Navigating Global Culture in Business

Est. Study Time: 15.5 hours
22 CEUs
22 PDCs


Get ready to span the globe with Bairos and the rest of the International team as they work to position Central Products to become a major multinational, multicultural name in their market! You will walk through the journey with them as they prepare for new business ventures in countries with cultures and ideas which often clash, experiencing cross-cultural ethics and disparity in communication styles while learning to master the challenges that come with setting up overseas offices, preparing for living and working abroad, relations with foreign government officials, and more! Worth 22 CEUs (HRCI) and 22 PDCs (SHRM).
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Learning Objectives

  • Learn what syncretism is and how it can greatly impact international business
  • Understand how to approach those of other cultures with tact and sensitivity
  • Recognize the potential for conflict when doing business cross-culturally
  • Gain an understanding of how to effectively communicate with those of other cultures
  • Begin to recognize the ethical differences between various cultures and how those variances will affect global business
  • Gain an understanding of how religion can affect business
  • Obtain a brief glimpse into the difficulties of living and working abroad, as well as the challenges of sustainability in international business

I’m looking for continuing education credits, how does that work with the free courses?

You have the option to purchase an accredited course outright and once completed you will then have access to your certificate of completion (credits). Alternatively, you can complete the course for free, and once completed you will be prompted to purchase access to your certificate of completion (credits).

Can I earn free credits?

Yes, you can! We award up to 3 free credits after completing the first few modules of a course. Once you have completed the required modules, your certificate of completion will be available under my courses. In order to access your remaining credits, you will be prompted to purchase.

How quickly do I receive my credits after completing a course?

Immediately, once you have completed you will have access to your certificate of completion/activity ID to submit to your organization to redeem your credits.

How long do I have to complete my course?

You have one year after beginning your course to complete it. After that year, your course will close automatically and no progress will be permitted.

What happens if I fail my course?

Your course will reset and you will be allowed to retake the course until you have met the passing requirements.

Do I earn a certificate of completion?

If you are looking to recertify with HRCI, SHRM, APA, and NASBA/AICPA, we offer a certificate of completion that can be used to redeem continuing education credit with these organizations. However, our courses are not accredited stand-alone and are not a certification in any way.

HRCI: VTR is a recognized provider of recertification credits. HR Certification Institute® preapproved this program for 22 credits toward aPHR™, PHR™, PHRca™, SPHR™, GPHR™, PHRi™, and SPHRi™ recertification.

SHRM: VTR is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 22 PDCs. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit