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International Business

The Bachelor of Business Administration program is a four-year undergraduate degree that allows you to select a concentration that suits your interests and career goals. Also, as a graduate of this degree, you will be able to gain advanced standing toward appropriate professional designations.

Businesses need professionals who can act on the increasing connectedness of global markets, business practices, resources, and information. Our program is designed to provide skills to cultivate a successful career in international business in Canada and worldwide.

Canada is a big player when it comes to the international trade industry; in fact, the Canadian total international trade (exported goods and services) in 2020 was worth 683 billion dollars. This industry has substantially grown in the last 20 years and has increased the need for skills in all the international trade areas.

The international business management program will ready students for careers with all kinds of internationally-oriented organizations; for instance, local business environments engaged in aspects of international trade, licensing or financial agreements, multinational enterprises, banks and other international financial institutions, various governmental organizations and companies having subsidiaries in other countries.


FITT and CITP certification

Acsenda is a FITT Accredited Educational Partner and graduates of our BBA-International Business Management (IBM) Program now have advanced standing towards the Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) education requirements by transferring their credits to FITT. The CITP is an internationally recognized designation that indicates professionals who have competencies in international trade that are of the highest standard.

International Business Management Concentration Courses

5 Courses Required

BIBM331 - International Trade Management
This course provides a comprehensive overview of key aspects of global business in the 21st century and explores the language of macroeconomics and wealth of nations. It provides important information on the key elements of the global business environment whether participant is looking for general information, seriously considering getting involved or already participating in global trade. The course emphasizes forward thinking and a positive perspective, it highlights the considerable effort that any business in any region of the world, must commit to succeed. We believe that if this effort is properly executed, it will represent a fundamental “best practice” approach that goes beyond borders. In creating contemporary material for product development and regulatory compliance, this course not only describes the current state of the environment, but also helps identify ongoing transformation of global business and corporate social responsibility such as ethical sourcing, people’s rights and workplace diversity, it is of paramount importance that any “advice” be relative to the knowledge that any business in the world should assimilate to be a successful global trader.
This course provides a comprehensive overview of international finance. Topics include multi-national financial management, international monetary system, foreign exchange markets, international parity conditions, foreign currency derivatives and swaps, transaction exposure, exchange and hedging, balance of payments, foreign exchange rate determination, translation exposure, operating exposure, global cost and availability of capital, multi-national capital budgeting, international trade finance, and corporate governance.
This course explores the practical applications of contracts, dispute resolution, pricing terms, negotiation terms and communications, transportation, documentation, insurance, information resources, government regulations and international trade regulations. Students will explore logistics, including transportation, inventory management, purchasing, warehousing and customer service and the complexities of these functions in the international marketplace.
The objective of this course is to provide an opportunity for students to understand the global marketing planning process and to develop skills in problem solving and decision-making. At the end of this course, students are expected to be able to develop a comprehensive global marketing strategy for a product or service to deal with specific or general issues related to it. The focus of this course is global marketing analysis and marketing planning on an international scale. An in-depth study of the sales function including the role of salespeople, sales agents, distributors, and other marketing channel members involved in supporting the sales process. Covers the skills and innovations needed to successfully develop, implement and manage sales activities. Political, legal and ethical issues are explored.
This course assesses the turbulent environment in which international businesses operate and the approaches to strategy formulation and implementation for global and transnational businesses. It examines the barriers to market entry, the different market entry strategies, and possible international partnership agreements. Students address the functional and operational management of companies and fuse together the theoretical and empirical aspects of international management, business finance, leadership and growth, legal requirements, business ethics and triple bottom line, management issues and problems, viewing them from the global perspective.