Whether you plan to work for a firm headquartered in Canada or elsewhere, Schulich’s International Business specialization equips students to succeed in international environments. Elective options are designed to give students a global perspective and the ability to perform in multi-cultural situations and contrasting business environments – skills that are in high demand amidst both large and small enterprises.
Learn to assess commonalities and differences between countries and regions around the world and the corresponding impact on management functions in a range of industries through the IBUS specialization.
Students commonly combine other specializations, such as Marketing or Finance, with International Business.
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Students must complete 12.00 credits total, consisting of:
- 3.00 credits of Required Courses
- 9.00 credits of Elective Courses
NOTE: Students are encouraged to only take one of these.
- ECON 6510 3.00 APPLIED INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
- IBUS 6410 3.00 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS - STRATEGIC OVERVIEW FOR MANAGERS
- BSUS 6600 3.00 SUSTAINABILITY AND CARBON FINANCE
- ECON 6180 3.00 MONEY CREDIT AND MACROECONOMIC POLICY
- ECON 6450 3.00 INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY DIFFUSION
- ENTR 6635 3.00 INTERNATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
- FINE 6400 3.00 INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
- IBUS 6430 3.00 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS STRATEGY
- IBUS 6490 3.00 INTERNATIONAL NEGOTIATIONS - ANALYSIS, STRATEGY AND PRACTICE
- MGMT 6400 3.00 INTERNATIONAL STUDY TOUR
- MINE 6100 3.00 STRATEGY AND VALUE CREATION IN MINING
- MKTG 6400 3.00 INTERNATIONAL MARKETING
- OMIS 6500 3.00 GLOBAL OPERATIONS AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
- PUBL 6150 3.00 COMPARATIVE PUBLIC POLICY
- SGMT 6700 3.00 STRATEGIC CAPABILITY DEVELOPMENT
- SGMT 6720 3.00 MANAGING GLOBALLY - PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE
- SGMT 6730 3.00 BUSINESS STRATEGIES IN CHINA
NOTE: Not all courses required to fulfill a specialization are offered each term. Course offerings are based on factors such as student demand and instructor availability. The office of Student Services & International Relations is available to provide advising on course sequencing and the fulfillment of program and specialization requirements within a student’s period of study. For current course offerings and details, please view the Schulich Course Offerings Database.
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Drawn from all disciplines within the Schulich School with a wide range of foreign business and research experience, many faculty and visiting professors have studied and taught in foreign universities or worked abroad in corporate international operations.
Selected faculty members
Associate Professor of Strategic Management/Policy and International BusinessView profile
Preet S. Aulakh
Professor of Strategy and International Business; Pierre Lassonde Chair in International BusinessView profile
Professor of Finance; Bob Finlayson Chair in International FinanceView profile
Thomas H. Beechy
Professor Emeritus of AccountingView profile
Associate Professor of Marketing; Director, International MBA ProgramView profile
Professor of Strategic Management/Public PolicyView profile
Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems; Program Director, Master of Supply Chain ManagementView profile
Professor of Policy; Richard E. Waugh Chair in Business HistoryView profile
Associate Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems; Director, Master of Business Analytics (MBAN) Program; Director, Master of Management in Artificial Intelligence (MMAI) ProgramView profile
Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems; CPA Ontario Chair in International Entrepreneurship; Co-director of Entrepreneurial StudiesView profile
Professor of Strategy; Associate Dean, Research; Hewlett-Packard Chair in Corporate Social Responsibility; Director of Centre of Excellence in Responsible BusinessView profile
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Latin America Business Association (LABA)
Aim is to raise the level of understanding of economic needs, opportunities and issues affecting both North and South in the Americas.
Intent is to build among Schulich students and alumni the expertise necessary to strategically integrate economic, social, and sustainability issues in the Pan-American business arena.
Schulich East Asian Business Association (SEABA)
A graduate student community dedicated to promoting social, academic and cultural activities for the Schulich community in order to better understand the business environment, culture, and management issues of the East Asian region.