FAST-TRACK TO A GREAT CAREER IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
The field of international trade can seem as large and complex as the world itself, encompassing disciplines such as strategic planning, law, finance, logistics and marketing. The International Business Management graduate certificate program at George Brown College simplifies this complex field with dynamic and interactive teaching methods, including case analysis and guest speakers.
The International Business Management graduate certificate program can also prepare students to pursue three industry designations/certifications in addition to the George Brown College graduate certificate if they choose to do so. These industry designations/certifications require additional exams and/or related work experience to qualify. Please check the official websites listed below to find the detailed requirements set by the granting bodies of these designations/certifications.
The three industry designations/certifications are:
- Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) designation offered by FITT (fitt.ca). Please view equivalency course chart at georgebrown.ca/FITT and the educational partnership agreement on this page.
- Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) designation offered by the Canadian Society of Customs Brokers (cscb.ca).
- Certificate in International Freight Forwarding (CIFFA), recognized and approved by the Federation of International Freight Forwarding Associations (ciffa.com).
Note: The requirements for each designation/certification are set by the granting body, not George Brown College. In order to qualify for any of these designations/certifications, you need to follow the process listed on its website and meet all the requirements applicable to you.
Accredited Partnership with FITT
George Brown College has partnered with FITT (Forum for International Trade Training) to offer the FITTskills program. FITT 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. FITT’s quality training programs impart knowledge and practical skills that provide a competitive advantage to trade practitioners and elevate their position in world markets.
Program Standards and Learning Outcomes
Program standards apply to all similar programs of instruction offered by colleges across the province. Each program standard for a postsecondary program of instruction includes the following elements:
- Vocational standard (the vocationally specific learning outcomes which apply to the program in question),
- Essential employability skills (the essential employability skills learning outcomes which apply to all programs of instruction), and
- General education requirement (the requirement for general education in postsecondary programs of instruction).
The vocational and essential employability skills components of program standards are expressed in terms of learning outcomes. Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved and verified.
View standards and outcomes by program.
Source: Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities website