International Business Certification Course at TAMIU April 27

International Business Certification
Program Registration Underway at TAMIU

Businesses interested in learning to develop a well-rounded growth strategy in international commerce should make plans to attend a series of training seminars offered by Texas A&M International University and the South Texas Border International Trade Center at the University of Texas at San Antonio. The Certified Global Business Professional training series begins Thursday, April 27 and continues weekly through June.

Participants may register for individual classes or for the entire series. Registration fees per session are $175 (with a discount); $200 for early registration and $225 for late registration.

The training schedule for the series is:

Thursday, April 27 - Global marketing

Thursday, May 4 - International trade logistics

Thursday, May 11 - Global management

Thursday, May 18 - Trade finance and payment methods

The training series will close with a North American Small Business International Trade Educators Certified Business Professional Exam Review in Laredo on June 8 and the NASBITE CGBP Exam, also in Laredo on June 17.

The series is designed to help businesses develop a well-rounded growth strategy in international commerce.

The NASBITE CGBP provides a benchmark for competency in global commerce. The CGBP designation demonstrates an individual's ability to conduct global business including Global Business Management, Global Marketing, Supply Chain Management, and Trade Finance.

The training program was developed by the International Trade Center at the University of Texas at San Antonio  (UTSA) and is one of only two programs in the United States aimed at business executives and provided in an accelerated format. Each session is led by experienced professionals in international trade.

To register, please call the UTSA International Trade Center at 210.458.2470 or register online at

For more information, please contact Amy Palacios, TAMIU Data and Information Specialist at 326.2820, e-mail or visit offices in the Western Hemispheric Trade Center, room 221.

University office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at

5201 University Boulevard, Laredo, TX 78041-1900 Work956.326.2100