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Three business professors attain professional certification

Dec. 7, 2009--Three College of Business professors at Arkansas State University – Dr. Kelly E. Fish, Dr. Gauri S. Guha and Dr. Clint Relyea – recently passed the Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) examination.  This is the U.S. professional certification in international business offered by the National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators (NASBITE). 

Professors Fish, Guha and Relyea will now carry the CGBP designation and are qualified to teach the CGBP curriculum to ASU international business students and to Arkansas business professionals. 

ASU College of Business Dean Dr. Len Frey said, “Please join me in congratulating Professors Fish, Guha and Relyea for their achievement. The CGBP is the premier professional certification in the field of international trade and these three professors are the first from Arkansas to acquire this certification.”

Dr. Fish is associate professor of Computer and Information Technology and director of the International Business Resource Center (IBRC) housed in the College of Business.  Dr. Guha is associate professor of Economics and associate director of Business Outreach for the IBRC, while Dr. Relyea is associate professor of Management and associate director of Curriculum Development for the IBRC.

Dr. Guha will incorporate the CGBP exam curriculum into his Export Policies and Procedures course during spring 2010.  ASU students having a background in international business who take his course will be qualified to sit for the CGBP exam. 

Professors Fish, Guha and Relyea will also offer a CGBP Executive Development Program (EDP) to qualified business professionals during March 2010 through the College of Business’ Delta Center for Economic Development.  Both the student group from Dr Guha’s course and the executives from the EDP will have an opportunity to take the CGBP exam in spring 2010. 

“Not only does the CGBP credential ensure that its holders are qualified in the field of international trade, it makes them more marketable,” continued Dr. Frey. “ASU students who achieve this certification will be able to positively differentiate themselves from others entering the job market.” 

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