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).

  • Professor Farrokh Zandi, Associate Director of Undergraduate Programs
    Professor Farrokh Zandi, Associate Director of Undergraduate Programs

    Undergraduate Programs Unit

  • Professional Designations

    The iBBA curriculum offers students the option to complete the course requirements to become a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA).

Career Opportunities

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.

Learn how to maximize your CDC experience

 

Study Options

Students entering Year 3 of the BBA or iBBA program can choose to specialize in either one or two areas offered at the Schulich School of Business: Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurial and Family Business Studies, Finance, International Business, Operations Management and Information Systems, Marketing, Organization Studies, Responsible Business and Strategic Management. A student’s interest in an area does not entitle them priority for registration or Wait List purposes for Schulich electives. Students do not need to specialize if they prefer a more general approach to management.

Available delivery options

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

Location(s)

  • Schulich School of Business - Keele Campus
  • Min. of 1 academic term abroad at one of the Schulich School's exchange partners
Graduation Requirements
  • Curriculum Overview

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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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International Opportunities

 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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Faculty

  • 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

    Schulich Ambassador Program

    Get involved with the Schulich Community and connect with your peers while developing essential leadership skills.

    Undergraduate Business Society (UBS)

    The Undergraduate Business Society is the official student government of the Schulich School of Business, with a mission to represent undergraduate students on a social, academic and professional level.