International Business Management (Post-Degree Diploma)

Admission Type
Open Enrolment - Additional Admission Requirements


The world of global commerce is full of opportunity for those prepared to become business leaders. The PDD in International Business Management will help you get there. Specifically, you’ll learn about importing and exporting, market research to develop market entry strategies, supply chain management, managing in international environments, legal and financial aspects of international trade business. All students enrolled in the PDD International Business Management will be automatically enrolled in the FITT Diploma program and receive an industry recognized FITT Diploma in International Trade upon completion of all requirements.

Students will pay an additional mandatory fee of $425 (plus applicable taxes) to cover FITT eBooks, credit transfer and examination fees. Upon successful completion of the PDD in International Business Management program, students must mail a copy of their official transcript to FITT and pass the two FITT assessments selected by Douglas College. Once students complete a year of work experience in international trade, they may apply for the International Trade Professional (CITP) designation.

FITT, or the Forum for International Trade Training, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing international business training, resources and professional certification to individuals and businesses. FITT offers the only international business training programs and related professional designation (CITP®|FIBP®) endorsed by the World Trade Centers Association and the Canadian government, setting the standard of excellence for global trade professionals across Canada and around the world. FITT’s accredited programs impart knowledge and practical skills that help future trade practitioners, like you, to develop the skills required for success in today’s competitive global markets.

Program Requirements

Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements

  • Successful completion of 30 credits
  • 70% (21 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College
  • Courses used towards a previously received credential can be used to meet program requirements, but additional courses will need to be taken to replace these credits

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits
Choose one of BUSN 1200 or ECON 1103    
BUSN 1200** Fundamentals of Business


ECON 1103** Globalization And The Wold Economy


Choose one of CSIS 1190 or FINC 1231    
CSIS 1190*** Excel for Business 3.00
FINC 1231*** Business Mathematics 3.00
Required Courses    
MARK 1120*** Introductory Marketing 3.00
BUSN 3100 Trade in the Global Marketplace 3.00
BUSN 3200 Global Trade Finance 3.00
BUSN 3410 Global Supply Chain Management 3.00
BUSN 3500 International Business Entry Strategy 3.00
BLAW 3700 (formally BUSN 3700) Fundamentals of International Trade Law 3.00
MARK 3300 International Marketing 3.00
MARK 4441 Marketing Research 3.00
Total Credits   30.00

**All students are required to take BUSN 1200 or ECON 1103 in their first semester of study. It is recommended that International students take BUSN 1200 to gain an understanding of the Canadian business environment.

*** Students with a non-business major in their undergraduate degree are required to take CSIS 1190 or FINC 1231, and MARK 1120 in their first semester of study. Students with a business major in their undergraduate degree who have taken Finance/Marketing/Business Math are strongly encouraged to take CSIS 1190 or FINC 1231, and MARK 1120. Students with a Major in Finance in their undergraduate degree can take 3.0 credits of 1000 to 4000-level electives instead of CSIS 1190 or FINC 1231. Students with a Major in Marketing in their undergraduate degree can take 3.0 credits of 1000 to 4000-level electives instead of MARK 1120. Affected students are advised to contact the Program Coordinator 3-4 weeks before priority registration for assistance with selecting electives and requesting pre-requisite waivers, if necessary. 

Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:

  • General College Admission Requirements
  • Applicants must have an undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada or an equivalent credential from an approved institution of a different country. Any applicant who earned their credential in a language other than English must meet the Douglas College English language proficiency requirement.

Note: It is recommended that students have a minimum grade of 60% (grade C) on average in their undergraduate degree.


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Program Guidelines

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