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International Business Management

Algonquin College
1 year
Graduate diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
Algonquin College

About this program

International Business Management

The one-year International Business Management Ontario College Graduate Certificate program prepares you for a rewarding career involving international business management.

This program offers an in-depth understanding of versatile international management skills and knowledge. You help meet the need for trained professionals who can work with the increasing volume of cross-border traffic around the globe.

This program`s courses are scheduled to accommodate professionals who have to balance work and school. Faculty consists of experts who are dedicated to preparing you for a high level of career success.

Take a hands-on approach, learning to investigate, analyze and manage domestic and international business activities. As well, learn to identify international partners and develop global networks. Activities, projects and case studies simulate a work environment and help prepare you for a career in International Business upon graduation.

Admission requirements

Program Eligibility

  • Ontario College Diploma, Ontario College Advanced Diploma or Degree or equivalent.
  • It is strongly recommended that applicants have a foundation in marketing or some business-related work experience.
  • Applicants with international transcripts must provide proof of the subject-specific requirements noted above and may be required to provide proof of language proficiency. Domestic applicants with international transcripts must be evaluated through the International Credential Assessment Service of Canada (ICAS) or World Education Services (WES).
  • IELTS-International English Language Testing Service (Academic) Overall band of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band; OR TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT)-overall 88, with a minimum of 22 in each component: Reading 22; Listening 22; Speaking 22; Writing 22.

This program is well-suited for students who:

  • Are interested in foreign cultures and globalization.
  • Are inquisitive and analytical.
  • Are planners and like putting plans into action.
  • Possess good communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • Possess strong organizational skills and work well under tight time constraints.
  • Are outgoing, energetic and motivated to lead.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Level: 01

  • Communications/Technologies
  • International Economics and Global Issues
  • Global Business Environment
  • International Market Entry Strategies
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics
  • Feasibility of International Trade

Level: 02

  • International Trade Finance
  • International Project Management and Leadership
  • Development of Products and Services for Global Markets
  • Global Value Chain
  • Mastering International Trade: Strategies and Tactics
  • International Sales and Marketing

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


For more information about tuition fees, please visit the college website. 


Credential: Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Conduct an environmental scan* to evaluate the impact of world issues on an organization`s international business opportunities.
  2. Conduct, evaluate and present market research to support an organization`s international business decision-making.
  3. Manage the preparation of documents and the application of procedures, to support the movement of products and services in the organization`s global supply chain.
  4. Evaluate the impact of statutory and regulatory compliance on an organization`s integrative trade* initiatives.
  5. Develop and implement strategies to negotiate effectively within various cultural environments, and to address the impact of cultural differences on an organization`s integrative trade initiatives.
  6. Develop and present an international marketing plan, and evaluate sales strategies that support an organization`s integrative trade initiatives.
  7. Identify and interpret relevant international financial documents, and evaluate financial strategies that support an organization`s integrative trade initiatives.
  8. Analyze the impact of an organization`s integrative trade* initiatives on its human resources management strategies, policies, and practices.
  9. Develop and present an international business plan.
  10. Manage the implementation and evaluation of team projects by applying project management principles.
  11. Recommend strategies to support principles of corporate sustainability, corporate social responsibility and ethics associated with an organization`s integrative trade* initiatives and evaluate their effectiveness.
  12. Select and apply current technologies to support an organization`s integrative trade* initiatives.
  13. Identify and apply discipline-specific practices that contribute to the local and global community through social responsibility, economic commitment and environmental stewardship.

Career paths

Graduates have the required skills that may enhance their opportunities in securing employment at a managerial level in public and private sectors globally. The pending CITP designation provides students with a unique opportunity that further enhances their employability.

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Algonquin College

1385 Woodroffe Avenue
K2G 1V8 Ottawa Ontario

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