Center for Advancing
Global Business

Center for Advancing Global Business

SSE-3356 |  619-594-8599
 [email protected]

The Center for Advancing for Global Business (CAGB) was founded in 2019 with the purpose of expanding international curriculum, research, and engagement between academia and global organizations.



A conversation on G7 leadership, new relationship with the EU, hosting COP26, and UK-US trade relations.


Center for Advancing Global Business
Charles W. Hostler Institute on World Affairs

invite you to the virtual

UK: A Year of Global Leadership Event 

featuring British Consul General from Los Angeles, Emily Cloke

Wednesday, March 3, 2021


Register Here

Adela de la Torre, President, San Diego State University


Bruce Reinig, Thomas and Evelyn Page Dean (Interim), Fowler College of Business

cordially invite you to the

President’s Lecture Series

 in conjunction with the

Charles W. Hostler Institute on World Affairs 


Zhang Ping

Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Los Angeles

“A New Year, A New Vision:

China & U.S. Relations”

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

1 to 2 p.m. PST

Register Here

The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce 

partnering with 

The Center for Advancing Global Business

invite you the virtual

 Global Britain 2021: A Look at the Future of the San Diego - UK Trade Relationship Event


Greg Hands MP, Minister of State for Trade Policy, UK Deparment for International Trade

Thursday, March 13, 2021

9:00 am

Register Here

The Center for Advancing Global Business 

partnering with

The Fowler College of Business

invite you to the virtual

       Global Economic Outlook, 

 2021 Update  



Ethan Harris, Head of Global Economic Research, BofA Global Research                  


Wednesday, April 14, 11AM (PST)


Register Here

Japan 2020 FDIB: Redesigning the Business Perspective

June 7 - 16, 2020 Tokyo, Osaka,  Kyoto, Kobe

UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY: Japan, a culture ingrained with a deep sense of reverence for its history and traditions, has also remained at the center of global innovation for the past half century. During this SDSU CIBER organized Faculty Development in International Business Program, we invite you to experience these dual perspectives firsthand. 

Japan 2020 FDIB Registration 


JUN 7 Tokyo

Welcome Reception. 

JUN 8 Tokyo
US Embassy and business visit. Japanese Izakaya dinner.
JUN 9 Tokyo
Business visits. Sumo Demonstration.
JUN 10 Tokyo
Business visit. Cultural tour of Tokyo.
JUN 11 Tokyo - Osaka
Business visit. Depart to Osaka by bullet train.
JUN 12 Osaka
Full day of business visits.
JUN 13 Osaka
Full day tour of ancient capital and notable sites of Kyoto and Nara.
JUN 14 Osaka
Full day tour of Himeji and Kobe.
JUN 15 Osaka
Full day business visits. Dinner with cultural show.
JUN 16 Osaka
Debriefing - end of program.

*please note trip begins in Tokyo and ends in Osaka


Fee Includes:


Early Bird: $3700 (before 1/15/20)

General: $3950 (after 1/16/20)

*based on double occupancy

Single occupancy: add $920

Hotel accommodations

Transfers by private coach

Train ticket from Tokyo-Osaka

Breakfast daily

Some lunches and dinners

English speaking guide

 $500 Deposit:

Early Bird Deadline: Jan. 15, 2020

Final Deadline: Feb. 15, 2020

*please note your space is not held until we receive a $500 deposit along with your registration.


Full Payment: March 3, 2020


San Diego State University CIBER
Tax ID: 95-6042721

Mail to:

Ms. Nancy Nicholson, Senior Project Director
San Diego State University CIBER
5500 Campanile Drive SSE 3356
San Diego, CA 92182-8230


Click for credit card payment

*Must register before using the payment link

Nancy Nicholson: [email protected]
(619) 594-8599

Through a series of dialogues with Japanese business leaders, government officials, and academics you will learn about methods being undertaken in Japan to maintain its competitive advantage in the global marketplace. A greater understanding of the Japanese ethos will be gained during many opportunities for cultural immersion including: a tour of Himeji castle, walking the ancient capital of Kyoto, experiencing local cuisine, and much more. 


Tokyo: New Otani Hotel or similar
Osaka: Hilton Hotel or similar

Services Do Not Include:

  • Meals or any other item not described in the final itinerary
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Early check-in, late check-out.
  • Normal check out time from hotels is 11:00 a.m. or 12:00 p.m. and check in time is 3:00 p.m.
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks with meals
  • International air to and from Japan
  • Transportation from Osaka to Tokyo*

*Travel from Osaka to Tokyo can be arranged through Asia Getaway for an additional cost.






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Cross Border Consulting (CBC) program available for MBA, MSA, MSIS students

Participate on an internationally-focused consulting team with students from CETYS (Mexico), San Diego State University, University of California San Diego and University of San Diego during the spring semester of 2021. This opportunity is available to full-time and part-time MBA, MSA and MSIS students in the final year of their program.





If you would like to learn more about the Cross Border Consulting program, each image below will direct you to a YouTube playlist. 


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For additional information, please contact: 

Nancy Nicholson, [email protected] or 

Zena Yang, [email protected]


The Center for Advancing Global Business has been instrumental in the development of the new Master of Science in Global Business Development (MSGBD) degree. By exposing students to a unique mix of courses and real-life projects, culminating in a consulting assignment abroad, this exciting new degree positions its graduates for a successful career in international business development and sales.

Learn More about MSGBD

Course Description:

  • Political and economic diplomacy and their influences on business operations
  • Key historical events and their consequences for business 
  • Diplomatic process and outcomes



        Thursdays           4:00 - 6:30 pm 


  • Consent of department Chair.
  • Must be a Junior, Senior, or Graduate student

How to sign up:

  • Upon class registration, log into your SDSU web portal
  • Click on “My class schedule”
  • Make sure to check that you are in the right term. (Spring 2021)
  • Click on “Search” which can be found under “Class Schedule”
  • Select “Management” under Course Subject & type in “22352” for the Schedule Number
  • Click Search & Sign up


Completion of this course will enable students to:

                                                                                                                  • Explain and interpret the key concepts in both international business and diplomacy
                                                                                                                  • Identify the political and societal events that affect the operations of a firm
                                                                                                                  • Evaluate how different factors (economic, political and cultural) and contexts influence the diplomatic process and outcomes
                                                                                                                  • Discuss foreign policy objectives of different administrations through historic examples