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Graduate Diploma in International Trade

Enter the exciting, fast-paced world of international trade with VIU’s Graduate Diploma in International Trade (GDIT). A career in this field offers the opportunity to work in a changing environment, make a real impact on the company you are working for and even potentially travel the world and become a global citizen.

About the Program

Every sector of the economy needs to trade. The Graduate Diploma in International Trade is a 12-month program that teaches students the foundational management principles required to enter the world of international import/export activities. Courses include global trade, international marketing, inter-cultural behaviour, global supply chain management and trade laws. Students finish the program with an applied project to solidify classroom learning.

VIU is a Platinum Accredited Partner Institution with the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT), which means students are eligible to pursue the Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) designation after completing the Graduate Diploma in International Trade. The CITP designation is a globally recognized, industry-backed designation.

Career Opportunities

Students can expect to be working in a variety of industries since import, export and supply chain management is central to firms engaged in both supply, logistics, and procurement across international borders. The GDIT program enables students to enter firms engaged in international business or establish their own trade operations as the program integrates all aspects of international trade.