Business Administration - International Business (formerly International Trade)

With the International Business program you can acquire the skills for a career with global logistics companies, freight forwarders, importing/exporting firms, customs brokers, or with consulting and trading companies.

Peterborough

Fall 2016
Program Status: Closed
Program Code: TD
Location: Peterborough
Coordinator: Russell Turner Email
Credential: Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Tuition and Ancillary Fees (Domestic): $2,442.32 per semester*
Tuition and Ancillary Fees (International): Tuition not available at this time
* Tuition and fees subject to change.
Winter 2017
Program Status: Closed
Program Code: TD
Location: Peterborough
Coordinator: Russell Turner Email
Credential: Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Tuition and Ancillary Fees (Domestic): $2,272.82 per semester*
Tuition and Ancillary Fees (International): Tuition not available at this time
* Tuition and fees subject to change.

Program Highlights

Prepare for a global career in international business through:

  • hands-on training and actual import/export activities
  • practical case studies in tariff classification, customs documentation, export market planning and development, NAFTA Rules of Origin, international freight forwarding and logistics, and much more
  • a unique three-week international study field course.

The entire 6th semester is an in-depth Applied Learning Project. Students also have the opportunity to complete the 6th semester at Universidad Del Valle de Mexico near Mexico City or at the University of Turku in Finland. This learning option allows students to put their training into practice, work with international clients or have the unique experience of being immersed in another culture.

Why Choose Fleming

Fleming College is the only college in Canada that offers you a three-year program that focuses on the international trade aspect of International Business, emphasizing the practical applications used today. You may actually import or export goods for sale as part of your training. Your in-class instruction will be first-rate, drawing on the faculty's real-life experience in the field coupled with the latest in industry simulation software. Professional affiliations with the Canadian International Freight Forwarding Association (CIFFA) and the Canadian Professional Logistics Institute (P. Log) keep the curriculum relevant and up-to-date.

International Business students can also choose to participate in The Fleming International Learning Experience (F.I.L.E.) This unique learning opportunity features a three-week trip to various cultural, political and historical sites, as well as businesses in different parts of the world. The F.I.L.E trip is more than a college credit course, it's a life-changing experience. Students travelled to Europe in 2014 and to China in 2015.

 

Career Opportunities

Your career choices in the area of International Business are extensive.  You can focus your skills on careers in almost any area of business within the global marketplace. Every year this program has a high placement rate. Many of our students find work before graduation - within the field. Our graduates are working around the world with global logistics companies, freight forwarders, importing/exporting firms, customs brokers, or for consulting and trading companies. Job titles include customs clearance agent, designated ship broker, freight forwarder, logistics co-ordinator and international marketing agent, among others.

Minimum Admission Requirements

OSSD with the majority of credits at the College (C) and Open (O) level, including:

  • 2 College (C) English courses (Grade 11 or Grade 12)
  • 1 College (C) Math course (Grade 11)

When (C) is the minimum course level for admission, (U) or (U/C) courses are also accepted.

Recommended (but not required for admission):

  • Grade 12 College (C) Math

Mature Students

If you are 19 years of age or older before classes start, and you do not possess an OSSD, you can write the Canadian Adult Achievement Test to assess your eligibility for admission. Additional testing or academic upgrading may be necessary to meet specific course requirements for this program.

* Students starting in January are required to attend classes over the summer semester.

Related Programs

Not yet settled on a career in business? Why not consider Marketing, Hotel and Restaurant Management or Tourism and Travel?

Additional Costs

Approximately $950 per year for books and supplies.

Transfer Agreements

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