Business Administration – International Business (Optional Co-op)

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Program Code: 2409

School: The Business School

Credential: Advanced Diploma

Program Type: Post-secondary program

Program Length: 3 years/ 6 semesters

Start Date: Fall, Winter, Summer

Location: Progress Campus


Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 2280

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.

Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Location
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.

Students with an English assessment score of 170/171 may take COMM170/171 in the first semester.
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 1-E 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
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
OMGT-229 Project Management Principles Progress Campus
Semester 4
Course Code Course Title Location
ECON-205 Principles of Microeconomics 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 5
Course Code Course Title Location
ECON-206 Principles of Macroeconomics Progress Campus
INTL-304 World Systems: History, Geopolitics and Culture Progress Campus
INTL-332 Export and Innovation Progress Campus
INTL-334 International Trade and Commercial Law Progress Campus
INTL-336 International Management: Negotiation and Strategy Progress Campus
OMGT-220 Purchasing Supply Management with SAP Progress Campus

Semester Note

Semester 5 courses are offered in Fall only.
Semester 6
Course Code Course Title Location
BUSN-313 Careers Progress Campus
BUSN-332 Business Strategy Progress Campus
ELECT-B Professional Business Elective Progress Campus
INTL-234 Corporate Social Responsibility in International Business Progress Campus
INTL-335 Importing Progress Campus
INTL-339 International Business Planning Progress Campus

Semester Note

Minimum Program GPA of 2.0 (C Grade average), required to graduate.
Semester 6 courses are offered in Winter only.

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

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

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 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 For more information go to 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

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

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 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

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 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