The Lambton College International Business, Ontario College Diploma program prepares graduates for exciting and rewarding careers in the global workplace. Students will study foundational business knowledge as well as gain specialized global business knowledge and communications skills required to work in a career in international business.

In the first year, students will be introduced to business courses in marketing, accounting, computer applications, business principles and ethics. Important studies in business communications and mathematics round out the year. The second year will move into international business courses that deal with topics such as international commerce, global supply chain documentation, sales of goods, and marketing from an international trade perspective. Graduates will gain specialized career expertise, technical knowledge and skills in international business.

Upon meeting graduation requirements, pending accreditation approval graduates will possess the necessary course preparation to apply for the Diploma in International Trade from the Forum for International Trade Trading (FITT). This program enables students to fulfill the educational component for Certified International Trade Professional (CITP)® designation from FITT as well as the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®. See the FITT website and the Project Management Institute (PMI)® website for additional requirements such as, mandatory examination and work experience to complete the designations. Separate registration, eligibility and fees determined by FITT and the (PMI)® will apply.

This Lambton College program is licensed to and delivered by Queen's College (PDF), a licensed private career college in Mississauga, Ontario. Students that are registered at Lambton in Mississauga are students of a public college and as such, will receive full credit from Lambton College for all Lambton College courses completed at the Queen's College campus in Mississauga. Students who meet program graduation requirements will graduate with a credential from Lambton College.

Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (O.S.S.D.) or equivalent with Grade 12 English (C or U) and Grade 11 or 12 Mathematics (C or U).

The admissions process is competitive and meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee admission.

ESL Requirements

IELTS of 5.5
- or -
Passed Lambton Institute of English placement test
- or -
Successfully completed two years of secondary and/or post-secondary education in Canada or any English speaking country.

Employment Opportunities

Career positions may include, but are not limited to:

  • Supply Chain
  • Customs Broker
  • Cargo Broker
  • Import/Export Officer
  • Trade Agent
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Purchasing Officer
  • International Sales

Accreditations/Certifications

Upon meeting graduation requirements, graduates will possess the necessary course preparation to apply for the Diploma in International Trade from the Forum for International Trade Trading (FITT). This program enables students to fulfill the educational component for Certified International Trade Professional (CITP)® designation from FITT as well as the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®. See the FITT website and the Project Management Institute (PMI)® website for additional requirements such as, mandatory examination and work experience to complete the designations. Separate registration, eligibility and fees determined by FITT and the (PMI)® will apply. The additional registration fees are not included in the International Business program tuition. The cost associated with achieving the FITT educational credential is $575 + HST which includes access to all eight FITT Skills eBooks, transfer of credits to FITT and access to the applicable FITT assessment(s).

Obtaining the CITP designation through FITT is an optional component of this graduate program.