Global Business Center

GlobalTarget Program


GlobalTarget: Accelerating your company's international success

The GlobalTarget™ program was created in 2005 by the Monte Ahuja College of Business Global Business Center at Cleveland State University, the SBDC Export Assistance Network, the U.S. Commercial Service and other regional and international organizations.

In 2023, the GlobalTarget® accepted the prestigous Program Excellence Award during a conference at Graduate Annapolis Hotel in Annapolis, Maryland, read about this honor here.

There are two ways to participate in the GlobalTarget program through: 1) Company Membership in a seven-month cohort or 2) Individual Mentorship which can be renewed annually.


GlobalTarget membership provides a low-cost, interactive method to extend a company’s international resources to build an effective global strategy. Companies will gain the skills they need to manage global markets.

By participating in the GlobalTarget Program, companies with sales from $5 million to $50 million that are expanding into foreign markets will gain knowledge, tools, current perspectives on operating in global markets and best practices in order to execute their global strategies more efficiently, effectively and quickly. Qualifying companies can receive 100% reimbursement on the enrollment fee through the Ohio IMAGE/STEP grant.

Deadline to apply is October 21st. View the 2023-2024 schedule here.

Throughout the year, companies will have an opportunity to work with:
  • experienced mentors
  • trade counselors and
  • subject matter experts from the public and private sectors.

Cleveland State University GlobalTarget Facilitators:

Global Target Companies 

Learn more about:

Program Features
Mentor Companies
Program Fees
For more information, contact the Global Business Center:
PHONE: 216-687-4750