Duration: 1 Year Co-op
In just one year, International Business certificate program gives you the skills you need to begin an exciting career dealing with people and organizations overseas. Today, 35% of American’s jobs relate to international trade, which makes an international business college education highly valuable in the business world. This training prepares you to pursue some of today’s most fascinating business opportunities. Your training includes:
- Developing a foreign market entry strategy for a specific product or service
- Creating a customized international business plan to support the global initiative of a real company
- Participating in group research analysis and presentations
- Upgrading your software skills to include applications used in international business
- Coaching in addressing cultural differences among trading partners, clients, and employees
In addition, your professors:
- Bring in guest speakers who are active in international business
- Teach you how to research and analyze potential international opportunities
- Introduce you to networking and industry association events
- Help you hone your business report writing and presentation skill
Internationally experienced professors
Many of the professors who teach your International Business courses hold master’s degrees or PhDs, and they are personally experienced in international business. Your professors are continually updating the program so that it accurately reflects current international market conditions, challenges and regulations.
Co-op On-the-Job Experience
Those who qualify can acquire invaluable work experience in the international business field through an optional one-work term cooperative education assignment following completion of the academic portion of the program. These training experiences give you an ideal way to apply what you have learned in class and also explore different potential career paths.
Employers give the International Business Program a 100% satisfaction rating. They like the way we prepare students for the real world.
When you have completed your intensive year of study, you’ll be ready to work in any of the following areas:
- Trading companies handling imports/exports, freight forwarding or customs brokerage
- Manufacturing or Service companies assisting with sales and marketing, market research, logistics or documentation
- Governmental (or NGO) internships
- Commercial consulates that assist international trade
- Owner-operated businesses focused on international trade consulting or import/export opportunities
- Postsecondary diploma or degree
- Demonstrated competence through related work and/or educational experience
Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of demonstrated competence through related work and/ or educational experience.
In some cases, applicants may be requested to submit a résumé, which includes details of related work experience, and a cover letter, which summarizes career goals and reasons for wanting to take this program.
Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.
|CULT 50341||Managing Cultural Differences||4|
|BUSM 52310||International Business Environment||3|
|MGMT 56671||International Marketing Management 1||4|
|FINA 55563||Financial Analysis Using Spreadsheets||4|
|APPL 51110||Software Applications||4|
|ECON 58982||Financing International Trade||3|
|BUSM 57951||International Trade Logistics||4|
|BUSM 55213||Developing an International Business Plan||5|
|LIFE 59023||Career Planning||0|
|MGMT 53921||International Project Management||3|
|LAWS 54310||Legal Aspects of International Trade||3|
|COWT 51075||Co-op Work term||12|
Note: Courses subject to change.