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Global Trade

Global Trade Specialist Associate of Applied Science Degree
Global Trade Professional Certificate

Program Overview

Careers in global trade, also known as international trade, offer you the opportunity to work in the international marketplace. Global trade specialists work with people from foreign countries, handling foreign orders, filling overseas orders, and determining tariff rates for the entry of foreign goods through U.S. Customs. 

The Global Trade Specialist Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree program provides an excellent foundation for individuals wanting to be entrepreneurs in the growing import/export field. Global trade is especially suited for persons who are self-reliant, imaginative, adaptable, and who possess an interest in working with people from other cultures. 

​The Global Trade Professional Certificate program is transferable to the Global Trade Specialist AAS program. This certificate program is designed for an individual who is currently working in the global trade/logistics field, or has a prior degree. It is not for entry level to the global trade field, but is designed as an add-on certificate to enhance and build on prior knowledge.​ 

Program Delivery Methods
Hybrid, online and traditional in-class courses on Saint Paul College campus, St. Paul, MN​

Program Highlights

  • ​Export and import compliance 
  • Filling overseas orders for goods and services 
  • Export shipping and documentation labeling to suit overseas markets 
  • Determining tariff rates for the entry of foreign goods 
  • An understanding of U.S. customs regulations and classifications​

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Program Details

  • Program Requirements

    Program Requirements Guides
    View the Program Requirement Guide to learn about Minimum Program Entry Requirements, Recommended Course Sequence and Program Outcomes:

    General Education/MnTC Requirements
    The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) is the general education curriculum for the Minnesota State system. Choose MnTC courses according to the requirements listed on your Program Requirements Guide. Refer to the MnTC course list for each Goal Area:

    Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) list.pdf

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  • Career Settings

    • ​​Export and import departments of businesses 
    • International Sales/Marketing Assistant 
    • International Marketing Communication Coordinator 
    • International Customer Service Coordinator 
    • Export-Import Coordinator​
    Potential Employers
    • Datacard Group
    • Toro
    • Wells Fargo
    • Polaris Industries
    • Donaldson Company, Inc.
    • Best Buy​
  • Transfer Pathways

    ​Saint Paul College has transfer articulation agreements between the following program and post-secondary institutions for the baccalaureate degree programs listed below. 

    For more information please go to ​www.saintpaul.edu/Transfer.​​

    Global Trade AAS Degree  ​​​​

    • BAS International Commerce, Metropolitan State University 
    • BS Applied Organizational Studies, Minnesota State University-Mankato 
    • BS Business Administration, Saint Mary's University-Twin Cities Campus​​
    • BA Individualized Studies, Metropolitan State University
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  • Additional Benefits

    • ​​Learn from experienced instructors who teach in a "hands on" environment. 
    • Develop technical knowledge through the use of computer software systems. 
    • Work as an intern in a business environment while attending college. 
    • Prepare to work in the international market place in the fast-growing Export-Import field.​

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Associate’s degree accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs​ for meeting the rigorous educational standards established by the ACBSP.​​

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The mission of the Business Department at Saint Paul College is to sustain the College mission by providing quality, lifelong business education supported by technology for a diverse, metropolita​n student population.​​

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