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International Business Management

International Business Management

Program Code:IBS
Campus:Newnham
Duration:2 Semesters (8 Months)
Offered:Fall
Winter
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Program Description

Whether you're a recent college or university graduate or a career-minded individual looking to elevate your business credentials, the International Business Management (IBS) graduate certificate program will help you become an invaluable asset to any organization. In the fast-paced, comprehensive two-semester program, you will learn about the multifaceted world of international business management from highly experienced industry professionals who have first-hand knowledge of today's global business environment.

There is a strong practical component to the IBS program with a focus on collaborative, project based learning, case analysis and in-class discussions, all essential critical thinking skills for success. The program will also give you the opportunity to interact with industry professionals in order to maximize your learning experience.

You will complete the process of exporting and importing a product, culminating in the development of an international business plan.

As a student in this program, you may be afforded the opportunity to study/travel internationally, to network in international arenas and to participate in global competitions.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • A recognized degree or three-year postsecondary diploma from an accredited institution; OR
    • Mature applicants with 3 to 5 years of documented work experience in a related field may be considered. Relevant résumé and references must be provided.
    • English proficiency at the postsecondary level.
  • Graduates of the three-year Business Administration – International Business (BAB) program are not eligible for this graduate certificate program.

Note:

  • Although not required for admission, the following are recommended for your success in the program:
    • Math proficiency at the college level
    • Computer application skills.

Fees

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Your Career

With the rapid growth of developing economies and their importance in global markets it's essential that in order to remain competitive, Canadian businesses continue to seek out new business opportunities. Statistics support the importance of global trade, with exports currently attributed to more than 45% of Canada's GDP and imports from countries other than the United States making up 49.6% of Canada's total imports. As a result, today's business world is driven by knowledgeable professionals fluent in diverse aspects of international trade. In order to succeed in this complex environment, international business managers have to recognize global events and their effect on business, and must be able to effectively deploy and utilize business processes in this global dimension.

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 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.

Professional Certification

This program is accredited by FITT (Forum for International Trade Training).

Affiliations/Associations

Graduates will have the required knowledge to pursue several key industry designations including the following:

  • Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • Certified International Trade Professional (CITP)

Important Academic Dates

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Courses

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

2016/2017 Academic Year

Semester 1
IBS601 Digital Applications for Business
IBS603 Fundamentals of Project Management
IBS605 Business in the Global Economy
IBS607 Consulting Across Cultures
IBS630 Trade Research and Market Analysis
IBS810 Human Resource Management
IBS850 Legal Environment of International Business
 
Semester 2
CAP505 International Business Management: Career Planning
IBS660 Management Accounting
IBS801 International Banking and Finance
IBS805 Global Marketing
IBS806 Global Supply Chain Management
IBS807 Corporate and Social Responsibility and Ethics
IBS820 International Business Plan

2015/2016 Academic Year

Fall 2015

Semester 1
CAP505 International Business Management: Career Planning
IBS601 Digital Applications for Business
IBS603 Fundamentals of Project Management
IBS605 Business in the Global Economy
IBS607 Consulting Across Cultures
IBS630 Trade Research and Market Analysis
IBS660 Management Accounting
 
Semester 2
IBS801 International Banking and Finance
IBS805 Global Marketing
IBS806 Global Supply Chain Management
IBS807 Corporate and Social Responsibility and Ethics
IBS810 Human Resource Management
IBS820 International Business Plan
IBS850 Legal Environment of International Business

Winter & Summer 2016

Semester 1
IBS601 Digital Applications for Business
IBS603 Fundamentals of Project Management
IBS605 Business in the Global Economy
IBS607 Consulting Across Cultures
IBS630 Trade Research and Market Analysis
IBS810 Human Resource Management
IBS850 Legal Environment of International Business
 
Semester 2
CAP505 International Business Management: Career Planning
IBS660 Management Accounting
IBS801 International Banking and Finance
IBS805 Global Marketing
IBS806 Global Supply Chain Management
IBS807 Corporate and Social Responsibility and Ethics
IBS820 International Business Plan

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Angela Li
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22036
Angela.Li@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Kevin Gumbs
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22489
Kevin.Gumbs@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Wendy Calicchia
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22471
Wendy.Calicchia@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Student Advisor: Elaine Nethery
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 26233
Elaine.Nethery@senecacollege.ca
Program Coordinator: Janice Brown
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 26024
Janice.Brown@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Miguel Lameiro
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22737
Miguel.Lameiro@senecacollege.ca
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Graduate Success

Gordon Scheel was hired to work for The Regional Municipality of York after graduating from Seneca’s International Business Management program.