International Business FAQ’s

1. What types of careers does this program prepare students for?

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in International Business provides students with the technical skills for entry-level positions as specialists in exporting and importing for the significant and growing international trade community. Most students pursue careers in import-export trading, international transportation and logistics, global supply chain management, international marketing, or various international business support services.


Some examples of industry titles and *salaries are listed below:

IMPORTANT: Salary can be dramatically affected by compensable factors such as employer size, industry, employee credentials, years of experience and other factors. The basic market pricing report was prepared using our Certified Compensation Professionals’ analysis of survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at employers of all sizes, industries and geographies. Additional salary information was collected on 1/31/2017.


Job Title 25th%ile    Median Salary    75th%ile
Import/Export Clerk $34,858 $39,605 $46,218
Import/Export Administrator $48,244 $56,371 $67,877
Import/Export Supervisor $47,773 $58,886 $67,108
Import/Export Manager $90,466 $97,364 $105,398
Customs Officer $32,489 $35,864 $45,290
Import Coordination Manager $72,373 $84,315 $99,228
Supply Chain Manager $175,253 $217,281 $269,744
Top Supply Chain Management Executive      $171,528 $216,641 $272,104
Logistics Clerk $40,093 $45,603 $53,317
Logistics Analyst I $45,590 $50,700 $56,111
Logistics Analyst II $52,779 $58,669 $64,147
Logistics Analyst III $64,831 $73,775 $80,061



2. What international business courses are offered?

The degree program consists of additional courses in such areas as math, communication, and technology. But the specific international business courses for both the certificate and the degree program are:

• Introduction to International Business
• Principles of Exports
• Principles of Imports                                       international-Business-Manager1
• Intercultural Management
• International Marketing Management
• International Business Law
• International Banking & Trade Finance
• International E-Commerce
• Global Supply Chain Management
• Import Customs Regulations
• Global Business Simulation
• International Business Practicum


3. What’s the difference between College Credit Classes and CE Classes?

College credit classes are goal oriented, in other words students taking credit courses are working toward a degree or certificate.  CE (Continuing Education) classes are for students looking to expand their knowledge of the subject matter but are not necessarily looking to earn a degree or a certificate.


4. How much are International Business Courses?

The cost of courses can differ based on several factors:

If the course is taken as College Credit or CE (Continuing Education)

If the course is taken as College Credit, tuition is based on the students residency.

The four types of residency are:

In district (within an ACC taxing district)

Out-of-district (outside the ACC taxing district)

Out of State (S. citizen who has not lived in Texas for the past 12 months.)

International (Non-U.S. citizen who is ineligible for Texas residency or has not lived in Texas for the past 12 months)

If the course is taken as CE (Continuing Education) there is a flat fee assessed of $169 (based on 2014-2015 fee schedule)

For more information regarding tuition rates please refer to the tuition and fee chart


5. What is the CGBP exam?

This 150 question exam is offered twice a year in locations nationwide. The purpose of the NABITE CGBP is to provide a benchmark for competency in global commerce. The CGBP designation demonstrates an individual’s ability to conduct global business across a range of key topics. It is a new credential, first offered in 2005. It can be compared to how a Project Management Professional (PMP) credential is used in that field to demonstrate expertise.


6. Who takes the exam?

In order to sit for the exam, 2 years of college study or 2 years of international business experience are required. It is open to anyone over the age of 18.


7. What is the purpose of this exam?

For candidates experienced in international trade, the certification confirms that knowledge. For candidates new to international business, it establishes a professional development goal to ensure a full understanding of the profession. For companies involved in global trade, it assures that employees have a common base of knowledge to work in today’s competitive environment.


8. What topics are covered in the exam?

It covers a range of areas, broken down into four key domains, and five threads of issues.

Four Domains

  1. Global Business Management  internatioal business 2

  2. Global Marketing

  3. Supply Chain Management

  4. Trade Finance

Five Threads

  1. Documentation

  2. Legal & Regulatory Compliance

  3. Intercultural Awareness

  4. Technology

  5. Resources


9. What are the best ways to prepare for the exam?

It depends. First, do you have 2 years of college study or 2 years of international business experience. Those are required in order to sit for the exam.


10. What courses should I take?

Again, that depends. What’s your background? Have you studied this material before? The ACC program is to prepare students by offering courses that covers all the domains and threads. Someone coming from the banking industry may know most of the specifics of trade finance already, but nothing of supply chain management. Likewise, someone who works in international sales may know a lot about marketing, but little about global business management.


11. Do you guarantee students will pass the exam?

No, we provide the preparation and cover the topics, but successfully passing the exam depends on each individual student.


12. What makes the ACC program unique?

We are the first college to specifically design a degree program to specifically address the topics covered in the exam.


13. Are there other useful resources of information on the program and the CGBP exam?

Yes, there are a number of resources