Feb 3 • 2 min read

Temple University’s Fox School of Business has partnered with the Philadelphia United States Export Assistance Center, U.S. Commercial Service, to offer a series of courses on American exporting.

This spring, Temple’s Center for International Business, Education, and Research (CIBER) will host Export University, a series of half-day exporting courses designed to help U.S. companies begin or expand an export initiative, and to gain increasing skills to promote international exportation.

The course scheduled for May 10 is ideal for companies new to exporting that need tools to begin and avoid costly mistakes, as well as companies currently exporting that need guidance on developing or refining their export plans to further expand sales to foreign countries.

“Assessing export readiness, evaluating export potential, and implementing export strategies are essential elements of international business within today’s global marketplace,” said Dr. Arvind Parkhe, Chair of the Strategic Management department at Temple’s Fox School of Business. “Export University addresses these areas, and so much more, which makes these sessions, made possible through the Fox School’s partnership with Philadelphia United States Export Assistance Center, U.S. Commercial Service, so unique.”

More on Export University:

  • The May 10 session, “Export 301: Developing Strategic Direction,” will be geared toward product adaptation, website optimization, and advanced topics.

Before attending Export University, executives with CAD Import Inc., a Delaware-based company that also has a private label manufacturing arm called Pharmadel, had drafted and presented an export plan in order to begin their sales outside of the United States.

“Export University helped us realize all of the different aspects and requirements that must be met before your company can even think about exporting,” said Ana Sofia De Leon, operations director of CAD Import Inc. “Temple’s Export University made all of the resources available, which – for a small company like CAD/Pharmadel – is critical.”

Each session has a $45 registration fee for each session. Information regarding a reduced fee is available upon request.  For more information, and to register, contact the Philadelphia U.S. Export Assistance Center at (215) 597-6101 or Office.Philadelphia@trade.gov, or visit Export University’s website.