Program Overview

This one-year post-grad program will give you the skills to take your dreams global. You’ll develop the skills to effectively investigate, analyze, manage and direct most aspects of international trade for organizations. Learn from instructors who are experienced in international trade, investment, marketing, finance and business management. You'll work on live client research projects, where you'll help small and medium businesses capitalize on global opportunities.

Program Details

Program Code
ITB1
Credential:
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Duration
30 weeks
Start Dates
Locations
Availability

Full Time Offerings

2024 May
London
Open
2024 September
London
Open
2025 January
London
Open
2025 May
London
Open
2023 September
London
Closed
2024 January
London
Closed
Start Dates
Locations
Availability

Full Time Offerings

2024 September
London
Open
2025 January
London
Open
2025 May
London
Open
2023 September
London
Closed
2024 January
London
Closed
2024 May
London
Closed

Your Learning Experience

International Business Management is a one-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program. Every business today is an international business. Graduates will learn and develop fundamental business skills covering sales, marketing, logistics, finance, leadership and human resources as they apply to an organization conducting business across international borders. Experiential learning in the program will prepare students to enter the workforce.

 

Interested graduates can earn the FITT Diploma in International Trade by completing FITT skills courses from the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) and/or by applying to achieve equivalency credits through their portfolio submission process. Upon meeting other FITT criteria, they can subsequently apply to receive the Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) designation.

 

Available in a traditional in-class format with a September, January and May admission.

Laptop requirements

Please note, this program requires a laptop. It is recommended that students use a PC laptop vs. a Mac laptop, as Windows is required to be able to load program-specific software. For more information on specific requirements, visit the Laptop Requirements page on the Fanshawe CONNECTED website.

 

Career Information

Graduates of Fanshawe’s International Business Management program are prepared to research, plan, and manage an organization’s international expansion efforts. Graduates are suited to a variety of intermediate-level positions including:

  • international business analyst
  • business development manager
  • global market manager
  • international marketing specialist
  • international sales manager
  • international market researcher
  • imports coordinator
  • international operations supervisor
  • international procurement coordinator
  • supply chain coordinator
  • logistics coordinator
  • freight forwarding manager
  • international recruitment specialist

 

Did you know Fanshawe consistently ranks high in graduate employment rates among large colleges in Ontario? 

Here are some examples of career opportunities for graduates of Fanshawe’s International Business Management program:

Foreign Direct Investment, Business Development

Collaborate with a business development team on files, initiatives and projects while researching target geographies, sectors and companies.

Customs Coordinator

Consistently ensure proper import/export regulations are being followed.

Logistics Coordinator

Coordinate the flow of inbound and outbound freight while ensuring carrier compliance with policies and procedures, analyze lane data, on-time performance and costs to negotiate rates with customers and third-party carriers to ensure profitability and satisfaction.

 

 

Maggie Huang

"The knowledge and skills I learned at Fanshawe's business management program have enabled me to do my daily work confidently. If you're looking to develop skills for your passion and career, Fanshawe is the place to go!"

Maggie Huang
Graduate 2013
Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to

1. conduct an environmental scan* to evaluate the impact of world issues on an organization’s international business opportunities.

2. conduct, evaluate and present market research to support an organization’s international business decision-making.

3. manage the preparation of documents and the application of procedures to support the movement of products and services in the organization’s global supply chain*.

4. evaluate the impact of statutory and regulatory compliance on an organization’s integrative trade* initiatives.

5. develop and implement strategies to negotiate effectively within various cultural environments and to address the impact of cultural differences on an organization’s integrative trade* initiatives.

6. develop and present an international marketing plan, and evaluate sales strategies that support an organization’s integrative trade* initiatives.

7. identify and interpret relevant international financial documents, and evaluate financial strategies that support an organization’s integrative trade* initiatives.

8. analyze the impact of an organization's integrative trade* initiatives on its human resources management strategies, policies, and practices.

9. develop and present an international business plan.

10. manage the implementation and evaluation of team projects by applying project management principles

11. recommend strategies to support principles of corporate sustainability, corporate social responsibility and ethics associated with an organization’s integrative trade* initiatives and evaluate their effectiveness.

12. select and apply current technologies to support an organization’s integrative trade* initiatives.

 

Program Coordinator:

Sophocles Katsademas, MBA, M.Sc.

 

Academic Advisor:
Sarah Davies

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Admission Requirements

A Two- or Three-Year College Diploma, or a Degree
(Note: minimum 'C+' average or cumulative 2.5 GPA)
OR
Acceptable combination of related work experience and post-secondary education as judged by the College*
OR
Five years of work experience in the international business field as judged by the College to be equivalent*

Note:
  • *Applicants may be required to submit a resume and cover letter that includes details of international work experience.
International Admission Equivalencies
Admission equivalencies for Fanshawe depends on your country of study. Please enter your location to see the requirements for your country below.
English Language Requirements

English Language Requirements

Test Score
TOEFL iBT 88
IELTS Academic Overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands
CAEL Overall score of 70 with no score less than 60 in any of the four bands
PTE Academic 59
Cambridge English Overall score of 176 with no language skill less than 169
ESL4/GAP5 Minimum grade of 80% in Level 9, 75% in Level 10
Duolingo Overall score of 120, with no score lower than 105

 

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Recommended Academic Preparation

Recommended Academic Preparation

  • It is highly recommended that students be proficient in the following areas before entry into the program:
    -  Mathematics
    -  Business Communication
    -  Computer applications, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Advanced Standing

Advanced Standing

  • Applicants may apply for advanced standing on the basis of previous academic achievement at another institution and/or Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR). Advanced standing qualifies the applicant for direct entry to a second or higher level of the program.  
Applicant Selection Criteria

Applicant Selection Criteria

Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
  1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
  2. Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)
  3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements

Courses

Year 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

Group 1
MGMT-6064Project Leadership & Management3
This course establishes the leadership skills to create, organize, manage, control, analyze, and adapt project teams. Students will acquire the practical leadership skills to communicate strategic business goals and create an effective Human Resources (HR) plan, to communicate and influence project teams, stakeholders and senior management to ensure project success, and to identify and acquire organizational resources for a project. The course also focuses on program and project leadership, the various methods of leadership, project integration and assesses legal and ethical project management issues. This course is used to pull all of the other project management courses in this program together into a consolidated whole, and gives the student a higher-level leadership view of portfolio, program and project management.
MKTG-6027International Market Entry Strategies3
Winning at international trade requires more than just good marketing. Developing a roadmap for getting products to where they need to go is necessary. This course will help students successfully chart a path to international markets and negotiate any obstacle. Upon completion the student will be able to implement fundamentally sound market entry and distribution plans to achieve a given set of strategic international corporate objectives.
MGMT-6036Global Business Environment3
This course outlines the most important characteristics of todays global environment. It describes the forces driving the international economy and the essential tools, rules and norms of international trade. International business impacts most people, governments and institutions around the world. This may be as a consumer of a product imported from a foreign nation, an employee of a multi-national firm, a government official in a developing country hoping to create jobs through investment from a multinational firm, or a domestic company suddenly experiencing competition from an offshore firm. In each situation, individuals will be impacted by the laws, agreements and institutions which govern international business. This course will examine the theoretical and practical aspects of international business and the management of firms operating in an international environment. Topics will include international trade theory, the international business environment, trade agreements, global strategy, logistics and marketing.
FINA-6016International Trade Finance4
International Trade Finance focuses on the financial aspects of international trade. Students will focus on the preparation of proposals for presentation to financing sources which will satisfy the basic needs of a company's export/import operations and/or to finance international trade projects.
MGMT-6069Global HR Management3
Students in this course are introduced to the impact that globalization and global conditions have on the management of human resources at home and abroad. The course considers globalization and human resource management (HRM) issues in the multinational context. Issues that are considered include managing and supporting international assignments and developing leaders, mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, managing knowledge across borders and balancing the need to act global and think local while striving for consistency. Students will undertake a case study applying course concepts and using the courses accepted format.
MKTG-6029Products & Services for a Global Market3
Global Marketing is one of the most important and rapidly evolving fields in management. With rapid technological developments in communication and transportation, new regional and global economic bodies and trade partnerships, business organizations today are faced with both new challenges and presented with new global opportunities. This course will draw on previously acquired marketing skills and introduce new skills applicable to the global marketplace.
MGMT-6129Global Value Chain4
Value chains are the manufacturing and distribution channels that are used to produce and transport goods to market through various companies and countries. Due to the increasing globalization of commerce, a good understanding of international standards and alternatives is necessary to ensure that companies can make effective and profitable decisions for manufacturing and distribution. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to formulate cost-effective strategies for the movement of goods and services across international borders, taking into account regulatory and documentation requirements and the various roles of external service providers.
DEVL-6025Canadian Workplace Preparation 13
This course will stress the essential employability skills needed to begin a professional career in the business industry. Throughout this course, students will develop a professional image as it is an integral element to their career success. Students will develop a personal career portfolio suitable for employment in the Canadian workplace. A wide range of career-specific topics will be discussed to enhance the students' ability to gain successful employment and increase their understanding of the importance of developing a career strategy. Emphasis will be on social media management and communication skills relevant to the job market.
MKTG-6028International Sales & Marketing3
Every career requires that business people today have an understanding of personal selling. Sales people work to build long-term, strategic relationships with their customers. High-performance salespeople have an overall strategy, broken into 4 steps, in order to develop these relationships. Step 1, developing a relationship strategy, builds the person-to-person skills necessary. Step 2, developing a product strategy, positions a product to offer value added solutions for unique customer needs. Step 3, developing a customer strategy, identifies why customers buy and where they come from. Step 4, developing a presentation strategy, focuses on how to take all the previous information and solving customer problems.
MGMT-6031Ethics, Social Resp & Sustainability3
Today's manager faces unique challenges and must satisfy a diverse set of stakeholder needs, globalization challenges, environmental, social, ethical and economic issues along with an increased demand for accountability, transparency and ethical decision-making. This course will assist the learner to recognize and prepare for present and future responsibilities that have dramatic impact on how we strategically manage ourselves and our businesses.
COMM-6019Advanced Professional Communication3
This course focuses on refining and advancing students workplace communication abilities. The advanced communication documents and strategies covered include presentation skills, research skills, business document writing, meeting and management team strategies, business etiquette, and advanced employment communications. Additionally, students learn about interpersonal and intercultural communication (high/low and monochromic/polychromic context) concepts and strategies.
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Tuition Summary

London

Canadian Costs
$3,605.32
Total Cost of Program
International Costs
$15,788.70
Total Cost of Program

*Total program costs are approximate, subject to change and do not include the health and dental plan fee, bus pass fee or program general expenses.

 

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