International Business Management
|Duration:||2 Semesters (8 Months)|
|Start Dates:||Fall, Winter, |
Start dates are subject to change
|Credential Awarded:||Ontario College Graduate Certificate|
Graduate with the skills and knowledge that you need for a career in the fast–paced and growing field of international business. In the IBS program, you’ll benefit from an intensive one–year study of the complex and dynamic field of international business. The program reflects the latest developments in international business education and includes hands–on, interactive teaching approaches, including guest speakers and case analysis. You will complete the process of exporting and importing a product, culminating in the development of an international business plan. You will work with experienced faculty who are seasoned experts in the field of international business and you will share the classroom with students from around the world. enriching your experience of working and learning in a cross– cultural environment.
As a student in this program, you may be afforded the opportunity to travel internationally, to network in international arenas and to participate in global competitions.
Program Learning Outcomes:
This Seneca College program meets the system-wide standards as set by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.
As a graduate, you will be prepared to reliably demonstrate the ability to:
- Take into account the impact of various economic, legal, cultural, geographical, and political systems on international business.
- Apply computer skills and knowledge to support the international business functions.
- Assist in the importing and exporting functions of a business.
- Conduct business in compliance with relevant national and international law, legislation, policies, and regulations.
- Conduct business with diverse populations using culturally appropriate methods.
- Collect, process, and interpret data used to support international business.
- Develop personal and professional strategies to improve job performance, work relationships, and stress management.
- Contribute to the planning, directing, and evaluating of individual and team projects.
- Apply financial knowledge and skills to the operation of an international business.
- Take into account the business advantages of being multilingual.
- Apply teamwork knowledge and skills when working with coworkers, supervisors, and others.
- Apply knowledge of quality control and assurance programs to sourcing and supplying.
- Apply the principles of business ethics and international corporate responsibility.
- Develop strategies to prepare for the contingencies associated with personal international travel.
- Participate in the development of an international marketing plan which includes marketing objectives, marketing mix, strategies, budgetary considerations, and evaluation criteria.
Essential Employability Skills:
Graduates of this program are also expected to demonstrate the essential employability skills learning outcomes as outlined on the Ministry of Training, College and Universities website.
- A three–year diploma or recognized degree from an accredited institution, and/or Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with 3 to 5 years documented related work experience including references. Consistent with Academic Policy, graduates of the three–year International Business Administration (INB) program are not eligible for this graduate certificate program.
- English proficiency at the college level.
- In the event of oversubscription, applicants will be selected on the basis of a college orientation session during which a written questionnaire will be administered. Both content and communication skills will be assessed, and these, along with academic achievement, will form the basis for selection.
The Importance of Learning Skills:
Student success in college requires well developed learning skills (such as being able to work independently, participate in a team, be well-organized, develop good work habits, and show initiative). These skills are as important as prior academic achievement. While it is expected that applicants would have developed these skills through previous education and life experiences, Seneca offers support to assist students with further development of these important skills. Seminars, workshops and tutoring are available at Seneca's Learning Centres.
International trade and investment are critical to the Canadian economy. As a result, Canadian businesses are increasingly getting involved in integrative trade initiatives. In order to succeed in this complex environment, international business managers recognize the importance of global events and their effect on business. Graduates of this program acquire specialized knowledge and skills in international business to effectively carry out international business functions in today’s complex global marketplace.
As a graduate of this program, you will be prepared to apply international research, marketing, finance, legal and business planning skills to a variety of complex global market situations. Your well developed skills in digital and intercultural communications, networking, negotiation and teamwork skills will support you as you lead integrative trade initiatives.
Graduates of this program enter the workforce with the aim of moving into leading managerial positions in a broad range of private and public international business environments, including private, government, and agencies, regulatory bodies, professional organizations and international non–government organizations (NGOs). You will be employed in many sectors, including goods and services exporting and importing companies, trading houses, banks, multinational corporations, international research, trade development, sales and marketing companies, governments and international institutions.
Admission with Advanced Standing/Transfer Credit
If you have a college or university level subject similar to one of your Seneca subjects, you may be eligible to apply for an Advanced Standing credit at Seneca. If your request for advanced standing is successful, you will not be required to take the Seneca subject and a grade of ADV will be assigned. Some restrictions may apply.
Students who have completed a post secondary education outside of Canada must first have their credentials assessed from one of the following organizations prior to submitting their request for advanced standing at Seneca College.
WES Education Services
45 Charles Street, Ste 700,
Toronto, M4Y 1S2
International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS) Canada
100 Stone Road West Suite 303
Students who have completed post secondary education outside of Canada, and are applying for advanced standing in accounting subjects , must first have their courses assessed by CGA Ontario (www.cga-ontario.org), 240 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto, M4P 1K8
Requests for advanced standing must be for a specific subject in a specific semester. It is the policy of Seneca that all applications for advanced standing will be considered by the School responsible for the subject. Criteria for the granting of advanced standing will be published by each School.
- A minimum grade of "C" (60%) is generally required for a subject to be considered for advanced standing. For applied degree programs, the minimum grade considered for Advanced Standing is C+ (65%).
- Request Forms for advanced standing should be made as early as possible before the beginning of the semester to which they apply and no later than two weeks after the beginning of the semester.
- Advanced standing will NOT be considered unless an official transcript and subject descriptions are attached to your request.
Professional Associations and Certification
This program is accredited by FITT (Forum of International Trade Training).
Graduates will have the required knowledge to pursue several key industry designations including the following:
- Project Management Institute (PMI)
- Certified International Trade Professional (CITP)
Diploma to Degree... and Beyond
Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at the following post-secondary institution(s):
|Griffith University||• Master of International Business|
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Currently under review.
|Semester 1||Subject Name||Hrs/Wk|
|CAP505||International Business Management: Career Planning||1|
|IBS601||Digital Applications for Business||3|
|IBS603||Fundamentals of Project Management||3|
|IBS605||IBusiness in the Global Economy||3|
|IBS607||Consulting Across Cultures||3|
|IBS630||Trade Research and Market Analysis||3|
|IBS801||International Banking and Finance||4|
|Semester 2||Subject Name||Hrs/Wk|
|IBS806||Global Supply Chain Management||4|
|IBS807||Corporate and Social Responsibility and Ethics||3|
|IBS810||Human Resource Management||3|
|IBS820||International Business Plan||4|
|IBS850||Legal Environment of International Business||3|
|Domestic Student Advisor:||Elaine Nethery
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 26233
|International Student Advisor:||Xiaolei Wu
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22642
|Domestic Admissions Advisor:||TBA
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22840
|International Admissions Advisor:||Judy Chung
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22380
|Registration & Records Advisor:||Joan Chong
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 26199
|Academic Support Advisor:||Connie Chim
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22268
|Academic Program Chair:||Angela Zigras
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 26501
|Program Coordinator:||Janice Brown
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 26024
Gordon Scheel was hired to work for The Regional Municipality of York after graduating from Seneca’s International Business Management program.
“While my undergraduate studies gave me a theoretical education, my graduate certificate studies in International Business Management have provided me with valuable practical experience needed to succeed within the international business environment. Seneca has taught me public speaking, critical thinking and presentation skills – important life skills that will make you a valuable asset for any company. Classmates from all over the globe provide unique insight to class discussions and new exciting perspectives that challenge your existing thoughts and beliefs. It gives you first hand knowledge of the importance that communication, diplomacy and cultural differences play when dealing cross–culturally and within the international business workplace. This program opened my eyes to the intricacies of international trade, the importance of finance and market research, which are necessities in an increasingly global business environment.”
Jennifer Harmond Worrod