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Three business professors attain
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