Last updated 3/17/2014
Certificate Code 5531
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The International Trade curriculum is designed for those who want a career in importing and exporting functions throughout business and industry, and also for those who are currently employed in the field but need to improve their skills and knowledge for better job performance or promotability. Those already having a degree in another discipline may use this program to expand their existing capabilities or to enter a new career. This certificate helps provide a foundation toward the completion of the Business Management and Marketing degree.
International trade is becoming increasingly important in the United States and the world. This growth requires the availability of well trained people to carry on the business of importing and exporting and related activities.
Course of Study Outline – Suggested Courses (Credit Hours)
BA 110 — Introduction to Business (3)
1BA 160 — Business Math I (3)
CS 100 — Introduction to Computers (3)
ECON 270 — Introduction to International Business (3)
SPEC 175 — Intercultural Communication (3)
BA 230 — Principles of Marketing (3)
BA 272 — International Marketing (1)
BA 276 — International Internship (3)
BA 278 — International Seminar (1)
BA 280 — Introduction to E-Commerce or (3)
GEOG 105 — Introductory Regional Geography (3)
BA 287 — International Business Cultures (3)
Minimum total hours required for certificate (31)
*Students enrolling in BA 160 must have an appropriate COMPASS test score (see course description) or have taken MATH 103 or MATH 080.
Gainful employment is one important measure that students and parents should pay attention to as they examine colleges and programs. All non-degree programs must be designed to lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation in order to be deemed eligible for federal student aid. These programs are generally less than 2 years in length and result in a certificate.