The students of this program benefit from the partnership with the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT). FITT focuses on the practical aspects of international business, including logistics, nation-by-nation marketing opportunities, trade finance, market entry strategies and international management techniques. All FITT skills courses meet the standards of international business and trade training as prescribed by the International Association of Trade Training Organizations (IATTO). Successful completion of all eight FITT skills courses provides the student with a FITT Diploma, accredited by IATTO and satisfies the educational requirement for the CITP (Certified International Trade Professional) designation*.
The international skills offered through the FITT courses in combination with the management content and the 32-week co-op experience make this a unique program that prepares the graduate for a career in global markets.
This program includes a Co-op placement. This placement enables the student to gain first hand paid experience in the chosen career field while enabling Instructional staff to observe the student in a practice situation. Please note successful completion of the Co-op is required for graduation
*The CITP designation is earned by obtaining the FITT diploma and meeting standards and requirements set by FITT. These requirements are:
- Complete the educational requirement by achieving the FITT diploma;
- Complete or prove a minimum of one year, full-time, international trade work experience;
- Agree to the Standards of Ethical Conduct;
- Pay the annual dues and maintain the membership in good standing; and
- Engage in ongoing professional development.
For more information please visit www.fitt.ca or contact email@example.com.
- Assess the impact of various economic, legal, cultural, geographical and political systems on domestic and international business
- Conduct business in compliance with relevant national and
- international law, legislation, policies, and regulations
- Apply computer skills and knowledge to support business functions
- Apply the importing and exporting functions used in business in the context of domestic and international trade
- Collect, process, and interpret data used to support business
- Adapt business concepts and processes from diverse populations and using culturally appropriate methods
- Assess the contribution of individual and team assignments involving diverse memberships
- Develop international marketing, financial and human resource strategies
- Apply financial knowledge and skills to the business operations
- Develop strategies to utilize domestic and foreign government programs, policies, and agencies to facilitate international trade
- Discuss the business advantages of multilingualism in regards to doing business in a global environment