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Business Administration – International Business Program (with work experience) (B161)

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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.
Instructions:

1. Under Program Comparison, click Add a New Program

2. Search for one of the programs you’re interested in (either alphabetically, by interest or by job)

3. Click on the title of the program in the menu

4. Click Add to Comparison

5. Continue searching for programs using steps 2-4

6. When you’re done, clicking Program Comparison will give you a preview of the programs and the option to delete, add or clear all

7. Open Program Compare for more details and an easy-to-read comparison of the programs you’ve selected

PROGRAM
Business Administration – International Business
CODE
B161
SCHOOL
School of Management
LOCATION
St. James Campus
DURATION
3 years (6 semesters in-class, 2 semesters work experience)
STARTING MONTH
September, January
CERTIFICATION
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
YEAR OF STUDY
2015-2016
METHOD OF STUDY
FT
The field of international business encompasses a variety of disciplines, including finance, sales, marketing and human resources. Consequently graduates of Business Administration - International Business (with work experience) will be prepared to perform information 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 be prepared for careers that include negotiators, freight forwarders, logistics and marketing.

Full Program Descriptions

Description  

The field of international business encompasses a variety of disciplines, including finance, sales, marketing and human resources. Consequently graduates of the Business Administration - International Business (with work experience) program will be prepared to perform information 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 be prepared for careers that include negotiators, freight forwarders, logistics and marketing.

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.

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Field Education 

Required

Your Field Study Options 

Work Experience (Co-op or Internship Work Term)

This program requires the successful completion of two semesters of work experience to graduate. This work experience is either co-op (paid) or internship (unpaid). Either one will give you the practical experience employers value.

George Brown works with employers and industry partners to identify potential work experience opportunities. Students are also strongly encouraged to pursue self-directed industry work experience opportunities they believe would provide the learning experiences they value and meet the learning outcomes of the program. This valuable work experience can in turn be added to your resume.

For more detailed Field Education information, visit georgebrown.ca/CfB/learning_environment/



Program Standards and Learning Outcomes  

Program standards apply to all similar programs of instruction offered by colleges across the province. Each program standard for a postsecondary program of instruction includes the following elements:

  • Vocational standard (the vocationally specific learning outcomes which apply to the program in question),
  • Essential employability skills (the essential employability skills learning outcomes which apply to all programs of instruction), and
  • General education requirement (the requirement for general education in postsecondary programs of instruction).

The vocational and essential employability skills components of program standards are expressed in terms of learning outcomes. Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved and verified.

View standards and outcomes by program.

Source: Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities website



Course Outline

Required Courses 

Printable Curriculum Planner 2014-2015 PDF icon

In order to graduate, you need to complete the following courses:

SEMESTER 1

Code Course name Pre-requisite
BUS1038 Business Concepts I None
COMM1007 College English None
COMP1010 Business Computer Applications I None
HRM1008 Fundamentals of Human Resources Management None
MARK1020 Principles of Marketing I None  
MATH1008 Math for Business & Management I None  

SEMESTER 2

Code Course name Pre-requisite
ACCT1036 Principles of Accounting None
BUS1040 Project Management None
COMM1034 Professional Communications I COMM 1007
COMP1115 Business Computer Applications II COMP 1010
MATH1095 Math for Business & Management II MATH 1008
PSY1129 Organizational Behaviour None  

SEMESTER 3

Code Course name Pre-requisite
ECON1032 Macroeconomics None
MARK 1002 Professional Selling MARK 1020
MGMT1018 International Business MARK 1020
MGMT4009 Operations Management MATH 1095
STAT1012 Business Statistics MATH 1095
GHUM 1087 Successful Social Relations None
BUS 1000 Work Experience Prep Course * COMM 1007 & 3.0 GPA
* This course mandatory only for students taking the Work Experience Option (B161)

SEMESTER 4

Code Course name Pre-requisite
ACCT2031 Managerial Accounting ACCT 1036
BUS1041 Small Business Management BUS 1038
BUS1044 Business Law None
BUS1055 Logistics & Supply Chain Management MGMT 4009 & COMP 1115
BUS 3012 Introduction to Freight Forwarding I MGMT 1018
STS1037 Career Planning & Development None
Select 1 General Education Electives

SEMESTER 5

Code Course name Pre-requisite
MGMT1020 Management Decision Making MGMT 4009 & ACCT 2031
MGMT2025 International Marketing MGMT 1018
MGMT2028 International Market Entry & Distribution MGMT 1018
MGMT3008 International Trade Finance MGMT 1018
MGMT3009 International Trade Logistics MGMT 1018 & BUS 1055
Select 1 General Education Elective

SEMESTER 6

Code Course name Pre-requisite
MGMT3006 Strategic Analysis MGMT 1020 & COMM 1034
MGMT2030 International Trade Research MGMT 2025 & MGMT 3008
MGMT2031 Legal Aspects of International Trade MGMT 3008 & MGMT 2028
MGMT2029 International Trade Management MGMT 3008 & MGMT 3009
BUS 3013 Introduction to Freight Forwarding II BUS 3012

General Education Electives

Detailed course outlines



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/coordinator

There are many pathways into the Business Administration - International Business Advanced Diploma B161 (Work Experience) program 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 

$3,467.00 * †

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 2014. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2015 and at later dates.

This program includes 2 Work Experience semesters. The tuition fee for this program does NOT include the cost of Work Experience semesters. The first Work Experience fee of $450 covers the cost of the Work Experience Preparation course and the first Work Experience semester. There is an additional fee of $450 for the second Work Experience semester.

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)

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 these programs.

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.



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Contact Us

Contact Us  

Centre for Business

Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 2160

Email: business@georgebrown.ca

Our office hours are 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

For more information, you may also visit georgebrown.ca/CfB or call the George Brown College Contact Centre at 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.



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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.