12 months
21879 CAD/year
17350 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Graduate Diploma in International Trade from Vancouver Island University is an integrated, graduate level cohort-based program with a specialization in international trade management.  

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In this International Trade program from Vancouver Island University , students will be immersed in the core theories supporting the specialization before demonstrating their knowledge in an Integrative Applied Project. Elective options will advance their understanding in an area of interest.

Career Opportunities 

Students can expect to be working in a variety of industries since import, export and supply chain management is central to firms engaged in both supply, logistics, and procurement across international borders.

The GDIT program, as it specializes in international trade, will enable students to enter firms engaged in international business or establish their own trade operations as the program covers and integrates all aspects of international trade.

Vancouver Island's port and transportation infrastructure facilitates numerous firms in importing and exporting. Island firms range from large resource based operations to small businesses exporting numerous products from raw materials, and consumable products, to technologically sophisticated equipment. All of these firms, and others engaged in importation, provide employment opportunities in international business operations and market expansion.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • International Marketing)
  • Inter-Cultural Behaviour, Ethics and Communications
  • International Trade Finance
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • International Market Entry Strategies 
  • International Trade Research
  • International Trade Law

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • International students must meet VIU's International Student English Language Requirements for Graduate Programs. 
  • An acceptable undergraduate or master's degree in business from a recognized university with a minimum "C+" (2.33) grade point average on the most recent 60 credits, or VIU's Graduate Certificate in Business (GCIB) with a minimum "C+" (2.33) grade point average. 

Tuition Fee

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    21879 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 21879 CAD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    17350 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 17350 CAD per year during 12 months.


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