The Certified International Trade Manager® (CITM) is the highest level of industry certification that demonstrates the ability to implement an advanced plan for global strategic management.

This manager will develop a current and practical strategy for the import/export environment, with a focus on global Supply Chain Management (SCM), warehousing design and technologies, to logistic demands and issues of moving products in a foreign market.

Facilitate controls on international trade documentation and utilize organizational skills to monitor and improve companywide compliance, regarding government regulations and procedures with importing, exporting, shipping and banking.  Develop a strong foundation of international trade finance with exposure to foreign exchange markets, exchange rates, interest rates and currency swaps.  This manager leads a corporate marketing strategy by understanding a culture’s impact on international trade thus formulating market research programs, surveys and plans, to promote brands that meet a company’s objectives.

Perform strategic internal and external analysis of an organization and recognize how to shape its global strategy.   Breakdown and perform a competitive audit and asses obtainable international markets.  Organize a global business plan, matching the organization’s current situation with realistic opportunities in the international marketplace and forecasting the risks involved. The individuals seeking this certification are senior level career professionals or individuals seeking to attain senior-level management positions in their organization.

Learning Outcomes:


This course focuses on the concerns of the practicing international trade professional worldwide.  It has been designed to form a sound foundation and understanding of the major factors affecting the global marketplace.  It is an excellent exporting and importing skills building course for the new entrant to international trade that wants a complete survey of the discipline, and a great refresher course for those wanting to revisit the discipline before sitting for the industry certification examinations. All of the major concepts and terminology of international trade are addressed in the hands-on activities and topic papers that form the basis of this course.

The Modules:

  • Exporting/Importing Environment
  • 21st Century International Logistics
  • Documentation for the Global Village
  • Introduction to Global Finance
  • International Business Ethics
  • Global Strategic Management
  • Global Marketing
  • Researching the Global Village
  • Global Business Plan


Entry Requirement: BSc. Or HND with minimum three years of working experience in International Trade Environment or possession of CITLS, CIFF or CITFS