Global Business Development Institute

Welcome Professionals!

The Global Business Development Institute (GBDI) is dedicated to strengthening the global competitiveness of firms in the great lakes region through development of an internationally experienced workforce.  The GBDI provides quality student interns possessing a thorough education and the practical experience to help usher new thinking into your global business.  The GBDI intern program gives you first access to the most talented young professionals whose ideas will shape the future of international business. 

The following list illustrates the many ways your business can benefit from the GBDI:

  • International Business Contacts
  • International Marketing Research
  • Consulting Services
  • Foreign Languages and Culture Training
  • Pre-departure Training
  • International Business Student Interns (potential future employees)
  • Special GBDI Programs (Seminars, workshops, etc.)
  • Global Target


The University of Toledo
International Business Institute
2044 Stranahan Hall
2801 W. Bancroft St.
Toledo, Ohio 43606-3390

Dr. Sam Okoroafo

Telephone: 419-530-4398
Fax: 419-530-2101

Last Updated: 7/15/24