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.
Specialization Details by Category
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To specialize in International Business, enrol in 12.00 credits of Elective Courses.
- FINE 4400 3.00 MANAGING RISK IN A CHANGING GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
- IBUS 3200 3.00 MANAGING INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ACTIVITIES
- IBUS 4100 3.00 WORK PLACEMENT IN THE GLOBAL CONTEXT
- IBUS 4200 3.00 INTEGRATIVE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SEMINAR
- IBUS 4500 3.00 MANAGING BUSINESS IN DEVELOPING ECONOMIES
- MGMT 3030 3.00 CREATING GLOBAL CAPITALISM
- SUST 4300 3.00 CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT
- MKTG 4400 3.00 INTERNATIONAL MARKETING
Electives Only Available to BBA Students
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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.
Selected faculty members
Professor of Finance; Bob Finlayson Chair in International FinanceView profile
Adjunct Professor of Economics; Associate Director of Undergraduate ProgramsView profile
Preet S. Aulakh
Professor of Strategy and International Business; Pierre Lassonde Chair in International BusinessView profile
Thomas H. Beechy
Professor Emeritus of AccountingView profile
Atipol Bhanich Supapol
Associate Professor, Economics and International BusinessView profile
Professor of Operations Management & Information SystemsView profile
Associate Professor of Marketing; Director, MBA ProgramView profile
Professor of Public Policy and Sustainability; Director, BBA/iBBA ProgramsView profile
Professor of Marketing; Associate Dean, Research; Anne & Max Tanenbaum Chair in Entrepreneurship and Family EnterpriseView profile
Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems; Program Director, Master of Supply Chain ManagementView profile
Academic Director, Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA; Professor of Policy; Richard E. Waugh Chair in Business HistoryView profile
Program Director, MBA in Technology Leadership; Associate Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems; Special Advisor, AI & Business AnalyticsView profile
Professor of Strategy; Scotiabank Chair in International Business and EntrepreneurshipView profile
Professor of Sustainability; Hewlett-Packard Chair in Corporate Social ResponsibilityView profile
Director, Master of Health Industry Administration (MHIA); Professor of TaxationView profile
Professor of Real Estate and InfrastructureView profile
Charles J. McMillan
Professor of Strategic Management and International BusinessView profile
Alan C. Middleton
Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Marketing; Former Executive Director of Schulich Executive Education CentreView profile
Professor of Marketing and International BusinessView profile
Professor of Strategic Management; Director, Global Leadership Program; Director, India MBA and Executive MBA ProgramsView profile
Professor Emeritus of Organization StudiesView profile
Professor of Strategic Management; Newmont Endowed Chair in Business StrategyView profile
Associate Professor of Strategic Management and International BusinessView profile
Associate Professor of Strategic ManagementView profile
Professor Emeritus of Organization StudiesView profile
Bernard M. Wolf
Professor Emeritus of Economics and International BusinessView profile
Associate Professor EmeritaView profile
Adjunct Professor of Economics and Policy/StrategyView profile
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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.
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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.
Open Arms Committee
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