2015 - 2016 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: International Business and Trade
Degree Plan: Import-Export Certificate

Gainful Employment Information

(Level I Certificate)

Richland only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.IBUS.IMP/EXP.03

The International Business and Trade Program prepares students for entry-level employment in such positions as specialists in exporting and importing for the critically important and growing international trade community. Most students focus on careers in international marketing, export or import management including supply chain management, international transportation and logistics, import-export trading, or various international business support services. Skills developed for the export and import of goods and services are presented in the context of the global economy and cross-cultural awareness and communications. Emphasis is placed on the contribution of exports to the local, state, and national economies. Students will have the opportunity to participate in activities related to the Export Assistance Center of the U. S. Department of Commerce, the Export-Import Bank through the Greater Dallas Chamber, the International Trade Center, SBDC, The Dallas Council on World Affairs, the North Texas Customs Brokers and Foreign Freight Forwarders Association, and Women in International Trade of Texas and other international organizations.

Entrepreneurs, managers of firms with export potential, international agents, traders, or brokers, customer sales and service representatives, transportation managers, product managers, documentation clerks, letters of credit specialists, and global e-commerce entrepreneurs or aspirants to these fields may all benefit from the International and Trade Program. An International Business and Trade Certificate and an Import-Export Certificate will expedite your entrance to the international arena. The Import-Export Certificate is offered concurrently through the Continuing Education Division. The International Business and Trade Program is a World Trade Week educational award winner of the International Trade Association of Dallas/Fort Worth.



IBUS 1301 Principles of Exports 3
IBUS 1300 Global Logistics Management 3
IBUS 1349 International E-Commerce Systems 3
IBUS 1305 Introduction to International Business and Trade 3
+Elective IBUS Elective 3


IBUS 1302 Principles of Imports 3
IBUS 1341 Global Supply Chain Management 3
IBUS 2341 Intercultural Management 3
IBUS 1354 International Marketing Management 3
+Elective IBUS Elective OR 3
IBUS 2366 Practicum (or Field Experience)-International Business/Trade/Commerce (3)
Minimum Hours Required 30

+Electives - must be selected from the following:

IBUS 2335 International Business Law 3
IBUS 2339 International Banking and Trade Finance 3
IBUS 2345 Import Customs Regulations 3
IBUS 1191 Special Topics in International Business AND 1
IBUS 1291 Special Topics in International Business 2
IBUS 1391 Special Topics in International Business 3

NOTE: A student cannot take more than three (3) credit hours of Special Topics courses.

NOTE: The International Business and Trade Import-Export Certificate is offered concurrently through the Continuing Education Division.

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