Program Details

International Commerce Import-Export

Attestation of College Studies (ACS)
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About the Program

Join LaSalle College Montréal's International Commerce Import-Export program (ACS) to master the techniques, practices, and laws for importing and exporting, strategic business planning, price-setting formulas, customs norms, and international transportation laws.

Learn the fundamentals of international commerce through this program, accredited by the Forum for International Trade Training.

Learning Outcomes

  • Integrate the FITT objectives and demonstrate its understanding.
  • Acquire knowledge of international trade laws, concepts, and practices.
  • Develop expertise in navigating the complexities of import and export operations.

Career Prospects

Employment prospects for international trade professionals in Québec are positive, driven by increasing diversification and specialization within the region’s industries. Due to evolving global markets and technological advancements, these professionals benefit from the growing demand for supply chain management and digital commerce.

Career Fields

  • Transport Pricing Manager,
  • Import-Export Coordinator,
  • Customs Project Manager,
  • Import-Export Consultant,
  • Import-Export Entrepreneur.

Diploma & Accreditation

This Attestation of College Studies (ACS) is accredited by the ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur of Québec and is internationally recognized.

ACS programs are part of continuing education and destined primarily for adults seeking to add value to their skill set or reorient their career.

Required Materials

A laptop computer is highly recommended for study in this program. This laptop must be equipped with the Windows operating system to work with all software.

Mentors may request other standard or student-licensed software mandatory for their courses to be installed.

The following features are required for PCs:

  • Processor: Intel I5 minimum,
  • Memory: 8 GB recommended,
  • Hard drive: 500 GB minimum,
  • Screen: 14 inches minimum,
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi and LAN,
  • Ports: minimum of one USB 3.0 port.

We recommend purchasing an external numeric keyboard if your laptop does not already have one.

Required software: Microsoft 365 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).

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Admissions Criteria

Exceptions to these admission criteria may be applied.

Every application is reviewed by the College.

To be eligible for acceptance into an ACS program, applicants are generally required to meet one of the following criteria:

  • Have interrupted their full-time studies for at least two (2) consecutive semesters or one (1) full school year; or

  • Have followed post-secondary studies for a period of at least one (1) year; or

  • Have a Secondary School Diploma (DES) or a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS), and the program allows them to receive a technical training that is not available in a DCS program; or

  • Have an equivalent education or an instruction deemed sufficient and meet the admission criteria set for college studies.

Academic Dates

LaSalle College has three annual start dates: fall, winter, and summer.

We accept applications at any time. Registration is open year-round.

Processing time:

  • Canadian applicants: up to two weeks,
  • International applicants: up to six months.

Submit your application as soon as possible to ensure a spot in your desired semester.

Note that applications are not processed until all required, validated documents and admission fees are received.

List of Courses

ACS programs are based on DCS program curricula, but do not have general education courses like French, English, or Philosophy.

Concentration Courses

  • Global Entrepreneurship (45 h)
  • International Trade Financing (45 h)
  • Global Value Chain (45 h)
  • Feasibility of International Trade (45 h)
  • Information Technology for International Management (45 h)
  • International Sales and Marketing (45 h)
  • International Market Entry Strategies (45 h)
  • Development of Products and Services for an International Market (45 h)
  • Final Project in International Trade (45 h)

* The College reserves the right to substitute some courses.

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