Program Description

Trade and Investment with the Asia Pacific have been an essential component of national economic growth for over twenty years which is expected to continue in both the public and private sectors. Forward-thinking organizations are looking for leaders with direct experience and a relevant understanding of these diverse regions.

The Asia Pacific Trade and Investment certificate program will enable you to guide your organization through the complexities of overseas ventures. A comprehensive understanding of world markets and cultural awareness is essential to effective international business relationships, and this program provides comprehensive knowledge of business practices in the Asia Pacific region. 

This Graduate Certificate offers you an opportunity for you to complete an eight-day face-to-face residency in Asia for a globally focused, culturally insightful exploration of key regions, issues, and networks. Please note that there is a $3,000 administration fee for this residency to cover classroom space and activities. You are also responsible for air travel, meals, accommodation, sundries, and international travel costs (i.e. travel visas, passports). 

Who it’s for

The Graduate Certificate in Trade and Investment with the Asia Pacific is designed for students interested in understanding business practices in the Asia Pacific region through firsthand experience; globally focused, culturally aware leaders building awareness for the key regions, issues, and networks. The program is ideal for those new to the region as well as for those with more experience. Through a wide range of experiences and practical, applied learning, you will develop a robust understanding of the growing influence of Asia-based organizations and the increased flow of investment and talent to and from Asia.

Find out more about the core focus and logistics of the Asia Pacific Trade and Investment certificate in this video hosted by MBA program head Charles Krusekopf:

MBA specialization

You may choose to complete the Graduate Certificate in Trade and Investment with the Asia Pacific as a specialization in Royal Roads MBA program. The 9 credits earned in this program can be applied towards the MBA program. 

For more information about the program or how to apply, contact one of our enrolment advisors by email, or call 1.877.778.6227. If you are an international student, please contact our international enrolment team.