International Business Management - Transnational

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Program Code: 2879

School: The Business School

Credential: Graduate Certificate

Program Type: Post-diploma program

Program Length: 3 semesters

Start Date: Fall

Location: International


Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 2280

The International Business Management (IBM) Transnational program is an exciting tri-country opportunity offered in Canada, Panama and China. It is designed to help shape tomorrow's global leaders. You earn a graduate certificate from Centennial College, study for a semester in the City of Knowledge, Panama City and complete an internship in China provided by Neusoft Institute, Guangdong.

Your global journey in the Business Management Transnational program helps you:

  •  Attain core management skills and intercultural competencies.
  •  Develop leadership abilities to work in an international environment.
  •  Acquire strong analytic and strategic thinking skills.
  •  Learn to deal with multifaceted challenges and act creatively and responsibly as a global citizen.

In Centennial College's International Business Management program, you gain the key industry knowledge needed to conduct business on a global scale. This international approach to business will grant you knowledge of specialized 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

At this School of Business program, these topics are covered along with core business courses such as project management and business communications. All of these business topics are presented with a practical approach that includes gaining technical knowledge and skill through hands-on learning.

Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Location
BUSN-702 Coop/Employment Preparedness International
BUSN-733 Business Culture and Craft International
INTL-705 International Business Law International
INTL-711 Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development International
INTL-725 Research Methods for Trade and Development International
MKTG-732 International Marketing International

Semester Note

Semester 1 is offered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at Centennial College's Pickering Learning Site.
Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Location
INTL-702 International Banking and Finance International
INTL-703 Comparative Geopolitics Systems International
INTL-704 Global Logistics International
INTL-706 Global Business Strategy International
INTL-710 Corporate Social Responsibility and International Development International
INTL-728 Developing an International Business Plan International

Semester Note

Semester 2 is offered in Panama City, Panama at the City of Knowledge.
Semester 3
Course Code Course Title Location
BUSN-750 Business - Experiential Learning* International

Semester Note

Semester 3 is offered in Guangzhou, China at the Neusoft Institute, Guangdong.

Program Highlights

  • International Business Management courses are led by faculty members who have extensive international business experience.
  • To ensure you have the necessary skills for career success in the current environment, the use of computer and internet technology in performing international business functions is emphasized.
  • Case studies, simulations and project-based learning, with a focus on developing project management, teamwork, report writing and communication and presentation skills are extensively used.
  • You gain practical industry experience through the industry project component.

Global Citizenship and Equity

Centennial College's signature Global Citizenship and Equity office offers many opportunities for students 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

Career Outlook

  • Trade representative
  • Entrepreneur in import/export
  • Business consultant
  • International marketing manager
  • Foreign investment analyst
  • Logistics/transportation manager
  • Corporate social responsibility manager
  • Product broker
  • Commercial banking officer
  • Customs broker

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


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

For Domestic Students

  • Apply via to program 2879 at Centennial College
  • Please submit the following to
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
    • Letter of Intent: Should include the applicant's goals and objectives and must not exceed 500 words.
    • Incomplete applications will not be considered

For International Students

  • Please ensure you follow the Application Process and supply all necessary documentation.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Letter of Intent: Should include the applicant’s goals and objectives and must not exceed 500 words.
  • Send your completed application via email to
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered

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

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Incidental Fees Total
Canadian $5,024.50 $1,061.00 $6,085.50
International $13,283.00 $2,344.00 $15,627.00