Program OverviewPrinter Friendly
If you dream of global business ventures, then Centennial College's Business Administration – International Business (Co-op) program is for you
In this advanced diploma program, over the course of just three years, you learn basic business and specialized international business topics that will help you to launch a successful career. Among the areas in which you will become an expert through the International Business courses are:
- International trade law
- International sales and negotiation
- Business planning and research
- International marketing
- Corporate social responsibility in international development
Centennial College's International Business offering gives you the option to apply and qualify for a three-term co-op experience. During this time, you get to:
- Explore different areas of the field
- Pinpoint your interests
- Develop business connections
- Gain direct hands-on experience
While you are responsible for securing a co-op placement, Centennial's Career Services and Co-op Education staff members will work closely with you to support you in this process. They will also promote the program to a wide variety of organizations, businesses and industries.
Program OutlinePrinter Friendly
|Course Code||Course Title|
|ECON-206||Principles of Macroeconomics|
|INTL-304||World Systems: History, Geopolitics and Culture|
|INTL-332||Export and Innovation|
|INTL-334||International Trade and Commercial Law|
|INTL-336||International Management: Negotiation and Strategy|
|OMGT-220||Purchasing Supply Management with SAP|
Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners
Career Options, Academic Pathways and PartnersPrinter Friendly
- By learning in small class environments, with ample opportunity to work on team projects, you gain hands-on practice.
- Small-sized Business Administration - International classes allow you to connect with experienced and knowledgeable faculty.
- You can participate in the offering's renowned international student exchange program.
- Attendance in additional courses can be used towards an industry-valued SAP certificate, increasing your marketability.
- Upon completion of this 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. Please note that these certifications have costs in addition to the regular tuition.
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 available supports, please visit www.centennialcollege.ca/citizenshipandequity.
Start in a diploma program, end with a degree! Successful graduates of this International Business (Co-op) 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.
- Honours Bachelor of Arts, multiple majors
- Honours Bachelor of Business Administration
- Bachelor of Professional Arts - Communication Studies
- Bachelor of Human Resources and 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
- Bachelor of Business Administration - International Business
- Bachelor of Business Administration - International Business
- Bachelor of International Business
- Bachelor Degree
- Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
- General Bachelor of Arts Degree, multiple majors
- Bachelor of Arts (Honours), multiple majors
New Brunswick, University of
- Bachelor of Applied Management
- Bachelor of Commerce
Royal Roads University
- Bachelor of Commerce - Entrepreneurial Management
- Bachelor of Commerce - Business Technology Management
- Bachelor of Commerce in Business Management
Qualified graduates may be eligible to participate in an articulated program with select universities, institutes and professional associations. These partnerships allow you to apply academic credit towards further study.
The Business Administration – International Business program's educational partners are:
- Algoma University
- Athabasca University
- Davenport University
- Griffith University
- Lakehead University
- Laurentian University
- Nipissing University
- Royal Roads University
- Ryerson University
- University of Lethbridge
- University of New Brunswick
- 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.
- Foreign investment analyst
- Logistics/transportation assistant manager
- International development officer
- Marketing or product broker
- Commercial banking officer
- Corporate social responsibility manager
- Customs broker
- Entrepreneur in import/export
Admission RequirementsPrinter Friendly
- 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
- 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.
- Completion of 80% of the courses from semesters 1 and 2
- A minimum C (60%) grade in COMM-170/171 (College Communications 2)
- A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater by the end of semester 2, which must be maintained for the duration of the program
- Students who meet the above prerequisites will register for the Employment Preparation course (COOP221), in semester 3
How to Apply
How to ApplyPrinter Friendly
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 FeesPrinter Friendly
Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2017.
|Student||Tuition (2 Semesters)||Incidental Fees||Total|