International Business

Est. Study Time: 14 hours
27.5 PDCs
26 CEUs


Visit the many corners of the globe where Central is working to widen the scope of their market reach and learn how to grow and sustain business performance in a globalized economy! Working alongside the International team, address the common functions of market analysis, exporting, sourcing, direct foreign investment, and cross-cultural management while exploring more delicate facets, like handling different cultures and customs from a business perspective. Worth 27.5 PDCs (SHRM) and 26 CEUs (HRCI Global Credits).
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Learning Objectives

  • Understand the big picture of international business and the importance of a global economy
  • Become familiar with the basic customs and business practices for Asia, Latin America, Europe, Brazil, Africa, and the Middle East
  • Learn introductory concepts for importing and exporting
  • Become knowledgeable regarding the basics of foreign exchange
  • Learn what it takes to manage a company's international business
  • Discover how to contribute to sustainability through direct foreign investment

How do I earn credits with VTR Learning?

Earning credits with VTR Learning is easy. Simply purchase one of our self-paced courses and complete it within a year. Afterward, you will be given a certificate of completion, which contains a code to submit to your certifying organization.

Can I earn free credits?

Yes, you can! For each organization we serve, we offer at least one free course, which can be found at the top of the Shop page. Once you have completed a course, whether free or paid, your certificate of completion will be available under “My Courses”.

How quickly do I receive my credits after completing a course?

Immediately! Once you have completed a course, you will have access to your certificate of completion/activity ID to submit to your organization to redeem your credits.

How long do I have to complete my course?

You have one year after beginning your course to complete it. After that year, your course will close automatically and no progress will be permitted.

What happens if I fail my course?

Your course will reset and you will be allowed to retake the course until you have met the passing requirements.

Do I earn a certificate of completion?

If you are looking to recertify with HRCI, SHRM, APA, and NASBA/AICPA, we offer a certificate of completion that can be used to redeem continuing education credit with these organizations. However, our courses are not accredited stand-alone and are not a certification in any way.

SHRM: VTR is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 27.5 PDCs. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

HRCI: VTR is a recognized provider of recertification credits. HR Certification Institute® preapproved this program for 26 credits toward aPHR™, PHR™, PHRca™, SPHR™, GPHR™, PHRi™, and SPHRi™ recertification.