International Business Management

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Program Code: 2859

School: School of Business

Credential: Graduate Certificate

Program Type: Graduate Certificate program

Program Length: 1 year/ 3 semesters

Start Date: Fall, Winter, Summer

Location: Progress Campus

Email: business@centennialcollege.ca

Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 2280

Centennial College's International Business Management program ensures you obtain the key industry knowledge you need to successfully conduct business on a global scale in any international corporate environment.

A global perspective on business is unique in that professionals must have knowledge of specialized International Business Management topics such as:

  • International business law
  • International finance and banking
  • International marketing
  • International entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Global business research and analysis
  • International business planning
  • Corporate social responsibility and international development
  • Business networking

In this School of Business program, these topics will be taught alongside core business courses such as project management and business communications.

To ensure you are career-ready upon graduation, the International Business Management program features a practical approach that includes gaining technical knowledge and skills through hands-on learning. A full-time, 14-week experiential learning opportunity (internship) with a participating organization further rounds out your industry knowledge and experience in international business.

Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Location
BUSN-732 Business Communications 1 Progress Campus
INTL-701 Global Business Seminars I Progress Campus
INTL-702 International Banking and Finance Progress Campus
INTL-704 Global Logistics Progress Campus
INTL-705 International Business Law Progress Campus
INTL-711 Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development Progress Campus
INTL-725 Research Methods for Trade and Development Progress Campus
Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Location
BUSN-702 Employment and Career Preparedness Progress Campus
BUSN-733 Business Culture and Craft Progress Campus
INTL-703 Geopolitics of Trade and Development Progress Campus
INTL-706 Global Business Strategy Progress Campus
INTL-710 Corporate Social Responsibility and International Development Progress Campus
INTL-728 Developing an International Business Plan Progress Campus
MKTG-732 International Marketing Progress Campus
Semester 3
Course Code Course Title Location
BUSN-750 Business - Experiential Learning* Progress Campus

Semester Note

* Students must successfully complete 80% courses in first and second semesters with a minimum GPA of 2.0 to be eligible for BUSN-750.

* Optional (For student opting to graduate without Internship, please transfer to the 2899 program)

Minimum Program GPA of 2.0 (C Grade average) required to graduate.e.

Program Highlights

  • International Business Management program faculty members have extensive experience in the global business market.
  • An extensive use of case studies, simulations and project-based learning, with a focus on developing project management, teamwork, report writing and communication and presentation skills will be highlighted
  • You will gain practical industry experience through the 14-week internship
  • Students will have the opportunity to channel their focus and gain a solid foundation in international business practice in a short period of time
  • Includes courses that may lead to a CIFFA (Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association) certificate

Global Citizenship and Equity

Centennial College's signature Global Citizenship and Equity office offers many opportunities for you to travel abroad and work with various advocacy groups on development projects. For more information on Global Citizenship and Equity, the GC&E Portfolio and the available supports, please visit www.centennialcollege.ca/citizenshipandequity.

Articulation Agreements

Start with a certificate, end with a degree! Successful graduates of this International Business Management program 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. Please 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
Davenport University Master of Business Administration - Strategic Management concentration
University of Milano-Biococca Master of Arts - International Business Development

Career Outlook

  • Entrepreneur in import/export
  • Product broker
  • International marketing manager
  • Foreign investment analyst
  • Logistics/transportation manager
  • Corporate social responsibility manager
  • Commercial banking 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

Note: This program is not open to graduates of Centennial's three-year International Business diploma program.

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 $5,024.50 $950.00 $5,974.50
International $12,400.00 $2,145.00 $14,545.00