2014/15 Program

Bachelor of Commerce – International Business

Our Program

Humber’s International Business degree 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. This program combines a balanced approach to teaching business, featuring case studies, problem solving, modelling, and incorporating a strong focus on marketing, operations and finance.

In years one and two you will be introduced to fundamental business concepts, including marketing, finance, accounting, economics and law.

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 idea 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. Current study abroad locations can be found at business.humber.ca/site/study-abroad.

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 advantage.

A day in the life of an international business professional could involve reaching all the way around the world. 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.

Your Future Study Options

Qualified graduates of this program may be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study at many postsecondary institutions. For detailed information, visit our website at humber.ca/transferguide.

Admission Requirements
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • Grade 12U English (ENG4U) with a minimum grade of 65 per cent. If English is not your first language, refer to the English Language Proficiency Policy
  • Any Grade 12U Mathematics. Students who do not possess Grade 12U Mathematics or who have achieved a mark below 60 per cent may be considered for admission. Students will be required to complete a math equivalency course during the first semester at Humber
  • Four Grade 12U or M courses in addition to those listed above with a minimum 65 per cent overall average

Note: For further information, refer to the Selection Procedures.

Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

Applicants who do not meet the above admission requirements should consider applying for Humber’s Business Administration advanced diploma program 02511, Business 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 12U-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 12U-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 and Transfer Student Admissions Regulations for admission criteria.

Fees/Scholarships

The 2014/2015 fee for two semesters is

• 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.

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: Accounting, e-Business Marketing, Fashion Management, Finance, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Human Resources Management, Management Studies, Marketing or Supply Chain Management.

Curriculum

Semester 1

Course Code Course Name
ACT. 103 Introductory Financial Accounting
ECN. 102 Microeconomics
LASBG000 Degree Breadth Electives
LAW. 104 Business Law
MKT. 101 Marketing

Semester 2

Course Code Course Name
BUS. 152 Business Information Systems
BUS. 154 Business Communications
ECN. 153 Macroeconomics
MGT. 151 Organizational Behaviour
STAT 102 Statistics for Business

Semester 3

Course Code Course Name
BUS. 202 Ethics And Values
LASBG000 Degree Breadth Electives
MGT. 201 Human Resources Management
MKT. 203 Customer Service
STAT 233 Quantitative Methods for Business

Semester 4

Course Code Course Name
BUS. 252 e-Commerce
FIN. 251 Financial Management
LASBG000 Degree Breadth Electives
MGT. 253 Operations Management
MKT. 351 Consumer Behaviour

Semester 5

Course Code Course Name
BUS. 301 Business Research Methods
EMP. 005 Business Career Development
FIN. 302 Corporate Finance
IBS. 301 International Marketing 1
IBS. 302 World Regional Geography
LASBG000 Degree Breadth Electives

Semester 6

Course Code Course Name
FIN. 354 International Finance
IBS. 351 International Logistics
IBS. 352 International Marketing 2
IBS. 354 Cross-Cultural Communication
IBS. 399 Paid Work Term
LASBG000 Degree Breadth Electives

Semester 7

Course Code Course Name
IBS. 401 International Business Strategy 1
IBS. 403 Integrated International Marketing Communication
IBS. 404 Environmental Economics and Management
LASBG000 Degree Breadth Electives
LAW. 403 International Trade Law

Semester 8

Course Code Course Name
IBS. 451 International Business Strategy 2
IBS. 453 International Business Project
IBS. 455 Customer Relationship Management
LASBG000 Degree Breadth Electives
MKT. 451 International Selling Strategies

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.