International Business

  • In today’s globalized world, enterprises large and small seek employees who have the ability to perform in multicultural situations and contrasting business environments.

    The International Business Specialization (IBUS) equips students to succeed in cross-border work environments with electives that instruct on management across cultures, international marketing and global contexts. The curriculum qualifies students to assess impact by global region on management functions in a range of industries.

    Students with an interest in international business may also wish to pursue the Certificate in International Management. See Study Options.

  • Professor Farrokh Zandi, Specialization Director
    Professor Farrokh Zandi, Specialization Director

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Study Options

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Students with an interest in international business may wish to pursue the Certificate in International Management.

A unique advantage for BBA/iBBA students, the Schulich Certificate in International Management (CIM) is designed to give graduates in all concentrations a competitive advantage in seeking job opportunities focusing on international business, both at the entry level and later as top executives. The courses taken to graduate provide a grounding in all aspects of international management and seek to develop the
“global mindset” that is so important in today’s increasingly integrated world. Businesses (large and small) and governments are keen
to recruit graduates who take a global view. The Certificate in International Management (CIM) was formerly called the Certificate in
International Trade and Investment (CMITI).

CIM focuses on “real life” international business experience. In the capstone course, students make on-site visits to firms which are
heavily engaged in international business and interact with leading senior executives who discuss their international experiences.
The small group setting encourages students to talk with the executives about career opportunities.

Whereas concentrations are not recognized on transcripts, CIM is listed and students receive a separate diploma at the time of
graduation. CIM provides a deeper understanding of international management than the international business concentrations in
the BBA and iBBA programs.

Learn more about the CIM

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Specialization Requirements

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Requirements

To specialize in International Business, enrol in 12.00 credits of Elective Courses.

Elective Courses

  • INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
  • MANAGING INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ACTIVITIES
  • WORK PLACEMENT
  • INTEGRATIVE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SEMINAR
  • MANAGING BUSINESS IN DEVELOPING ECONOMIES
  • CREATING GLOBAL CAPITALISM
  • CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT
  • INTERNATIONAL MARKETING

Electives Only Available to BBA Students

  • APPLIED INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
  • INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
  • MANAGING ACROSS CULTURES

Faculty

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Schulich faculty teaching in this specialization have a wide range of foreign business and research experience. In addition, many have studied and taught at foreign universities or worked abroad in corporate international operations. Visiting professors from overseas also enrich course offerings.

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Career Opportunities

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  • Graduates of the International Business specialization follow career paths to Canadian and foreign corporations, banks and governments, and develop the management skills required to do business in an international environment. To enhance their employment possibilities, students are encouraged to combine other specializations with international business (e.g. international business with a marketing focus). Students interested in international business may wish to consider applying to participate in a Study Abroad academic exchange, as Canada’s Global Business School, Schulich has partnerships with many of the world’s leading management schools.

  • The Schulich Career Development Centre

    Your career is top priority at Schulich. To make career decisions that are right for you, the CDC will help you identify strengths, determine career objectives, develop career plans, hone skills for career management and put your professional development plan into action.

    - Our highly experienced CDC Advisors bring a unique combination of first-hand knowledge, experience and diverse perspectives in a wide variety of businesses and industry sectors.

    - Take advantage of a series of proven career-building modules, including up-to-date Job Search Techniques, Self-Assessment, Resume and Cover Letter Writing, and Interview Skills to help you stand out from the competition.

    - Corporate Information Sessions offer you an opportunity to meet top level recruiters, alumni and executives.

  • Career Development Centre

Student Clubs

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AIESEC York (Association Internationale des Etudiants en Sciences Economique et Commerciales)

Present in 120+ countries/territories, and with over 86,000 members, AIESEC is the world’s largest student-run non-profit organization focused on providing a platform for youth leadership development. AIESEC offers global volunteer and internship opportunities, affording students the chance to become global citizens, effect change in the world, and to gain relevant experience and skills.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/aiesecyork

Open Arms Committee

The Schulich Open Arms Committee is a student-run organization whose purpose is to help incoming exchange and international students feel at home in Toronto. The committee plans events throughout the year to help students get to know each other and learn more about Canadian culture. Open Arms Committee also offers a buddy program that connects current Schulich undergraduates with incoming exchange students – fostering worldwide friendships and establishing global networks.

Email: bbaoac@schulich.yorku.ca