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Honours Bachelor of Commerce - International Business Management

Available: Fall, Winter

Program Description

This Honours Bachelor of Commerce - International Business Management program provides you with specialized skills and knowledge in the areas of international business strategy, technology and the business processes required to effectively work in today's global marketplace. Graduates will possess well-developed critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, interpersonal and team skills, which are critical in this complex environment. Finally, graduates will have the skills required and cultural understanding necessary to succeed in a global business environment.

But the possibilities for graduates from this program do not stop here. The Honours Bachelor of Commerce - International Business Management curriculum and its unique business technology content prepares you to continue graduate studies, such as an MBA, in leading universities partners through the worldwide SAP University Alliances.

“I support promoting our MBA Supply Chain Management specialization and SAP integration to your students.”

Dr. Elkafi Hassini
Chair, Operations Management
DeGroote School of Business,
McMaster University

International Travel/Study Abroad

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

Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship opportunities are available for candidates with distinguished academic records in their high school careers. A variety of scholarships and bursaries are available to students based on merit and financial needs.

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.



8 Semesters (4 Years)

Credential Awarded

Honours Bachelor Degree

Your Career

In the Honours Bachelor of Commerce - International Business Management (BMI) program, you'll be prepared for careers in today's global marketplace. Companies may be selling products in one area of the world, getting their supplies from another area and running production facilities in a third. As a graduate of this program you’ll be adaptable and ready to meet the challenges of an evolving business environment; you’ll be prepared for a career in a variety of areas such as international business analysis, customer service, management, project management import/export, supply chain, and international business analysis.

“In our quest for top talent, the SAP University Alliances program provides IBM a deep and experienced pool of SAP practitioners to continue to grow our consulting practice.”

Ken Englund
Partner, IBM Global Business Services

If you want to continue studies in International Business Management and pursue an MBA, you would have acquired a solid undergraduate background recognized by leading universities.

“We are discussing an MBA with a project management option. That would be a great fit with Seneca's undergraduate students”.

Dalen Chiang, Ph.D.
Professor of Supply Chain and Operations Management
Director International Program
California State University at Chico, CA

Work-Integrated Learning

Mandatory Degree Co-op

A work experience that includes at least one term in a formal work environment.  In most cases the work term(s) is a paid position that is completed between two academic semesters and requires a minimum of 420 hours of work. Students must be in good standing and meet all identified requirements prior to participating in the work experience. The successful completion of the co-op work term(s) is required for graduation. Eligibility for participation does not guarantee that a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for those participating in the mandatory co-op stream regardless of success in securing a work position.

Work-Integrated Learning Model
  Fall Winter Summer
Year 1 Semester 1 Semester 2 Vacation
Year 1   Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 2 Semester 3 Semester 4 Vacation
Year 3 Semester 5 Semester 6 Vacation
Year 4 Semester 7 Work Term Semester 8

Professional Associations

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

  • SAP Certified Associate - Integration of Businesses Processes in SAP ERP
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
  • Certified in Management (CIM)
  • Microsoft Office Specialist Certification
  • Certified International Trade Professional (CITP)

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).

Related Careers


Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including six Grade 12 (U) or (M) courses with a minimum overall average of 65%, or a mature applicant (21 years or older and has been out of high school for a minimum of two years). Mature applicants should disclose all previous postsecondary transcripts which may be used for admission decisions.

Required courses - minimum final grade of 65% in each:

  • English: Grade 12 ENG 4 (U)
  • Mathematics: any Grade 12 (U)

Applicants must meet Seneca English Proficiency requirements for degree programs.

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

Seneca has been granted a consent by the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities to offer this degree for a 7-year term starting October 12, 2011. In conformity with the Minister’s criteria and requirements, Seneca will submit an application for the renewal of the consent for this program 12 months prior to the expiration of the consent. Seneca shall ensure that all students admitted to the above-named program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame.

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.

Also see: English and Liberal Studies requirements.


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

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416.491.5050 ext. 22608
Additional Contacts
Financial Aid & Awards

Program Coordinator

Varinder Gill 416.491.5050 ext. 26722 Varinder.Gill

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