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International Business Program Prepares Students for Global Workplace

International Business Program Prepares Students for Global Workplace

With the increase in international business, thanks to the Internet and sites like as well as trade agreements between countries, professionals are needed to handle the import and export of products, materials and more. As such, now is a great time to attend an international Business program that prepares its students for the global workplace.
Centennial College’s Business – International Business programs offer students solid general business base as well as specialized international business knowledge in just two years.
Applicants to this program must have completed at least an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or have mature student status (19 years or older). They must also have successfully finished the English Grade 12 C or U or equivalent, or skills assessment; and the Math Grade 11 C, M or U, or Grade 12 C or U or equivalent or skills assessment. Although they are not mandatory requirements, past students have had the following traits: highly organized with an ability to plan and prioritize; comfortable dealing with numbers and computers; analytical with strong numeracy skills; thrives under pressure and meets deadlines; strong interpersonal skills; innovative problems solver and decision maker; and had the ability to work successfully in a team environment.

This program provides a strong business foundation and international business concepts that will launch students into entry-level positions within a global business enterprise. As such, the first two semesters emphasize general business knowledge of key concepts (fundamentals of business, mathematics of finance, financial accounting concepts, etc). Students then move onto specific International Business courses that cover topics such as international business concepts, customs services and compliance, processing customs compliance documents, assisting in the transportation of goods to and from locations throughout the world, and taking on a support role in the marketing and sale of Canadian goods in the global marketplace.
Aside from resulting in an Ontario College Diploma and making students employment ready directly upon graduation (for positions such as customs compliance analysts, import/export documentation specialists, global logistics assistant in sectors such as manufacturing and production, retail and distribution, transportation or as part of a consulting firm), this program has partnerships with a number of universities. Qualified graduates may be eligible to apply their credits towards a degree with Algoma University and University of New Brunswick. Students may also transfer into the three-year International Business program at Centennial College. This undertaking offers students more courses on international business that, in just one year, give them the option to work towards a university degree, pursue professional designations (CITP) and gain work experience before graduation.

Klaudia writes about the International Business program at Centennial College, which allows students to pursue further education through its educational partnerships or to enter the field after two years of study.

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