State of Illinois Certificate in International Business & Certified Global Business Professional Series
In Fall 2006, Bradley University hosted the State of Illinois Certificate in International Business & Certified Global Business Professional Series (CIB). The CIB is designed to improve knowledge and strategies in international business and assists in preparation for the NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) exam. It provides in-depth exposure to global business management, international marketing, economics, trade finance and supply chain management.
The course was held consecutively in Peoria and Chicago for the first time. Chicago's course was held at Illinois Global Partnership on Michigan Avenue with fifteen participants while Peoria's course was held at Bradley University with nine participants. Both groups of participants came from diverse backgrounds, including students from Brazil and Africa. Each class worked on international marketing research projects for assigned companies to give them hands-on experience on what they learned in the class. This year, the CIB is planned to be held in Rockford and Quincy; please go to www.bradley.edu/ turnercenter/cib for updates.
IRS e-Filing Training
On October 10, 2006 Katie Beard from the IRS lead a seminar focused on training CPA about e-filing options. The IRS and the Illinois Department of Revenue sponsored the event that was hosted by the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Bradley University. A total of 47 CPAs attended the training and learned about e-filing, electronic payment options and other important e-services available from the IRS and Illinois Department of Revenue.