Humber’s Bachelor of Commerce - 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-sized 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 the three pillars of marketing, finance and operations.
Our program starts with a foundation of business studies in areas such as consumer behaviour, economics, finance and accounting, law, 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 full business and strategic plan to launch a business in an external market. You will gain experience developing processes from concept through to execution. Examples of specialization courses include Intercultural Communications, International Finance, International Logistics, International Marketing, and International Trade Law.
You will learn from experienced professors and a network of industry professionals who provide feedback on industry projects.
The program requires that you complete 14 weeks/420 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."
Watch this video of International Business students presenting their Capstone projects - their cumulative project for their four years at Humber. The students were tasked with creating an international strategic business plan in collaboration with a client.
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.
You’ll learn from professors who bring advanced credentials, real-world experience and are active in the industry. Our professors are committed to providing you with practical, hands-on training to help you achieve the career you want.
MSc (Advanced Computing) – University of Bristol BSc (Computer Science) – University of Baghdad Professor and Program Coordinator
MBA (Human Resources and Labour Relations) – University of Windsor BComm (Human Resources and Labour Relations) – University of Windsor BSc (Psychology) – University of Toronto Professor
MBA (Business Administration) – University of Toronto BA (Textile Marketing) – University of Huddersfield Professor
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
MBA (Strategic Management) – York University BEng (Industrial Engineering) – Ryerson University Professor
MBA (Tourism and Hospitality) – University of Guelph Professor
MBA (Business Administration) – Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration BA (Business Administration) – University of Western Ontario Professor and Program Coordinator
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 Professor
MBA (Business Administration) – McGill University BASc (Mechanical Engineering) – University of Ottawa Professor
PhD (International Marketing) – Panjab University MBE (Marketing) – Punjabi University BA (Economics) – Panjab University Professor
MBA (Hospitality and Tourism Management) – University of Guelph BComm (Hotel and Food Administration) – University of Guelph Professor
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 Professor
LLM (European Business Law) – University of Nijmegen LLM (International Trade Law) – University of Essex LLB (Law) – University of West Indies Professor
MBA (Business Administration) – University of Western Ontario Professor
LLM (Labour and Employment Law) – York University LLB (Law) – University of Toronto BA (History) – Queen’s University Professor and Program Coordinator
MA (Economics) – Queen’s University BA (Economics) – York University Professor
PhD (Economics) – University of Toronto MA (Economics) – Queen’s University BSc (Economics) – Université de Montréal Professor and Program Coordinator
PhD (Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management) – University of Hertfordshire MSc (Organization Development) – Pepperdine University BSocSc (Political Science) – University of Ottawa Professor
PhD (Economics) – University of Toronto MA (Economics) – University of Guelph BA (Management and Economics) – University of Guelph Professor
MBA (Business Administration) – Northwestern University BComm (Business) – University of Saskatchewan Professor and Program Coordinator
MBA (Business Administration) – Dalhousie University MA (Russian Studies) – Carleton University BA (Russian and Political Science) – McGill University Professor
MBA (Business Administration) – University of Toronto BA (Sociology) – University of Western Ontario Professor
MA (Counselling Psychology) – New York University BA (Psychology) – McMaster University Professor
MBA (Business Administration) – Universite Libre de Bruxelles BSc (Engineering) – Bogazici University Professor
PhD (Applied Economics) – Purdue University MSc (Economics) – Purdue University BSc (International Economics and Trade) – Babes Bolyai University Professor
MAcc (Accounting) – University of Waterloo BEd (Business) – University of Western Ontario BA (Accounting) – University of Waterloo Professor
MBA (Hospitality Management) - University of Guelph Professor
PhD (Industrial Relations and Human Resources) – University of Toronto MIR (Industrial Relations and Human Resources) – University of Toronto BASc – York University Professor
PhD (Financial Forecasting) – University of Glamorgan MSc (Management and Development of International Financial Systems) – University of Glamorgan BSc (Accounting) – Al-Mustansiriya University Professor
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 Professor
PhD (Management) – Queen’s University BBA (Business Administration) – University of New Brunswick Professor
MASc (Fashion Merchandising Management) – State University of New York BA – University of Toronto Professor and Program Coordinator
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 Professor
MPA (Public Administration) – University of Victoria BSc (Psychology) – McMaster University Professor
MA (Hotel Administration) - Institut de Management Hôtelier International BA (Economics and Statistics) – University of Bombay Professor and Program Coordinator
MA – York University BA – University of Toronto Professor
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 Professor
PhD (Economics) – York University MA (Economics) – York University MSc (Economics) – International Islamic University, Pakistan Professor
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 Professor
MBA (Financial Management) – Central Michigan University BA (Business Administration) – Wilfrid Laurier University Professor
MBA (Business Administration) – Athabasca University BComm (Retail Management) – Ryerson University Professor
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 Professor
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.
The international trade sector is absolutely central to the Canadian economy. According to Statistics Canada, total international trade (exports plus imports of goods and services) accounted for almost two-thirds of Canada's gross domestic product in 2017. In addition to trade in goods and commodities, Canada is a major player in the services trade including areas such as energy, 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; external business development; logistics; customs; freight forwarding; trade consulting; international financial and risk management; and international marketing, sales, and research.
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.
There are also opportunities to study abroad for one semester during year three.
Julia Chan, graduate of the Bachelor of Commerce - International Business program is currently a student in the Masters of Public Policy program at the School of Public and Governance at the University of Toronto.
Humber College has been granted a consent by the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities to offer this applied degree for a five-year term starting January 20, 2015. Humber College shall ensure that all students admitted to the above-named program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame.
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