The Center for Global Business

Welcome to the Center for Global Business

The Center for Global Business (CGB) is the driver of internationalization and global mindset education at the Smith School and a preferred partner for international commerce in the state of Maryland, specifically in regard to training and supporting students, companies, and current and future business leaders to engage successfully in global business.

An important part of our mission at the Center for Global Business is to connect the diverse members of the Smith School community to the world and the world to the Smith School. We strive to provide the Smith community with opportunities to gain a global mindset and build international business skills.


Student Training

We create for-credit and co-curricular global learning opportunities for students both on-campus and abroad.

Our programming for both undergraduate and graduate students is designed to help students develop their global mindset and international business skills. 




Faculty Development

We connect faculty with global teaching resources, global opportunities, and international partners in order to support teaching innovations.

We support faculty to participate in Faculty Development in International Business programs around the world. 




Thought Leadership and Research

We bring together policymakers, academics, business leaders, and students to explore issues affecting global commerce and support knowledge creation for the global economy.

We support global research initiatives and offer commentary on why trending global business topics matter to you.  



Capacity Building for Business

We provide consulting, training, and resources to help companies compete successfully in the global marketplace.

As part of the international business ecosystem in the State of Maryland, we specialize in helping small- and medium-sized enterprises export. 



School Internationalization

We drive the development of international partnerships and global mindset education at all levels of the school.

Our global network includes industry, government, and higher education institutions around the world. 




Robert H. Smith School of Business
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University of Maryland
Robert H. Smith School of Business
Van Munching Hall
College Park MD 20742