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Certificate in
Advanced International Trade Management

Building upon students’ foundational knowledge, this certificate provides an advanced understanding of the complex international trade environment and develops the skills necessary to analyze risk in conducting international business transactions. Graduates have extensive knowledge of relevant topics including how international trade agreements and international institutions influence the global sale of products and services, the diverse role of the export manager, and how to apply ethical leadership in addressing government regulations, customers, the community, and employees.

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Admission Criteria

It is recommended that applicants have the following:

Certificate in Foundations of International Management or equivalent. As well, eligible applicants must also have completed the following courses or equivalents:

CGMS 200
CGMS 401
CQMS 102

Undergraduate students wishing to pursue a continuing education certificate program should be aware of possible restrictions; please refer to Curriculum Advising for complete details.

Program Open House

Students who have questions about the admission criteria and/or would like to know more about this certificate are invited to attend a Program Open House. Please see Open House for dates, times, and location.

Certificate Requirements

The successful completion of five courses (three required courses and two electives), with a cumulative grade point average of 1.67 or higher, is required for the certificate.

Certificate Registration

Students may be registered in only one certificate program at any one time. To allow maximum flexibility in crediting external courses and/or courses previously taken at Ryerson, students should register in the certificate at the beginning of their first course (see also Courses and Programs FAQ). For complete details on the advantages of early registration, registration deadlines, and Transfer Credit restrictions, all students should read Registration in a Certificate Program.

Awards and Financial Aid

If you require financial assistance, you may apply for merit-based awards and/or need-based financial aid. As well, students officially registered in a Chang School certificate program may be eligible for funding through the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). For a complete list of certificate programs approved by OSAP, visit the Student Financial Assistance website.

Requirements for Graduation

To graduate, you must successfully complete, within your official timespan, the published certificate curricula from the year you registered in the certificate program. In some circumstances, certificate requirements may change, resulting in courses no longer being available. In such cases, Course Substitutions/Directives may be requested. Also, you must apply on RAMSS to graduate, prior to the appropriate application deadlines (see Important Dates). For complete details, all students should read Graduation.

Required Courses

CGMS 723   Global Management Studies:  International Trade
CGMS 724   Global Management Studies:  Management of International Enterprise
CGMS 802   Global Management Studies:  Ethics and Regulation of Int'l Bus

Electives (select two)

CECN 104   Economics:  Introductory Microeconomics
CGMS 400   Global Management Studies:  The Global Business Environment
CGMS 450   Global Management Studies:  Project Management
CLAW 122   Law:  Business Law
CLAW 724   Law:  Legal Aspects of International Business

Distance Education

The following courses are available in a distance education format this academic year.

CECN 104   Economics:  Introductory Microeconomics
CGMS 723   Global Management Studies:  International Trade
CLAW 122   Law:  Business Law