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Global Trade Specialist Associate of Applied Science Degree

Location(s): In Person and Online

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Program Overview

Major ID: 333A

Program Start Dates: Fall, Spring, Summer

The global trade area is especially suited for persons who are self-reliant, imaginative, adaptable, and who possess an interest in working with people from other cultures.

Career Opportunities

More than four million people in the United States work in jobs related to global trade. In Minnesota, many businesses engage in global trade, with a dramatic increase in trade activity expected within five years.

A career in global trade offers you the opportunity to work in the global marketplace. The Global Trade Specialist Program will provide you with knowledge and skills that will prepare you for employment in the export and import departments of businesses. You will be working with people from foreign countries, handling foreign orders, filling overseas orders, handling customer matters and determining tariff rates for the entry of foreign goods through U.S. Customs. Job titles include: Global Sales/Marketing Assistant, Global Marketing Communication Coordinator, Global Documentation Specialist, Global Customer Service Coordinator, Export- Import Coordinator, Global Banker and Global Transportation Coordinator.

This program also provides an excellent foundation for individuals wanting to be entrepreneurs in the import/export business. The import/export field is growing! You can grow with it.

Program Outcomes

  1. Analyze international business situations in keeping with professional standards and recommend appropriate courses of action.
  2. Identify custom clearing processes to bring goods into the US and the methods of entry into foreign markets.
  3. Prepare export and import documentation and follow procedures to support the movement of products and services in the organization’s global supply chain.
  4. Evaluate the impact of statutory and regulatory compliance on an organization’s integrative trade initiatives.
  5. Apply basic concepts and terminology needed to independently perform basic logistics and trade operations services.

Program Faculty

Promeet Jaswant Singh
promeet.jaswantsingh@saintpaul.edu 651.846.1519

Jon Stambaugh
jon.stambaugh@saintpaul.edu 651.846.1592

Part-time/Full-time Options

This program can be completed by using a combination of day, evening, Saturday and online courses. Part-time and full-time options are available.

Transfer Opportunities

Saint Paul College has transfer agreements & partnerships between many post-secondary institutions. For more information please go to saintpaul.edu/Transfer.

Program Requirements

Required Business Core: 16 Credits

Subtotal: 28 Credits

General Education/MnTC Requirements

Refer to the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) Course List  for each Goal Area

  • Goal 1: Communication 7 Credits
    ENGL 1711 - Composition 1  4 Credits
    COMM 17XX 3 Credits
  • Goal 3 or Goal 4 3 Credits

    Goal 3: Natural Sciences 3 Credits
    Goal 4: Mathematical/Logical Reasoning 3 Credits
  • Goal 5: History, Social Science, and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credits

    ECON 1720 - Macroeconomics  3 Credits
    ECON 1730 - Microeconomics  3 Credits
  • Goal 6: Humanities and Fine Arts 3 Credits

General Education Requirements: 16 Credits

Course Sequence

The following sequence is recommended for a full-time student; however, this sequence is not required. Contact Program Faculty with questions.

Total Semester Credits: 17

Second Semester

Total Semester Credits: 13

Total Semester Credits: 15

Fourth Semester

Total Semester Credits: 15

Total Program Credits: 60

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, metropolitan student population.

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

Information is subject to change. This Program Requirements Guide is not a contract.

Minimum Program Entry Requirements Students entering this program must meet the following minimum program entry requirements:

Reading: Score of 250+ or grade of “C” or better in READ 0722  or READ 0724  or EAPP 0900  

Writing: Score of 250+ or grade of “C” or better in ENGL 0922  or EAPP 0900  

Arithmetic: Score of 225+

Assessment Results and Prerequisites: Students admitted into Saint Paul College programs may need to complete additional courses based on assessment results and course prerequisite requirements. Certain MATH, READ, and ENGL courses have additional prerequisites.

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