2015 - 2016 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: International Business and Trade
Degree Plan: International Business and Trade 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/TRADE.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 activites 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 1300 Global Logistics Management 3
IBUS 1301 Principles of Exports 3
IBUS 1305 Introduction to International Business and Trade 3
IBUS 1349 International E-Commerce Systems 3
COSC 1401 Introduction to Computing OR 4
ITSC 1401 Introduction to Computers OR (4)
IMED 1416 Web Design I OR (4)
IMED 1316 Web Design I OR (4)
POFI 1341 Computer Applications II (3)
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3


IBUS 1302 Principles of Imports 3
IBUS 1354 International Marketing Management 3
IBUS 2335 International Business Law 3
IBUS 2339 International Banking and Trade Finance 3
IBUS 2341 Intercultural Management 3


SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking (3)
+Elective Recommended Elective OR 3
IBUS 2366 Practicum (or Field Experience)-International Business/Trade/Commerce (3)
Minimum Hours Required 39-40

+Recommended Elective:

IBUS 1341 Global Supply Chain Management 3
IBUS 1351 Multinational Enterprise and Partnerships 3
HRPO 2331 International Human Resource Management 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
BUSI 2301 Business Law 3
ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON 2311 Economic Geography 3

NOTE: A student cannot take more than a total of three (3) credit hours of Special Topics courses toward the certificate.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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