The program

International Business - CPEL

The program

The International Business program shapes professionals capable of taking advantage of opportunities to open new markets, heading their own foreign trade projects or those of their employer. Professionals who optimize supply chain processes, taking customs aspects and international treaties into account in order to generate value for the company.

Professional Profile


Graduates of the International Business program may hold the positions of:

  • Manager of an International Business Unit – Takes advantage of opportunities to open markets abroad. Formulates and executes feasibility projects, taking into account economic, political, cultural and legal aspects of countries of interest.
  • Operations and Logistics Manager of a multinational company - Formulates strategies for logistics operations, optimizing supply chain processes in order to generate value for the company in a global environment.
  • International Business Manager - Seeks new markets, products and/or services in order to place them or incorporate them in the company’s portfolio. Determines the feasibility of opening stores or facilities abroad.


Graduate Competencies


For the purpose of increasing their professional competitiveness, participants will develop and build on general and specific competencies over the course of their studies.


Professional Competencies


  • Detects new international markets using market research tools and global marketing concepts in order to increase the value of the organization.
  • Proposes investment opportunities using financial, economic and accounting tools in order to apply them to international projects.
  • Plans the company’s import/export strategy considering customs regulations and multinational trade agreements for the purpose of exploiting the economic and financial advantages that global markets offer.
  • Prepares the business plan considering the cultural, political and legal variables of countries in which the company is interested in doing business.
  • Designs logistical operations using tools to optimize the supply chain in global environments.


General Competencies


Communication Skills

Communicates clearly and effectively using verbal, nonverbal and writing skills, making good use of  information and communication technologies in personal and professional situations.


Bilingual Communication

Has a good command of English, using the four linguistic skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) at a pre-intermediate level, according to the standards established by the Common European Framework of Reference, using simple and compound structures in personal and professional situations.


Critical Thinking

Defends positions based on criteria, arguments and evaluations applicable to different contexts for decision making or problem solving.


Human Development

Makes use of his/her self-knowledge, independence and social commitment in order to become an active agent in the construction of the person he/she aspires to be and to transform his/her global environment.


Resource Management

Manages resources efficiently, effectively and ethically in a dynamic and competitive environment, contributing to the country’s sustainable development.