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International Business Institute
Austin Community College
4400 College Park Dr.
Bld 2000, Room 2232.16
Round Rock, TX 78665

This site is partially supported by a BIE Grant from the U.S. Department of Education February 19, 2007

Frequently Asked Questions

The following are some frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) about the ACC International Business program.

1. What types of careers does this program prepare students for?

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in International Business provides students with the technical skills for entry-level positions as specialists in exporting and importing for the significant and growing international trade community. Most students pursue careers in import-export trading, international transportation and logistics, global supply chain management, international marketing, or various international business support services.
Following are some examples of industry titles and *salaries:


Job Title


Median Salary


Import/Export Clerk




Import/Export Administrator




Import/Export Supervisor




Import/Export Manager




Customs Officer




Import Coordination Manager




Supply Chain Manager




Top Supply Chain Management Executive




Logistics Analyst I




Logistics Analyst II




Logistics Analyst II




Logistics Analyst IV




IMPORTANT: Salary can be dramatically affected by compensable factors such as employer size, industry, employee credentials, years of experience and other factors.
The basic market pricing report was prepared using our Certified Compensation Professionals' analysis of survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at employers of all sizes, industries and geographies. Additional salary information collected from on 4/4/2013

2. What international business courses are offered?

The degree program consists of additional courses in such areas as math, communication, and technology. But the specific international business courses for both the certificate and the degree program are:

FOUNDATION COURSES (All 4 Courses Required), (SPECIALIZATION COURSES) , (Select 4 Courses), (CAPSTONE COURSES, (Select 1 Course)

• Introduction to International Business
• Principles of Exports
• Principles of Imports
• Intercultural Management

• International Marketing Management
• International Business Law
• International Banking & Trade Finance
• International E-Commerce
• Global Supply Chain Management
• Import Customs Regulations

• Global Business Simulation
• International Business Practicum

3. Do I have to take all the courses?

Some students take just a few courses on a pass / fail basis in order to enhance their knowledge in key areas. Others take all the courses required to attain the certificate or to complete the AAS degree.

4. What is the CGBP exam?

This 150 question exam is offered twice a year in locations nationwide. The purpose of the NABITE CGBP is to provide a benchmark for competency in global commerce. The CGBP designation demonstrates an individual’s ability to conduct global business across a range of key topics. It is a new credential, first offered in 2005. It can be compared to how a Project Management Professional (PMP) credential is used in that field to demonstrate expertise.

5. Who takes the exam?

In order to sit for the exam, 2 years of college study or 2 years of international business experience are required. It is open to anyone over the age of 18.

6. What is the purpose of this exam?

For candidates experienced in international trade, the certification confirms that knowledge. For candidates new to international business, it establishes a professional development goal to ensure a full understanding of the profession. For companies involved in global trade, it assures that employees have a common base of knowledge to work in today’s competitive environment.

7. What topics are covered in the exam?

It covers a range of areas, broken down into four key domains, and five threads of issues.

Four Domains

1.Global Business Management
2.Global Marketing
3. Supply Chain Management
4. Trade Finance

Five Threads
A. Documentation
B. Legal & Regulatory Compliance
C. Intercultural Awareness
D. Technology
E. Resources

8. What are the best ways to prepare for the exam?

It depends. First, do you have 2 years of college study or 2 years of international business experience. Those are required in order to sit for the exam.

9. What courses should I take?

Again, that depends. What’s your background? Have you studied this material before? The ACC program is to prepare students by offering courses that covers all the domains and threads. Someone coming from the banking industry may know most of the specifics of trade finance already, but nothing of supply chain management. Likewise, someone who works in international sales may know a lot about marketing, but little about global business management.

10. Do you guarantee students will pass the exam?

No, we provide the preparation and cover the topics, but successfully passing the exam depends on each individual student.

11. What makes the ACC program unique?

We are the first college to specifically design the degree program that will be offered via distance learning to specifically address the topics covered in the exam.

12. Are there other useful resources of information on the program and the CGBP exam?
Yes, there are a number of resources

Details on the ACC International Business program:

Sample CGBP Exam Questions

Practice Exam

Study Guide

CGBP Testing Dates Information

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