A Global Perspective is offered by International Business Courses

Today, business transactions, acquisitions and simple sales happen with the click of a mouse. The Internet has taken the business world and removed the miles between customers and companies, business people and co-workers. If you’re interested in obtaining an education in an International Business program look no further than Centennial College’s Business – International Business courses. The two-year program will benefit you if you are highly organized with an ability to plan and prioritize; can deal comfortably with numbers and computers; possess analytical with strong numeracy skills; thrive under pressure and can meet deadlines; have strong interpersonal skills; are an innovative problems solver and decision maker; have the ability to work successfully in a team environment. All you need to be eligible for application is at minimum an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older). In addition, you must have completed 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.

The International Business program is known for offering its students a mixture of solid general business foundation as well as specialized international business knowledge. As such, you will spend the first two semesters of this program, taking general business courses such as Strategies for Business Success, Fundamentals of Business, Microcomputer Applications Software, Mathematics of Finance, Business Operations and more.

When you have a solid base, you will move onto International Business courses. These intensive courses prepare you for the global workplace by teaching you key concepts such as: 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. Specific courses during these semesters include: Global Logistics (covers all aspects of moving goods internationally including cost controls, distribution alternatives and other transportation issues); International Marketing (first half of the course analyzes trends in the global environment and the impact of these trends on international marketing; the second half focuses on the development of international marketing strategies that effectively respond to globalization); International Business Concepts (gives students a broad overview of international trade, the macro-environment within which international business takes place, and the major strategic decisions facing international business managers); and more.

Once you have completed you International Business program, you have two options. First, you may continue your education by seamlessly transferring into the three-year International Business program. In just one year, you’ll undertake more international business courses, and have the option to work towards a university degree, pursue professional designations (CITP) and gain work experience before graduation. You may also attend International Business programs at other schools that have partnered with Centennial College. These schools are Algoma University and University of New Brunswick.

Secondly, International Business program grads may pursue jobs 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.


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