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International Business Management

Available: Fall, Winter

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.



2 Semesters (8 Months)

Credential Awarded

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

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. 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 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).


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

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

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

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

  • 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.


Although not required for admission, the following are recommended for your success in the program:

  • Math proficiency at the college level
  • Computer application skills.

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.

Also see: English and General Education 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

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

Gabriel Huston 416.491.5050 ext. 26707

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