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International Trade

20-138-1 Certificate (C) 15 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Online

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

Get the skills and experience employers need to gain an advantage in the highly competitive global marketplace with the International Trade certificate. You’ll learn about international market strategies, finances, sales and marketing, as well as products and services for a global market. Upon completion of the program, you’ll have the opportunity to receive an industry-backed credential CITP®/FIBP® that highlights your competency and credibility as a global business professional.

COURSE LIST

Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
Global Value Chain
10-138-170
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Examines aspects of distribution and inventory management, document management, and procurement integral to international trade logistics. Considers different regulatory, financial, geographical, cultural, and consumer requirements. Explores how organizations obtain resources and manage logistical systems within the global value chain to minimize costs and risks and maximize potential.
International Market Entry Strategies
10-138-171
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Examines strategies to ensure the success of new international ventures. Introduces research, analysis, effective market entry options, and strategic partnerships. Explores implementation of selected market entry strategies including intercultural competence, ethics, compliance, direct and indirect exports, foreign mergers or acquisitions, and foreign franchising or licensing.
Feasibility of International Trade
10-138-175
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Examines critical steps and decisions needed to determine the feasibility of international trade initiatives. Introduces market research, organizational readiness, cost analysis, and risk analysis to determine if a concept fits a company's strategic direction and improves its bottom line. Develops strategies to mitigate identified risks.
International Sales and Marketing
10-138-172
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Explores considerations for promoting and selling products and services beyond domestic borders. Examines marketing, sales, and e-commerce in countries with different laws, political, and economic environments, and cultures. Details strategies to position products, services, brand, and communications to meet the needs and preferences of each target country or region.
International Trade Finance
10-138-173
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Centers on the strategies and knowledge required for successful international trade transactions. Explores payment optimization options, risk mitigation strategies, use of financial tools, contracts, and effective cash flow management to achieve success in international trade. Covers techniques and plans to resolve potential disputes.

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