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International Business College Programs Offer Global Perspective Importer/exporters,   customs   brokers,   foreign   investment   analysts,   logistics/transportation   managers,  commercial   bank   officers   and   international   development   officers   —   these   are   some   of   the   job   titles   that  graduates of the Centennial College International business college program go on to obtain. “The program is  partially successful because of the representation of the various communities we have here,” says professor  and program coordinator Shanks Seetharam. “It’s a bit of melting pop, where several languages are spoken  and it’s definitely an example of real life being imitated.”  Seetharam is correct. The international business realm is all about connecting the different parts of the globe  together and exchanging goods. Let’s take a closer look at some of the job options before we explore the  benefits of attending the International Business School program at Centennial College. A customs broker, for  example, must prepare and compile all the documents required by the government for discharge of foreign  cargo at domestic ports or airports. He or she is also the middleman between importers, merchant shipping  companies, airlines, railroads, trucking companies and the government Customs service. On the other hand,  an  import/export worker deals with all  business transactions that take place between companies in foreign  nations   and   firms   in   Canada.   The   transactions   that   importers   deal   with   involve   bringing   raw   materials   or  finished products into Canada. Export workers send goods or raw materials from Canada to foreign markets.  Some   workers   handle   both   import   and   export   agreements.   The   duties   of   import   and   export   workers   vary  depending on the situation.  Centennial  College’s   international   business   college   program   (officially  known   as  Business  Administration   –  International Business) takes three years to complete and results in an Ontario College Advanced Diploma.  The   offering   proves   its   reliability   off   the   bat   by   being   affiliated   with   the   Canadian   International   Freight  Forwarders Association, i.e. Canada, and the Forum for International Trade Training. In addition, graduates  may be eligible for the Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) Designation, in accordance with the  process prescribed by the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT). This will incur costs in addition to the   regular tuition. Qualified graduates may also be eligible to participate in an articulated program with selected  universities, institutes and professional associations. These partnerships allow graduates to apply academic  credit towards further study and include Athabasca University, Royal Roads University, Ryerson University,  University of Lethbridge, Griffith University, Davenport University and Northwood University. While in the  international business college  program, students participate in a first­year curriculum that is  shared   with   other   business   offerings.   This   is   done   so   that   students   have   a   chance   to   see   if   another   specialization may appeal to them. If they choose to continue in  the international business school, they will gain specialized expertise in areas such as international trade law,  finance,   sales   and   marketing.   Specific   courses   include:   Economics   for   Business   &   Management,   World  Systems: History, Geopolitics & Culture, International Business Planning, International Trade and Commercial  Law, and more.  The   International   Business   program   also   offers   hands­on   experience   through   its   industry   project.   This  component will allow students to work in a team for a small business or major company. To apply, students must present at minimum an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent or  be 19 years of age or older. In addition, they must have completed the compulsory English 12C or U or skills  assessment,   or   equivalent   and   the   Math   11C,   M   or   U,   or   12C   or   U,   or   skills   assessment,   or   equivalent.  Students   will   be   placed   in   the   appropriate   English   and   math   levels   based   on   skills   assessment   results.  Possession of minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the international business  college program.

International Business College Programs Offer Global Perspective  

The International Business program also offers hands­on experience through its industry project. This component will allow students to work...