International Bachelor of Business Administration (iBBA) Program Details
The iBBA (International BBA) offers a comprehensive four-year honours business degree with a choice of ten specializations, during which every student will spend at least one academic term abroad at one of the Schulich School’s exchange partners.
The iBBA provides students with a truly global perspective by integrating courses in world geography and political science, and encouraging focused study in a specific region. The program includes the rigorous core business courses of the BBA, innovative, specially designed courses for the iBBA, and courses in one of the languages offered at York (Arabic, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish).
Undergraduate Programs Unit
The iBBA curriculum offers students the option to complete the course requirements to become a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA).
As a Schulich BBA 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.
“Schulich helped turn my passion for the automotive industry into a career. The BBA program provided me with the skills and knowledge to succeed as well as access to job opportunities in my field of interest.” -John Cappella, Director, Network Development, Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd.
Curriculum OverviewView program requirements Hide program requirements
- INTL 1200 3.00 MICROECONOMICS FOR MANAGERS
- INTL 1210 3.00 MACROECONOMICS FOR MANAGERS
- MGMT 1000 3.00 MANAGING CONTEMPORARY ENTERPRISE
- 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.
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?
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 of Entrepreneurship and Strategic ManagementView profile
Associate Professor in Organization Studies and Business SustainabilityView profile
Sessional Lecturer, Economics; Associate Director of Undergraduate ProgramsView profile
Associate Professor of Strategic Management/Policy; Director, Global Leadership Programs; Director, India Executive MBA ProgramView 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
Professor of Strategy and International Business; Pierre Lassonde Chair in International BusinessView profile
Ellen R. Auster
Professor of Strategic Management; Director, Schulich Centre for Teaching Excellence (SCTE)View profile
Professor Emeritus and Senior Scholar; Project Director, Canadian Business Ethics Research NetworkView profile
Associate 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
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