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Business Programs | Ashton College

In a global economy, the cross-border transportation and sales of goods, services and resources from multiple origins to multiple destinations is a complex affair. International business involves aspects of a number of interdisciplinary areas of study including international law, politics, language, accounting practices, environmentalism and culture. Understanding how these different fields intersect with one another is at the heart of the international business.

Ashton’s Business programs and courses focus on preparing students for working in a globalized trade environment. Students will walk out of the program with a thorough understanding of the contemporary business environment and trends, and increased industry-specific knowledge (international trade law, global marketing, financial strategies, market strategies and sales, among other topics).

Career Opportunities

Business programs and courses give graduates multiple opportunities to further progress in their career in international business, international trade and business management. Some of the possible career paths include: shipping specialist, business development manager, customs inspector, marketing manager, foreign investment analyst, market research analyst, risk analyst, marketing representative, tax accountant assistant, export sales manager, procurement manager, international trader, trade analyst, and international management consultant and government employee at all levels of the government.

Accredited with FITT

Ashton’s international business programs are accredited by and offered in partnership with the Forum in International Trade Training (FITT). Upon graduation, students are eligible to have their international business course credits transferred directly to FITT and receive their Diploma in International Trade upon completion of the required assessment(s).

Business Management Courses

International Business (Management) Diploma

Globalization and information technologies are lessening distances and opening potential new markets for businesses of all sizes. Understanding the fundamentals and realities of international business gives you a significant advantage over competitors in a global market.

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Diploma in International Business Management

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.

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Diploma in Business Management (DIBM)

The Diploma in Business Management provides students with a thorough understanding of business practices in local and international markets, focusing in detail on management strategies. Students will receive specialized training along with interpersonal, organizational, computer, and decision-making skills.

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During the five-month program I studied topics ranging from global supply chain management to international marketing. The DIT program provides a great foundation for individuals looking to break into the trade industry; there was a lot of emphasis on real-world experience and practical knowledge.

Anthony Margery Cantil – Diploma in International Trade, 2015

Choosing a school is not just about what you learn within the four walls of a classroom. It is about the entire experience. I made lifelong friends and business connections and developed an international network, studying alongside individuals from Taiwan, Mexico, France, Japan, and Canada. I also had the opportunity to travel around British Columbia and Alberta, as well as throughout the Pacific Northwest – even Las Vegas! My experience at Ashton was fulfilling on an academic as well as a personal level.

Marcus Moser Loos – Diploma in Business, 2014


  • Mookerjee, Tony
  • Mookerjee, Tony

    Tony (Shubhayu) Mookerjee holds Master of Science (Economics) and MBA degrees from Virginia Tech., United States. His B.Sc (Honours) degree is also in Economics, with minors in Mathematics and Statistics, from the University of Calcutta, India.

    Tony’s work experience has traversed his native India, the UK, the United States and Canada. Among his previous employers are PwC Consulting (India and UK), Frost & Sullivan (New York, US), The Strategy Institute, and IBS India. His academic interests span mathematical economics, game theory and applications of quantitative tools to business decision-making. He currently teaches courses in microeconomics, operations management, and project management at Hanson Academy, Yorkville University, and Sprott Shaw College in the Vancouver area. Recently, he has also been an instructor at UBC and Corpus Christi College.

  • Stroe, Mihai
  • Stroe, Mihai

    Mihai Stroe has an extensive global expertise in logistics and supply chain management, customs and trade compliance, distribution and e-commerce, supported by a progressive career spanning over 20 years. Highly-qualified, proficient and results-oriented, he holds an MBA and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations. Mihai is a Licensed Customs Broker in Canada and is also certified as Customs Specialist in the EU, Canada, and US.

    Mihai is an expert in developing and implementing supply chain and trade compliance processes in emerging and established companies. Strategic, focused thinker with the ability to translate direction into tactical plans, Mihai is driven by bridging the gap between corporate environments and business units.

  • Escalon, Pedro J.
  • Escalon, Pedro J.

    Pedro Escalon is a qualified international business consultant specializing in attracting foreign direct investment, promoting export development and guiding small businesses that seek competitive advantage. Throughout 20 years of experience in the field, he has worked for both public and private sectors within multinational corporations and small businesses strategically located in Central America. He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) in San Salvador, El Salvador as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business & Marketing from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, USA.

    For the past 10 years, Pedro has been passionately teaching and guiding MBA and Undergraduate students on subjects related to his career, such as global business environment, international marketing, strategic management, personal finance, and entrepreneurship. He strives to make learning simple, entertaining and dynamic. He is a true believer that creating practical and useful learning experiences helps students to develop a clear understanding of how global issues influence corporations in the modern world.

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