Global Competencies Project (GCP): Expanding International Education and Business in Southwest Wisconsin

United States Department of Education Business and International Education Program


Project Duration: July 1, 2003 – June 31, 2005

Project Director: Louis I. Nzegwu

Establishment of the International Business Resource Center (IBRC)

We have accomplished this objective by:
  • Facilitating access to information, materials, analysis and research to help small and medium sized businesses develop successful foreign market strategies.
  • Providing international marketing advisory services and assistance to regional companies to develop the knowledge and skills to pursue opportunities in overseas markets for their products and services.
  • Helping link businesses and their requirements to people who can provide assistance, including experts inside and outside UW-Platteville.
Faculty, Student, and Curriculum Development in International Business

We intend to accomplish this objective by:
  • Providing opportunities for professional educators, businesses, and students to facilitate trade expansion in the global economy.
  • Facilitating the development of a more complete understanding of international business and global economy for K-12 and college-level educators through Faculty Development in International Business (FDIB).
  • Affording liberal arts and business students and faculty opportunities to further develop their international business knowledge.
  • Developing training and workshops to implement the Global Business Certificate Program.
Over Two Academic Years, the Global Competencies Project will:
  • Provide opportunities for faculty, students, and business people from Southwest Wisconsin to engage in study tours and attend trade missions in order to facilitate trade expansion toward a global economy.
  • Develop a “Global Competencies” International Business Certificate Program for K-12 educators and businesses in Southwest Wisconsin.
  • Enhance the development of an interdisciplinary curriculum and expand the collaboration of Business and Liberal Arts faculty and students as it relates to International Business and the Global Economy.

The project represents a crucial step by UW-Platteville to develop internationalized programs that address the needs of UW-P students and Wisconsin. It also reflects the spirit of UW-P’s understanding and commitment to its mission and its plan for moving academic Programs and business outreach activities to the next of distinction.


Primary Contact Person:
Louis I. Nzegwu, Assoc. Prof & Executive Director
Int. Business Resource Center
University of Wisconsin-Platteville, WI 53818
Phone: (608) 342-1597
Fax: (608) 342-1592
Email: nzegwu@uwplatt.edu