Two-year post degree diploma
Career possibilities: An international business education can take you in many directions, in Canada or internationally. Upon graduation, you will qualify for opportunities in consulting, management, marketing, financial advising, international management and more.
If you have a bachelor's degree from a recognized institution, this program provides you with the opportunity to complete your international business education in two years. No previous business experience or study is required.
In year one, you will develop a strong foundation in essential business functions, such as accounting, finance, marketing, business writing and administration. Coursework focuses on the international context, giving you a global perspective in all areas of study. You will also choose one additional class from a wide range of business, economics and foreign language electives. First year also includes EMP-100 Employment Preparation, a pre-employment course that provides you with the career skills needed for a successful internship.
If you wish to get a head start on the September program, you may be able to complete a few courses in the preceding spring and/or summer terms. Please talk to an educational advisor.
In second year, you will deepen deepen your business understanding with upper level courses in international business, international finance and management. You will also begin to put theory into practice. In BUS-293, you will apply knowledge gained from several business disciplines to manage a company in an online business simulation. You will become part of a management team, making strategic business decisions in an effort to achieve a competitive advantage in your industry.
Upon completion, you will have relevant work experience through your program internship and will be well-positioned for careers in any industry that operates internationally.
Your education in global business management will prepare you for career opportunities in a wide range of work environments, both in Canada and internationally. This may include working in the diplomatic corps, government, college and university international offices, international development agencies and as a small business owner. You may also consider further education in masters programs in a variety of disciplines. The possibilities are endless.
Are you an international student? With two years of academic study and internship from NIC, you will be eligible to apply for a three-year Canadian work permit upon graduation. See Immigration and Citizenship, Government of Canada for complete information on post-graduate work permits.
The two-year post degree diploma includes a one-term internship (full-time or part-time, paid or unpaid) in a position related to business management. The internship will give you the opportunity to apply theories and methods learned in the classroom to the analysis of actual business problems encountered in the workplace. You will also learn new skills to enhance your future employment success and/or to prepare you for further employment or academic study.
For international language requirements click here.
Courses counted toward the prerequisite degree may not also be counted toward the post degree diploma.
Plus 1 general elective to be chosen from any BUS, ECO, CHN, FRE or SPN course at the 100 level or higher and ENG-115 or ENG-117, ENG-260, IMG-220 and MAT-115. (See sample Study Plans tab)
Plus 1 management elective to be chosen from the following: BUS-450, BUS-452 or BUS-492.
Plus 3 general electives to be chosen from any ECO, CHN, FRE or SPN course at the 100 level or higher, any BUS course at the 200 level or higher, ENG-260, IMG-220, MAT-115, and either ENG-115 or ENG-117. (See sample Study Plans tab)
Costs indicated are estimates for a 100% course load per year, unless otherwise noted. Additional fees may also include necessary equipment, supplies, NIC appointed uniforms, or field trips not included in these estimates.
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