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Receive Certification in Export Management through Fall Course at UND

The North Dakota Trade Office has partnered with The University of North Dakota’s College of Business & Public Administration for the fourth installment of the UND Export Management Course.  The 12-week course is offered to students as well as business professionals and prepares attendees for expansion into the global marketplace.  For exporters, the class will run from Aug. 22 – Nov. 14, 2012.

The course will cover all key areas of the export industry, with a panel of guest speakers such as freight forwarders, financial institutions, law firms, international marketing experts and successful exporters. Through these lectures, participants will take away practical knowledge of exporting and managers will be armed with knowledge to help avoid the common and not-so-common missteps that can create regulatory headaches and strip companies of customers and profits.

“The course was developed to offer a hands-on approach to learning the fundamentals of managing an export business.  Courses are taught by prominent and experienced business managers in our region from all key industries involved in exporting.  It really gives students and company representatives a fresh and honest look at what it takes to be a successful exporter,” said Sharon May, Director of Global Development at the North Dakota Trade Office and organizer of Export Management Course program.

Participants who complete the course will receive a Certificate of Export Management and leave with the tools to create a Basic Action Plan for managing their own export business.

The inaugural course was held at the UND Center for Innovation Sept. 2 – Nov. 25, 2009.  Since then, more than 80 students and 25 business leaders have participated in the Export Management Course.

The Export Management Course is held during the fall semester at UND and Jamestown College and in the spring semester at NDSU.  If you would like more information or to register for the course, contact NDTO by phone at (701) 231-1154 or email Lindsey Warner at

Cost for Trade Office Members: Members receive a scholarship for one company representative to attend each of the course’s 12 training sessions (substitutes from the same company are allowed). Additional company representatives can attend each class at a cost of $100 per person.

Cost for Non-members: Fees $1,000 to register for the entire course or $125 for individual classes. All participants can earn college credit by enrolling in this course at either UND, Jamestown College or NDSU.

Click here to view the brochure for the fall 2012 Jamestown College course.

Click here to view the brochure for the fall 2012 UND course.