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Post-Graduate Diploma – Global Business Management with Practicum

Diploma Program

Total Program Hours:
1060 Hours
Full-Time Program Length:
53 Weeks
Includes holidays and professional days.
Delivery Methods:
  • In-Class Instruction
  • Distance Education / Online
  • Combined Delivery (Both In-Class and Distance)
Program content is subject to change.

This Post-Graduate Diploma Business Management 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 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

Grant and Scholarship Opportunities

Save on tuition with a variety of scholarship and grant options. Up to $4000 in scholarships and grants are available to recent high school graduates, Sprott Shaw alumni, military veterans, and more! Click here to browse our full list of grants and scholarships

Where Are Sprott Shaw Graduates Working? 

Our Business, Marketing, and Cybersecurity graduates can be found working throughout the province. Graduates of our business & marketing programs can be found working for a diverse range of businesses from law and real estate offices to positions with the Government of Canada and Canada Post. 

Click below to learn more about where our graduates are currently working. Please note that these lists do not cover every single business that has hired a Sprott Shaw graduate, but they do provide a good representation of the sort of industries that Sprott Shaw graduates are working in. 

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 Program with the following institution. (Click on the images below for more details!)


BCIT – Bachelor of Business Administration

bcit sprott shaw pathway
Sprott Shaw College transfer pathway to BCIT option 2

Related Global Business Management Programs:

Admission Requirements:
  • Diploma or degree from an accredited college or university
  • For more information on English Language requirements and equivalencies please click here

International Students:

  • Diploma of degree from an accredited college or university. International students can meet the English requirement by completing or demonstrating one of the following three options:
  • Sprott Shaw’s English Language Assessment with a minimum score of 25/40, OR
  • Minimum IELTS Score 6.0 Overall or IBT TOEFL Score 60 OR
  • Equivalent Standardized External Assessment, OR
  • Completion of an ESL program from one of SSC’s partnered ESL schools
Diploma Requirements:
  • 60% average upon successful completion of all courses, including courses given a complete

 

* Post-Graduate Diploma – Global Business Management with Practicum was reviewed and approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills.

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Courses List

This 53 week Diploma program requires the student to complete the following courses.

  • Costing systems
  • Cost analysis
  • Capital budgeting

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.

  • 8-week practicum (minimum of 20 hours per week)

  • Skills and strategies conducive to learning in a college atmosphere, orientation to the college environment, using technology, knowing college policies and procedures.
  • Time management, writing and using citations, study strategies, student budgeting, and wellness/self-care/stress management.
  • An orientation to the PCP program and the emergency medicine professions.
  • Prepare for upcoming studies, learning environments, and work experience placements throughout the program.

Strategies for Student Success:

  • 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.

  • Learning how to choose the right social media platforms and how best to utilize the features offered by those platforms

  • Understand the fundamental components of internet infrastructure
  • Apply design principles which consider traditional and mobile devices when planning a website
  • Optimize a website design using effective layout techniques and SEO principles

  • 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

  • This course focuses on the fundamental principles of accounting with full online courseware that includes the digital textbook and learning materials.

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