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International Business, Bachelor of Commerce

Credential: Honours DegreeProgram Code: 22121Length: 8 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:

    • 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

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    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).

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Fees

The 2018-2019 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $7,737.84
  • international: $16,673.00

Fees are subject to change.

Additional Costs

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

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Fees by Semester 

Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,868.92$8,126.50
Tuition$3,299.14$7,556.72
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$110.00$110.00

 

Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,868.92$8,126.50
Tuition$3,299.14$7,556.72
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$110.00$110.00

 

Semester 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,868.92$8,126.50
Tuition$3,299.14$7,556.72
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$110.00$110.00

 

Semester 4Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,868.92$8,126.50
Tuition$3,299.14$7,556.72
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$110.00$110.00

 

Semester 5Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,868.92$8,126.50
Tuition$3,299.14$7,556.72
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$110.00$110.00

 

Semester 6Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,868.92$8,126.50
Tuition$3,299.14$7,556.72
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$110.00$110.00

 

Semester 7Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,758.92$8,126.50
Tuition$3,299.14$7,666.72
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 8Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,758.92$8,126.50
Tuition$3,299.14$7,666.72
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.

HUMBER PATHWAYS INTO THIS PROGRAM

Graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent or more may be considered for admission. Graduates may then complete the degree with the equivalent of six semesters of full-time study plus a paid work term. Successful applicants must also possess:

  • ENG4U or Humber’s WRIT 100 or 200 level course, or equivalent, with a minimum grade of 65 per cent.
  • Any Grade 12U-level Mathematics or equivalent at the postsecondary level with a minimum grade of 60 per cent. The Math requirement must be completed prior to beginnig the second semester of the degree program. Humber offers a Math equivalency course as an option.  Additional course fees will apply.

Admission will be based on availability in the program.

*The advanced standing outlined is a general guideline. Diploma graduates may be required to take courses in lower semesters in order to meet the overall degree learning outcomes.

Graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent or more may be considered for admission. Graduates may then complete the degree with the equivalent of four semesters of full-time study plus a paid work term. Successful applicants must also possess:

  • ENG4U or Humber’s WRIT 100 or 200 level course, or equivalent, with a grade of 65 per cent.
  • Any Grade 12U-level Mathematics with a minimum grade of 60 per cent, or Humber's BMTH 120 and BSTA 200 with an average of 60 per cent or more.  

Admission will be based on availability in the program.

*The advanced standing outlined is a general guideline. Diploma graduates may be required to take courses in lower semesters in order to meet the overall degree learning outcomes.

Graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent or more may be considered for admission. Graduates may then complete the degree with the equivalent of four semesters of full-time study plus a paid work term. Successful applicants must also possess:

  • ENG4U or Humber’s WRIT 100 or 200 level course, or equivalent, with a grade of 65 per cent.
  • Any Grade 12U-level Mathematics with a minimum grade of 60 per cent, or Humber's BMTH 120 and BSTA 200 with an average of 60 per cent or more.  

Admission will be based on availability in the program.

*The advanced standing outlined is a general guideline. Diploma graduates may be required to take courses in lower semesters in order to meet the overall degree learning outcomes.

Graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent or more may be considered for admission. Graduates may then complete the degree with the equivalent of four semesters of full-time study plus a paid work term. Successful applicants must also possess:

  • ENG4U or Humber’s WRIT 100 or 200 level course, or equivalent, with a grade of 65 per cent.
  • Any Grade 12U-level Mathematics with a minimum grade of 60 per cent, or Humber's BMTH 120 and BSTA 200 with an average of 60 per cent or more.  

Admission will be based on availability in the program.

*The advanced standing outlined is a general guideline. Diploma graduates may be required to take courses in lower semesters in order to meet the overall degree learning outcomes.

Graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent or more may be considered for admission. Graduates may then complete the degree with the equivalent of six semesters of full-time study plus a paid work term. Successful applicants must also possess:

  • ENG4U or Humber’s WRIT 100 or 200 level course, or equivalent, with a minimum grade of 65 per cent.
  • Any Grade 12U-level Mathematics or equivalent at the postsecondary level with a minimum grade of 60 per cent. The Math requirement must be completed prior to the start of your second semester of the degree program.  Humber offers a Math equivalency course as an option.  Additional course fees will apply.

Admission will be based on availability in the program.

*The advanced standing outlined is a general guideline. Diploma graduates may be required to take courses in lower semesters in order to meet the overall degree learning outcomes.

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.

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Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

Pierre-Pascal Gendron, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 3223
pierre-pascal.gendron@humber.ca

business.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.

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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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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. 

Courses Learning Outcomes


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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.


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Work Placement

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.

Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS INTERNATIONAL STATUS
September 2018LakeshoreClosedClosed
January 2019LakeshoreOpenWaitlisted
September 2019LakeshoreOpenOpen
January 2020LakeshoreOpenOpen

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."

 Capstone Presentations

 DECA-U Competition

International Business Capstone video

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.

DECA-U Team

Humber degree students from the Humber DECA-U chapter attended the International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Anaheim, California. The students in attendance represented Humber degree programs such as Accounting, International Business, Creative Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations

The Benefits of Choosing a Humber Degree

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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

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.

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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
Professor

Pauline Ashworth

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

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
Professor

Colin Bartley

MBA (Tourism and Hospitality) – University of Guelph
Professor

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
Professor

Sebastien Charette

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

Amanpreet Chhina

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

Nicole Chuchmach

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

Audel Cunningham

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

MBA (Business Administration) – University of Western Ontario 
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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
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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
Professor

Michael Ho

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

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

Alain Londes

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

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

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

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

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

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

MBA (Hospitality Management) - University of Guelph
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John Pucic

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

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

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

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

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
Professor

Michelle Souilliere

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

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
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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
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Aqeela Tabassum

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

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

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

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.

Study Abroad

There are also opportunities to study abroad for one semester during year three.

Visit business.humber.ca/study-globally for current study abroad locations.

 

International Business Grad Hosts UofT Radio Show

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.

Student Success

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

Study Abroad

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Degree students may qualify for Study Abroad opportunities.

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