Branches of the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Technology Association of Georgia are teaming up to give tech firms a primer on global business.

The course, a joint effort between TAG’s International Business Society and Tech’s Center for International Business Education and Research, or CIBER, is designed for small and medium-sized companies or individuals forming an initial overseas expansion plan.

Participants will meet weekly for four morning sessions beginning Aug. 19. Topics include building a supply chain, hedging financial risk, understanding legal issues and international marketing.

Each three-hour session will include a lecture and case study from a Georgia Tech faculty member and a presentation from a TAG member with experience doing international business.

The Georgia Tech CIBER was a “natural fit” for the new program, which was designed in response to interest from the TAG International Business Society’s 400 members, said Senour Reed, who chairs the society. Its next event on Sept. 21 will address the risks of opening an overseas operation. 

To sign up for the educational series or to view a full list of sessions and instructors, click here.

To get involved with the international business society, call Mr. Reed at (678) 824-7355 or email him at

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