This Post-Graduate Business Management Diploma 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.
Graduates from the Post-Graduate Global Business Management Diploma 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 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
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.
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
BCIT Bachelor of Business Administration
Related Global Business Management Diploma Programs:
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 equivalent
Note: Applicants that have not completed IELTS must score 25/40 in language and 25/40 in math.
60% average upon successful completion of all courses, including courses given a complete
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
Access to Technology:
This program will be delivered online in both synchronous and asynchronous formats and will require the use of a computer. It is therefore important that you have access to a computer and working environment with the following characteristics:
Must have Microsoft Windows 10, 7 or Vista operating system
Macintosh computers unable to run windows based programs are not acceptable.
High speed internet connection – cable or ADSL
MS Office 2013 is preferred
Web camera/High Definition video camera (MS LifeCam series, Logitech C500 or 900 series)
Headset with microphone
Additionally, students can usually access instructors prior to class or just after the class ends.
* Post-Graduate Diploma – Global Business Management 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.
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This 53 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
Feasibility of International Trade
Conduct thorough research and analysis to determine the viability of a prospective international initiative and its possible components
Assess organizational readiness for new international trade initiatives
Conduct cost-benefit analysis for importing and/or exporting potential products and services
International Market Entry Strategies
Select the most advantageous market entry strategy based on research and analysis of options and potential issues
Develop an international business plan, including key business strategies with metrics to monitor success
Develop, implement and monitor an organizational code of ethics/ conduct to support professionalism and organizational decision making in international trade activities
Products and Services for a Global Market
Consider design options and implement good development and testing processes in order to establish a competitive advantage when developing or adapting products for international target markets
Develop products for the international market based on customer specifications and regulations to maximize output and minimize costs and risks
Develop well-defined and/or customized service offerings to maximize the competitive advantage for the organization while addressing target market needs, as well as regulatory, legal and cultural requirements
Global Value Chain
Prepare and manage all necessary documentation for exporting and importing goods and services
Determine requirements and make arrangements for efficient and effective transportation of goods in a timely manner, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements
Ensure preparation of goods for transportation in a manner that minimizes risk, maintains condition of the goods and complies with regulations
International Sales and Marketing
Adapt products and services for the specific international market being targeted
Promote the brand and its identified products and services to create demand in the designated market
Establish effective sales channels, pricing strategy and sales agreements within legal and regulatory requirements to minimize risks while ensuring benefits to all parties
International Trade Finance
Describe types of commercial, currency and other financial risks involved in international trade transactions and describe methods available to minimize them
Negotiate payment method as a part of the terms and conditions of a contract for an international venture
Describe bonds and types of guarantees and how banks and international financial institutions support international trade finance
Application of skills and knowledge acquired during the academic component of the program into an analysis of a company or industry.
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