Nance College of Business recognized for helping local companies expand into global markets
The Nance College of Business at Cleveland State University has been awarded an Ohio Governor's Excellence in Exporting Award for helping local companies, such as Hyland Software and Vita-Mix, increase their global exports. Among this year's 20 recipients, CSU was named the Nonprofit Exporter of the Year.
Through the school's Global Business Center, CSU created the GlobalTarget program designed to help local businesses expand into international markets. This year, the state recognized CSU for its efforts in assisting more than 35 companies in northeast Ohio increase global exports.
"This has been an extremely successful program not just for CSU but for the participating businesses and for the regional economy that benefits from this activity," said Nance College of Business Dean Robert Scherer. "We are pleased to share this recognition with our partner organizations, FedEx and U.S. Commercial Services, and the program mentors who help make it a success."
GlobalTarget is an innovative program that leverages the talent of experienced international business practitioners from companies such as Bird Technologies, ERICO, First Knight, INDUS International and Swagelok. Armed with applied research and other resources, member companies are expanding into various markets including Brazil, Canada, China, the European Union, India and Korea.
Since 1986, the Ohio governor has presented the award to companies of all sizes that have excelled in exporting and organizations that have helped Ohio companies achieve international success. Recipients include small, medium, and large manufacturers and service providers, as well as universities and nonprofit organizations with innovative international programs.
Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public institution that provides a dynamic setting for engaged learning. With an enrollment of more than 17,000 students, eight colleges and approximately 200 academic programs, CSU is listed among America's top colleges by U.S. News and World Report.
Accredited by AACSB International in both business and accounting, the Nance College of Business is recognized for excellence in delivering a globally oriented business education. Its partnerships with the regional business community provide engaged learning opportunities with a career focus. More than 80 percent of its graduates establish their careers locally.
The Global Business Center in the Nance College of Business actively increases global competitiveness for Northeast Ohio. The center develops training programs and sponsors education in global business. Utilizing faculty expertise, the Global Business Center provides research and business services enabling local companies to expand into the global market. The Global Business Center also helps foreign companies invest in the local market, resulting in added economic development for the region.
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