Post-Graduate Diploma – Global Business Management with Practicum

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

Sprott Shaw College Global Business Management graduates 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

Diploma Program

Total Program Hours:
1060 Hours
Full-Time Program Length:
53 Weeks
(Includes holidays and professional days)
Program content is subject to change.

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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 equivalent

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

Diploma Requirements:
  • 60% average upon successful completion of all courses, including courses given a complete
Additional Notes:

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. 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 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:
1060 Hours
Full-Time Program Length:
53 Weeks
(Includes holidays and professional days)
Program content is subject to change.

Contact an Admissions Advisor for More Information Today!

Contact Us Today!

Our advisors are happy to answer any questions.

Courses List

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

  • 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)

  • 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

Diploma Program

Total Program Hours:
1060 Hours
Full-Time Program Length:
53 Weeks
(Includes holidays and professional days)
Program content is subject to change.

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Our advisors are happy to answer any questions.

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