Set your organization up for global success in the Fourth Industrial Revolution by learning the fundamentals of international trade credit management and export trade finance. Develop the skills necessary to analyze international customer credit risks and interpret financial statements. Learn to manage accounts receivable, international credit and collections, and how to use the most appropriate export risk mitigation and financing alternatives. You will be empowered with the techniques, tools, and understanding to drive growth by successfully mitigating credit and financial risks, enhancing working capital, and implementing strategic process improvements in the quote-to-cash cycle.

Thunderbird’s Executive Certificate of International Credit and Trade Finance is offered in partnership with The Association of International Credit and Trade Finance Professionals (ICTF). ICTF is an independent, not-for-profit, member-led organization with a mission of advancing the profession of international credit management by providing unmatched expertise, leadership, powerful connections, leading-edge educational programs and resources, and an unparalleled forum for the exchange of information and best practices. To become a member or for more information about ICTF, please visit www.ictfworld.org.

The 3-course executive certificate contains two 8-week, facilitated online courses, and an elective on-demand course. The two facilitated courses are offered in February, May, and September each year, depending on demand. There are about 4-8 hours of content per week, with a facilitator guiding online discussions. Completing a course with a grade of 70% or higher earns a digital badge and 3 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) per course. A participant completing the three courses within a 24-month period earns an Executive Certificate in International Credit & Trade Finance from Thunderbird. 

To earn your Executive Certificate in International Credit & Trade Finance, enroll or contact us today.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Develop a firm grasp of the fundamentals of global trade concepts such as credit accounts receivable and financing
  • Enhance your export trade finance techniques and develop an understanding of export financing alternatives


  • Understand how to keep your organization in compliance with international laws and collection regulations
  • Define methods to determine international customer risks and evaluate financial statements analysis


  • Master the fundamentals of credit risk assessment and sharpen your financial skills to expand your global potential
  • Learn how to utilize your new knowledge to implement process improvement initiatives in global credit and accounts receivable

Who Should Attend?

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Aspiring global trade professionals seeking to develop a firm understanding of the fundamentals of global trade concepts.

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Practitioners who seek greater expertise in the topics of global trade risks, international trade credit and risk management, accounts receivable management and export trade finance.




Registration Information

Program Type Cost Register
Essentials of International Credit and Trade Finance Course $1,584 May
Advanced International Credit and Trade Finance Course $1,584 September

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