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International Commerce & Import / Export Courses


International Commerce & Import / Export Courses in Montreal


  • Business Application Software
  • This course reviews some basic Windows® navigation skills, some Microsoft Word, usage of the Internet for research, and Outlook information manager.
  • Venture Start-up
  • What is an entrepreneur? Learn how to start a business and the personal qualities needed for success. To discover these things the course will take the student through the following areas of interest to the entrepreneur: business planning, study of the market-place, marketing plans, staffing, financial planning, buying a business (or franchise), legal pointers, control systems, and sources of financial assistance. A practical, hands-on approach is used to bring reality to the course
  • Accounting I
  • This introductory accounting course provides the practical application of the concepts and principles of the accounting cycle for businesses. Topics include an overview of accounting concepts and procedures; analyzing and recording transactions; beginning the accounting cycle by journalizing, posting, and working with the trial balance; using worksheets, financial statements, and adjusting entries; completing the accounting cycle with adjusting, closing, and post-closing trial balance; working with cash and its control; working with accounting systems, journals, and internal controls; and payroll concepts and procedures.
  • Computerized Accounting
  • This course is given together with Accounting I designed to provide practical application of accounting principles using the accounting software package, Simply Accounting.
  • E-Business Concepts
  • This course introduces the concepts and principles of electronic commerce as it relates to business. Topics include the foundations of electronic commerce; retailing in e-commerce; Internet consumers and market research; advertising in e-commerce; e-commerce for service industries; business-to-business e-commerce; intranet and extranet structures and applications; electronic payment systems; e-commerce strategy and implementation; public policy regarding legal, privacy, and consumer protection issues; infrastructure requirements for e-commerce; and economic and global issues in e-commerce. Students will learn how to set up their own web page.
  • Accounting II
  • This course is a continuation of Accounting I and provides instruction in the concepts and principles of accounting for partnerships and corporations and the analysis of financial statements. Topics include accounting for partnerships, corporate accounting, earnings, distribution, and paid-in capital; accounting for long-term liabilities, capital assets, investments, and international operations; preparing and using the cash flow statement; and the analysis and interpretation of financial statements.
  • Business Principles and Management
  • This course introduces the business environment with an overview of various topics that serve as a foundation for further study of management. Topics include the environments that businesses operate in; the organizational structures of businesses; management functions in an enterprise; and the challenges of managing marketing, operations, information technology, finance, and human resources.
  • Business Communication
  • The course is designed to deal with specific problems encountered by non-native speakers in spoken and written business communication. Topics included in the course are as follows: The language of business letters e-mails and faxes, the format of business communication. Students will learn meeting tactics and presentations; turning notes into reports; negotiating, agreeing and disagreeing; social language and etiquette; planning, organization and presentation of specialized talks. Students will use PowerPoint and Word as a tool for business presentations.
  • Business Mathematics
  • This course provides instruction in the mathematical operations associated with the retail, banking, and accounting industries. It provides the student with the mathematical foundation required to prepare documentation for investment or financing projects by choosing the appropriate software and building the table of payments. Other topics include decimals, fractions, and percentages; bank services; interest and payment plans; purchase orders and invoices; selling prices and mark-ups; and payroll and inventory procedures, current values and capitalized values of a loan or an investment.
  • Statistical Methods
  • Many businesses use data to make business decisions. Statistics contains the methods and procedures for collecting, structuring and analyzing this data. Knowledge of statistics enables the student to structure and analyze data and to understand the statistical reports that are used in the business world. This course presents the study of basic statistical theory and concepts. Topics include statistical probabilities, measures of central tendency, measures of variation, hypothesis testing, regression, correlation, and quality control applications.
  • Business Law and Ethics
  • This course provides a study of the legal system and its effect on business and business organizations, as well as an overview of the ethical issues that businesses encounter. Topics include business law and ethics, contracts and sales, consumer protection issues, agency and employment issues, the regulation of business organizations, analyzing risk-bearing devices, and dealing with real property issues.
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • This course provides a practical and managerial approach to the principles and applications of marketing in organizations and in the marketplace. Topics include the marketing process and strategic planning; the global marketing environment; developing marketing opportunities and strategies; developing the marketing mix through product development, pricing strategies, distribution channels, and promotion techniques; and managing marketing through customer relationships, social responsibility, and marketing ethics.
  • Spreadsheets & Databases
  • This course provides the study of the principles and features of a database management system using Microsoft® Access and a spreadsheet package using Microsoft® Excel. Topics include creating and managing databases, data management and integrity, working with queries and forms, managing reports, using tools and macros, database and file management, analyzing and filtering data, relational databases, managing worksheets and workbooks; working with data, formulas, and functions; managing charts and graphics; working with outlines, views, and reports; automating tasks with the macro feature; using auditing tools, collaborative tools, and hyperlinks; and integrating with other programs
  • Global Business Environment
  • The course content for this topic covers the context in which international trade takes place and the opportunities and challenges it represents for business. In addition, you will find a complete discussion on ethical issues businesses face today. Topics such as a code of conduct for international trade professionals, human rights, ethical practices, diversity in the workplace and the environment, will be of particular interest. Cultural aspects of international business and the importance of e-commerce for facilitating international trade are also addressed in this course content.
  • International Trade Research
  • The course content addresses the importance of well-planned and efficient research for guiding and promoting company activities. The learner will be able to develop research objectives that are compatible with corporate business objectives and select suitable methods of acquiring data. The course also presents material that will expose the learner to methods for analyzing and presenting researched data effectively and, consequently, be able to identify and evaluate international trade opportunities.
  • International Trade Finance
  • This course addresses financial methods and tools used to conduct international business transactions successfully. Risks such as commercial and country are discussed as are risk-mitigating techniques, their use and legal implications. Learners will acquire a broad overview of the nature and scope of trade finance—in particular, the ‘Four Pillars’ of trade finance, i.e., payment facilitation, risk management, financing and provision of information related to a transaction. The impact of technology on trade finance and the importance of export credit agencies and international financial institutions in international trade are other topics of interest within this course content.
  • International Marketing
  • The course content covers such topics as the development of marketing plans to achieve business targets and, the implementation and coordination of international marketing activities for products and services. Learners will be exposed to the principles of marketing functions and the distinctions between domestic and international marketing. They will also discuss such activities as adapting and/or developing products and services for the foreign market and the sales and marketing activities to be most successful in the target markets.
  • Legal Aspects of International Trade
  • This course presents the basic legal principles of carrying on international business. It covers the legal implications of international business activities, discusses the legal aspects related to intellectual property, competition and antitrust laws, public trade law and legal issues related to E-commerce in international business. Most of the material in this course is presented with an international scope and does not solely approach the issues from a Canadian perspective.
  • International Trade Management
  • The material presented in this course content provides the learner with the ability to develop an international business plan thus ensuring a comprehension of the scope and breadth and integration of international trade practices. Factors that ensure profitable entry into the import and export business and how corporate resources can be mobilized to capture qualified international business opportunities are discussed.
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • The course content provides insight into global supply chain activities including production and inventory management processes and regulatory and security requirements. Other topics within the course material are: the key elements of a logistics plan and how it impacts the business plan, the advantages and disadvantages of various transport modes, the roles and value of outside service providers in a supply chain strategy, order processing, inventory management and other points of interest.
  • International Market Entry Strategies
  • This course will cover a comprehensive assessment of international market entry options for the export of products or services and optimal market entry strategies. The learner will be able to assess barriers to market entry, differentiate between market entry strategies, recommend potential international partners through consultations and analysis of strengths and weaknesses and negotiate partnership agreements.
  • Internship
  • The internship component of the program is the practical application of a student’s knowledge and skills in an industry environment. The industry shall be directly related to the student’s program of study. The internship requires full-time day attendance working in the industry setting. The duration of the internship is two-months during which the student must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 255 hours (2 months) of work experience. Prerequisite: all courses in program.


• Quebec issued high school diploma or equivalent
• Minimum of two consecutive terms
One school year interruption from full-time studies
• Minimum of one year post-secondary education
• Pass a general admissions entrance test
• Meet any additional program specific entrance requirements

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