Belmont Abbey College, Centre for Global Commerce Offer Exclusive Series to Business Professionals — Lectures Prepare Individuals for Certification, Provides Insight into Industry

November 11, 2005 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
BELMONT, NC —- For the second straight year, Belmont Abbey College will host an exclusive lecture series for entrepreneurs, professionals and others looking for insight into successful international business practices.

The seminars, developed by The Centre for Global Commerce and sponsored by Belmont Abbey College in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Educationís Business in International Education, will provide an advanced treatment of certain subjects in the area of global commerce. The advanced seminars are designed to assist working professionals and those who wish to sit for the national CGBP (Certified Global Business Professional) credentialing examination.

The NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) is a new professional designation that identifies competence in international business for practitioners through a national exam. The national examís four cognitive domains are global business management, global marketing, supply chain management, and trade finance.

The first of nine seminars, 'Supply Chain Vulnerability' by Dr. James Giermanski, is scheduled for November 28, 2005 at 5:30 PM in the Student Commons at Belmont Abbey College. Registration for individual seminars is $250 each ($1,800 to register for the entire series), dinner and seminar materials are included. Enrollment is limited. Discounted packages are available.

For more information or to register, contact Carol Brooks at 704.825.6661 or, or Alison Cookson at 704.825.6897 or

Although the lecture series does not guarantee a passing grade on the professional exam, nor will all possible areas of the exam be covered, the seminars are designed to address complicated processes, especially those in supply chain management, and trade finance and will enhance the likelihood of passing in those areas. Attendees should not expect the series to replicate or replace academic studies or practical experiences.

The creation of a national credentialing examination grew from a need for competence in conducting global commerce. Individuals may receive the NASBITE CGBP certification upon passing the national exam and completion of either two years of college-level study or have undergraduate and/or graduate degrees with course work in international business. Individuals who are now practicing in the field of global commerce with at least two years of experience may also qualify to take the credentialing examination.

The seminar series includes:

Supply Chain Vulnerability by Dr. James Giermanski
November 28, 2005
Manufacturer to end-user and government security programs such as C-TPAT & CSI.

International Transportation (Speaker to be Announced)
December 5, 2005
Federal law affecting international transportation, bills of lading, liabilities, payments, Carmack, and Supreme Court ruling on Norfolk Southern v. Kirby.

Contracts for International Sale of Goods by Professor David Neipert, Esq.
January 9, 2006
The impact of the U.N. Convention for the International Sales of Goods on quotations, acceptances, counteroffers, revocations, etc. and the legal pitfalls in this treaty that commonly trouble U.S. business.

Incoterms 2000 by Dr. James Giermanski
January 30, 2006
Advanced treatment of the international terms of sale and their impact on global pricing strategies for both international and domestic business; title and tax implications.

Documentary Credits by Dr. James Giermanski
February 20, 2006
Detailed treatment of ICC Publication 500 concentrating on what businesses need to know and what banks donít tell you about letters of credit.

Export Trade Financing by Sharyn Koenig, Export-Import Bank of the United States
February 21, 2006
Export trade financing, working capital guarantees, export credit insurance, guaranteeing financial risks you cannot accept Ė loans, insurance, and guarantees.

Legal Risks in Doing Business Abroad by Henry B. Ward, III, Esq., Alston & Bird, LLP
March 2, 2006
Legal risks, intellectual property, export controls, etc.

International Marketing by Professor David Neipert, Esq.
March 20, 2006
Treatment of products, pricing, and promotion of products to meet the needs of customers on a global scale.

Customs Issues & Documentations by Jim Martin, Expeditors International
April 10, 2006
Inbound and outbound issues, Certificates of Origin, SEDís, CBP 1302, and more.

Ranked one of the best comprehensive colleges in the Southeast by U.S. News and World Report and The Princeton Review, Belmont Abbey College celebrates excellence and virtue steeped in its 129-year Catholic Benedictine heritage. The liberal arts College is home to students from over 28 states and 11 countries and welcomes everyone from any background or tradition committed to this vision of excellence and virtue. The campus consists of the College, the Monastery and the Abbey Basilica, which can be found on its sprawling 650 acres of picturesque landscape.

Just minutes from Charlotte, NC, the nationís second largest banking center, Belmont Abbey College offers students numerous internship opportunities and career placement.

The College believes in development of the whole person Ė mind, body and spirit. By offering a wide array of clubs and activities including Division II athletics, theatre, publications, and study abroad, Belmont Abbey College invests in the personal growth of its students.

Founded in 1876, the College celebrates its heritage and is inspired by the Benedictine monastic tradition. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the College and Abbey Basilica greet thousands of visitors each year.