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Graduate Diploma in International Trade Courses

GDIT 502  (3)  Global Trade: Context and Feasibility

This course identifies the feasibility considerations in engaging in trade from the perspectives of the firm, the target market, product and service eligibility, costs and risks. (2:1:0 for 13 weeks)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Graduate Diploma in International Trade program.

GDIT 504  (3)  International Marketing

This course identifies the principles of international marketing, including analysis of the contemporary international marketing environment and consequences from the impact of global environmental, economic, cultural, political and legal factors that affect international marketing decisions. Market entry strategies and marketing mix elements are also assessed towards international expansion. (3:0:0 for 13 weeks)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Graduate Diploma in International Trade program.

GDIT 506  (3)  Inter-Cultural Behaviour, Ethics and Communications

In this course, students will gain an understanding of the importance of managing cultural differences in a globalized business environment and an appreciation for the relationship between culture and international business communications. In addition, students will have an opportunity to enhance their intercultural competencies in specific international business situations. (2:1:0 for 13 weeks)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Graduate Diploma in International Trade program.

GDIT 508  (3)  International Trade Finance

This course provides students with an appreciation of the skills and knowledge an importer or exporter needs to manage foreign trade, including risk analysis and mitigation, the financing of trade, negotiation of and settlement of trade instruments, and the function of trade facilitation organizations and intermediaries. (3:0:0 for 13 weeks)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Graduate Diploma in International Trade program.

GDIT 510  (3)  Global Supply Chain Management

This course examines the key issues associated with the design and management of global supply chains. Consideration will also be given to the trade-off between reducing costs and increasing responsiveness, domestic versus international sources of supply, the relationship between supply chain management and sustainability, and the need for greater transparency. (3:0:0 for 13 weeks)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Graduate Diploma in International Trade program.

GDIT 520  (3)  International Market Entry Strategies

This course assesses a range of entry mode options towards determination of the most suitable approach for market entry, including joint ventures and strategic alliances, that will meet the firm's needs for the export of products or services. (3:0:0 for 13 weeks)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Graduate Diploma in International Trade program.

GDIT 522  (3)  E-Commerce for International Trade

This course identifies and critically addresses the factors necessary for the successful development and implementation of e-commerce operations and associated digital marketing activities in an international context. (3:0:0 for 13 weeks)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Graduate Diploma in International Trade program.

GDIT 524  (1.5)  International Trade Research

This course provides future managers and trade specialists the necessary research tools and techniques needed to analyze empirical data in order to gain insight into global markets prior to exporting, importing, or directly investing. Using cost-benefit analysis, market selection can be based on real data and market intelligence. (2:1:0 for 7 weeks)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Graduate Diploma in International Trade program.

GDIT 526  (1.5)  International Trade Law

This course offers an introduction to the legal framework that enables international trade. Knowledge and skills are developed necessary to assess and mitigate legal risks associated with international contracts and the import/export of goods. There will be a focus on identifying and discussing emerging issues in international trade law. (3:0:0 for 7 weeks)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Graduate Diploma in International Trade program.

GDIT 542  (3)  Global Economics

This course provides in-depth analysis of the linkages between markets across countries. The focus is on the relative importance of international trade and capital markets in fostering welfare and propagating economic crises tributary to economic policies. The course also discusses the role of immigration in the global context. (2:1:0 for 13 weeks)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Graduate Diploma in International Trade program.

GDIT 562  (3)  Export Marketing

This course examines how to export products abroad. Students develop a comprehensive export plan that consists of assessing export markets, identifying legal and regulatory constraints, determining product and service adaptations, developing export advertising and promotion programs, determining market channels and pricing approaches, and understanding technical details and export logistics. (3:0:0 for 13 weeks)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Graduate Diploma in International Trade program.

GDIT 570  (3)  Global Political Economy

This course provides insights into the relationship between states and markets in an era of rapid globalization, with special focus on the dynamics of international factor movements, official development assistance, trade, regionalization, and the north-south divide in relation to power, wealth, human development and competitiveness. (3:0:0 for 13 weeks)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Graduate Diploma in International Trade program.

GDIT 590  (3)  Business Plan for Import Export

This course will produce a unique business plan that would result in trade creation. The business plan will establish location feasibility, risks, costs, logistics and transportation, regulations compliance, target market, market connectivity, and financing. (2:1:0 for 13 weeks)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Graduate Diploma in International Trade program.

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