• Embark on a borderless business career.

    The International Bachelors of Business Administration (iBBA) program is the first of its kind in Canada, offering an innovative, comprehensive, and real-world learning experience for those with aspirations to work abroad after graduation, or simply to learn more about business from an international perspective.

    The four-year Honours iBBA program builds on Schulich’s long-standing international reputation. iBBA students examine business through multiple lenses via: internationally-focused core courses; regionally-focused electives; the study of a second language; and a mandatory exchange term at one of Schulich’s leading business school partners around the world.

    Students develop a foundation in management that is both relevant and responsive to shifting marketplace needs, with an emphasis on cross-cultural communication and interpersonal skills. Students entering Year 3 can choose to specialize in one or two of the ten areas of specialization offered at Schulich, and can continue their specialized studies while on their mandatory exchange term in Year 3 or 4.

Snow Zhao, iBBA 2015

“The iBBA program gave me the opportunity to learn another language, have a global perspective on business, experience diverse cultures and build an international network.”

Snow Zhao, iBBA 2015
  • Career opportunities

    Chart your career path. Through your choice of Schulich’s cutting-edge specializations, your global mindset and the skills you acquire working with very talented and motivated classmates, you will be sought after by top employers. Whether as an Investment Banking Analyst, Assistant Brand Manager, Marketing Research Analyst or Staff Accountant pursuing your CPA designation, the Schulich iBBA will provide you with the platform to succeed.

    As a Schulich iBBA student, you’ll have access to the Schulich Career Development Centre (CDC). Benefit from individual industry and career advising with our certified coaches, who have a unique combination of knowledge and experience in major industries. Meet alumni, recruiters and corporate leaders at corporate information sessions and other CDC events as well as get online access to the very best career tools available.

  • Our iBBA could lead you to an exciting career in an organization such as...

The Schulich iBBA in numbers

  • 90 Number of companies that hired Schulich i/BBA students last year

  • 88% students hired within 3 months of graduation

  • $54,000 Average starting salary

Specializations
  • Choose your competitive career advantage. Select a specialization.

  • At Schulich, our expertise in various specialized areas of study will help you meet your unique career objectives and give you a competitive career advantage.

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iBBA Program Details by Category

Admission Requirements

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Admission to the BBA or iBBA program is based on two equally weighted criteria:

  1. Your academic performance
  2. Your supplementary application

The application process consists of two parts: your Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) application, and your Schulich Supplementary Application. You can apply via OUAC as soon as you have received your OUAC pin code. The Schulich Supplementary Application will be available in mid-November 2017.

 

Academic Performance

The Schulich School of Business receives thousands of applications each year for several hundred spaces. To be competitive, applicants should aim for a high 80s/low 90s average.

Academic Requirements: Direct Entry Applicants

To be eligible for admission, Ontario high school applicants must complete *ENG4U, *MHF4U, and MCV4U or MDM4U as part of their top six grade 12 courses.

*A minimum of 70% in ENG4U and MHF4U is required. No more than two 4M courses will be considered for admission.

For Direct Entry academic requirements outside of Ontario, visit futurestudents.yorku.ca.

Academic Requirements: York Delayed Entry Applicants

Please note, due to Schulich’s small program size, we are not able to accept applications from transfer students currently studying outside of York. If you are interested in transferring to a different business program at York, please view York’s eligible programs.

Current York students who have completed the required prerequisite courses may be considered for admission to Year 2 of the BBA or iBBA program. Complete requirements and prerequisite course information, as well as the application packages, are available below:

Supplementary Application

The supplementary application is used to provide the admissions team with a better understanding of the complete student. While academic performance is important, Schulich is looking for well-rounded students who can also demonstrate leadership potential, teamwork experience, resilience, and empathy towards others.

The Fall 2018 supplementary application will be available online in November 2017.


Application Deadlines

To be considered for admission, applicants must apply through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) and complete a supplementary application.

Fall 2018 OUAC Application Deadline

Direct-Entry Ontario High School Applicants (Year 1): January 17, 2018

Direct-Entry Non-Ontario High School Applicants (Year 1): January 31, 2018

York Delayed-Entry Applicants (Year 2): OUAC application not required

Fall 2018 Supplementary Application Deadline

Direct-Entry Ontario High School Applicants (Year 1): January 31, 2018

Direct-Entry Non-Ontario High School Applicants (Year 1): February 7, 2018

York Delayed-Entry Applicants (Year 2): March 14, 2018

 

Complete Your OUAC Application     Fall 2018 Supplementary Application (Coming Nov 2017)

Tuition & Fees

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For the most up to date undergraduate program fees visit the York University Course and Program Fees page.

Study Options

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The iBBA is offered as a full-time, four year program at the Keele campus. As a direct-entry program, students will begin their core business curriculum right from term 1.

Available delivery options

  • Direct-Entry 48 to 60 months
  • Delayed-Entry 36 to 48 months

Location(s)

  • Schulich School of Business - Keele Campus
  • One academic term abroad in Year 3 or 4 at one of the Schulich School's exchange partner schools
Graduation Requirements

Curriculum Overview

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The iBBA curriculum consists of a carefully designed mix of internationally-focused core courses; business electives; regionally-focused electives; and the study of a second language, providing students with a well-rounded management education. Click below for a more detailed overview of the curriculum by year.

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Year 1

  • MICROECONOMICS FOR MANAGERS
  • MACROECONOMICS FOR MANAGERS
  • MANAGING CONTEMPORARY ENTERPRISE
  • BUSINESS ANALYTICS I
  • INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING I
  • INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING II
  • MARKETING MANAGEMENT
  • RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS IN AN INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT

 

Plus 6.00 credits of Language Study*

Year 2

  • INTRODUCTION TO FINANCE
  • MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING CONCEPTS
  • ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR ACROSS CULTURES
  • INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS ANALYTICS II
  • OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

 

Plus 6.00 credits of Language Study* and 6.00 credits of Regionally-Focused Elective(s)**

Year 3 & 4

Fall Term

  • STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Winter Term

  • INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SIMULATION

 

Plus 24.00 credits of Schulich Electives
6.00 credits of Language Study*
6.00 credits of Regionally-Focused Electives
18.00 credits of Non-Business or Schulich Electives

*Students have 18.00 credits to satisfy advanced level competency in a preferred language. If a student satisfies advanced language prior to completing 18.00 credits in a language, they may use the remaining credits toward learning a second language, or additional regionally-focused electives.

**Students must complete 12.00 credits of regionally-focused study in addition to the 18.00 credits used for language study to be eligible for graduation. Year level requirement does not apply to language or regionally-focused courses.


 

Choose a Specialization below to review the course requirements and electives for your area of interest. To browse all of our course offerings, please visit our Course Catalog.

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Faculty

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  • As an iBBA student, you will learn from world renowned faculty. Your professors are leading scholars from the world’s top universities, passionate about their chosen fields, dedicated to their students, and committed to award-winning research. They draw on their research findings to enrich the classroom experience of every student. They also capitalize on the diversity of Schulich’s student body, using its wealth of knowledge and experience to identify and solve problems from multiple perspectives.

    The breadth and depth of our faculty members’ expertise, as well as their international experience, mean that you are constantly exposed to diverse perspectives on business practices. Sixty-five percent of Schulich faculty come from close to 30 countries around the world.

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Student Clubs

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The Schulich student experience is characterized by diversity. As such, our undergrads are encouraged to get involved in a broad range of extra-curricular activities, attend events, and form lasting relationships with their peers from across the globe.

i/BBA students have access to an exciting variety of co-curricular activities to enrich their time at Schulich and diversify their resumes. Explore diverse student clubs, participate in global case competitions, or develop leadership skills as a member of Schulich’s ambassador program or student government.

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International Opportunities

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  •  With 75 international partner schools, a renowned international faculty and a global reputation, the Schulich iBBA will take your business education beyond borders.

    • Learn how business is conducted in another region.
    • Experience the realities of fair trade as you cultivate coffee alongside local farms on a South American study tour.
    • Immerse yourself in a new culture and make friends across the world as you spend a semester studying abroad.

    Where will your iBBA take you?

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Professional Designations

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  • Professional Designations

    The iBBA curriculum offers students the option to complete the prerequisite courses required to begin the process of becoming a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA).

Career Opportunities

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