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March 31, 2011 10:34 AM

Conestoga Business Degree Receives International Trade Accreditation

Graduates of Conestoga’s Bachelor of Business Administration degree program in International Business Management will soon be adding another credential to their achievement. Working in partnership with the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT), graduates will be eligible to complete a FITT skills assessment and receive a FITT Certificate in International Trade.

Conestoga Business Degree Receives International Trade Accreditation

FITT is a not-for-profit organization established in 1992 by Canadian industry and government partners. FITT develops international business programs, sets competency standards, and designs certification and accreditation programs. Their programs and services address human resource issues by providing employers with resources to build their international business capacity; assisting individuals in developing their international business skills and knowledge; and providing international business training support for educators and students. Centered on best practices and developed by leading global business experts, FITT’s resources are the standard of excellence for trade practitioners. FITT works in partnership with more than 60 colleges, universities and other training organizations in Canada and around the world to deliver education and certification programs. Achieving FITT- certification is recognition of expertise in international trade practices.

"We are pleased to have received accreditation from the Forum for International Trade Training for courses in our International Business Management Degree program," said School of Business Chair Barbara Kelly. "The approval was obtained after a comprehensive review of the courses in the degree program, and matching them against rigorous competency standards established by FITT. As this accreditation attests, our graduates have the skills and knowledge to truly compete in a global marketplace."

Conestoga’s four-year, co-op BBA in International Business Management is designed to prepare students to handle managerial issues in Human Resources and Operations Management. The goal is to provide graduates with the ability to bring people, process and technology together to achieve improved performance in business, whether that business operates in the domestic or international arena.

The International Business Management degree is also accredited by the Canadian Institute of Management, and graduates of this program will have met all the requirements for the C.I.M. designation once they have completed two years of managerial work experience.