Globalization means that our world is getting smaller. New and emerging markets mean new opportunities for businesses of all sizes. Specific skills and knowledge are needed in order to get ahead in an international arena and take advantage of these markets.
The Diploma in International Business Management provides the skills and knowledge and prepares graduates for a career in international business, with a comprehensive work term opportunity. During the work term, students will put the skills and knowledge they’ve acquired in the classroom to the test in a fast-paced, real-world environment. It allows them to gain a deeper understanding of the demands of a career in international business management, as well as valuable experience that adds considerably to the resume.
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The program is structured around nine courses ranging from 30 to 60 hours of classroom time per course. Upon successful completion of coursework students are expected to find and secure a work term placement.
Accredited Partnership with FITT
This program is accredited by the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT). Graduates can apply to transfer their credits directly to FITT and complete the required assessment(s) in order to receive the FITT Diploma in International Trade.
Applicants must be:
High school graduates and 19 years or older at the start of the applicant’s program or course; and
Meegan Scott is a strategic management consultant; she founded and owns the Toronto-based consulting practice, Magate Wildhorse. Meegan is trained in the fields of international relations, international trade law, international trade finance law, finance, international finance, marketing, sales, insurance, investments, corporate strategy, performance management, and evaluation.
For almost two decades Meegan has served in the fields of international development, corporate strategy and business planning, project management, marketing, training and education. She offers significant training and experience in sales, business incubation, as well as in conducting business and marketing across international borders. In addition to helping start-ups, established entities, and government departments to successfully conduct international business and projects, she has initiated and led the development of corporate social responsibility programs in different organizations.
She is committed to facilitating learning that is relevant to students, employers, economies, and societies. Meegan strives to make learning simple, fun, entertaining and deep. She is an advocate for inductive and interactive learning methods and techniques.
Meegan holds a BSc (Honours) in International Relations from the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus; an MBA in Marketing and Finance from the University of New Orleans; a Diploma in International Environmental Trade Law from UNITAR. In addition, she has completed various certificates and courses in Intellectual Property Law, International Trade Law, International Trade Finance Law, Carriage of Goods by Sea, and International Sales Contracts. She also holds the designation PMP and a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Analysis for Project and Service Managers, and is a Licensed Financial Security Advisor and Investment Representative.
Paul Cleaver brings true international flair to Ashton College having spent over fifteen years living and working overseas, in Japan, Malaysia, and the United Arab Emirates. For the last nine years he has taught Business in Dubai for the Higher Colleges of Technology, and for the past two years he has had the role of Adjunct Faculty for the Swiss Business School’s Executive MBA program. Prior to this, he spent five years working in business development roles in both public and private sector organizations here in Canada.
Paul has visited over 24 countries and has a true appreciation for the unique nature of the cross-cultural environment. Somewhere along the way, he found the time to publish two books. Students love his passion for teaching and the humour and dynamism he brings to the classroom.
Bernardo Robledo is an experienced and highly effective international business consultant and executive coach. He has instructed students in many different subjects and has worked widely with multinational corporations, and his passion lies in creating a practical and useful learning experience with his students. He has graduated with a Masters in Management of Global Marketing from Camilo José Cela University in Madrid, Spain, and a Bachelors degree in Business with a major in Marketing; and is a Certified International Trade Professional from FITT Canada and the British Columbia Institute of Technology. With over 20 years of experience, he has worked for a variety of multinational companies both in Latin America and North America, including AIG Life, WSI Canada, Adapting Marketing Canada, Cima Trading, etc. His main interests are in the areas of international business, international marketing, sales, market research, and digital marketing. Bernardo is fluent in two languages, and is currently an instructor and professor for several universities in Latin America.
Wallace Chan graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Master of Economics degree. He also holds a Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia. Wallace has years of experience in teaching business courses and now works as a chief compliance officer in the financial sector.