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
– 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.
For information regarding faculty credentials for this program, visit humber.ca/faculty.
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: Accounting, e-Business Marketing, Fashion Management, Finance, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Human Resources Management, Management Studies, Marketing 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 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 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.
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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