As a region, the act of exporting and importing of goods and services is not something that we are unfamiliar with. As a region and as a nation this is apart of who we are providing various services and products through hospitality and tourism on a yearly basis. In this month’s post, the respective routes will provide you with careers you can pursue in International Business as well as some technical pathways that can be beneficial.

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Academic Routes

Technical Route

Academic Routes

Before you start an academic course, there are a few things that you should consider:

  • Entry requirements
  • Subjects you need for the career(s) you have in mind

Be sure to speak to us at Brain Food TCI, or any career advisor you may have access to, if you need assistance where entry requirements are concerned.

Secondary and Post-secondary towards Higher Education

Most, if not all, high schools require you to do CXCs, GCSEs, or any other equivalent to be able to excel to Higher Education (college/university). In institutions in the Caribbean, such the University of the West Indies, you are required to have 5 CXC (CSEC & CAPE) OR iGCSE & GCE subjects, including Mathematics and English. If an institution does not have any of these examination bodies listed when searching what is required, search for equivalencies through their admissions page or contact them directly for more information. Also, some courses may require you to have certain subjects other than Math and English that are compulsory to went entering the course. Be sure to check the entry requirements to know exactly what is required.

Higher Education

As mentioned earlier, CXCs and/or other equivalents are required to proceed to this level. In higher education, you have the ability to obtain:

Undergraduate
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor’s Degree
Postgraduate
  • Master’s Degree
  • Ph. D.

Depending on your journey and your career, you can decide how far you need to go in terms of further education. You do not need to pursue a Master’s degree or Ph. D. unless it is required based on your career choice.

International Business Related Courses
Turks and Caicos Islands Community College
Associates and Bachelors in Business Administration

The Turks and Caicos Community College (Providenciales and Grand Turk) is home to Business Administration courses at both Associate and Bachelors level if you want to stay at home. For further information:

  • Call 941-3210 (Provo) / 946-1163 (Grand Turk)
  • Contact through Facebook
  • Visit their website
Northern Caribbean University (Jamaica)
BSc Business Administration

Northern Caribbean University (NCU) aims to provide an ethical context, supreme values and overall self and academic development. The course also aims to provide you with experience from internships, and can lead you towards pursuing careers such as Business Analyst, Accountant, Auditor.

Entry requirements may vary. However for NCU’s Business Administration program, they require five subjects, including three compulsory options: English A, Mathematics, Principles of Accountants at Grade 2 or Grade 3 (from June 1998 and on wards). See requirements here for what else needs to be obtained as well as apply for this course.

MSc Business Administration

Following a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, a Masters can be obtained in this subject for further advancement. The programme provides you with a general business background as well as with specialised focus in 4 disciplines, Emphasis/Emphases in Entrepreneurship and Marketing, Finance, General Management, Human Resources Management. The course also equips you to be qualified for jobs such as Human Resource Manager, Finance Executive and Investment Analyst.

Entry requirements may vary. However for this program, they require a accredited/approved Business Administration or Management Studies Bachelors degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA. See requirements here for what else needs to be obtained as well as apply for the course.

BSc Hospitality and Tourism Management

This degree will allow you to develop management capability through the execution of theoretical and practical educational experience. It will also provide balance among management studies and other courses that are management related. As for the careers that you can pursue from studying this course, they include Insurance Agent, Financial Controller and Human Resource Manager.

Entry requirements may vary. However for NCU’s Hospitality and Tourism program, they require five subjects, including three compulsory options: English A, Mathematics, Principles of Accountants at Grade 2 or Grade 3 (from June 1998 and on wards). See requirements here for what else needs to be obtained and to apply.

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BSc Hospitality and Tourism Management

This degree will allow you to develop management capability through the execution of theoretical and practical educational experience. It provides balance among management studies and other courses that are management related. As for the careers that you can pursue from studying this course, they include Insurance Agent, Financial Controller and Human Resource Manager.

Entry requirements may vary. However for NCU’s Hospitality and Tourism program, they require five subjects, including three compulsory options: English A, Mathematics, Principles of Accountants at Grade 2 or Grade 3 (from June 1998 and on wards). See requirements here for what else needs to be obtained and to apply.

BSc Management Studies

This degree encourages entrepreneur skills, strategic development and communicating values through the execution of theoretical and practical educational experience. It will also provide balance among management studies and other courses that are management related. As for the careers that you can pursue from studying this course, they include Sales Manager, Marketing Manager and Human Resource Manager.

Entry requirements may vary. However for NCU’s Management Studies program, they also require five subjects, including three compulsory options: English A, Mathematics, Principles of Accountants at Grade 2 or Grade 3 (from June 1998 and on wards). See requirements here for what else needs to be obtained and to apply.

University of the West Indies (Cave Hill, Barbados)

UWI Faculty of Social Sciences has five suitable programs that would be useful to the International Business field:

The programs listed all have their individual requirements and subjects, some being quite similar to others. For both three and four year courses in the Faculty of Social Sciences the compulsory CSEC subjects required are English A and Mathematics. Click here for further information on entry requirements and hover over the listed courses for more information on what they entail.

University of the West Indies (St.Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago)

UWI Faculty of Social Sciences has four suitable programs that would be useful to the International Business field:

The programs listed all have their individual requirements and subjects, some being quite similar to others. For both three and four year courses in the Faculty of Social Sciences the compulsory CSEC subjects required are English A and Mathematics. Click here for further information on entry requirements and hover over the listed courses for more information on what they entail.

Technical Routes

Internships & Volunteering
Participate in local volunteering and international Business related programs

The technical routes in this field are quite similar but 100% practical. With the option below, you can obtain skills and experience that can lead you to a successful progression in the field and make it easier to get your foot in the door.

What is also encouraged is to seek internship or volunteering work with local law firms and hotels. Be sure to contact local businesses and hotels (Parrot Cay, Beaches) to seek internships/volunteering or to work full time to gain hands on experience. With a range of hotels and businesses to choose from, you can work your way up with this opportunity while learning so much more about the industry from experiential learning. From the information provided, you can start right here in your region and at home. Feel free to embark on those opportunities. Always remember, embrace all opportunities near or far.

Resources

Below is a list of YouTube videos that will bring some insight to areas in International Business that affect the Caribbean Region in some ways and general knowledge of the topic.

YouTube Links
Posted by:Charmony A. Hislop

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