Become Certified in Global Business

According to the World Bank, each year the world records over $18 trillion in international trade. Businesses and organizations of all sizes and from all regions participate in the exchange of goods and services across national borders. This 100% online course will prepare you in the four key areas of global business: global management, global marketing, supply chain management, and trade finance. Upon successful completion, you will be prepared to be certified as a Global Business Professional by the North American Small Business International Trade Educators Association (NASBITE).

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Job Outlook for Certified Global Business Professionals

  • According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), globalization is among the leading factors driving an increase in job demand in the business and finance domains. The Bureau notes that professionals who work across borders in finance, taxation, marketing and distribution are likely to experience strong demand over the coming decade.
  • Research from Northeastern University indicates that several international business careers are expected to be especially in demand between now and 2029. They include:
    • Management Analyst (11% growth, $85,260* per year average income) 
    • Marketing Manager (6% growth, $135,900 per year average income)
    • Financial Analyst (5% growth, $81,590 per year average income) 
    • Human Resources Manager (6% growth, $116,720 per year average income)

*Growth and Salary Data via BLS

Certified Global Business Professional Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What Skills Does a Certified Global Business Professional Need?

Global Business Professionals undertake business operations that cross national and regional borders. In addition to domain knowledge in areas such as marketing, finance, supply chain operations and management, they require specialized training in the cross-cultural, currency and legal environments that apply to international negotiations and transactions.

Is Certification Important for a Global Business Professional?

Global Business Professionals work across borders and cultures in a system that values credentials as a reliable indicator of your competence and professionalism. The NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional is considered a benchmark of your ability to conduct business in the global marketplace. It is a widely accepted designation that can act as a legitimate substitute for a much more expensive and burdensome international business degree.

Course Objectives

  • 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

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Prerequisites and Requirements

This course 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.


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.


This fully online course is not instructor-facilitated. However, support will be provided through email, online forms, and phone.

Registration and Enrollment

This course is open enrollment. You can enroll and begin anytime.

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