International Trade and Business Management Program with Practicum

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.

For more information please visit www.fitt.ca or contact info@fitt.ca

Learning Objectives

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

Diploma Program

Total Program Hours:
1200 Hours
Full-Time Program Length:
60 Weeks
(Includes holidays and professional days)
Program content is subject to change.

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Career Opportunities

Account Manager
Accounting Assistant
Administrative Officer
Business Development Coordinator
Business Development Officer
Corporations
Destination Coordinator
Entrepreneur
Freight Forwarder
Import/Export Broker Assistant
International Marketing Consultant
Logistics Manager
Marketing Coordinator
Office Manager
Project Manager
Sales Professional
Self Employment
Admission Requirements:
  • Grade 12 / GED or mature student status (all transcripts must be “true certified copies” or originals)
  • Applicants must successfully complete the admissions interview and may be required to do an entrance assessment (with a minimum composite score of 42)

Note: English level assessment will be required for international students (with a minimum score of 20/40 in language).

Diploma Requirements:
  • 60% average upon successful completion of all courses, including courses given a complete
* International Trade and Business Management Program with Practicum was reviewed and approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

Students can expect to complete one to three hours of homework per day.

Diploma Program

Total Program Hours:
1200 Hours
Full-Time Program Length:
60 Weeks
(Includes holidays and professional days)
Program content is subject to change.

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Our advisors are happy to answer any questions.

Courses List

This 60 week Diploma program requires the student to complete the following courses.

  • Theory & practice of double-entry bookkeeping
  • Complete the Accounting Cycle to closing (GL, AP, AR, Payroll, Year End)
  • Prepare Financial and Business Reports

  • Utilize most modules of Sage 50 to record business transactions (order entry, inventory, AP, AR and payroll)
  • Produce reports including financial statements

  • MS Office Certification
  • MS Office Word editing, layout, templates, styles and
    sections, mail merge, tables, charts and desktop publishing

  • MS Office Certification
  • Plan, edit and manage worksheets (formulas/functions)

  • MS Office Certification
  • Enter and maintain a database (filter, sort, create queries)

  • Fundamentals of international trade
  • Import/export negotiating process

  • Planning the research process
  • Data collection, analyzing the data

  • Defining strategic needs
  • Agents and distributors
  • Partnering agreements in international trade

  • Logistics management and the export process
  • Shipping, freight forwarders and insurance

  • Operating and managing the export process
  • International innovation, assets and risks

  • The principles of international marketing
  • Cultural, political, and legal implications

  • Trade finance risk analysis and management
  • Forms of financing, insurance and cash flow planning

  • Introduction to business law
  • Competition and anti-trust law
  • Agents and distributors

  • Computer basics/file management
  • Goal setting, note-taking, problem-solving, teamwork
  • Overview of policies and procedures
  • Demonstrate the ability to use MS Word and MS PowerPoint

  • Research, prepare and deliver presentations
  • Apply proper use of grammar principles
  • Overview of processes of communication in the workplace
  • Use MS Office PowerPoint

  • Importance of written communication within the
    business environment
  • Memos, email, letters and reports

  • Interview techniques
  • Create a Career Development Marketing Plan
  • Apply aspects of professionalism
  • Identify target markets and employment resources

  • Effective customer service and support
  • Problem-solving theory and applications

  • Analysis of job descriptions
  • Recruitment, orientation and training
  • Regulation and legislation

  • Strategic workplace management
  • Ethics, planning, job design, organization structure

  • Effective problem solving and decision making
  • Leadership and managerial roles and skills

  • Introduction to the legal system in Canada with a focus on how it affects business operations
  • Structure of the Canadian Legal System
  • Legislation governing consumer transactions
  • Case study approach

  • Differentiate between projects and operating activities
  • Develop project budgets
  • Identify and schedule project resources
  • Describe alternate project management techniques

  • 4-week practicum (minimum 20 hours per week)

Diploma Program

Total Program Hours:
1200 Hours
Full-Time Program Length:
60 Weeks
(Includes holidays and professional days)
Program content is subject to change.

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