New GIA Module on Business Law and Trade

Business law and trade practices, as they apply specifically to a retail or wholesale jewelry business, form the essence of the Gemological Institute of America’s U.S. and International Business Law and Trade learning module, the latest addition to the GIA School of Business.

Three classes comprise the learning module. In the U.S. Business Law class, students learn the legal basics of a U.S.-based jewelry business practice. The International Law and Trade class helps students acquire a solid foundation on business practices as supported by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the United States and similar watchdog groups worldwide. And in the Business Ethics class, students receive an overview of the dilemmas facing the jewelry industry today, including the differences between ethical, moral, and legal issues.

This 10-week learning module, which debuts this month, is one of four learning modules currently offered by the recently established GIA School of Business. The others are Jewelry Business Principles, Jewelry Finance, and Merchandising. The curriculum includes class discussions and guest speakers.

For more information, call (800) 421-7250, ext. 4001, or visit

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