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Business Administration – International Business Program (B131)

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Decision-making made easy! This tool gives you a breakdown of individual programs offered at George Brown College and how they differ from other programs you’re interested in. Use this tool to select up to 10 programs to compare, helping you make the right choice for the career you want.
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4. Click Add to Comparison

5. Continue searching for programs using steps 2-4

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PROGRAM
Business Administration – International Business
CODE
B131
SCHOOL
School of Management
LOCATION
St. James Campus
DURATION
3 years (6 semesters)
STARTING MONTH
September, January
CERTIFICATION
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
YEAR OF STUDY
2016-2017
METHOD OF STUDY
FT
The field of International Business encompasses a variety of disciplines, including finance, sales, marketing and human resources. Business Administration – International Business graduates will be prepared to perform management, negotiation, research, planning and other functions related to business in general and international business in particular.

Full Program Descriptions

Description  

The field of International Business encompasses a variety of disciplines, including finance, sales, marketing and human resources. Consequently Business Administration – International Business graduates will be prepared to perform in management, negotiation, research, planning and other functions related to business in general and international business in particular. Graduates of this program will have demonstrated their knowledge, skills and abilities related to international business, and will have prepared for careers that include negotiators, freight forwarders, logistics and marketing.

You will learn about:

  • Documents and procedures supporting the movement of products and services in a global supply chain
  • Statutory and regulatory compliance
  • International payment instruments and options
  • Foreign exchange strategies
  • Human resource strategies in an international operation. 

Accredited Partnership with FITT

fitt logoGeorge Brown College has partnered with FITT (Forum for International Trade Training) to offer the FITTskills program. FITT is an international trade training and professional certification body. As the only organization of its kind in the world, FITT sets the standards and designs the training programs leading to the Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) designation. FITT’s quality training programs impart knowledge and practical skills that provide a competitive advantage to trade practitioners and elevate their position in world markets.

Note: The requirements for each designation/certification are set by the granting body, not George Brown College. In order to qualify for any of these designations/certifications, you need to follow the process listed on its website and meet all the requirements applicable to you.

B131 - Photo of students



Your Field Study Options 

This program (B131) is also offered with work experience. Students who wish to apply for Business Administration – International Business with Work Experience should apply to B161.

In addition to more formal on-the-job work experience, George Brown College endeavours to provide field education opportunities with real world challenges and clients. Find out more about field education at the Centre for Business. 



Program Standards and Learning Outcomes  

Each George Brown College certificate, diploma, advanced diploma and graduate certificate program is expected to deliver specific program learning outcomes. Program learning outcomes are statements that describe the knowledge and skills that students are expected to demonstrate by the end of their program of study. Programs are designed to deliver both vocation or discipline-specific learning outcomes and more generic essential employability skills (including communication, numeracy, critical thinking and problem solving, information management, interpersonal and personal skills).

In addition to the aforementioned learning outcome requirements, College programs are required to provide students with exposure to a breadth of learning beyond their vocational field, to increase their awareness of the society and culture in which they live and work. This breadth requirement is addressed through additional mandatory General Education courses in the program curriculum.

To see the relevant program learning outcomes for your specific program of study, please visit georgebrown.ca/programs/learning-standards-and-outcomes



Course Outline

Required Courses 

In order to graduate from the B131 program, you need to complete 37 courses:  34 Mandatory courses, and 3 General Education Electives.  For the B161 program you need to take an additional course, the Work Experience Prep Course (BUS 1000) in semester 3, and complete 2 Work Experience (Coop or Internship) Terms.

Depending on the results of your placement tests, you may be required to take COMM 1003 (English Skills) or CESL 1003 (English Skills-ESL) before progressing to COMM 1007.  Similarly, you may be required to take MATH1027 (Business Math with Remediation) before progressing to MATH 1008. COMM1003/CESL 1003 and MATH 1027 do not count towards the 37 courses required for graduation, and you will be charged for these extra courses. Please speak to the Business Office staff if you need any assistance.

General Education Courses (Semester Three, Four, Five, and Six):  You must complete 4 General Education courses.  1 mandatory (“Successful Social Relations” - GHUM 1087) and 3 chosen from at least 2 of the following categories: Social Sciences (GSSC), Arts and Humanities (GHUM) or Science and Technology (GSCI).

You are required to make up any failed or dropped courses before you are eligible to graduate.  You can make up these classes during the day, and some are offered in the evening through Continuing Education.  Please check with the Business Office staff to ensure that the continuing education courses are equivalent to what is taught in the full-time program.  Please note that some courses may not be offered in every semester.  Our staff can assist you in any special timetable requirements you may have.

Printable Curriculum Planner 2016-2017pdf file

SEMESTER 1

semester courses
Code Courses Pre-requisite
BUS 1038 Business Concepts I NONE
COMM 1007 College English NONE
COMP 1010 Business Computer Applications I NONE
HRM 1008 Fundamentals of HR Management NONE
MARK 1020 Principles of Marketing I NONE
MATH 1008 Math for Business & Management I NONE

SEMESTER 2

semester courses
Code Courses Pre-requisite
ACCT 1036 Principles of Accounting NONE
BUS 1040 Project Management NONE
COMM 1034 Professional Communications I COMM 1007
COMP 1115 Business Computer Applications II COMP 1010
MATH 1095 Math for Business  & Management II MATH 1008
PSY 1129 Organizational Behavior NONE

SEMESTER 3

semester courses
Code Courses Pre-requisite
ECON 1032 Macroeconomics NONE
MARK 1002 Professional Selling MARK 1020
MGMT 1018 International Business MARK 1020
MGMT 4009 Operations Management MATH 1095
STAT 1012 Business Statistics MATH 1095
GHUM 1087 Successful Social Relations NONE
BUS 1000 Work Experience Prep Course * COMM 1007 & 3.0 GPA
* This course is mandatory only for students taking the Work Experience Option (B161)

SEMESTER 4

semester courses
Code Courses Pre-requisite
ACCT 2031 Managerial Accounting ACCT 1036
BUS 1041 Small Business Management BUS 1038
BUS 1044 Business Law NONE
BUS 1055 Logistics & Supply Chain Management MGMT 4009 & COMP 1115
BUS 3012 Intro. To Freight Forwarding I MGMT 1018
STS 1037 Career Planning & Development NONE
Select  One General Education Elective

SEMESTER 5

semester courses
Code Courses Pre-requisite
MGMT 1020 Management Decision Making MGMT 4009 & ACCT 2031
MGMT 2025 International Marketing MGMT 1018
MGMT 2028 International Market Entry & Distribution MGMT 1018
MGMT 3008 International Trade Finance MGMT 1018
MGMT 3009 International Trade Logistics MGMT 1018 & BUS 1055
Select  One General Education Elective

SEMESTER 6

semester courses
Code Courses Pre-requisite
MGMT 3006 Strategic Analysis MGMT 1020 & COMM 1034
MGMT 2030 International Trade Research MGMT 2025 & MGMT 3008
MGMT 2031 Legal Aspects of International Trade MGMT 3008 & MGMT 2028
MGMT 2029 International Trade Management MGMT 3008 & MGMT 3009
BUS 3013 Intro. To Freight Forwarding II BUS 3012
Select  One General Education Elective

Detailed course outlines

General Education Electives



Electives 

Business Electives (Semester Five and Six):                                                                                              

business electives, semester 5 and 6
Code Courses Pre-requisite
CMMK 1114 Business Research & Report Writing COMM 1034
CMMK 1127 The Business Media in Canada COMM 1034
COMP 1113 Principles of E-Business I COMP 1010
MARK 2053 Negotiation Skills MARK 1020
MARK 3007 Services Marketing MARK 2049
BUS 1067 Field Education For Non-Coop          Students, by interview only
MARK 2049 Principles of Marketing II Mark 1020
MGMT 2037 Retail Management MGMT 2037
MGMT 2036 Customer Service MARK 1020
HRM 2027 Coaching for Effective Performance    Management HRM 1008
MGMT 2034 Field-Based Consulting - Theory Successful Completion of  Semester 3,  by interview only
MGMT 2035 Field-Based Consulting – Field Work Successful Completion of Semester 3, by interview only
ECON 1021 Environmental Economics ECON 1031 or ECON 1032 or    ECON 1034. ECON 1034
CMMK 1156 Talking Business COMM 1034
BUS 3015 Applied Business Planning MARK 1020, ACCT 2031, MATH  1008 & HRM 1008


Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities

Your Career 

The world is now considered a global marketplace with organizations continually seeking opportunities to expand operations across national borders. Organizations across all industries including law firms, consulting firms and manufacturers of both goods and services cater to an international clientele. Potential positions may include:

  • Customs Broker
  • Forecasting and Replenishment Analyst
  • Merchandise Assistant
  • Purchasing Assistant
  • Purchasing Coordinator

There are many pathways into the Business Administration - International Business Advanced Diploma B131 including high school, work, the Business Diploma program, and other college or university programs. After graduating from the program, students can go to work, or they can further their education through a graduate certificate, a professional credential or designation, or a college or university degree



Tuition and Fees

Tuition 

$3,597.00 *

Additional Cost 

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in fall 2015. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2016 and at later dates.

International students: Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information.



How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements  

Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, including the required courses, and any other selection criteria outlined below.

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent**
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 11 Math (M or U) or Grade 12 (C or U)

** Mature Student status (19 years of age or older)

Please note that George Brown is committed to ensuring that applicants will succeed in their program of choice and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. Applicants may be required to have grades higher than the minimum requirements stated.

Course Exemptions

Some college and university credits may qualify you for exemptions. Please visit www.georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.

English Proficiency

Proficiency in English communications is necessary for success in this program.

Applicants may be required to complete English testing to demonstrate proficiency.

Please visit www.georgebrown.ca/englishproficiency for more details

International students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information.



Apply To  

Ontario Colleges

Contact Us

Contact Us  

Centre for Business

For general inquiries about eligibility, scheduling, and applying to the program, please contact the Centre for Business.

Email: business@georgebrown.ca
Phone: (416) 415-5000 ext. 2160

For program information, please contact Elizabeth Speers, program co-ordinator:

Email: espeers@georgebrown.ca
Phone: (416) 415-5000 ext. 2854



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George Brown College is continually striving to improve its programs and their delivery. The information contained in this calendar is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College admission, graduation, and fee requirements as well as any requirements of outside institutions, industry associations, or other bodies that may award additional designations concurrently with, or after completion of, a George Brown College program.