The Business Administration – International program provides graduates with the fundamental skills and knowledge required to conduct business in a global marketplace. Every business is in one way or another involved in “international business” through their direct involvement in foreign markets, competition from global firms and/or in the management of their global supply chains. Windsor-Essex is a critical hub for international trade with over $2.7 billion a day crossing the between our region and the U.S. marketplace making it a critical trade corridor between those two countries. This activity creates job opportunities in supply chain management, importing and exporting as well as international business development which students of our advanced diploma program will be prepared for upon graduation.
The program offers intensive, hands-on multi-semester projects that allow students to select a product, research a country in which it could be offered, build a marketing, finance, supply chain and business plan to support their business idea. Upon completion of the program students have the opportunity to submit their final projects to the Canada’s National accreditation body the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) to achieve their FITT certification. Students also have the opportunity to qualify for their Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) accreditation. Both of these achievements will provide the graduate with a broader base of employment opportunity.
To be successful in international business applicants should enjoy foreign travel, be people oriented and outgoing and possess excellent communication skills. Students should also be analytical, have an adventurous nature and demonstrate a cultural awareness and sensitivity.
- Multi-semester group project that prepares students to qualify for various certifications including Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) and Certified International Trade Professional (CITP).
- Faculty-supported field trips to local companies undertaking international business as well as international companies and organizations to enhance course-related activities.
- Faculty-supported Internship (work experience) offered in Semester 6. Some internships may happen outside of Windsor so students should be prepared to travel and live in another city for their internship.
- Each semester, students are eligible to complete requirements toward the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) National Diploma validated by the Canadian Government and Industry.
- Opportunity for qualifying graduates to complete a B. Comm. from Nipissing University on the St. Clair College campus.
With the advanced 3 year diploma, graduates are trained and may pursue employment in foreign business development, international marketing and sales, supply chain and logistics management, customs brokerage or as entrepreneurs in importing and exporting, distribution or trade consulting.
For those who choose to complete their Business degree after their Business Administration – International diploma further opportunities exist in strategic business planning, new market business development, trade management, trade consultant and foreign project management.
Graduates may receive credits towards:
- Honours B. Comm from the University of Windsor
- B. Comm from Walsh College
- B. Comm from Nipissing University (delivered on the St. Clair College campus)
- B. Comm from Davenport University
- Program Physical Demands Analysis: B892
- Ontario Colleges and McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Sign Memorandum of Agreement Regarding Student Transfer to Business Diploma Programs
The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:
2016-2017 Tuition Fees
For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student’s own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.
Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.
Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.