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International Business Post-Graduate Diploma

International Business Post-Graduate Diploma

  • Specialization: Post-Grad International Business
    • Seminar in Ethics and Integrity

      MITT’s Ethics and Academic Integrity Seminar provides students with the tools necessary to navigate the expectations of the Canadian post-secondary academic environment.  In this three-hour on-line seminar, students will develop a thorough understanding of MITT’s Academic Integrity policy and the consequences of academic integrity violations and demonstrate how to use APA style when writing an academic paper.

      This seminar is required for students who enter directly into the Diploma program without taking MITT’s Business Management Certificate. The seminar must be completed in Term 1 of the Diploma.

      Course Code: PG-011
      Course Requirements: None

      Hours: 3

    • Seminar in Lifelong Learning

      Students are introduced to the growth mindset required to become self-motivated resilient learners.  Students are challenged to examine their own thinking habits and build on their strengths in acquiring new learning and skills.

      This seminar is required for students who enter directly into the Diploma program without taking MITT’s Business Management Certificate. The seminar must be completed in Term 1 of the Diploma.

      Course Code: PG-012
      Course Requirements: None

      Hours: 3

    • *International Market Entry Strategies

      International Market Entry Strategies examines what individuals in organizations need to know and do to ensure the success of new international ventures. Students are introduced to why careful analysis and planning are necessary to choose the most effective market entry strategy for a new venture and why this strategy must be successfully implemented with cultural competence and complying with applicable local and international laws.

      * This course is using curriculum from the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) Designation program.

      Course Code: IB-150
      Course Requirements: None

      Hours: 42

    • *International Trade Finance

      International Trade Finance course examines how organizations can manage finances and mitigate financial risk by selecting appropriate transaction methods and tools for their international trade activities. Learners will consider negotiation terms, non-payment dispute resolution and cash flow management.

      * This course is using curriculum from the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) Designation program.

      Course Code: IB-130
      Course Requirements: None

      Hours: 42

    • *Global Value Chain

      Global Value Chain examines aspects of the primary activities, distribution and inventory management, and the supporting activities of document management and procurement, which are integral to international trade logistics. How organizations obtain resources and what they need to know to control and manage logistical systems in relation to international trade is also explored.

      * This course is using curriculum from the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) Designation program.

      Course Code: IB-140
      Course Requirements: None

      Hours: 42

    • *Products and Services for a Global Market

      Products and Services for a Global Market examines the what, why and how organizations develop, adapt or customize goods and services in relation to international trade. Differences in regulatory, legal, cultural and consumer/client requirements that require compliance or that might impact product and service development and adaptation are explored in depth.

      * This course is using curriculum from the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) Designation program.

      Course Code: IB-160
      Course Requirements: None

      Hours: 42

    • *International Sales and Marketing

      The purpose of the course is to examine concepts related to marketing, sales and e-commerce in countries with different laws, political and economic environments, and cultures. International marketing attempts to position an organization’s products and services, brand and communications so they meet the needs and preferences of each target country or region. Marketing activities are designed to generate awareness and demand for the organization’s offerings, and sales activities should convert awareness and demand into purchases.

      * This course is using curriculum from the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) Designation program.

      Course Code: IB-120
      Course Requirements: None

      Hours: 42

    • *Feasibility of International Trade

      The course Feasibility of International Trade examines what individuals in organizations need to know and do to ensure the success of new international ventures. Careful research, analysis and planning are necessary to examine the organization’s current state, to identify promising opportunities and to analyze potential outcomes, both positive and negative.

      * This course is using curriculum from the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) Designation program.

      Course Code: IB-100
      Course Requirements: None

      Hours: 42

    • Contracts and Negotiations

      This course presents the basic legal processes of international business and the various roles involved. Students will learn the theory, process, and importance of negotiation in international business and a variety of skills, strategies, and techniques to negotiate effectively. Students will discuss and evaluate the potential benefits and concerns when preparing and signing contracts.

      Course Code: IB-170
      Course Requirements: None

      Hours: 42

    • Canadian Customs Procedures

      Canadian Customs Procedures looks at the rules and regulations of the Canadian Customs Act, the Customs Tariff Act, the Excise Tax Act, Excise Tax, SIMA, and the Import-Export Act.  Students will have an opportunity to prepare customs documents, while examining many other facets of customs such as transaction value, computed value, deductive value, goods akin, tariff classification, clearing and releasing imported goods, and exporting goods from Canada. 

      Course Code: IB-110
      Course Requirements: None

      Hours: 42

    • Dynamic Communication Skills

      This course focuses on the communication skills that are necessary to be successful in a professional workplace environment. Developing effective speaking and listening skills are an integral part of the course.  Students are also introduced to effective strategies for creating and delivering effective presentations to a variety of audiences for various purposes.

      Course Code: PG-010
      Course Requirements: None

      Hours: 42

    • Budgeting and Financial Management

      This course allows participants to explore the complexities of planning, preparing and monitoring operational and capital budgets to support the strategic plan of an organization. Developing awareness of the principles of financial decision-making is explored as well. Topics include: financial goal setting, budgeting, tax planning, cash management, investment and insurance considerations.

      Course Code: PG-050
      Course Requirements: None

      Hours: 42

    • Writing and Grammar for Business

      In this course the emphasis will be placed on improving and perfecting written communication for business purposes (e-mails, memos, letters, reports, public relations messaging, and other documents). The focus is on providing students with the knowledge and skills to make their writing clear, effective, and grammatically correct. Students will also have the opportunity to develop effective communication for various professional scenarios and situations, including making business presentations.

      Course Code: PG-020
      Course Requirements: None

      Hours: 42

    • Marketing Fundamentals

      The purpose of this course is to provide students with a basic understanding of the fundamentals of marketing, including the marketplace and consumers. Developing a customer-focused marketing strategy that achieves measurable, realistic objectives for an organization is emphasized.  Topics include: the global market environment, customer attitudes and behaviour, digital marketing and the influence of social media.

      Course Code: PG-060
      Course Requirements: None

      Hours: 42

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