Georgia’s small and medium sized firms seeking international markets should get a boost from a new program at Georgia State University’s College of Business Administration (CBA).

The CBA received an $80,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to expand international business instruction and outreach programs.

According to Kamal M. El-Sheshai, acting director of the CBA’s Institute of International Business, the program will focus on information, medical technology and service companies interested in Europe and Asia.

The program also is to promote awareness of global business issues in Georgia and further internationalize the college’s faculty and curriculum as well as expand the college’s capability to offer international business training to students and business people.

The CBA also is to collaborate with the Poznan University of Economics, in Poznan, Poland, in developing a master of business administration program under another two-year program funded by a $200,000 grant from the Mellon Foundation.

John D. Hogan, dean of the college, initiated the first American MBA program in Poland in 1991 at the University of Warsaw.

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