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Business Administration - International Business

Available: Summer, Fall, Winter

Program Description

This program will launch your career in International Business and will provide you with the key skills and expertise required for a career in this fast-paced global marketplace. The Business Administration – International Business program concentrates on the complexities of the movement of products and services globally.

You will receive comprehensive knowledge and practical training in exporting, importing, international marketing, international finance and entrepreneurship.

The integration of leading edge technology, including SAP, provides you with the skills demanded by employers. In addition, you will receive critical training in leadership, project management, cultural awareness and teamwork throughout this program.

The ability to communicate in more than one language is a definite advantage to students graduating from this program. Students are strongly advised to develop a working knowledge of a language that is not their native language. French and Spanish classes are available as General Education Options.

International Travel/Study Abroad

As a student of this program you may also have the opportunity to travel/study internationally and network in international arenas.

  • Turkey
  • Prague
  • Germany
  • Belgium

Celebrate Cultural Diversity

Students from across the globe are attracted to this program, making the educational experience inter-culturally rich and diverse. You will also have the opportunity to learn from award-winning faculty with extensive expertise in international business and to interact with industry professionals to maximize your learning experience.



6 Semesters (3 Years)

Credential Awarded

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Your Career

The Canadian economy is dependent on international trade. In this increasingly global economy, the Canadian business world is driven by knowledgeable professionals fluent in the varied aspects of international business. 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 identify challenges and utilize business processes in this global dimension. As a graduate of this program, you are prepared for careers in international trade and marketing for small, medium and large organizations within many industry sectors. This field includes entrepreneurs, exporters, importers, trading house agents, business deployment banking, inventory planners, assistant purchasing agents, category buyers, assistant logistics, distribution administrators and global sales and account co-ordinators.

Work-Integrated Learning - Optional

Optional Co-op

Students meeting all academic requirements may have the opportunity to complete an optional co-op work term(s) in a formal work environment. In most cases the work term(s) is a full-time paid position completed between two academic semesters. In programs with limited co-op opportunities, additional academic requirements and a passing grade on a communication assessment may be required for eligibility. Eligibility for participation does not guarantee a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for those participating in the optional co-op stream regardless of success in securing a work position.

Work-Integrated Learning Model - Fall Start
  Fall Winter Summer
Year 1 Semester 1 Semester 2 Vacation
Year 2 Semester 3 Semester 4 Work Term
Year 3 Semester 5 Semester 6  
Work-Integrated Learning Model - Winter Start
  Winter Summer Fall
Year 1 Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
Year 2 Semester 4 Work Term Semester 5
Year 3 Semester 6    

Professional Certification

This program is accredited by FITT (Forum for International Trade Training). Graduates are eligible to pursue the professional designation of Certified International Trade Professional (CITP).

Students who successfully complete the program may be eligible to pursue a SAP Global Certificate.

Students who choose the Project Management option may be eligible for certification through the Project Management Institute.

Related Careers


This Seneca program has been validated by the Credential Validation Service as an Ontario College Credential as required by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics: (C) or (U) or Grade 11 Mathematics: (U) or (M)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s), or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).

Program Costs

Choose academic year:

Tuition – Domestic


Tuition – International


Book & Supply Costs


Please note: All costs are approximate, may vary by campus and are subject to change at any time without notice. Parking, locker and some mandatory incidental fees are among the charges not included in the figures above.

Program Details

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.

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.


Need to know more about your application and/or the application process? Reach out to our admissions advisors for assistance.

416.491.5050 ext. 22840

Student Recruitment

Have questions about Seneca’s campuses, financial aid, student supports and more? Connect with one of our student recruiters for more information or to book a campus tour.

416.491.5050 ext. 22608
Additional Contacts
Financial Aid & Awards

Program Coordinator

Maurice Platero 416.491.5050 ext. 26278

Program Chair

Sarah Arliss 416.491.5050 ext. 26116

Why Choose Seneca?

Passionate, expert faculty from a range of professions

Real-world learning experiences through paid and non-paid work opportunities

Curriculums developed in collaboration with industry advisory committees

A variety of credentials offered from certificates, diplomas, degrees, and graduate certificates

Opportunities to pathway to higher level credentials at Seneca and other universities in our transfer partnership network