Our education program is part of our larger mission of pursuing cutting edge research projects, sharing new solutions, and providing thought leadership in the area of brand protection. At the A-CAPP Center, education is our cornerstone of helping industry and government officials gain a broad, interdisciplinary understanding of product counterfeiting, raise their awareness, and sharpen their ability to deter and fight product counterfeiting. At the forefront of problem- and competency-based education, we have developed our courses in formats that are easily accessible to working professionals across the globe that will provide the necessary tools to be more proactive in preparing for, combating, and responding to brand protection incidents for beginning brand protection professionals to those who are well-established in brand protection.

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“A Brand’s New World” Part 2 Executive Education Seminars

Join us on December 10, 2020 for two Executive Education seminars covering the topics of China and Social Media in Brand Protection as an extension of our “A Brand’s New World” Part 2 virtual Conference.

Professional Certificate in Anti-Counterfeiting and Brand Protection

A comprehensive certificate training program designed to teach the skills and knowledge that entry-level professionals need to be efficient, proactive and strategic in brand protection. Designed from direct experience and feedback from the top protection professionals from around the world, the A-CAPP Center employs an evidence based approach for its certificate that provides core concepts and competencies needed to become a brand protection professional who is better prepared to face the legal, business, strategic and security challenges of your industry.

Executive Education

Executive education training for a variety of companies in brand protection. We offer customized training on: Overview of Product Counterfeiting and Brand Protection, Risk Assessment for Counterfeit Products, Investigating for Product Counterfeiting, Culture of Product Counterfeiting, Brand Protection in China, and other topics on request.

Academic Courses and Certificate

Academic for-credit online courses offered jointly with the School of Criminal Justice to assist early career professionals in obtaining a basic understanding of counterfeiting and brand protection. Courses can also be taken as non-credit for professional development, or applied to graduate certificates or degree programs at MSU. 

The Center also offers a graduate certificate that provides a holistic overview of the product counterfeit risk and includes content that is pragmatic and applicable to brand protection managers making day-to-day decisions.

Applied Brand Protection Professional Courses

The program is currently offered 100% online through self-guided courses. The trainings will present information in a way that assumes participants have already developed a basic foundation in the topical area, which will allow for in-depth coverage of each of the topics. Utilizing a case study format, participants can readily apply lessons to real world counterfeiting/brand protection issues and will develop an advanced level of knowledge of product counterfeiting and brand protection topics. 

Student Internships and Externships

The A-CAPP Center Student Program encompasses a variety of programs and levels that reflect our Center’s multidisciplinary approach to the problem of product counterfeiting.  Our students are exposed to research on brand protection and anti-counterfeiting, outreach projects, education projects and more.