The Graduate Diploma in International Trade (GDIT) is a 12 month program that positions students to understand the primary management principles applicable to the practice of international business and trade. Graduates from the program will demonstrate the ability to apply the principles of international business to a wide range of theoretical and applied situations enabling students to engage in international import/export activities.

Through this program, VIU is a Platinum Accredited Partner institution with FITT. This means that students are eligible to pursue the Certified International Trade Professional designation (CITP) upon completion of the GDIT with VIU. GDIT students also have access to all 6 FITTskills eBooks (during the coursework at VIU) and access to write one Professional Examination or two of the FITTskills assessments (two online exams or two project assessments).

The GDIT program is available for students with a previous graduate or undergraduate degree in business. Students with a non-business degree can apply to the Graduate Certificate in Business Management (GCIB) to gain the foundation in business knowledge before applying to the GDIT. 

Admission for this program is on a competitive basis.

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