About the Program
This program provides students with the knowledge and abilities to apply technical skills necessary to pursue a career in areas such as export/import compliance, international marketing, international sales, freight forwarding, shipping, global logistics and supply chain.
AWARD TYPES: Certificate Level 1, Occupational Skills Award, Associate of Applied Science, Certificate Level 2
AREA OF STUDY: Business
Degrees and Certificates
International Business - AAS
Associate of applied science
International Business - Certified Global Business Specialist - Occupational Skills Award
Occupational Skills Award
International Business - Global Exporting Certificate Level 2
Certificate Level 2
International Business - Translation & Interpretation Certificate Level 2
Certificate Level 2
International Business Certificate Level 1
Certificate Level 1
These three International Business programs prepare students to take the NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) exam. The NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) certification confirms knowledge in international trade and assures that employees are able to practice global business at the professional level required in today’s competitive environment. It certifies that a candidate is competent in the following four primary domains: Global Business Management, Global Marketing, Supply Chain Management and Trade Finance. The credential also helps individuals diversify their skills in global commerce and assure they understand a broad range of topics rather than just a specific field within international trade that they might have experienced.
In addition, please note that a student may only earn one Occupational Skills Award (OSA) per academic year.
TSI testing required prior to first enrollment for all AAS degrees and Level II certificates.
The International Business Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP is a leading specialized business accreditation association committed to advancing excellence in business education worldwide. Our member institutions share the common belief that an excellent business education is defined by professors who are committed to teaching, students who come from a diversity of backgrounds, and courses that provide relevant skills for real-world opportunities.
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is increasingly focused on “skills-based standards” and/or industry certifications. The international NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP)credential confirms knowledge in international trade and assures that employees are able to practice global business at the professional level required in today’s competitive environment. The NASBITE CGBP certifies that a candidate is competent in the following four primary domains: Global Business Management, Global Marketing, Supply Chain Management, and Trade Finance. To receive the NASBITE CGBP designation, a candidate must pass the CGBP exam and have completed either two-years of college-level study, or have worked in global commerce for two years. See the CGBP promotional video.
Houston is number one in exports nationwide and Texas has been number one in exports for the past eleven years. With a world-class infrastructure, Houston is a gateway to the global marketplace, with many opportunities in International Business! The International Business job market is diverse and varied as the majority of large companies are now multinational. The opportunities for jobs in the international arena are growing every year both in the small and large business sector.
- Salaries depend upon experience, motivation, the company and the individual. The range can be $25,000 to $40,000-plus.