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Business Administration – International Business (Optional Co-op)

Program Details

  • Program Code:2409
  • School:The Business School
  • Credential:Advanced Diploma
  • Program Type:Post-secondary program
  • Program Length:3 years/ 6 semesters

Program Overview

Program Overview

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If you dream of global business ventures, then Centennial College's Business Administration - International Business program is for you.

Basic business and specialized international business topics covered in this advanced diploma program prepare you for career success in just three years. Among the areas in which this International Business program will help you to gain expertise are:

  • International trade law
  • International finance
  • International sales and negotiation
  • International business planning and research
  • International marketing
  • Corporate social responsibility in international development

Co-op Option

The co-op option in this program will provide you with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience while you complete three work terms as a paid employee in the field. This experience not only allows you to put classroom learning into practice, but will also provide valuable contacts for your future career.

To participate in programs with optional co-op, students will typically complete an application process in the second semester of their studies, and if academically qualified, will be admitted to the co-op program. When you graduate, your diploma will highlight the co-op credential.

Program Outline

Program Outline

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Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

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Program Highlights

  • This program offers small class environments in which you learn from experienced and knowledgeable faculty.
  • Business Administration – International Business courses offer ample opportunities to work on team projects.
  • You can increase your marketability by taking additional courses that can be used towards an industry-valued SAP certificate.
  • A co-op version of this offering (program code 2419) will give you the opportunity for industry experience that provides valuable hands-on learning and numerous networking opportunities.
  • The opportunity exists for you to participate in the School of Business's renowned international student exchange program.
  • Upon completion of this International Business program, you 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), as well as the Canadian International Freight Forwarding Association (CIFFA) certificate, in accordance with the process prescribed by CIFFA.

Global Citizenship and Equity Portfolio

You will develop a portfolio documenting your 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 Business Administration - International Business 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 of which are searchable here.

Algoma University

  • Honours Bachelor of Arts, multiple majors
  • Honours Bachelor of Business Administration

Athabasca University

  • Bachelor of Professional Arts - Communication Studies
  • Bachelor of Human Resources & Labour Relations
  • Bachelor of Management, 3-year
  • Bachelor of Management, 4-year
  • Bachelor of Management, 4-year with major
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Commerce, with major
  • Bachelor of Business Administration - International Business Management

Conestoga College

  • Bachelor of Business Administration - International Business

Davenport University

  • Bachelor of Business Administration - International Business

Griffith University

  • Bachelor of International Business

Kookmin University

  • Bachelor Degree

Lakehead University

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)

Laurentian University

  • General Bachelor of Arts Degree, multiple majors
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), multiple majors

New Brunswick, University of

  • Bachelor of Applied Management

Nipissing University

  • Bachelor of Commerce

Royal Roads University

  • Bachelor of Commerce - Entrepreneurial Management

Ryerson University

  • Bachelor of Commerce - Business Technology Management
  • Bachelor of Commerce in Business Management

Career Outlook

  • Importer/exporter
  • Customs broker
  • Freight forwarder
  • Foreign investment analyst
  • Logistics/transportation manager
  • Commercial banking officer
  • International development officer
  • Corporate social responsibility assistant manager
  • Import/export entrepreneur
  • Marketing or product broker

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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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.

How to Apply

How to Apply

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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.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

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Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2017.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Incidental Fees Total
Canadian $2,935.50 $1,111.00 $4,046.50
International $13,283.00 $2,394.00 $15,677.00

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