Executive Certificate in International Credit & Trade Finance

Set your company up for global success by learning the fundamentals in the world of international trade credit management & export trade finance.

Develop an understanding of the skills necessary to analyze international customer credit risks. Interpret financial statements, manage accounts receivable, international credit and collections, and use the most appropriate export risk mitigation and financing alternatives. You will be empowered with the skills and understanding to further your company’s growth by successfully mitigating credit and financial risks, enhancing working capital, and implementing strategic process improvements in the quote-to-cash cycle.

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Real-World Benefits



  • Develop a firm understanding of the fundamentals of global trade concepts.
  • Understand international trade, credit, and accounts receivable management.
  • Further your knowledge of potential financing alternatives for your company.
  • Define methods to determine international customer risks and evaluate financial statements analysis.
  • Enhance your export trade finance techniques and develop an understanding of export financing alternatives.
  • Develop your understanding of credit risk assessment and financial skills to expand your global potential.
  • Understand and comply with international laws and collection regulations.
  • Utilize your knowledge to implement process improvement initiatives in global credit and accounts receivable.



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To receive your Executive Certificate in ICTF, you must register for and complete each of the following three online courses:


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To earn the Executive Certificate or individual "Certificates of Completion," participants are required to:

  • Participate in weekly facilitated discussion forums
  • Complete the End-of-Course Assessment with a score of 70% or higher
  • Complete the End-of-Course Survey
Thunderbird Online's Executive Certificate in International Credit and Trade finance is designed for individuals who have limited to moderate knowledge of global trade risks; international trade credit and risk management; accounts receivable management and export trade finance, and for practitioners who seek greater expertise in the field of international credit management and trade finance.

Who Should Enroll?

  • Working Professionals – Improve your marketability in today's global marketplace.
  • Experienced Executives – Gain expertise in a global business focus area.
  • Post MBA – Focus on a specific business area to enhance your global knowledge.

The Executive Certificate in International Credit & Trade Finance is led by Professor F. John Mathis, Ph.D., and subject matter experts from The Association of International Credit & Trade Finance Professionals.

Professor F. John Mathis, Ph.D., is a Professor of Global Banking and Finance and the Director of the Global Financial Services Center at Thunderbird School of Global Management. He is a world-renowned economist, who is highly sought after by corporations (both financial and non-financial), global organizations, and the media for his global perspective and expertise related to the finance and banking industry and the current economic and financial crisis.
His expertise includes the spectrum of industry subjects, including private equity, global finance and accounting, financial-institution management, international banking and financial institutions, international finance and trade, global economics, economic development, and country risk analysis.

ICTF – The Association of International Credit and Trade Finance Professionals – is an independent, not-for-profit, member-led organization, whose mission is to advance 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. For more information about ICTF, visit www.ictfworld.org.


Your Thunderbird Online Executive Certificate courses include:

  • All online study materials
  • Access to the Thunderbird learning environment
  • Certificate at the completion of your course and/or Thunderbird Executive Certificate
  • ICTF Registered Global Credit Professional (RGCP™) designation & ICTF Certified Global Credit Executive (CGCE™) designation (February, May & September cohorts)
  • Exclusive Thunderbird Online certificate badge to display on your LinkedIn profile, resume, and e-mail signature


Single Program Fee: $1,980
Three-Course Certificate Track: $4,752
(a 20% savings)

The continuing education unit (CEU) is a recognized method of quantifying participation in an organized continuing education experience under qualified instruction. One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours of time spent in such an educational experience. The main purpose of CEUs is to provide a permanent record of the educational accomplishments of an individual who has completed non-credit educational and career enhancement activities.

Each participant receives 1.5 CEUs per online course completed, equating to 4.5 CEUs for the entire online executive certificate program.

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