Prepare for a career in a growing segment of Canadian business
In just one year, Sheridan’s International Business certificate program gives you the skills you need to begin an exciting career dealing with people and organizations overseas. Today, 35% of Canada’s jobs relate to international trade, which makes an international business college education highly valuable in the business world. This training prepares you to pursue some of today’s most fascinating business opportunities. Your training includes:
- Developing a foreign market entry strategy for a specific product or service
- Creating a customized international business plan to support the global initiative of a real company
- Participating in group presentations
- Upgrading your software skills to include applications used in international business
- Coaching in overcoming cultural differences among trading partners and clients
In addition, your professors:
- Bring in guest speakers who are active in international business
- Teach you how to research and analyze potential international opportunities
- Introduce you to networking and industry association events
- Help you hone your business report writing and presentation skill
- Teach you how to undertake a search for international employment
Internationally experienced professors
The professors who teach your International Business courses hold master’s degrees or PhDs, and they are personally experienced in international business. Several have worked overseas. Your professors are continually updating the program so that it accurately reflects current international market conditions, challenges and regulations.
The program is a fully accredited Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) educational partner and provides the maximum allowable educational credits toward the FITT Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) designation. When you graduate from this International Business (IB) graduate certificate program, complete one year of industry experience and pass the required FITT exam(s) you'll be eligible to receive your CITP designation. Full details of the designation and eligibility requirements are available at http://www.fitt.ca/en/CITP%20Designation
Co-op On-the-Job Experience
You can acquire invaluable work experience in the international business field through a one-work term cooperative education assignment following completion of the academic portion of the program. These training experiences give you an ideal way to apply what you have learned in class and also explore different potential career paths.
The J.M. Cochrane Memorial Award bestows two $600 awards to graduates each year.
The International Business Program is located at the Hazel McCallion Campus in Mississauga, Ontario.