Program Code: 2380
School: The Business School
Credential: Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Program Type: Graduate Certificate program
Program Length: 2 years/ 4 semesters
Start Date: Fall, Winter, Summer
In Centennial College's Global Business Management program, you'll gain the skill set to embark on a borderless career.
The two-year business certificate program, facilitated by The Business School, will deliver a unique blend of management and international concepts to train you to effectively lead in the international business environment.
Global Business Management courses will cover core business topics such as project management, business communications, financial and managerial accounting, operations management, human resources management, and management and leadership to ensure you can navigate any business environment. Additionally, you'll gain knowledge in specialized global business topics:
International business law
International entrepreneurship and innovation
Global business research and analysis
International business planning
International sales and negotiation
International finance and banking
Corporate social responsibility and international development
Upon graduation from this college business program, you'll have skills and knowledge that will allow you to confidently pursue entry-level management roles and be transferable across several industries.
Students who are successful in the program possess strong analytical and numeracy skills, are highly organized with an ability to plan and prioritize, thrive under pressure, and have the ability to meet deadlines.
Successful graduates develop strong interpersonal skills, are innovative problem solvers and decision-makers, are comfortable working within a team environment, and have a willingness to learn new things.
International students who successfully complete Centennial’s Global Business Management program may be eligible to apply for a work permit (up to three years) upon graduation.
ACCT-701 Accounting for Managerial Decision Making
BUSN-732 Business Communications 1
HRPD-701 Human Resources Management in Canada
INTL-711 Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development
INTL-725 Research Methods for Trade and Development
ACCT-702 Financial Management
BUSN-702 Coop/Employment Preparedness
BUSN-733 Business Culture and Craft
INTL-704 Global Logistics
HRPD-702 Contemporary Organizational Behaviour
INTL-702 International Banking and Finance
INTL-703 Geopolitics of Trade and Development
INTL-729 Principles of Freight Forwarding
MGMT-703 Ethics and Stakeholder Management
MKTG-732 International Marketing
PMGT-701 Fundamentals of Project Management
INTL-705 International Business Law
INTL-706 Global Business Strategy
INTL-710 Corporate Social Responsibility and International Development
INTL-727 International Sales and Negotiation
INTL-728 Developing an International Business Plan
INTL-730 Professional Networking in Global Business
MGMT-704 Management and Leadership
Semester Note:Graduation requirements: Program GPA of 2.0 (C grade) or higher
Program Vocational Learning Outcomes
Program Vocational Learning Outcomes describe what graduates of the program have demonstrated they can do with the knowledge and skills they have achieved during their studies. The outcomes are closely tied to the needs of the workplace. Through assessment (e.g., assignments and tests), students verify their ability to reliably perform these outcomes before graduating.
Collect, process, and interpret data used to support international business.
Develop, execute and analyze the results of a comprehensive global business plan which includes complete marketing, operations, financial and human resources strategies and tactics, taking into account the impact of various economic, legal, cultural, geographical, and political situations on international business.
Conduct business with diverse populations using culturally appropriate methods in compliance with relevant national and international law, legislation, policies, and regulations.
Assist in the importing and exporting functions of a business.
Plan, direct, execute, and evaluate individual and team projects.
Implement strategies utilizing domestic and foreign government programs, policies, and agencies that facilitate international trade.
Apply financial knowledge and skill to the operation of international business.
Apply leadership and teamwork skills establishing and maintaining working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, clients, customers, and consumers.
Apply quality control and assurance programs to sourcing and supplying.
Apply the principles of business ethics and international corporate responsibility.
Develop new products and services consistent with evolving market needs.
Evaluate the viability of marketing a product or service in an international market or markets.
Develop personal professional development strategies and plans to enhance leadership and management skills.
Career Options, Academic Pathways, and Partners
Successful graduates of this Global Business Management program have the opportunity to apply their credits towards further study at the degree level. Listed below are the degrees from partnering institutions that are available for this program.
Please note that each partnership has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify to transfer credits, which are assessed by the partner institution.
Please visit our website at www.centennialcollege.ca/admissions/applying/education-pathways/outbound-pathways for more information on articulation agreements.
Upon successful completion of the Global Business Management program, you may be eligible for the Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) designation, in accordance with the process prescribed by the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT). You are also eligible for the Canadian International Freight Forwarding Association (CIFFA) certificate, in accordance with the process prescribed by CIFFA. Please visit the organizations' websites for more information on these designations.
You will be exempted from the academic requirements leading to the Certified in Management (CIM) professional designation. After graduation from The Business School program, you will have met all of the requirements for the CIM designation once you have completed two years of managerial work experience. For complete information, please visit www.cim.ca.
Please note: These designations and credentials will incur costs in addition to the regular tuition.
Entrepreneur in import/export
International marketing manager
Foreign investment analyst
Corporate social responsibility manager
Commercial bank officer
Areas of Employment
International business development
International services such as consulting and education
Small to medium-sized international entrepreneurship and innovation
Trade and investment
Non-profit and government sectors
University degree or a three-year college diploma in any discipline from a recognized institution
We will consider applicants who have a two-year college diploma or a partial university degree (75% complete), and who have a minimum of two years work experience relevant to the program (transcript and resume review required)
English language proficiency