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
Learn more about the Degrees and Certificates offered by this program by visiting the HCC Catalog.View Degrees & Certificates by Program
Students will be able to:
Identify global issues and trends impacting global business and operations.
Identify external global environmental factors (socio-cultural, economic, legal, political and technological) and international trade management issues within global operation.
Employ various sources of international business research (including government, private and non-profit or non-governmental sources) for strategic decision-making.
Evaluate export and import management operations and/or policies necessary in international trade.
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.
CHEA Student Achievement:
International Business Graduates 2018-2019: 19
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.
Online Program Restrictions
Some online programs may require up to 15% of their curriculum be taken in-person on one of HCC’s campuses. Please contact your advisor for more information about specific program requirements.
Language Option Restrictions
Some online programs require students to participate in foreign language courses as part of the program’s required curriculum. Please contact your advisor for more information about specific program requirements and available language options. If you would like to take courses in a language that is not offered online, you would have to do so on campus.
Elective Course Restrictions
Some online programs may have a limited number of elective options available, based on which of the designated electives are currently offered online. Please contact your advisor for more information about specific program requirements.
Required Course Restrictions
Some online programs may require students to participate in one or more campus-based courses as part of a given program’s required curriculum. Please contact your advisor for more information about specific program requirements.
Potential Course Restrictions
Some online courses may have face-to-face requirements for exams, laboratory sessions, and other activities. Please review your course syllabus to determine if your online course has an on-campus laboratory or examination requirement.
Learn more about the marketable skills—skills valued by employers that can be applied in variety of work settings—so you can communicate these to potential employers. Click on the relevant award title below to see descriptions of marketable skills for that area.
International Business, A.A.S.
International Business, C1
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