Business - International Business

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Program Code: 2809

School: School of Business

Credential: Diploma

Program Type: Post-secondary program

Program Length: 2 years/ 4 semesters

Start Date: Fall, Winter, Summer

Location: Progress Campus

Email: business@centennialcollege.ca

Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 2280

After just two years in our Business – International Business program, students will be prepared for the global workplace.

This School of Business program provides students with general business foundation knowledge as well as specialized international business training. The first two semesters of the International Business program will cover key concepts needed to build a successful business career. The final two semesters will feature specific international business courses, ensuring that students meet industry demands.

These intensive international business courses will cover topics such as processing customs compliance documents, assisting in the transportation of goods to and from locations throughout the world, and taking on a support role in the marketing and sale of Canadian goods in the global marketplace.

Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Location
BUSN-119 Fundamentals of Business Progress Campus
COMM-160/161 College Communication 1 Progress Campus
COMP-106 Applied Business Software 1 Progress Campus
HRMT-301 Human Resources Management Progress Campus
MATH-128 Mathematics of Finance I - E Progress Campus
MKTG-116 Principles of Marketing Progress Campus

Semester Note

*MATH128 prepares students for MATH119, which is a required course for most School of Business Diploma programs. Applicants who test between 21/45 and 35/45 in the MATH Assessment test will be exempted from MATH128, and will take MATH118. Students who score 36/45 or higher will be exempted from MATH128 and MATH118 and will take MATH119.
Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Location
COMM-170/171 College Communication 2 Progress Campus
COMP-126 Applied Business Software 2 Progress Campus
GNED-500 Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action Progress Campus
INTL-220 International Business Concepts Progress Campus
MATH-119 Mathematics of Finance Part 2 Progress Campus
OMGT-129 Introduction to Supply Chain and Business Operations Progress Campus
Semester 3
Course Code Course Title Location
ACCT-123 Financial Accounting Concepts Progress Campus
ECON-302 Economics for Business & Management Progress Campus
GNED General Education Elective Progress Campus
INTL-221 Customs Services and Compliance Progress Campus
INTL-222 Global Logistics Progress Campus
INTL-224 International Business Communications and Seminars Progress Campus
INTL-234 Corporate Social Responsibility in International Business Progress Campus
Semester 4
Course Code Course Title Location
BUSN-313 Career Action Progress Campus
GNED General Education Elective Progress Campus
INTL-232 International Trade Research Progress Campus
INTL-233 Fundamentals of Freight Forwarding Progress Campus
INTL-303 International Financial Institutions and Trade Finance Progress Campus
MKTG-332 International Marketing Progress Campus

Semester Note

Minimum 2.0 (C Grade) required to graduate.

Program Highlights

  • The two-year International Business program is tailored for individuals who are highly organized with an ability to plan and prioritize, are comfortable dealing with numbers and computers, possess analytical and strong numeracy skills, thrive under pressure and can meet deadlines, have strong interpersonal skills, are innovative problem solvers and decision makers, and have the ability to work successfully in a team environment.
  • The program will employ a combination of theory and hands-on learning to ensure that once students successfully complete the program, they are ready for the workforce.

Global Citizenship and Equity Portfolio

Students will develop a portfolio documenting their engagement with the College's signature global citizenship and equity competencies. For more information on Global Citizenship and Equity, the GC&E Portfolio, opportunities for international travel and the available supports, please visit www.centennialcollege.ca/citizenshipandequity

Articulation Agreements

Start in a diploma program, end with a degree! Successful graduates of this International Business program will have the opportunity to apply their credits towards further study at the degree level. Listed below are the degrees from partnering universities that are available for this program.

Students should note that each partnership has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transferring credits, details for which are searchable here.

 

University Degree
Algoma University Honours Bachelor of Arts - multiple majors
Honours Bachelor of Business Administration
Athabasca University Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Management
Bachelor of Human Resources & Labour Relations 
Bachelor of Professional Arts - Communication Studies 
Royal Roads University Bachelor of Commerce - Entrepreneurial Management
Bachelor of Business Administration in Sustainability and International Business

 

Educational Partners

Once students graduate, they will have the option to seamlessly transfer into the School of Business' three-year International Business program. During just one additional year, students will undertake more international business courses, and have the option to work towards a university degree and pursue professional designations (CITP), and gain work experience before graduation.

Qualified graduates may also be eligible to participate in articulated programs with select universities, institutes and professional associations. These partnerships will allow them to apply credits earned at Centennial College towards further study.

The Business – International Business program's educational partners are:

  • Algoma University
  • Athabasca University
  • University of New Brunswick
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • University of Windsor

Please note: The qualification requirements and costs for each external accreditation, designation, certification or recognition are set by the granting body — not by Centennial College. In order to qualify for any external accreditations, designations, certifications or recognitions, students and graduates will need to follow the processes and meet the applicable requirements listed on the websites and in the materials of those external bodies.

Career Outlook

  • Customs compliance analyst
  • Import/export documentation specialist
  • Global logistics assistant
  • Inside sales representative
  • Logistics/transportation manager
  • Entrepreneur in import/export
  • Marketing or product brokerage
  • Corporate social responsibility manager
  • Foreign investment analyst
  • International development officer
  • Commercial banking officer
  • Customs broker

Academic Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
  • English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission
  • Mathematics Grade 11 or 12 C, M or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take a Centennial College Math Skills Assessment for Admission

Additional Requirements

  • Students will be placed in the appropriate English level based on skills assessment results. This may lead to additional courses and require extra time and fees.

1. Apply Online

Are you an International Student? Apply directly to Centennial College here.

If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.

If you have previously attended a full time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.

All other applicants must apply online at Ontariocolleges.ca. A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in person to Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca Application Fees.

2. Submit Documents

Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via Ontariocolleges.ca.

Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to Ontariocolleges.ca.

Applicants who attended school outside of Canada: If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).

For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.

3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission

Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at Ontariocolleges.ca and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.

You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.

You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.

When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.

4. Pay Fees

Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.

You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.

5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)

Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at my.centennialcollege.ca.

Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April

Your web-registration will not open if:

You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.

Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.

Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2015.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Incidental Fees Total
Canadian $2,767.00 $950.00 $3,717.00
International $12,400.00 $2,145.00 $14,545.00