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International Business Management (graduate certificate) – NEW

International Business Management (graduate certificate)

International Business Management (graduate certificate) – NEW

International Business Management (graduate certificate)

International Business Management (graduate certificate) – NEW

International Business Management (graduate certificate)

International Business Management (graduate certificate)

Professionals with knowledge in international business can help organizations in understanding marketing, law, trade and finance as they apply to the global village we live in. Graduates often work on cross-functional and global project teams in order to serve their clients. As a professional in this field you may investigate, analyze, administer and manage human, physical and operational resources, as well as complex strategic and practical management issues. In particular, you will gain skills in strategic decision-making, and conducting operational and marketing analysis for business firms on a global scale.

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Program Description (Laptop program)

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program are required to purchase their own laptop. For specific hardware and software requirements for this program click here.

Advances in information and communications technologies are enabling increased global trade and production resulting in a demand for professionals uniquely trained in international business.

This eight-month program is designed for individuals with a degree or diploma or equivalent business experience who would like to add to their credentials while building a solid foundation in international business practices.

Through lectures, applied in-class activities, readings, case analysis and project-based learning, you will increase your knowledge, abilities and skills in the following:

  • All aspects of international trade management, finance, research and legal
  • Diverse cultural impacts on international business practices
  • Global supply chain management and logistics
  • International business development
  • International marketing
  • Market entry modes and distribution
  • Resources for exporters
  • Project planning and management, teamwork, report writing, communication and presentation

Capstone project

In the second semester, you will complete a capstone project designed to demonstrate the command of the international theories and practices taught throughout the course. You will participate in a global business simulation involving the operation of a business over a 10-year period.

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Admission Requirements

  • Two-year college diploma in business or management or university degree or minimum three years relevant business experience or equivalent and Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • One post-secondary course in marketing (recommended)
  • Must submit resumé and references
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Career Options

Graduates will have specialized knowledge and be qualified to pursue a variety of attractive job opportunities, providing products and services to international clients and markets.


  • Business analyst
  • Business development advisor
  • Economic and trade advisor
  • Export development officer
  • Foreign affairs international trade manager
  • Import exporter co-ordinator
  • International business affairs officer
  • International marketing manager
  • Logistics manager
  • Operations manger
  • Project manager


  • Accounting firms
  • Banks
  • Customs and trade
  • Financial firms
  • Government offices
  • Human resources department
  • Marketing firms
  • Operations management
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Program Costs

YEAR ONE FEESDomesticInternational
Compulsory Ancillary


Program Incidental$600$600
Total Fees:$4,591$14,763

Please note: fees are based on the 2016-2017 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please see Other fees to consider.

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Laptop Learning

Students enrolled in laptop programs will enjoy an exceptional learning experience through the use of technology. The advanced technical skills and knowledge that employers look for in graduates will provide students with a decided advantage when entering the workforce. Please pay close attention to the hardware and software requirements of your program as the requirements are not the same for all laptop programs.

How laptop learning works:

  • Review your specific program page for hardware and software requirements
  • Acquire your own laptop from a vendor of your choosing including all of the hardware and software components listed below

Please note: Some software may be included in tuition fees for some programs. Please ensure that you are required to buy software before making a purchase. 

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Laptop Requirements

Minimum Recommended Hardware

  • It is recommended that you purchase a Lenovo laptop and not a Mac.
  • Intel Core 2 Duo processor T7500 (2.2GHz), T7700 (2.4 GHz) – or equivalent (no Celeron’s) with chipset that must support Intel virtualization technology (i5 or i7 processor is preferred
  • 4 GB of ram (8G of ram preferred)
  • 200 GB hard drive
  • CDRW/DVDRW combo drive
  • 10/100 Auto Sensing network card
  • 10/100 A/G/N standard card (one of these standards will suffice)
  • Discrete video chipset 256 MB or Shared 512 MB
  • Two USB ports



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Opportunities For Degree Completion Or Additional Credentials

Qualified graduates may choose to pursue further studies including Durham College’s Human Resources Management, Project Management, Information Systems Security, or Sport Business Management (graduate certificate) programs.  

Graduates may also be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study through Durham College’s partnerships with many Canadian and international colleges and universities.


Please visit the Transfer Guide for more information.

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  • code: INTB
  • Program length: Two semesters
  • Credential awarded: Ontario College Graduate Certificate
  • Location: Oshawa
  • School: School of Business, IT & Management (BITM)
  • Domestic tuition: $2,851 (CDN)
  • Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2017
  • International Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2017
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