International Trade and Business Management employees work in importing and exporting all kinds of goods. They prepare and process import/export documents and other forms for clients, according to customs regulations, laws and procedures. They arrange for the payment of fees associated with transporting, storing and importing goods. They also provide advice to clients on export and import restrictions, tariff systems, letters of credit, insurance requirements, and other customs-related matters. In some cases, they may represent clients before administrative tribunals or in other dealings with government officials.
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*.
This program includes a practicum placement. This experience within a workplace enables Instructional staff to observe the student in a practice situation while providing the student with the opportunity to gain direct exposure to the chosen career field.
*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.
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Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Prepare and process import/export documents and other forms
- Adhere to customs regulations, laws and procedures
- Arrange for the payment of fees associated with transporting, storing and importing goods
- Provide advice to clients on export and import restrictions, tariff systems, letters of credit, insurance requirements and other customs-related matters
- Productively use MS Office, including Word, Excel and Access
- Communicate effectively using various communication channels