Business Administration - International
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Forum for International Trade Training
  • Program Length:
  • Three Year - Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Starts:
  • September and January

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level qualify for admission to this program.

Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
The Business Administration - International program provides graduates with the fundamental skills and knowledge required to conduct business in a global marketplace. Every business is in one way or another involved in “international business” through their direct involvement in foreign markets, competition from global firms and/or in the management of their global supply chains. Windsor-Essex is a critical hub for international trade with over $2.7 billion a day crossing the between our region and the U.S. marketplace making it a critical trade corridor between those two countries. This activity creates job opportunities in supply chain management, importing and exporting as well as international business development which students of our advanced diploma program will be prepared for upon graduation.

The program offers intensive, hands-on multi-semester projects that allow students to select a product, research a country in which it could be offered, build a marketing, finance, supply chain and business plan to support their business idea. Upon completion of the program students have the opportunity to submit their final projects to the Canada's National accreditation body the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) to achieve their FITT certification. Students also have the opportunity to qualify for their Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) accreditation. Both of these achievements will provide the graduate with a broader base of employment opportunity.

To be successful in international business applicants should enjoy foreign travel, be people oriented and outgoing and possess excellent communication skills. Students should also be analytical, have an adventurous nature and demonstrate a cultural awareness and sensitivity.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Multi-semester group project that prepares students to qualify for various certifications including Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) and Certified International Trade Professional (CITP).
  • Faculty-supported field trips to local companies undertaking international business as well as international companies and organizations to enhance course-related activities.
  • Faculty-supported Internship (work experience) offered in Semester 6. Some internships may happen outside of Windsor so students should be prepared to travel and live in another city for their internship.
  • Each semester, students are eligible to complete requirements toward the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) National Diploma validated by the Canadian Government and Industry.
  • Opportunity for qualifying graduates to complete a B. Comm. from Nipissing University on the St. Clair College campus.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
With the advanced 3 year diploma, graduates are trained and may pursue employment in foreign business development, international marketing and sales, supply chain and logistics management, customs brokerage or as entrepreneurs in importing and exporting, distribution or trade consulting.

For those who choose to complete their Business degree after their Business Administration - International diploma further opportunities exist in strategic business planning, new market business development, trade management, trade consultant and foreign project management.

DEGREE COMPLETION
Graduates may receive credits towards: ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

YOUR INVESTMENT
The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:

2016-2017 Tuition Fees

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.

DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS


Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 1
ACC110
3
Accounting Concepts I
BUS108
3
Introduction to Canadian Business
ECN110
3
Macroeconomics
MTH146
4
Mathematics of Personal Finance
MGN105
3
Introduction to Human Resources
COM103
3
Business Communications 1
MIC101
1
Introduction to Word-Processing Software
MIC102
1
Introduction to Presentation Software

Semester 2
ACC210
3
Accounting Concepts II
ECN210
3
Microeconomics
MRK202
3
Introduction to Canadian Marketing
ELEC1030
3
Choose an Elective
MTH237
3
Statistical Concepts
COM203
3
Business Communications 2
BUS207
2
Basic Spreadsheeting

Semester 3
INT100
3
Global Entrepreneurship
INT160
3
World Geography & Economics I
INT310
4
International Trade Research
BUS300
3
Business Law
MRK317
4
Multimedia Sales Presentations
MRK550
3
Business Operations I

Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 4
INT260
3
World Geography & Economics II
INT410
4
International Trade Logisitics
INT400
3
Legal Aspects of International Trade
INT150
3
International Marketing
INT405
4
International Market Entry & Distribution
INT440
4
International Culture & Negotiations



Semester 5
INT500
3
International Trade Finance
INT510
3
Selected Topics in International Business
INT505
3
Problem Solving and Decision Making
INT530
3

Economics of International Trade &
Finance
INT550
4
International Logistics & Documentation
ELEC1030
3
Choose an elective

Semester 6
INT600
4
International Simulation
INT610
4
International Trade Management
INT620
3
International Business Policy & Ethics
INT631
8
Internship
ELEC1030
6
Choose an elective