Post-Graduate Diploma – Global Business Management with Co-op

Start your career in business with one of the most comprehensive Post-Graduate Diploma programs focusing on meeting employer needs for Global Business Management in Canada. 

This graduate program focuses on the development of business understanding, both domestically and internationally, considering the structure of the modern business environment.

The curriculum emphasizes the skills necessary to align processes and resources to improve communication, productivity and effectiveness.

The program prepares graduates for a wide range of career opportunities in business, industry and government. The importance of enterprising skills and opportunities will be a focal point throughout the program.

Sprott Shaw College has partnered with FITT to offer the FITTskills program. FITT (Forum for International Trade Training) is an international trade training and professional certification body.

As the only organization of its kind in the world, FITT sets the standards and designs the training programs leading to the Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) designation.

FITTskills is a highly practical, hands-on series of courses that focus on the fundamental aspects of international business.

Students may register for these courses as part of our Post Graduate Global Business Management programs.

Upon successful completion of each of the six (6) FITT courses, students can elect to write an exam administered by the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) in pursuit of an additional FITT Diploma in International Trade, which fulfills the educational requirement of the CITP designation.

Learning Objectives

Graduates from this program are able to:

  • 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 for 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 regard to doing business in a global environment

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.

University Transfer Program 

This program is part of Sprott Shaw’s university transfer initiative for anyone looking to continue their education and pursue a bachelor’s degree for Global Business Management in Canada.

Gaining professional skills and experience from our programs before moving on to complete a full degree is a great way to enjoy the focused, hands-on benefits that Sprott Shaw College offers. 

This program qualifies for our University Pathway Programs with the following institutions. (Click on the images below for more details!)

City University Bachelor of Arts in Management

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BCIT Bachelor of Business Administration

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Sprott Shaw College transfer pathway to BCIT option 2

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Diploma Program

Total Program Hours:
1540 Hours
Full-Time Program Length:
77 Weeks
(Includes holidays and professional days)
Program content is subject to change.

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Career Opportunities

Entrepreneur
Freight Forwarder
Import/Export Broker Assistant
International Marketing Consultant
Logistics Manager
Admission Requirements:
  • Diploma or degree from an accredited college or university
  • International students must have evidence of English Language competency at IELTS 6.0 with no band lower than 5.5, or TOEFL IBT 80, or equivalent
  • Applicants must successfully complete the admissions interview and may be required to do an entrance assessment.

Note: Applicants that have not completed IELTS must score 25/40 in language and 25/40 in math.

Diploma Requirements:
  • Students are required to successfully complete all courses specified in the program design
Access to Technology:

This program will be delivered online in both synchronous and asynchronous formats. It is therefore important that you have access to a computer and working environment with the following characteristics:

  • Recommended hardware – Dual-core 2.64 GHz processor with 2 GB RAM
  • Microsoft 7 or Vista operating system
  • High-speed internet connection – cable or ADSL
  • Web camera/High Definition video camera – MS Lifecam series, Logitech C500 or 900 series
  • Headset with microphone
  • MS Office Suite 2007 or 2010 preferred

Instructors are available at all times for scheduled classes and by email (response within 24 hours). Additionally, students can usually access instructors prior to class or just after the class ends.

* Post-Graduate Diploma – Global Business Management with Co-op 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.

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Courses List

This 77 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

  • Describe the importance of managerial accounting
  • Differentiate between variable and fixed, as well as direct and indirect costs

  • 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

  • Application of skills and knowledge acquired during the academic component of the program into an analysis of a company or industry.

  • Mandatory schedule of alternating class sessions and work terms
  • Adherence to the program scheduling format is mandatory and is designed to provide the prospective candidate with valuable exposure to language usage in a work setting
  • The alternating classroom sessions allow the student to maximize the lessons taught within the curriculum.

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

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

  • Introduction to the basic elements of digital marketing, their meaning, use and importance.

  • Understand the fundamental components of Internet Infrastructure
  • Apply design principles that consider traditional and mobile devices when planning a web site
  • Optimize a website design using effective layout techniques and SEO principles

  • Learning how to choose the right social media platforms and how to best utilize the features offered by those platforms is the primary focus of this course

  • Use blogging effectively as a marketing tool
  • Understand how display advertising fits into marketing strategies
  • Review techniques to enhance social media marketing to maximize exposure

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