6 Semesters (3 Years)
Credential Awarded
Ontario College Advanced Diploma

This program is offered in Seneca's hybrid delivery format with some courses available in Seneca's flexible delivery format. Some coursework is online and some must be completed in person. Students will need to come on campus to complete in-person learning requirements. For courses offered in the flexible delivery format, professors use innovative learning spaces and technology to teach students in a classroom or lab and broadcast in real time to students attending remotely. In flexible courses, students have the choice of coming on campus or learning online.

About the Program

In this three-year advanced diploma program you will concentrate on the complexities that are involved in the movement and marketing of products and services internationally. You will build a foundation of general business knowledge and applications. Your learning will focus on the complexities of international trade that includes exporting, importing, international marketing, international finance, negotiation and entrepreneurship. You will also learn how to use industry leading Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) tools, including SAP and other software.

The program offers a rich and diverse intercultural educational experience. You will learn your craft from faculty with current industry experience in international business. This program is accredited by Forum for International Trade Training (FITT).


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Supply chain
  • Project management
  • Cultural awareness
  • Teamwork
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) knowledge

Work Experience

Optional Co-op

Students meeting all academic requirements may have the opportunity to complete an optional co-op work term(s) in a formal work environment. In most cases the work term(s) is a full-time paid position completed between two academic semesters. In programs with limited co-op opportunities, additional academic requirements and a passing grade on a communication assessment may be required for eligibility. Eligibility for participation does not guarantee a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for those participating in the optional co-op stream regardless of success in securing a work position.

Work-Integrated Learning Model
  September January May
Year 1 Semester 1 Semester 2 Break
Year 1   Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 2 Semester 3 Semester 4 Work Term
Year 3 Semester 5 Semester 6  

Study Abroad Opportunity

You may have the opportunity to travel/ study internationally through exchange programs or group travel to countries that may include (but are not limited to):

  • France
  • The Netherlands
  • Germany
  • Belgium
  • United States

Your Career

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of career options that you can explore:

  • Entrepreneur
  • Exporter
  • Importer
  • Trading house agent
  • Business deployment banking
  • Inventory planner
  • Assistant purchasing agent
  • Category buyer
  • Assistant logistics
  • Distribution administrators and global sales
  • Account co-ordinator

Professional Certification

As a student of this program, you may pursue several key industry designations, including the following (eligibility for some designations depend on grades, additional exams and work experience):

  • SAP Certified Associate - Integration of Businesses Processes in SAP ERP
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
  • Microsoft Office Specialist Certification
  • Certified International Trade Professional (CITP)
You will also be eligible to pursue the professional designation of Certified International Trade Professional (CITP).