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Global Business Management

Program Details

  • Program Code:2880
  • School:The Business School
  • Credential:Graduate Certificate
  • Program Type:Graduate Certificate program
  • Program Length:2 years/ 4 semesters

Program Overview

Program Overview

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In Centennial College's Global Business Management program, you gain the skill set to embark on a borderless career.

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

Global Business Management courses cover core business topics such as project management and business communications to ensure you can navigate any business environment. In addition to specialized global business topics, you gain knowledge in:

  • 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 you retain information, you learn these topics in small seminar classes, listen to lectures by guest speakers, partake in external competitions and industry visits, present research reports and more.

Upon graduation from this college business program, you will have the skills and knowledge to confidently pursue entry-level management roles. Your knowledge and practical skills will be transferable across several industries.

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

  • The Global Business Management program challenges you to grow and make connections through various networking opportunities throughout the program.
  • 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. 
  • Successful graduates develop strong interpersonal skills, are innovative problem solvers and decision makers, are comfortable working within a team environment and have a willingness to learn new things.
  • International 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.

Professional Associations

Upon successful completion of the Global Business Management 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). You are also eligible for the Canadian International Freight Forwarding Association (CIFFA) certificate, in accordance with the process prescribed by CIFFA. Please visit the organizations' websites for more information on these designations.

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

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

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • Three-year college diploma or university degree (for select programs, a two-year diploma or degree is permitted) from a recognized institution. Most programs will consider applicants with partial education (two years) combined with two years of work experience relevant to the program.

Additional Requirements

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 $4,647.50 $1,307.42 $5,954.92
International $13,283.00 $2,590.42 $15,873.42

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