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International Trade Management

  • 24 Feb 2011
  • 25 Feb 2011
  • 1800 Argyle Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia

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International Trade Management
February 24-25, 2011

Location: 1800 Argyle Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia

This course is designed for students
already involved in the FITT program

Course Overview

The emergence of a global economy challenges traditional assumptions about management. International Trade Management offers techniques to manage international activities effectively and to develop a competitive advantage.

The course covers:

  • Managing the export process
  • Benchmarking the competition
  • Operating an export office 
  • Externalizing operations
  • Managing strategic alliances and virtual corporations
  • Managing for competitive advantage
  • Building an international work force
  • Managing cultural diversity
  • Managing international innovation
  • Managing international assets
  • Managing risk
  • International business planning
  • The global economy and international companies
  • Information for management

This FITTskills course usually, but not always, follows the completion of the International Trade Research and Marketing courses and their related projects.

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To Register
Contact Sandy Gordon
at 902.421.1302 x 2231


Course Facilitator

Leroy Lowe is a former Aerospace Engineering Officer and Project Manager in the Canadian Airforce. He previously worked for Sparton of Canada. As Director of Business Development, he recruited and managed a diverse network of agents, distributors and strategic alliance partners in over 20 countries. Currently, he is a full-time faculty member in International Business at the

Nova Scotia Community College and an active international business development specialist for Mxi Technologies Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree, a diploma in engineering and Master Degrees in Adult Education (MAEd) and Business Administration (MBA). He is also a Certified International Trade Professional (CITP).

Work in recent years has taken him to numerous

Pacific Rim countries as well as the United Kingdom , and the United States . Most recently, Leroy was part of the NASBITE task force that helped develop the Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) designation in the United States . He was also one of the senior task force members who helped FITT update the competencies required for the comparable designation in Canada , the Certified International Trade Professional (CITP).

"Prior experience and learning do count in the CITP designation process. Participants can obtain exemptions from FITTskills course requirements through FITT´s Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) process, which provides credit for previous work experience and/or education."

Financial support for course fees is possible for

Nova Scotia companies through the ExportAbility program. 


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