The educational arm of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), ICC Academy, partnered SUSS on 31 January 2020 which will see the University incorporate ICC Academy’s Export/Import Certificate (EIC) as a compulsory component of the University’s Minor in International Trade Management.
Developed to support the needs of companies operating in complex international environments, the EIC e-courses provide learning on the full cycle of import and export procedures. From March 2020, SUSS students began to be instructed using the Academy’s international training model to gain an in-depth understanding of and practical skills on international trade processes and their related skills.
Speaking about the alliance, ICC Academy Managing Director Daniel Kok, said: "This new partnership with SUSS ramps up our collaborative efforts to raise educational standards and help close skills gaps, allowing students to have a competitive advantage in the marketplace. We are delighted with the opportunity to train a dynamic generation of students with our certification on how to effectively conduct cross-border transactions."
June 2020 saw the first undergraduate cohort of SUSS International Trade Management programme of 25 received a 100% pass rate on their ICC Academy EIC exam. Commenting on the students’ success, Associate Professor Tan Yan Weng, Head of the Logistics and Supply Chain Management programme at the SUSS School of Business, said: "The International Trade Management programme – developed in collaboration with Enterprise Singapore and aligned with SkillsFuture Framework – has been created as an industry response for functional skillsets in the wholesale trade sector. We are delighted to have partnered with the ICC Academy and incorporated the EIC within our curriculum."