Durham College is a Platinum Accredited Partner of the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT - www.FITTforTrade.com). This partnership means that Durham College offers an international business program that has been validated by FITT as meeting their high standard of industry excellence. Students registered in our FITT-accredited program have a direct link to FITT and its full range of global trade credentials.
When students successfully complete Durham College’s FITT-accredited program and required assessment(s), not only will they receive credentials from Durham College, but they’ll also automatically receive the FITT Diploma in International Trade for completing the equivalency of all FITTskills courses. Once an individual has achieved the FITT Diploma and completes a minimum of 1 year of practical experience working in international trade, s/he can apply to receive FITT’s Certified International Trade Professional (CITP®|FIBP®) designation. The CITP®|FIBP® stands as a symbol of competency and credibility for global business practitioners. It displays a thorough grasp of international trade processes, an individual’s commitment to global trade, as well as their dedication to ethical business practices and ongoing professional development. The CITP®|FIBP® holder has demonstrated they have achieved the core competencies relevant to international business through skills and knowledge acquisition and industry experience.
NOTE: Students enrolling in this program are required to purchase their own laptop. For specific hardware and software requirements for this program click here.
Advances in information and communications technologies are enabling increased global trade and production resulting in a demand for professionals uniquely trained in international business.
This eight-month program is designed for individuals with a degree or diploma or equivalent business experience who would like to add to their credentials while building a solid foundation in international business practices.
Through lectures, applied in-class activities, readings, case analysis and project-based learning, you will increase your knowledge, abilities and skills in the following:
- All aspects of international trade management, finance, research and legal
- Diverse cultural impacts on international business practices
- Global supply chain management and logistics
- International business development
- International marketing
- Market entry modes and distribution
- Resources for exporters
- Project planning and management, teamwork, report writing, communication and presentation