Certificate in Transportation, International Trade, and Logistics
The Certificate in International Trade and Logistics is an undergraduate level certificate program which is designed to add specialized education for students desiring to enter the workplace in the International Trade arena. Specifically, students who successfully complete this 12 SCH will gain an effective working knowledge of Import and Export procedures, International Trade legal environment and Global Supply Chain Logistics and Security aspects in this all important globally expanding trade and logistics activity.
The program is designed for business majors, either current or past who would like to secure an easy entry into International Trade and associated careers of Customs Broking, Logistics, and Customs and Border Protection services. The program is open for non-business students that have at least two years of work experience beyond a high school diploma, in international trade and associated activities with the approval of admissions committee.
The course work under this certification is intended to be of interest to veterans who may already have basic training in military logistics to pursue as a transition path into civilian life thus becoming a “troops to trade” career option. Towards this goal, it’s also contemplated as a desired objective that a student completing this certification be sufficiently motivated and empowered to sit for and obtain a Custom Broker License (subject to meeting the Customs and Border Protection’s other requirements in that respect).
Upon completion of this certificate program, students will have a reasonable working knowledge of transportation and international trade activities to be able to:
Describe the domestic and international freight and passenger transportation environment in which users (shippers, receivers, passengers), providers (carriers) and the government (federal, state, local) operate.
Evaluate and apply the practical aspects of export and import management (shipping and documentation procedures) by and for international businesses.
Describe the basic legal forms of international trade and business.
Discern the critical transportation management issues and challenges in the movement of goods through the global supply chains.
Identify the roles and dimensions of Harmonization, Information Technology, and Risk Management in a global supply chain.
Criteria for Admission
For students wanting to pursue this certification as part of their undergraduate diploma: They must be current undergraduate majors in the A.R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business or other colleges in TAMIU in good standing with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
For military personnel and students wanting to pursue this certification as a stand-alone certification: They must have two or more years of military service or have at least two years of work experience beyond a high school diploma, in international trade and associated activities and the approval of admissions committee.”
Students interested in pursuing the Certificate in International Trade and Logistics should register with the School of Business and meet (in person, or via Skype or conference call) with its advisor (for approval of work experience). If pursuing a degree on TAMIU campus, students must complete the appropriate form with the School of Business as soon as possible, but no less than one semester before completion of their degree. The School of Business and the Office of the Registrar will provide the documentation certifying the completion of the certificate.
The Certificate in International Trade and Logistics is administrated by the A.R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business and the Dean of the College is responsible for the oversight of the program.
Criteria for Earning the Certificate
Students must complete any four of the five courses below with no less than a C in each of them as listed below.
|Semester Credit Hours
|Principles of Transportation
|Global Business Logistics
|Supply Chain Security & Comp
|Intro Int'l Commercial Law