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Global Business Management

Credential: Ontario Graduate CertificateProgram Code: 20841Length: 4 semestersProgram Starting Between:  

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

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

    • A bachelor’s degree

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

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

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

Software Requirements

Proficiency in the use of word processing, database and spreadsheet software

Fees

The 2018-2019 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $6,361.42
  • international: $16,051.00

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

Learn more >

Fees by Semester 

Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,238.21$7,815.50
Tuition$2,663.43$7,240.72
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$115.00$115.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,123.21$7,815.50
Tuition$2,663.43$7,355.72
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,123.21$7,815.50
Tuition$2,663.43$7,355.72
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 4Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,123.21$7,815.50
Tuition$2,663.43$7,355.72
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

PATHWAYS OUT TO A PARTNER INSTITUTION

Programs:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Leadership and Public Administration

Humber and Centenary University have entered into an agreement to facilitate the transfer of Humber graduates with appropriate prerequisite qualifications and grades for advanced standing into Centenary University.  

Graduates with a GPA of 3.0 or 75% in one of Humber's Graduate Certificates:

  • Human Resource Management
  • International Development
  • Marketing Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Public Relations
  • Global Business Management
  • Public Administration

may receive up to 6 credits towards Centenary's Masters of Business Adminstration (MBA) program.  Thirty-three (33) remaining credits may be required for program completion.  Final advanced standing granted to an applicant requires an assessment of transcripts and electives taken.

Humber applicants are required to submit the following to Centenary:

  • a completed application form (with essay where applicable) along with the application fee
  • official Humber transcript sent directly to Centenary from Humber
  • verification of high school graduation
  • Letter of Recommendation from a Humber Program Coordinator, specifying why the student is a good candidate for the program.

For more information, contact:

Tina Tang, Associate Director of International Admissions
hongrong.tang@centenaryuniversity.edu

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.

Programs:

  • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership

Humber and Northwood University have partnered to create educational opportunities and pathways for Humber students.  Students who possess a Bachelor's degree and who have successfully completed one of Humber's designated Graduate Certificate programs (Global Business Management, Public Relations, Human Resources Management, Public Administration, and Sport Business Management) will be able to transfer up to fifteen (15) credits towards Northwood's Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL) degree.  

Northwood shall accept as transfer credits all qualifying coursework within the conpleted Humber Graduate Certificate program that meets the requirements as evidenced by an official (original) institutional transcript certifying completion of the Humber program.  

When students decide to apply for the MSOL program (face to face delivery mode only), Northwood will issue the F-1 visa (student visa).  After students successfully complete the program in the USA, they will be eligible for up to 12 months of Optional Practical Training (OPT).

For further information, please contact:  Ms. Lauren Bess, Admissions Representative, 
DeVos Graduate School, at bessl@northwood.edu

Programs:

  • Master of Business Administration

Humber and the University of Incarnate Word (UIW) have entered into an agreement to facilitate the transfer of students from select graduate certificate programs:

  • Global Business Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Public Relations
  • International Development

for a block transfer of twelve (12) credit hours into UIW's Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.  Applicants may have the option to apply for a General MBA or a MBA with a specific concentration including Finance, International Business, or Marketing.

Applicants will be considered for acceptance into the MBA based on requirements as set forth in the UIW Graduate Bulletin for international students including:

  • successful completion of one of the above graduate certificate programs with a GPA of 70% or higher;
  • submission of an official Humber transcript;
  • submission of proof of completion of a Bachelors degree from an accredited college/university.  

For further information, please contact:  

Amy C DeStefano
Associate Director, International Admissions & Recruiting
University of the Incarnate Word
847 East Hildebrand
San Antonio, TX 78212
210-805-5707
WhatsApp #: +1 210-427-7403
WeChat: uiwtx1881
Skype: uiw.intl.admissions

TRANSFER OPTIONS

Can't find a pathway? You can still get the credit you deserve from your previous education or your prior work or life experience.

Learn more >

Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

Linda Jin-Troendle, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 3768
linda.jin-troendle@humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. 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 ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map >

Apply through Ontario Colleges >

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

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

Apply through the International Centre >

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The Global Business Management program allows you to prepare for a wide variety of business management careers and gives you the time to decide which is best for you. No business experience, no prerequisite courses required – just your bachelor’s degree and the desire to find your place in the world of business management.

In your first year, the core curriculum covers the major functional areas of business and develops the qualities that every business wants in their managers: leadership, communications, creativity, problem-solving, teamwork, strategic planning and much more.

For your second year, you choose one of nine specialization streams to suit your individual needs and preferences. These streams include:

  • Advertising Media Management

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Entrepreneurial Enterprise

  • Event Management

  • Fashion Management

  • Financial Planning

  • Human Resources Management

  • International Business Management

  • Marketing Management

Note: Specialization stream availability depends on the term in which second year is started.

Courses Learning Outcomes

Please note:

  • Managerial Accounting Finance (ACCT 5507) and Fundamentals of Marketing (MKTG 5007) are delivered online.
  • Semester 3 course groupings are prerequisites for corresponding semester 4 groupings.


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Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Collect, process and interpret data used to support international business.

  • Develop, execute and analyze the results of a comprehensive global business plan which includes complete marketing, operations, financial and human resources strategies and tactics, taking into account the impact of various economic, legal, cultural, geographical, and political situations on international business.

  • Conduct business with diverse populations using culturally appropriate methods in compliance with relevant national and international law, legislation, policies, and regulations.

  • Assist in the importing and exporting functions of a business.

  • Plan, direct, execute and evaluate individual and team projects.

  • Implement strategies utilizing domestic and foreign government programs, policies, and agencies which facilitate international trade.

  • Apply financial knowledge and skill to the operation of an international business.

  • Apply leadership and teamwork skills establishing and maintaining working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, clients, customers and consumers.

  • Apply quality control and assurance programs to sourcing and supplying.

  • Apply the principles of business ethics and international corporate responsibility.

  • Develop new products and services consistent with evolving market needs.

  • Evaluate the viability of marketing a product or service in an international market or markets.

  • Develop personal professional development strategies and plans to enhance leadership and management skills.


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Work Placement

There is a work placement (320 hours minimum) in the fourth semester designed to give you the hands-on, practical work experience that employers are looking for.

Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS INTERNATIONAL STATUS
January 2019LakeshoreOpenClosed
May 2019LakeshoreOpenClosed
September 2019LakeshoreOpenOpen
January 2020LakeshoreOpenOpen
May 2020LakeshoreOpenOpen

Specialization Stream Availability by Second Year (Semester 3) Start Term

Students choose one specialization stream only.  Stream availability depends on the term in which semester 3 is started, as follows:

 

Specialization Stream

Semester 3 Start Term

Fall

Winter

Summer

Advertising Media Management available n/a n/a
Alternative Dispute Resolution available available n/a
Entrepreneurial Enterprise available n/a n/a
Event Management available n/a n/a
Fashion Management available n/a n/a
Financial Planning available n/a n/a
Human Resource Management available available n/a
International Business Management available available available
Marketing Management available available n/a

For maximum Specialization Stream choice, students should plan to start semester 3 in the fall term. Specialization Stream choice is limited if semester 3 is started in the winter or summer terms. Semesters 3 and 4 must be taken in consecutive terms.

Your Career

Upon graduation, you may be able to choose from a wide variety of management career fields, thanks to the rich breadth of content in this unique program. Prepare for a career in:

  • advertising
  • brand management
  • business analysis
  • category management
  • customer relations management
  • dispute resolution
  • event management
  • fashion management
  • financial planning
  • general management
  • key account management
  • human resources management
  • import/Export
  • logistics and supply chain management
  • market research
  • marketing management
  • operations management
  • purchasing management
  • retail management
  • sales management
  • services management
  • wholesale management.

Videos

Rongrong Luo

The Business School Entrepreneurial Video - Rongrong Luo

Scholarships & Awards

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Students may be eligible for a number of scholarships and awards.

GBM Panel

PAC Panel

The Global Business Management Panel event brought together our 3rd-semester students and committee members for a discussion.

GBM Networking

Global Business Management Panel

Our Global Business Management 4th semester students had a busy October, as they attended two helpful panel discussions.

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