Following a comprehensive program review of the International Business Management program, the BCIT School of Business and Media is pleased to announce a major revision and name change to the program. The new program name is Global Trade and Transportation Management (GTTM). The GTTM program will accommodate two student sets, approximately 50 students per year. Students will gain additional value from the program, such as enhanced learning experiences and improved employment prospects.
The BCIT Global Trade and Transportation Management diploma program provides the skills necessary to market products globally, import, export, transport goods, and manage an international team. Students learn to analyze international markets, plan product entry strategies, and design optimum transportation strategies to grow global trade for Canadian and international companies.
The program options were combined to provide graduates with the professional competency to strive in both international trade and logistics industry segments. The program curriculum was updated and reconciled with four new courses added to enhance the knowledge and skills of graduates to meet industry needs.
A major addition to the program is the ability for students to earn the CITP designation certified by the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT). Upon successfully graduating from the Global Trade and Transportation Management program, meeting work experience requirements, and/or passing a professional exam, students will be eligible to earn three industry recognized designations. The professional designations include:
- Certified Logistics Professional (CITT)
- Certified International Trade Professional (CITP)
- Associated Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (AMILT).
The new program will also broaden its connection to industry by aligning with the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council (CSCSC). This connection will bring industry into the classroom and will provide students with further insight into current Canadian and global supply chain issues, challenges, and opportunities.
Job prospects from the GTTM program
Graduates from the GTTM program travel the world, establish trade partnerships, and improve the movement and distribution of goods and services in Canada and abroad.
The market for graduates from the program is growing all the time. Over the past 10 years, Canada’s trade with the world has seen significant growth, and so has the demand for competent employees that are skilled in the activities associated with this new breed of global company. Being the Gateway to the Pacific, the Greater Vancouver area sees increased demand for support services including transportation, logistics, and customs brokerage. New trade lanes, new ports, and port expansions offer grads a host of opportunities today, tomorrow, and for years to come.
Graduates of the BCIT Global Trade and Transportation Management diploma program have strong international business and logistics skills that will lead to a wide variety of local and international job opportunities.
(Note: The photo at the top of this article was taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.)