Bachelor of Commerce - International Business (2015/16 Program)

Credential: 
Campus: 
Program Code: 
22121
Banner Program Code: 
INTNL_BUS_BA
Program Length: 

Eight semesters, beginning in September and January, plus one paid work term

Contact Information: 

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

Admission Requirements

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
– Four Grade 12 U or M courses in addition to those listed above
– Overall minimum grade point average (GPA) 65 per cent
or
Mature student status
or
College or university transfer status

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

Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

Fees/Scholarships

The 2014/2015 fee for two semesters was
• domestic $6,838.80
• international $14,400.

Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2014/2015 academic year. Fees are subject to change. For more information, refer to Fees and Financial Assistance.

Additional Costs

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

Our Program

Humber’s International Business degree program will help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to carve out a career not only in a large multinational company but also in nimble, fast-paced small and medium businesses, as well as 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.

In years one and two you will be introduced to fundamental business concepts, including e-commerce, marketing, finance, accounting, economics, law, business systems, human resources management, and organizational behaviour.

In years three and four, you will take specialized courses in international business. This will give you the opportunity to gain practical skills through applied projects such as creating a strategic plan to launch a business into an international market. You’ll gain experience developing processes from concept through to execution. In addition, the program features a number of breadth courses that will allow you to expand your knowledge and interests in areas beyond business.

You also will learn from experienced professors and a network of industry professionals. You may also explore the opportunity to study abroad for one semester during year three.

VIsit business.humber.ca/site/study-abroad for current study abroad locations.

Your Career

Business today is highly complex, interconnected and increasingly global, with vast amounts of goods, services and capital crossing borders daily. Humber’s Bachelor of Commerce – International Business program will provide you with the broad perspective and understanding needed to develop a successful career in business here in Canada and around the world.

International trade is a sector that is critical to the Canadian economy, as many of our businesses are poised for growth and seeking acquisitions in the U.S., South America and Asia. In addition to trade in goods and commodities, Canada is a major player in the services trade, including areas such as 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.

The International Business degree is cross-functional so it will prepare you for a range of industries depending on your preferences and skills, including:
– foreign investment
– business development
– logistics
– customs
– freight forwarding
– trade consulting
– international marketing.

A second language is not required but is a definite asset.

A day in the life of an international business professional could involve reaching all the way around the world, either in person or virtually. 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, your day-to-day work is varied and exciting.

Our Faculty

For information regarding faculty credentials for this program, visit humber.ca/faculty.

Work Placement

The Humber Bachelor of Commerce – International Business program includes one full semester (14 weeks) 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.

Alternative Course of Study

Upon completion of the first two years of a Humber Bachelor of Commerce degree program, students may specialize in one of the following areas instead of International Business: Accountinge-Business MarketingFashion ManagementFinanceHospitality and Tourism ManagementHuman Resources ManagementManagement StudiesMarketing or Supply Chain Management.

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for the Bachelor of Commerce – International Business should consider applying for Humber’s Business Administration advanced diploma program 02511Business Management diploma program 02251 or Business – Marketing diploma program 02411.

Graduates of the Business Administration advanced diploma with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 70 per cent or more will be considered for admission to Humber’s Bachelor of Commerce degree program. Graduates may then complete the degree program with the equivalent of four semesters of full-time study plus a paid work term. Graduates must also possess ENG4U, Humber’s COMM 200/WRIT 100 or COMM 300/WRIT 200 with a grade of 70 per cent or more, plus any Grade 12 U-level Mathematics or Humber’s BMAT 220/BMAT 120 and BSTA 300/BSTA 200 with an average grade of 70 per cent or more.

Graduates of the Business Management diploma program and the Business – Marketing diploma program with an overall GPA of 75 per cent or more will be considered for admission to Humber’s Bachelor of Commerce degree program. Graduates may then complete the degree program with the equivalent of six semesters of full-time study plus a paid work term. Graduates must also possess ENG4U, Humber’s COMM 200/WRIT 100 or COMM 300/WRIT 200 with a grade of 70 per cent or more, plus any Grade 12 U-level Mathematics or Humber’s BMAT 220/BMAT 120 and BSTA 300/BSTA 200 with an average grade of 70 per cent or more.

Mature students (applicants 21 years of age or over) and/or transfer students (applicants with postsecondary education) should refer to the Mature Student Status and the College or University Transfer for admission criteria.

Your Future Study Options

Qualified graduates of this program may be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study at many postsecondary institutions. Visit humber.ca/transferoptions for detailed information.

End Notes

Humber has been granted a consent by the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities to offer this degree for a seven-year term starting February 19, 2007. An application for renewal of the consent has been submitted and the current consent remains in effect until a decision on the renewal application is made. Humber 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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List of Courses
Semester 1
Course Code Course Name
ACCT 1000 Introductory Financial Accounting
ECON 1000 Microeconomics
LAW 1000 Business Law
MKTG 1000 Marketing
Select 1 of the following courses
DEGE Degree Breadth Electives
Semester 2
Course Code Course Name
BUS 1500 Business Information Systems
BUS 1501 Business Communications
ECON 1500 Macroeconomics
MGMT 1500 Organizational Behaviour
STAT 1112 Statistics for Business
Semester 3
Course Code Course Name
BUS 2000 Ethics and Values
HRM 2000 Human Resources Management
MKTG 2000 Customer Service
STAT 2112 Quantitative Methods for Business
Select 1 of the following courses
DEGE Degree Breadth Electives
Semester 4
Course Code Course Name
BUS 2500 e-Commerce
FIN 2500 Financial Management
MGMT 2500 Operations Management
MKTG 2500 Consumer Behaviour
Select 1 of the following courses
DEGE Degree Breadth Electives
Semester 5
Course Code Course Name
BUS 3001 Business Research Methods
BUS 3004 Business Career Development
FIN 3000 Corporate Finance
GEOG 3000 World Geography
MKTG 3001 International Marketing 1
Select 1 of the following courses
DEGE Degree Breadth Electives
Semester 6
Course Code Course Name
BUS 3099 Paid Work Term
BUS 3504 International Logistics
BUS 3505 Cross-Cultural Communication
FIN 3502 International Finance
MKTG 3501 International Marketing 2
Select 1 of the following courses
DEGE Degree Breadth Electives
Semester 7
Course Code Course Name
BUS 4007 International Business Strategy 1
ECON 4002 Environmental Economics and Management
LAW 4001 International Trade Law
MKTG 4001 Integrated International Marketing Communication
Select 1 of the following courses
DEGE Degree Breadth Electives
Semester 8
Course Code Course Name
BUS 4505 International Business Project
BUS 4506 International Business Strategy 2
MKTG 4500 Customer Relationship Management
MKTG 4502 International Selling Strategies
Select 1 of the following courses
DEGE Degree Breadth Electives