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Become a master of trade management with an Advanced International Trade Management certificate

Looking for a career in an industry bursting with opportunity? One in six jobs in Canada are related to the import-export business. That means there’s always great demand for trade management professionals. The Chang School’s Certificate in Advanced International Trade Management will give you the hands-on learning and sought-after skills you need to flourish in this always-hiring industry.

International trade agreements can be quite complex, but the Advanced International Trade Management certificate sets you up for success with a rich curriculum focused on the current international trade environment and import-export courses featuring real-world examples from all over the globe.

You’ll deepen your international expertise with coursework in international trade and management of international enterprise, and develop the analytical skills you need to assess business risk in international transactions. We prioritize ethical trade management, so you’ll also master the ethics, regulations, and legal aspects of international business so you can practice ethical leadership in the field.

Want to broaden your advanced international trade management skill set? Our international trade courses can help you fill your resumé with in-demand skills like project management, and give you complementary knowledge in fields like microeconomics, the global business environment, and business law.

You can finish most of these advanced international trade courses completely online, giving you the flexibility to balance learning with your work and family obligations.

Then, once you’re completed your Advanced International Trade Management certificate, you’ll be ready for a rewarding career in global trade management. Let’s get started!

Who should take this Advanced International Trade Management certificate?

  • You want to want to advance your knowledge after completing the Certificate in Foundations of International Management
  • You’re a working professional in either the private or public sector who needs specialized expertise in international trade or the import-export business
  • You’re an owner, manager, or employee of an enterprise that conducts business across borders

What will you learn while taking the Business Decision Analysis certificate?

You’ll learn how to:

  • Utilize analytical skills to mitigate financial and political risk when conducting international business transactions
  • Understand how international trade agreements and international institutions influence the sale of products and services across borders
  • Recognize the meaning and importance of ethical leadership in dealing with government regulations, customers, and employees
  • Appreciate the role of the export manager in areas, including:
    • export pricing
    • documentation
    • shipping
    • insurance
    • sourcing export promotion assistance

Certificate Requirements

  • 3 required courses
  • 2 electives
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 1.67+

Admission Criteria



If you’re an undergraduate student, you should be aware of possible certificate restrictions. For complete details, check Curriculum Advising.

Frequently Asked Questions

What order should I take the certificate courses in?

Before starting this advanced certificate, we recommend that you complete our four-course Certificate in Foundations of International Management. However, as long as you have successfully completed the three prerequisites for the required courses, including CGMS 200, CQMS 102, and CGMS 401, you may complete the courses in any order.

If you would like to gain a specialized understanding of the legal dynamics of international business, you should take the two law-focused electives. First, complete CLAW 122 - Business Law. Then you can complete CLAW 724.

Here’s a chart that may help you plan:

Required Courses Prerequisite(s)
CGMS 723 - International Trade CGMS 200, CQMS 102, and CGMS 401
CGMS 724 - Management of International Enterprise CGMS 200, CQMS 102, and CGMS 401
CGMS 802 - Ethics and Regulation of Intl Business CGMS 200, CQMS 102, and CGMS 401
Electives (choose two) Prerequisite(s)
CECN 104 - Introductory Microeconomics None
CGMS 400 - The Global Business Environment CGMS 200
CGMS 450 - Project Management CGMS 200, CQMS 102, and CGCECN 104 - Introductory Microeconomics MS 401
CLAW 122 - Business Law None
CLAW 724 - Legal Aspects of International Business CLAW 122

How long will it take to complete the certificate?

Most learners will complete their international trade certificate in about two years, although time to completion varies depending on each learner’s goals and their responsibilities outside of the classroom.

How much time is involved per week?

You should allow three to five additional hours per week, per course, outside of class time. This will vary from week to week and will depend on your learning style, types of assignments and other factors.

For online courses, plan to spend an average of six to eight hours a week reading, participating in discussions, and completing assignments.


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