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.
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“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.”
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.Visit the Career Development Centre
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
89% students hired within 3 months of graduation
$55,121 Average starting salary
Choose your competitive career advantage.
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.View Specializations Hide Specializations View Certificates Hide Certificates
- Entrepreneurial & Family Business Studies
- International Business
- Operations Management & Information Systems
- Organization Studies
- Responsible Business
- Strategic Management
iBBA Program Details by Category
Admission RequirementsView details Hide details
Admission to the BBA or iBBA program is based on two equally weighted criteria:
- Your academic performance
- 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 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:
- BBA Delayed Entry Information Package and Application Form
- iBBA Delayed Entry Information Package and Application Form
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.
Fall 2019 OUAC Application Deadline
Direct-Entry Ontario High School Applicants (Year 1): January 16, 2019
Direct-Entry Non-Ontario High School Applicants (Year 1): January 30, 2019
York Delayed-Entry Applicants (Year 2): OUAC application not required
Fall 2019 Supplementary Application Deadline
Direct-Entry Ontario High School Applicants (Year 1): January 30, 2019
Direct-Entry Non-Ontario High School Applicants (Year 1): February 6, 2019
York Delayed-Entry Applicants (Year 2): March 13, 2019
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For the most up to date undergraduate program fees visit the York University Course and Program Fees page.
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Curriculum OverviewView details Hide details
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.View Program Requirements Hide Program Requirements
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- INTL 1200 3.00 MICROECONOMICS FOR MANAGERS
- INTL 1210 3.00 MACROECONOMICS FOR MANAGERS
- MGMT 1000 3.00 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
- MGMT 1050 3.00 BUSINESS ANALYTICS I
- ACTG 2010 3.00 INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING I
- ACTG 2011 3.00 INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING II
- MKTG 1030 3.00 MARKETING MANAGEMENT
- INTL 1400 3.00 RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS IN AN INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT
Plus 6.00 credits of Language Study*
- FINE 2000 3.00 INTRODUCTION TO FINANCE
- ACTG 2020 3.00 MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING CONCEPTS
- INTL 2300 3.00 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR ACROSS CULTURES
- INTL 2200 3.00 INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
- MGMT 2050 3.00 BUSINESS ANALYTICS II
- OMIS 2010 3.00 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
Plus 6.00 credits of Language Study* and 6.00 credits of Regionally-Focused Elective(s)**
Year 3 & 4
- INTL 3000 3.00 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
- INTL 4300 3.00 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.
Students entering Year 3 of the BBA or iBBA program can choose to specialize in up to two of the ten areas of specialization offered at the Schulich School of Business. Choosing an area of specialization is not mandatory.
Students entering Year 3 of the BBA or iBBA program, in addition to a specialization, can choose to qualify for a certificate.
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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.
Program faculty members
Associate Professor in Organization Studies and Business Sustainability; Director, BBA/iBBA ProgramsView profile
Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategic ManagementView profile
Sessional Lecturer, Economics; Associate Director of Undergraduate ProgramsView profile
Professor of Strategic Management; Director, Global Leadership Program; Director, India MBA and Executive MBA ProgramsView profile
Associate Professor of PolicyView profile
James L. Darroch
Associate Professor of Policy; CIT Chair in Financial Services; Area Coordinator, Policy/Strategy; Director, Financial Services ProgramView profile
Preet S. Aulakh
Associate Dean, Research; Professor of Strategy and International Business; Pierre Lassonde Chair in International BusinessView profile
Ellen R. Auster
Professor of Strategic Management; Executive Director, York Change Leadership (YCL)View profile
Professor of Strategic Management/Public PolicyView profile
Professor of Strategic Management/PolicyView profile
Professor of Policy; Richard E. Waugh Chair in Business HistoryView profile
Stan Xiao Li
Professor of Strategic Management/PolicyView profile
H. Ian Macdonald
President Emeritus (York); Professor Emeritus of Economics and Public PolicyView profile
Professor of Strategy; Scotiabank Chair in International Business and EntrepreneurshipView profile
Professor of Strategy; Hewlett-Packard Chair in Corporate Social Responsibility; Associate Dean, ResearchView profile
Charles J. McMillan
Professor of Strategic Management and International BusinessView profile
Professor of Strategic Management/Policy; Newmont Endowed Chair in Business StrategyView profile
Professor of Strategic Management/Policy; Jarislowsky Dimma Mooney Chair in Corporate Governance; Cross-appointed to Osgoode Hall Law SchoolView profile
Associate Professor of Strategic Management/Policy and International BusinessView profile
Student ClubsView details Hide details
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.
International OpportunitiesView details Hide details
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?
Professional DesignationsView details Hide details
The iBBA curriculum offers students the option to complete the prerequisite courses required to begin the process of becoming a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA).