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Global Business Center



The Global Business Center(GBC) is a national leader in business education that delivers transformative global experiences on campus and beyond, preparing all students to meet and influence the evolving needs of the business world. The GBC delivers on its mission by:

  • Adding to the national understanding of global business issues and improving the application of global business strategies.
  • Addressing national needs by improving students’ global mindset and employability.
  • Supporting the creation of influential scholarship and curriculum on global business issues.

Core Services Offered

  • Support for globally-focused business research and teaching
  • Student services e.g. global business certificates, study abroad, co-curricular global business education programs (case competitions, consulting projects, speakers, mentors)
  • National and regional outreach and continuing education for the business and higher education communities to increase U.S. global competitiveness

Funding Information

US Department of Education Centers for Int’l Business Education & Research (CIBER) Program 2022-2026;
Corporate partners
Individual donors

Reporting Structure

Frank Hodge, Dean of the Foster School

Related UW Entities

Current and recent partners:
Jackson School of International Studies
Department of Global Health
Office of Global Affairs
UW Bothell
UW Tacoma

External Partners

Current and recent partners:

Corporations: Boeing, Costco, F5 Networks, Russell Investments, T-Mobile

Higher Ed Institutions: 15 other federally-funded CIBERs at business schools across the U.S., Everett Community College, Highline College, North Seattle College, NW Indian College

Other: Academy of International Business, National District Export Council, Washington Export Outreach Team, Canadian Consulate, World Affairs Council, National Association of Business Int’l Trade Educators, Forum on Education Abroad