Certificate in International Management (CIM)

  • 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. 

    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. 

    CIM is listed on transcripts and students receive a separate diploma at the time of graduation. Students apply for CIM at the point of graduation although they are urged to indicate in third year their intention to graduate with the Certificate by completing a CIM Intent Form.

     

    *The Certificate in International Management (CIM) was formerly called the Certificate in International Trade and Investment (CMITI).

  • Professor Bernie Wolf, Director, Certificate in International Management
    Professor Bernie Wolf, Director, Certificate in International Management

Certificate Details by Category

Study Options

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To earn a certificate, students must complete:
1) Required courses
2) A choice of elective courses
3) Required international experience component*

*The Certificate requirements for BBA students are more extensive than the requirements for iBBA students because BBAs lack the international business content of the iBBA program’s core courses. However, both BBA and iBBA students must take some of the same required Certificate courses. To view Certificate curriculum requirements for each program, see “Specialization Requirements” below. To view program requirements for the iBBA and BBA, select your program directly below.

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Certificate Requirements

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Courses

BBA Student Requirements

The Certificate program of study for BBA students includes the following requirements.

Required Courses

  • APPLIED INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
  • MANAGING INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ACTIVITIES
  • INTEGRATIVE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SEMINAR
  • SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
  • MANAGING ACROSS CULTURES

Required International Experiential Component

One semester on Exchange

OR:

  • WORK PLACEMENT

Elective Courses*

Students must complete any 9.00 credits from the following list:

  • SUSTAINABILITY ACCOUNTING AND ACCOUNTABILITY
  • WORK PLACEMENT
  • MANAGING BUSINESS IN DEVELOPING ECONOMIES
  • INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
  • CREATING GLOBAL CAPITALISM
  • CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT
  • INTERNATIONAL MARKETING

 

or International Business related courses taken while on exchange.*

iBBA Student Requirements

The Certificate program of study for iBBA students includes the following requirements.

Required Courses

  • MANAGING INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ACTIVITIES
  • INTEGRATIVE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SEMINAR
  • SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Required International Experiential Component

One semester on Exchange

Elective Courses*

Students must complete any 6.00 credits from the following list:

  • SUSTAINABILITY ACCOUNTING AND ACCOUNTABILITY
  • WORK PLACEMENT
  • MANAGING BUSINESS IN DEVELOPING ECONOMIES
  • INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
  • CREATING GLOBAL CAPITALISM
  • CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT
  • INTERNATIONAL MARKETING

 

or International Business related courses taken while on exchange.*

 


*Elective courses may be substituted with equivalent credits of international business courses taken while on exchange. The courses that are substituted need not be the same as those listed, but they must have sufficient international business content and be approved in advance.

Note: OMIS 6450 3.00 may be substituted with an equivalent course taken while on exchange and approved in advance.
If SB/IBUS 4100 3.00 is taken to satisfy the International Experiential Component, the course may not also satisfy a CIM elective requirement.

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Career Opportunities

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  • The Certificate is designed to give graduates a competitive advantage in an international business role and also to develop business leaders who can successfully manage international trade, foreign investment and global supply chains.

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    - 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.

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