International Business Management

Program: BINT
Credential: Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Delivery: Full-time
Work Integrated Learning: 1 Internship
Length: 3 Semesters
Duration: 1 Year
Effective: Fall 2017, Winter 2018
Location: Barrie

Description

The field of international business encompasses a variety of disciplines, including finance, sales, marketing, and human resources; graduates demonstrate a range of knowledge, skills, and abilities which are relevant to both business in general and international business in particular. Because of the variety of cultural contexts in which international business is conducted, an appreciation of and respect for the histories, customs, and cultures of other countries are essential elements of a graduate’s success in the international business field.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program are prepared to perform sales, marketing, planning, negotiation, research, project management, information management, and customs documentation functions in positions of responsibility. They have demonstrated management skills which include leadership and planning to support the international business activities of an organization. Graduates work in a broad range of employment settings in all sectors of business and industry, in both domestic and international locations.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • analyze the impact of various economic, legal, cultural, geographical, and political systems on international business;
  • conduct business in compliance with relevant national and international law, legislation, policies, and regulations;
  • apply computer skills and knowledge to support the international business functions in the context of e-commerce;
  • assist in the importing and exporting functions of a business;
  • collect, process, and interpret data used to support international business;
  • conduct business with diverse populations using culturally appropriate methods;
  • contribute to the planning, directing, and evaluating of individual and team projects;
  • develop an international marketing plan which includes marketing objectives, marketing mix, strategies, budgetary considerations, and evaluation criteria;
  • develop strategies to utilize domestic and foreign government programs, policies, and agencies which facilitate international trade;
  • apply financial knowledge and skills to the operation of an international business;
  • apply leadership and teamwork knowledge and skills when working with coworkers, supervisors, and others;
  • apply knowledge of quality control and assurance programs to sourcing and supplying;
  • apply the principles of business ethics and international corporate responsibility;
  • employ entrepreneurial strategies to maximize the effectiveness of international business initiatives;
  • participate in the development of an international business plan;
  • analyze the impact of an organization’s integrative trade initiatives on its human resource management strategies, policies, and practices;
  • manage the implementation and evaluation of team projects by applying project management principles;
  • develop strategies to negotiate effectively within various cultural environments;
  • communicate information related to international business accurately and credibly in oral, written, and graphic form.

The Program Progression

Fall Intake

  • Sem 1: Fall 2017
  • Sem 2: Winter 2018
  • Sem 3: Summer 2018

Winter Intake

  • Sem 1: Winter 2018
  • Sem 2: Fall 2018
  • Sem 3: Winter 2019

Articulation

A number of articulation agreements have been negotiated with universities and other institutions across Canada, North America and internationally. These agreements are assessed, revised and updated on a regular basis. Please contact the program co-ordinator for specific details if you are interested in pursuing such an option. Additional information can be found on our website at http://www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/

Admission Requirements

  • Post-secondary diploma or degree, or equivalent; education or experience in a business setting is desirable.

Selection Process

Admission decisions will be based on academic grades.

Additional Information

The internship which is completed in the third semester of the program has been designed to blend career ambitions with post diploma college studies. This blending of academic and industry experience will provide the students with opportunities to apply their knowledge and skills within a work environment. Placement opportunities will be determined by the Internship department and the student. Students who are already employed in an environment conducive to the application of the program content may obtain credit for their internship at the discretion of the Internship department.

Graduation Requirements

12 Mandatory Courses
1 Internship

Graduation Eligibility

To graduate from this program, a student must attain a minimum of 60% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester. The passing weighted average for promotion through each semester and to graduate is 60%.

Requirements

Mandatory Courses
BINT 1000International Trade Finance
BINT 1001The Global Marketplace
BINT 1002International Human Resources Management
BINT 1004Global E-Commerce
BINT 1005International Trade Research
BINT 1006Strategic Management of International Operations
BINT 1007Global Entrepreneurship
BINT 1009Global Supply Chain Management
BINT 1010International Marketing Management
BINT 1011Advanced Global Strategy
BINT 1013Project Management
BINT 1014Legal Considerations in International Trade
Internship
BINT 1012Internship (International Business)

Information contained in College documents respecting programs is correct at the time of publication. Academic content of programs and courses is revised on an ongoing basis to ensure relevance to changing educational objectives and employment market needs. The college reserves the right to add or delete programs, options, courses, timetables or campus locations subject to sufficient enrolment, and the availability of courses.