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Salama-Bellevue University International Coursework Lays Groundwork for Future Business Leaders

When Omaha-based trade and consulting company Salama International opened its doors for business in 2015, co-founder Nilufar Salama made it her mission to expand access to real-world knowledge of international business and increase the cadre of international business professionals to help grow Nebraska’s global relations.

Formerly the Director of International Market Development at Lindsay Corporation and Founder of the Eurasian Business and Research Center, Nilufar drew upon her extensive experience and relations with clients and government leaders in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Africa and the Middle East, China, Europe, and Brazil to establish a bridge of mutual understanding, business opportunity, and cross-cultural collaboration between Nebraskans and leaders worldwide.

In March 2018, Salama International took its efforts to the next level, partnering with Bellevue University to host its Third Annual International Trade Conference, “Global Perspectives on International Business.” The conference brought together academics, non-profit members, business leaders, international trade and development experts, and government representatives from across the globe to mobilize resources, establish key partnerships, and solidify the state of global business. Critical insight into everyday global affairs was shared by speakers from countries such as Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Japan, and Mexico, as well as leaders from the United States, including Nebraska, Missouri, Washington, D.C., and New York. Bellevue University President Mary Hawkins presented, too, on a core take-away from the conference—the role of education as an export product in the global business world.

Preparing Nebraskans to Enter the “Real World” of Global Business.

Bellevue’s University’s College of Continuing and Professional Education is now taking up the challenge to prepare Nebraska’s future business leaders, service providers, employees, and students for success in the competitive job market of international business. College leaders are partnering with Salama to offer the “Global Trade in Practice Boot Camp.” This eight-week training course will demystify all the key areas of international supply chain management such as laws, rules, and regulations; country analysis and market research; international banking; and logistics by providing comprehensive, step-by-step instruction on how to address the everyday demands and challenges of each component. Throughout the course, Salama will equip participants with concrete strategies, tools, and resources employed by importers and exporters on a daily basis. By the end of the boot camp, participants will possess a more holistic view of international operations, insider knowledge of actual management practices, and the confidence necessary to thrive as a team member, manager, entrepreneur, and participant in today’s “real world” of international business.

Registration is now open for the winter session of this course, which will run November 3-December 22, 2018. Register online or learn more at http://www.bellevue.edu/degrees/continuing-education/global-trade-in-practice.