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New International Business Degree Offered At Collin College

August 7, 2008 – Beginning in fall 2008, Collin College students will have the opportunity to learn about global commerce while earning an associate of applied science degree in International Business.

The new degree – offered through the Business Information and Engineering Technology Division – totals 61 credit hours and includes the courses “Principles of Import” and “Principles of Export,” “Introduction to International Business and Trade,” “Global Logistics Management,” “International Marketing Management” and “Global Supply Chain Management.” A certificate in International Business also will be available this fall.

All courses will transfer to institutions offering a bachelor of applied arts and science degree and with which Collin College has articulation agreements.

“Students who take the classes included in the International Business degree will be offered information that will serve them well no matter what industry they enter,” Gloria Cockerell, chair and professor of business management and marketing, said. “They will have courses specifically constructed for import and export, and international marketing and management, as well as courses which will help them to deal with people in the workforce from different cultures, genders and generations. They will have information which should prepare them to work now and in the future in a workforce that is constantly changing."

According to Cockerell, students who are not working toward an International Business degree or certificate should still consider taking some of the courses because of their relevance to what is happening in Texas and the United States as a whole with respect to working and being international consumers.

For more information about the new degree, contact Cockerell at

Collin College serves more than 46,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.