Global Business Management

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Program Code: 2880

School: School of Business

Credential: Graduate Certificate

Program Type: Graduate Certificate 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

By attending Centennial College's Global Business Management program, students will gain the skill set to embark on a borderless career.

The two-year program, facilitated by the School of Business, will deliver a unique blend of management and international concepts to train students to effectively lead in the global business environment.

For example, Global Business Management courses will cover core business topics such as project management and business communications to ensure students can navigate any business environment. In addition to specialized global business topics, knowledge will be gained in the following areas:

  • Financial and managerial accounting
  • International business law
  • International entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Global business research and analysis
  • International business planning
  • Operations management
  • International marketing
  • International sales and negotiation
  • International finance and banking
  • Management and leadership
  • Project management
  • Human resources management
  • Corporate social responsibility and international development
  • Business networking

To help students retain information, they will learn in small seminar classes and also listen to lectures by guest speakers, partake in external competitions and industry visits, present research reports and more.

Upon graduation from the Global Business Management program, students will have the skills and knowledge to confidently pursue entry-level management roles. Their knowledge and practical skills will be transferable across several industries.

Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Location
ACCT-701 Accounting for Managerial Decision Making Progress Campus
BUSN-732 Business Communications 1 Progress Campus
ECON-701 Economic Analysis for Managers Progress Campus
INTL-701 Global Business Seminars I Progress Campus
INTL-711 Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Devlopment Progress Campus
MGMT-701 Information Systems for Business Management Progress Campus
OMGT-701 Operations Management for Products and Services Progress Campus
Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Location
ACCT-702 Financial Management Progress Campus
BUSN-702 Employment & Career Preparedness Progress Campus
BUSN-733 Business Culture and Craft Progress Campus
HRPD-702 Contemporary Organizational Behaviour Progress Campus
INTL-704 Global Logistics Progress Campus
INTL-725 Research Methods for Trade and Development Progress Campus
MKTG-716 Marketing Progress Campus
Semester 3
Course Code Course Title Location
INTL-702 International Banking and Finance Progress Campus
INTL-703 Geopolitics of Trade and Development Progress Campus
INTL-705 International Business Law Progress Campus
INTL-729 Principles of Freight Forwarding Progress Campus
MGMT-703 Ethics and Stakeholder Management Progress Campus
MKTG-732 International Marketing Progress Campus
PMGT-701 Fundamentals of Project Management Progress Campus
Semester 4
Course Code Course Title Location
HRPD-712 Human Resources Strategy Progress Campus
INTL-706 Global Business Strategy Progress Campus
INTL-710 Corporate Social Responsibility and International Development Progress Campus
INTL-727 International Sales and Negotiation Progress Campus
INTL-728 Developing an International Business Plan Progress Campus
INTL-730 Professional Networking in Global Business Progress Campus
MGMT-704 Management and Leadership Progress Campus

Semester Note

Minimum 2.0 (C Grade) required to graduate.

Program Highlights

  • The Global Business Management program will challenge students to grow and make connections during a final semester integrated team capstone project for a business client within the Greater Toronto Area.
  • International Visa students who successfully complete Centennial's Global Business Management program may be eligible to apply for a work permit (up to three years) upon graduation.
  • Students who are successful in the program possess strong analytical and numeracy skills, are highly organized with an ability to plan and prioritize, thrive under pressure and have the ability to meet deadlines. Additionally, successful students developed strong interpersonal skills, were innovative problem solvers and decision makers, were comfortable working within a team environment, and had a willingness to learn new things.

Professional Associations

Upon successful completion of the Global Business Management program, students may be eligible for the Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) designation, in accordance with the process prescribed by the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT). Graduates are also eligible for the Canadian International Freight Forwarding Association (CIFFA) certificate, in accordance with the process prescribed by CIFFA.

Students will be exempted from the academic requirements leading to the Certified in Management (CIM) professional designation. After graduation from this School of Business program, students will have met all of the requirements for the CIM designation once they have completed two years of managerial work experience. For complete information, please visit www.cim.ca/prodev/accredited.

Please note: These designations and credentials will incur costs in addition to the regular tuition.

Career Outlook

  • Entrepreneur in import/export
  • Product broker
  • International marketing manager
  • Foreign investment analyst
  • Logistics/transportation manager
  • Corporate social responsibility manager
  • Commercial bank officer
  • Customs broker
  • Trade representative
  • Business consultant

Academic Requirements

  • University degree or a three-year college diploma in any discipline from a recognized institution
  • We will consider applicants who have a two-year college diploma or a partial university degree (75% complete), and who have a minimum of two years work experience relevant to the program
  • Proof of English proficiency

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 $4,380.50 $950.00 $5,330.50
International $12,400.00 $2,145.00 $14,545.00