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Bachelor of Commerce - International Business

Credential: Honours Degree Program Code: 22121 Length: 8 semesters

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
    • Grade 12 English (ENG4U or equivalent) minimum 65 per cent
    • Grade 12 Mathematics (MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U or equivalent) minimum 60 per cent (Students who do not possess Grade 12U Mathematics or who have achieved a grade below 60 per cent may be considered for admission.  Students will be required to complete a math equivalency course during their first semester at Humber. Additional course fees will apply.)
    • Four Grade 12 U or M courses in addition to those listed above
    • Overall minimum grade point average (GPA) 65 per cent



All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.


Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.


Date Location Availability International Student Availability
January 2017LakeshoreOpenOpen
September 2017LakeshoreOpenOpen
January 2018LakeshoreOpenOpen

The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic $7,446.54
  • international $14,800.

Amounts listed were the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.

Additional Costs

For information regarding fees for work terms, refer to Fees and Financial Assistance.

Fees by Semester >


Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

Learn more >

Alternative Course of Study

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for the Bachelor of Commerce - International Business degree program should consider applying for the following diploma program(s). View program pages for pathway details:

Marketing, Business >

Business Administration >

Business Administration (Co-op) >

Business Management >

Common Platform

Upon completion of the first two years of a Humber Bachelor of Commerce degree program, students may specialize in one of the following areas instead of International Business: Accounting, Digital Business Management, Fashion Management, Finance, Healthcare Management, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Human Resources Management, Management Studies, Marketing or Supply Chain Management.

Future Study Options

Humber has a number of transfer agreements with other postsecondary institutions (within Canada and around the world) that enables students and graduates to use their Humber credential to gain advanced standing in another program.

Post Graduate Certificates and Masters Degrees 

Credential Opportunity: Bachelor to Grad Cert / Masters
Location: Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Institution(s): Central Michigan University

Central Michigan University will provide Humber graduates of all four-year Bachelor degrees with  an opportunity to apply and be considered for admission to Post-graduate Certificate and Masters level studies.  Graduates with Humber degrees who also meet additional admission requirements will be considered for admission to the following Masters level programs offered by Central Michigan University:  Master of Business Administration or Master of Science in Administration.

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Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Humber offers a number of postgraduate certificates to help take your degree further.

Ontario Graduate Certificates >

Transferring from Another College or University

Details on transferring credits or credentials from another college or university or how to apply for credit based on prior work or life experience.

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Program Contact(s)

Pierre-Pascal Gendron 
Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 3223


Domestic Students

North Campus
Humber Learning Resource Commons, 1st Floor

Lakeshore Campus
WEL 106


International Students

Phone 1-416-675-5067
Fax 1-416-675-6386


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Apply to Humber

Applications to Humber are made through Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or

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Humber Diploma Graduates Application 

International Students

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

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Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $3,723.27 $7,212.50
Tuition $3,109.76 $6,598.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00  $110.00 


Semester 2 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $3,723.27 $7,212.50
Tuition $3,109.76 $6,598.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00  $110.00 


Semester 3 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $3,723.27 $7,212.50
Tuition $3,109.76 $6,598.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00  $110.00 


Semester 4 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $3,723.27 $7,212.50
Tuition $3,109.76 $6,598.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00  $110.00 


Semester 5 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $3,723.27 $7,212.50
Tuition $3,109.76 $6,598.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00  $110.00 


Semester 6 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $3,723.27 $7,212.50
Tuition $3,109.76 $6,598.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00  $110.00 


Semester 7 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $3,613.27 $7,212.50
Tuition $3,109.76 $6,708.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00


Semester 8 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $3,613.27 $7,212.50
Tuition $3,109.76 $6,708.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $375 Winter start - $250 Summer start - $125

Our Program

Humber’s International Business degree program will help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to carve out a career not only in a multinational company but also in nimble, fast-paced small and medium businesses, and entrepreneurial ventures. Our program combines a balanced approach to teaching business featuring case studies, problem solving, modelling, and incorporating a strong focus on marketing, finance and operations.

Our program starts with a foundation of business studies in areas such as organizational behaviour, law, economics, finance and accounting, marketing, and operations management. Specialization courses in international business will give you the opportunity to gain practical skills through applied projects such as creating a strategic plan to launch a business into an international market. You will gain experience developing processes from concept through to execution. In addition, the program features a diverse study body and a number of breadth courses that will allow you to expand your knowledge and interests in areas beyond business.

You also will learn from experienced professors and a network of industry professionals. You may also explore the opportunity to study abroad for one semester during year three.

Visit for current study abroad locations.

Courses Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Analyze the impact and long range global challenges of economic, environmental, ethical, legal, political, sociological and technological factors upon the strategy, management and behaviour of domestic and international organizations.

  • Analyze, evaluate and solve international business and economic problems, using diverse economic frameworks and relevant business models, creativity, analysis, independent judgment and critical self-awareness.

  • Formulate international business strategies that assess costs, benefits, risks, opportunities, and that address organizational goals and external trends.

  • Develop an international business plan.

  • Interpret and prepare financial reports and assess the overall financial performance of an organization

  • Evaluate the contribution of human resources management to organizational effectiveness and to other key functions within the organization.

  • Evaluate marketing strategies and assess their impact on consumers and the achievement of business goals.

  • Explain the management and use of business information systems, including e-business strategies, for personal and organizational success.

  • Acquire, interpret, analyze, evaluate and employ data, both qualitative and quantitative, from primary and secondary sources.

  • Adhere to professional, ethical and legal codes of conduct.

  • Critically analyze the forces that shape values, ideas, personal and societal circumstances and international business decisions and present an academically structured, sustained and well-supported argument.

  • Assess strategies of operations management and their impact on domestic and international organizations.

  • Develop and implement international project plans and schedules that make efficient use of resources and that achieve organizational goals.

  • Communicate ideas using the most suitable medium for the message, audience and purpose, speaking or writing clearly, concisely, correctly and coherently.

  • Consolidate and extend learning in different contextual frameworks and situations, both within and outside the field of international business.

  • Work effectively and assertively in groups or teams to achieve desired goals and resolve differing and/or opposing ideas and points of view.

  • Demonstrate self-awareness, self-confidence, self-direction, self-management and use resources to plan for and attain personal, career and work-related goals, within the context of a changing environment.

  • Demonstrate cross-cultural awareness, communication, conflict management strategies and negotiation skills for conducting international business.


Work Placement

The Humber Bachelor of Commerce – International Business program requires that you complete 14 weeks/490 hours of paid work in the summer between your sixth and seventh semesters. This gives you the hands-on, real-world experience that employers value. Your placement will give you the opportunity to explore the field you’d like to work in when you graduate. We will work with employers and our industry partners to help you identify opportunities to pursue.

The Humber Experience

There is no better place to focus on an education in international business than at The Business School at Humber. You will develop the skills and knowledge you need to carve out a career not only in a multinational company but also in fast-paced small- and medium-businesses, and entrepreneurial ventures. Our program combines a balanced approach to teaching business, featuring case studies, problem solving, modelling, and incorporating a strong focus on marketing, finance and operations. 

"I attribute my success at Humber to the faculty who have taught, mentored, and supported me throughout. Each of my professors has impacted my experience positively—and each in their own unique way. I was fortunate to have an incredible Program Coordinator, Pierre-Pascal Gendron, who early on made an effort to guide me, and ultimately helped me realize my potential. Pierre-Pascal challenged and pushed me; he helped me to mature not only as a student, but also as an individual and young professional."

The Benefits of Choosing a Humber Degree

Degrees on a Common Platform

The Business School offers a variety of Bachelor of Commerce degree programs on a common platform with pathways to areas of specializations. This gives students the time to decide on their career path while they are gaining insight into the fundamentals of business.

Scholarships and Awards

Humber offers $2,500 diploma to degree scholarships for qualified applicants. There are a wide range of scholarships and awards available to business students each year.

Degree Scholarships

A limited number of entrance scholarships are available to full-time students entering a Humber post-secondary/postgraduate program for the first time.

Our Faculty

For information regarding faculty credentials for this program, see below.

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Hanadi Alnawab

MSc (Advanced Computing) – University of Bristol
BSc (Computer Science) – University of Baghdad
Professor and Program Coordinator

Stan Arnold

MBA (Human Resources and Labour Relations) – University of Windsor
BComm (Human Resources and Labour Relations) – University of Windsor
BSc (Psychology) – University of Toronto

Pauline Ashworth

MBA (Business Administration) – University of Toronto
BA (Textile Marketing) – University of Huddersfield

Ionela Bacain

PhD (Accounting) – Cuza University
MSc (Electronics) – University of Iasi
BSc (Biomedical Engineering) – University of Iasi
BAcc (Accounting and Business Information Systems) – Cuza University
Professor and Program Coordinator

Mike Barnhart

MBA (Strategic Management) – York University
BEng (Industrial Engineering) – Ryerson University

Colin Bartley

MBA (Tourism and Hospitality) – University of Guelph

Edmund Baumann

MBA (Marketing and Decision Support Systems) – York University
BScEE (Communications, Computers, Control) – Drexel University

Michele Calpin

MBA (Business Administration) – Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration
BA (Business Administration) – University of Western Ontario
Professor and Program Coordinator

Marcos Cavenaghi

PhD (Computational Physics) - University of Sao Paulo, Sao Carlos, Brazil
MA (Physics) - University of Sao Paulo, Sao Carlos, Brazil
BA (Physics) - University of the State of Sao Paulo, Rio Claro, Brazil

Sebastien Charette

MBA (Business Administration) – McGill University
BASc (Mechanical Engineering) – University of Ottawa

Amanpreet Chhina

PhD (International Marketing) – Panjab University
MBE (Marketing) – Punjabi University
BA (Economics) – Panjab University

Nicole Chuchmach

MBA (Hospitality and Tourism Management) – University of Guelph
BComm (Hotel and Food Administration) – University of Guelph

Nella Cotrupi

PhD (Comparative Literature Critical Theory) – University of Toronto\
MA (Comparative Literature) – University of Toronto
LLB (Law) – University of Toronto
BA (Political Science and Italian) – University of Toronto

Audel Cunningham

LLM (European Business Law) – University of Nijmegen
LLM (International Trade Law) – University of Essex
LLB (Law) – University of West Indies

Riteshkumar Dalwadi

PhD (Management, Consumer Behaviour) - Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University
MBA (Marketing) - Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University
BBA (Marketing and Finance) - Gujarat University

Jazlin Dow

MA (Visual Culture - Costume Studies) - New York University
BA (Theatre Arts) - University of Lethbridge

Alan Dryden

MBA (Business Administration) – University of Western Ontario 

Stanley Faria

MBA (Business Administration) – Laurentian University
BComm (Accounting and Auditing) – Bombay University

Kathryn Filsinger

LLM (Labour and Employment Law) – York University
LLB (Law) – University of Toronto
BA (History) – Queen’s University
Professor and Program Coordinator

Emily Gaszynski

MA (Economics) – Queen’s University
BA (Economics) – York University

Pierre-Pascal Gendron

PhD (Economics) – University of Toronto
MA (Economics) – Queen’s University
BSc (Economics) – Université de Montréal
Professor and Program Coordinator

Isabelle Giroux

PhD (Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management) – University of Hertfordshire
MSc (Organization Development) – Pepperdine University
BSocSc (Political Science) – University of Ottawa

Michael Ho

PhD (Economics) – University of Toronto
MA (Economics) – University of Guelph
BA (Management and Economics) – University of Guelph

Ned Ismail

MBA (Business Administration) – Northwestern University
BComm (Business) – University of Saskatchewan
Professor and Program Coordinator

Maya Liberman

MBA (Strategic Marketing) – McMaster University
BA (Psychology) – McMaster University

Alain Londes

MBA (Business Administration) – Dalhousie University
MA (Russian Studies) – Carleton University
BA (Russian and Political Science) – McGill University

Lynn McAuliffe

MBA (Business Administration) – University of Toronto
BA (Sociology) – University of Western Ontario

Wayne McLennan

MA (Counselling Psychology) – New York University
BA (Psychology) – McMaster University

Firat Mercier

MBA (Business Administration) – Universite Libre de Bruxelles
BSc (Engineering) – Bogazici University

Adela Nistor

PhD (Applied Economics) – Purdue University
MSc (Economics) – Purdue University
BSc (International Economics and Trade) – Babes Bolyai University

Jeff Oestreicher

MAcc (Accounting) – University of Waterloo
BEd (Business) – University of Western Ontario
BA (Accounting) – University of Waterloo

Robert Ogilvie

MEd (Teaching and Learning) – Brock University
BE (Adult Education) – Brock University
Diploma (Business Administration) – Mount Royal College, AB

Norma Ouellette

MBA (Business) – Simon Fraser University
BA (English) – University of British Columbia

Owen Parker

PhD (Organizational Sociology) – York University
MBA (Business Administration) – Athabasca University
MA (Sociology) – York University
BA (Psychology and Law) – Carleton University
Business Management Diploma - Sir Sandford Fleming College

Richard Pitteway

MBA (Hospitality Management) - University of Guelph

Janet Porter

DBA (Organizational Analysis) – Athabasca University
MEng (Mechanical and Industrial Engineering) – University of Toronto
BASc (Mechanical Engineering) – University of Waterloo
BA – Concordia University

John Pucic

PhD (Industrial Relations and Human Resources) – University of Toronto
MIR (Industrial Relations and Human Resources) – University of Toronto
BASc – York University

Amar Rahou

PhD (Financial Forecasting) – University of Glamorgan
MSc (Management and Development of International Financial Systems) – University of Glamorgan
BSc (Accounting) – Al-Mustansiriya University

Jafar Razmi

PhD (Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering) – University of Bradford
MEng (Engineering Management) – University of Ottawa
BSc (Industrial Engineering) – Sharif University of Technology

Ramesh Saxena

PhD (Economics) – Jawaharlal Nehru University
MBA (Business Administration) – University of Ottawa
MA (Economics) – University of Toronto
MPhil (International Studies) – Jawaharlal Nehru University
MA (Economics) – University of Delhi
BA (Economics) – University of Delhi

Al Seaman

PhD (Management) – Queen’s University
BBA (Business Administration) – University of New Brunswick

Graeme Simpson

MA (Philosophy) – University of Guelph
BA (Psychology and Philosophy) – University of Guelph
Professor and Program Coordinator

Bruce Sinclair

MASc (Fashion Merchandising Management) – State University of New York
BA – University of Toronto
Professor and Program Coordinator

Rakhshinda Sira

PhD (Management) – Aligarh Muslim University
MSc (Agricultural Economics and Business Management) – Aligarh Muslim University

Ryan Snider

PhD (Geography and Environmental Management) – University of Waterloo
MA (Geography and International Development Studies) – University of Guelph
BA (Geography and International Development) – Trinity Western University

Michelle Souilliere

MPA (Public Administration) – University of Victoria
BSc (Psychology) – McMaster University

Malvin Spooner

MBA (Business Administration) – University of Western Ontario 
MA (Economics) – University of Western Ontario
BA (Economics and History) – University of Toronto

Ramesh Srinivasan

MA (Hotel Administration) - Institut de Management Hôtelier International
BA (Economics and Statistics) – University of Bombay
Professor and Program Coordinator

Mark Stoiko

MA – York University
BA – University of Toronto

Na Sui

PhD (Corporate Strategy) – University of Pau et des Pays de L’Adour
MBA (Business Administration) - University of Pau et des Pays de L’Adour
BBA (Business Administration) – University of Shenyang

Aqeela Tabassum

PhD (Economics) – York University
MA (Economics) – York University
MSc (Economics) – International Islamic University

Daniel Tsai

MBA (Business Administration) – Cornell University
MBA (Business Administration) – Queen’s University
LLM (Law and Technology) – University of Ottawa
BA (English and Psychology) – University of Victoria

Norm Tulsiani

LLM (Law) – York University
LLB (Law) – York University
BA – York University

Manpreet Walia

MBA (International Hospitality Management) – Cornell University
BA (International Hotel and Tourism Management) – Manchester Metropolitan University
BA (Hotel and Catering Management) – Institute of Hotel Management
BA (Psychology) – Punjab University

Brad Witt

MBA (Financial Management) – Central Michigan University
BA (Business Administration) – Wilfrid Laurier University

Yvonne Yip

MBA (Business Administration) – Athabasca University
BComm (Retail Management) – Ryerson University

Youssef Youssef

PhD (Management) – Federal University of Santa Catharina, Brazil
MSc (Production Engineering) – Federal University of Santa Catharina, Brazil
Certificate (University Teaching) – Carleton University
Certificate (University Leadership and Administration) – Inter-American Organization for Higher Education Internship, Sherbrook University, PQ

Violet Zhang

MA (Communication and Culture) – York University
MA (Economics) – York University
BA (Economics) – York University


Your Career

Business today is highly complex, interconnected and increasingly global, with vast amounts of goods, services and capital crossing borders daily. Our program will provide you with the broad perspective and understanding needed to develop a successful career in business here in Canada and anywhere around the world.

International trade is a sector that is critical to the Canadian economy since it accounts for a large share of our gross domestic product. Many of our businesses are poised for growth and seeking to develop markets in Asia, the Americas and elsewhere. In addition to trade in goods and commodities, Canada is a major player in the services trade including areas such as finance, financial services and technical services. This is a fast-growing sector that has tripled in value in the last 20 years and carries increasing demand for skills in all areas.

Our degree is cross-functional and will prepare you for a range of industries depending on your preferences and skills including:

  • foreign investment
  • business development
  • logistics
  • customs
  • freight forwarding
  • trade consulting
  • international marketing.

A second language is not required but is a definite asset.

A day in the life of an international business professional could involve reaching all the way around the world, either in person or virtually. Your day-to-day work will be varied and exciting – everything from drafting a full-fledged business plan for expansion into a new international market, to planning and executing the logistics of getting a product across oceans.

Student Success

The many successful graduates from our program speak to the quality of education at Humber The Business School.

Study Abroad

Degree students may qualify for Study Abroad opportunities.

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