and external environment (e.g., economic and physical geography, history, political environment, competitive analysis, regulatory, cultural, and technological issues) to identify potential marketing threats and opportunities.
- 2-02: Conduct market research in order to determine the best potential market.
- 2-03: After analysis of the market research, select products and markets to be targeted.
- 2-04: Develop and select market strategy to maximize sales and profitability.
- 2-05: Develop and implement a marketing budget related to the global activities of the company.
- 2-06: Coordinate the marketing mix of goods and services to implement the company’s marketing plan : Provide products and services for the targeted markets.
- 2-07: Implement, monitor, and adjust the company’s global pricing strategies.
- 2-08: Initiate and manage global promotion strategies in order to support the global marketing plan.
- 2-09: Analyze and formulate global distribution strategy for products and/or services.
- 2-10: Establish and manage the global sales activities.
- Supply Chain Management
- 3-01: Optimize supply chain solutions to meet the requirements of the international business plan including evaluation of all modes of transportation, inventory, time to market, landed costs, and customer requirements.
- 3-02: Evaluate and select the potential intermediaries (e.g., carriers ‐ all modes, 3PL’s, forwarders, brokers, contract carriers) necessary to support the international business plan (including evaluation of outsourcing alternatives and/or partners).
- 3-03: Complete the documents required for international movement of product and services.
- 3-04: Coordinate with other departments to calculate the true cost, benefits, and risks of proposed transactions in order to implement risk management policies.
- 3-05: Facilitate the offshore procurement process.
- Trade Finance
- 4-01: Assess political and economic risks and cultural issues of the target country to establish the financial costs and viability.
- 4-02: After evaluating foreign currency exchange risk, select, implement, and manage risk mitigation techniques to protect the company against fluctuation of foreign exchange.
- 4-03: Research and analyze credit history and payment capacity of the potential buyers/partners to assess the commercial risk of the buyer and maintain credit management and control procedures and documentation.
- 4-04: Establish the most appropriate methods and terms of payment and required documentation to ensure timely payment for the sale of goods and/or services and to facilitate external financing.
- 4-05: Select appropriate methods, terms, and currency of payment to agents, sales representatives, distributors, suppliers, and international joint ventures.
- 4-06: Develop a financial plan to establish whether internal/external international trade financing is required.
- 4-07: Identify and arrange short-term (up to 180 days) pre- and/or post-shipment finance for the seller to ensure lowest cost financing at acceptable levels of risk.
- 4-08: Identify and arrange medium- and long-term finance for the overseas buyer (internal/external) to allow buyer extended terms while providing cash payment to seller without recourse.