Program Information

Enhance your employability skills for a successful career in global business. The Business Management – International Business Ontario Graduate Certificate program is designed to prepare university and college graduates for a rewarding career in international business management. In addition to building management skills, students will develop the competencies to investigate, analyze and manage domestic and international business activities, in order to successfully conduct business on a global scale.

Curriculum emphasizes international sales and marketing, trade, research, supply chain management, law and project management in a Canadian business setting. Activities, projects and case studies are used to simulate a work environment and prepare students with the practical experience to be successful in their careers upon graduation.

The work term that concludes the program provides students with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience that will assist them in finding permanent employment after graduation.

Upon graduation, students will have met the academic requirements for application to the Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) designation and be prepared to write the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) exams.

This Lambton College program is licensed to and delivered by Queen's College (PDF), a licensed private career college in Mississauga, Ontario. Students that are registered at Lambton in Mississauga are students of a public college and as such, will receive full credit from Lambton College for all Lambton College courses completed at the Queen's College campus in Mississauga. Students who meet program graduation requirements will graduate with a credential from Lambton College.

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Admission Requirements

A college diploma, university degree

The admissions process is competitive and meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee admission.

English Language Requirements

Applicants must demonstrate language proficiency by submitting one of the following scores:

  • IELTS of 6.5
  • TOEFL iBT 79
  • Passed Lambton Institute of English placement test 

Applicants from India, China, Vietnam, Philippines and Pakistan should note that IELTS is the only proficiency score accepted by the Study Direct Stream (SDS) program. Additional country-specific requirements may also be applicable.

Meeting the minimum English requirements does not guarantee admission. Students with higher English proficiency scores will receive priority in the admission assessment process.

Course List

MAN-1103: Human Resource Management

Effective Human Resources Management (HRM) is critical to the success of organizations today. This course will provide an overview of the key concepts of HR management and will include some history and theory of the HR function and important terminology. It will introduce students to the core competencies of effective HR practitioners and allow for self-assessment against these competencies. We will be discussing core HR practice areas such as Strategic Planning, HR Planning, HR Administration, Talent Management, Training Learning and Development, Performance Assessment, Total Rewards (including Compensation and Benefits) Employee and Labour Relations and Health and Safety in the workplace. In addition, the course looks at the legal environment for effective HR management, and the role of HRM in mergers and acquisitions and organizational change management.

ACC-1093: Accounting Concepts I

This course is an introduction to the theory of accounting and the standard methods of recordkeeping for non-accounting major students. Generally accepted accounting principles and concepts are emphasized in the preparation of financial statements.

MKT-1143: Marketing Fundamentals

This course introduces students to the foundations of successful marketing and prepares them for advanced marketing courses. The emphasis is on learning and applying marketing concepts in an ever-changing environment that is becoming more global in nature. Topics covered include the following: understanding the marketing environment, consumer and business behaviour, marketing intelligence, and the design and implementation of effective marketing strategies and marketing mix elements.

ECO-1503: Principles of Economics

This course is a survey of the principles which apply to our society's efforts to solve economic problems. The survey includes an examination of fundamental economic problems, economic models, the nature of the Canadian economy, employment, inflation, the role of governments in managing the economy, and the functioning of demand, supply, and firms within the market system.

BUS-1234: Computer Applications for Business

Strong computer skills are essential to finding employment in management and administration. This course provides students with resources and guidance to develop skills in Microsoft Office applications. While the focus will be spent learning and applying document processing, presentation and extra time on spreadsheet management tools, students will also develop skills in time management, self-discipline, and attention to detail. Students will also have an opportunity to improve their ability to read and follow written instructions. Computer Applications for Business is a course delivered using practical hands-on applications and comprises additional online skills assessment and training tools purposefully designed to provide flexibility in learning. This course further prepares students to apply these professional business application skills, with enhanced emphasis on spreadsheet management as they continue and expand in their program areas of study.

COM-3013: English Essentials

This course is designed for international students with diplomas or degrees. It focuses on polishing communications skills acquired through one's academic career and workplace experience. Through various business writing and speaking scenarios, students learn Canadian business practices and communication styles. Close attention is paid to proper incorporation of the intellectual property of others to ensure academic integrity. Students will practice organized and dynamic speaking and will strive for polished business documents.

FIN-1013: Financial Analysis and Budgeting

This course is an introduction to the essentials of financial management with a view for wealth maximization of a business enterprise. Topics covered in this course include the following: analysis of financial performance, cost-volume-profit analysis, financing alternatives and costs, management of working capital, budgeting, and capital investment decisions.

LAW-1003: Business Law

In this course, students are prepared for a business environment increasingly affected by laws. They learn how laws must be understood and applied by management in the conduct of business. They also learn how to analyze a business situation from a general legal perspective. Emphasis is placed on methods of dispute resolution, contracts, torts, employment law, methods of carrying on business, creditors' rights, sale of goods and marketing law.

INT-1113: Feasibility of International Trade

The course Feasibility of International Trade examines what individuals in organizations need to know and do to ensure the success of new international ventures. Careful research, analysis and planning are necessary to examine the organization's current state, to identify promising opportunities and to analyze potential outcomes, both positive and negative.

INT-1123: Global Value Chain

The course Global Value Chain examines aspects of the primary activities, distribution and inventory management, and the supporting activities of document management and procurement, which are integral to international trade logistics. This course examines how organizations obtain resources and what they need to know to control and manage logistical systems in relation to international trade.

INT-3153: International Sales and Marketing

The course International Sales and Marketing details considerations an organization must make when promoting and selling products and/or services beyond domestic borders. This course examines important concepts related to marketing, sales and e-commerce in countries with different laws, political and economic environments, and cultures. International marketing attempts to position an organization's products and services, brand and communications so the organization meets the needs and preferences of each target country or region. Marketing activities are designed to generate awareness and demand for the organization's offerings, and sales activities should convert awareness and demand into purchases.

CFF-2013: International Transportation and Trade (ITT)

This course introduces students to several modes of transportation including truck, air, rail and ocean. Students will learn about the key parties involved in trade and the primary Canadian trade routes. The transfer of title between the buyer and the seller and the associated risk, payment and documentation responsibilities under Incoterms® 2010 will be emphasized. The formation of sales contracts, determination of chargeable freight weight and assessment of profit or loss on a shipment will also be discussed

CPP-1001: Co-op Preparation

This course will provide students with employment preparatory skills specifically related to Co-operative Education. This will include understanding the Co-operative Education & Internship Policy, understanding the support system available through the Co-op and Career Services department, utilizing social media, preparing effective cover letters & resume as well as the fundamentals of behavioural based interviewing.

Academic Break

MAN-1163: Organizational Behaviour

This subject is an examination of the contemporary Canadian business environment including the organization, leadership and management decision process which influences the behaviour of individuals and groups. Increased global competition, technological change and the rising expectations of both employees and employers have underlined the need for improved and more effective leadership. This subject provides a better understanding of this process.

INT-3133: International Market Entry Strategies

This International Market Entry Strategies course examines what individuals in organizations need to know and do to ensure the success of new international ventures. Careful analysis and planning are necessary to choose the most effective market entry strategy for a new venture. The chosen strategy must be successfully implemented and managed, which includes demonstrating cultural competence and complying with applicable local and international laws.

INT-3143: Development of Products and Services for an International Market

The course Products and Services for a Global Market examines what, why and how organizations develop, adapt or customize goods and services in relation to international trade. This course explores differences in regulatory, legal, cultural and consumer/client requirements that require compliance or that might impact product and service development and adaptation. Organizations must analyze how these differences may impact cost, product design, packaging, labelling, product testing, service delivery, sales and marketing. Organizations should follow objective and thorough research, development and testing processes that align with their overall business strategies in order to maintain a competitive edge in their international target markets.

FIN-3163: International Trade Finance

Currency exchange fluctuations, political instability, and force de majeure events, are integral considerations to international financial management. This course examines how organizations can manage their finances and mitigate financial risk by selecting appropriate transaction methods and tools for their international trade activities. Learners will consider negotiation terms, non-payment dispute resolution and cash flow management.

CFF-3023: Introduction to Freight Forwarding

Students will be exposed to common methods of international payment and the documentation and parties involved under each method. Risk assessment and risk management techniques from the perspective of both the buyer and seller under various methods of payment will be highlighted throughout the course. Other key topics that will be examined include cargo insurance, packaging, security, dangerous goods, and costing.

INT-4202: Field Study Project

This field study project engages students in an in-depth analysis of an International Company. Students choose the International Company that they will analyse over the course of the semester, tying in all aspects of prior learning of international business, finance and marketing. Students are required to conduct an in-depth interview with a key employee from an International Company to collect data for this project.

CPL-1049: Work Term - Full-Time*

Co-operative education provides students with the opportunity to apply classroom learning to the workplace, undertake career sampling and gain valuable work experience that may assist students in leveraging employment after graduation. For further information regarding co-op, please refer to: https://www.lambtoncollege.ca/co-op_and_career/

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CPL-5559: Applied Project

Work Integrated Learning Project is aimed at enriching student success by connecting different program areas of study, cutting across subject -matter lines, and emphasizing unifying concepts. The focus is on making connections, allowing students to engage in relevant, meaningful activities that are connected and practiced in real life. This will attempt to enhance and strengthen the student's employability prospects post-graduation by exposing them to skills and knowledge in demand from today's employers. Students are required to attend the scheduled shifts in the WIL office, reporting to the WIL Supervisor. Weekly real-world challenges are presented in the WIL office, designed by industry professionals. In addition to the weekly assigned deliverables, students are also offered professional development sessions, and exposed to industry guest speakers, enhancing their opportunity to develop their professional network.

*In order to be eligible to participate in a full-time Co-op Work Term (CPL-1049) students must have a GPA of 2.8 or greater.

Failing to do so will require the students to enroll in CPL-5559 WIL Project at an additional cost to the student.

See the Additional Fees tab for current fees.

Program Maps

Students are required to follow their prescribed program map and are not allowed to take unscheduled breaks for any reason.

Current Students

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Lambton College reserves the right to alter information including admission requirements and to cancel at any time a program or course; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies or changes in the job market; to change the pathways third-party certification bodies; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations or over-acceptance of offers of admission. In the event Lambton College exercises such a right, Lambton College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to Lambton College.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates can work in a broad range of domestic and international employment sectors including, manufacturing, market research, education, retail, insurance, freight forwarding, brokerage houses, banks, financial institutions, consulting firms and international business.

For more information about post-graduate work eligibility for international students, please review the Post-Graduate Work Permit Program information.

For more information, please contact the appropriate campus:

Toronto
416-485-2098
lambton@cestarcollege.com
Mississauga
905-890-7833 x 222
lambton@queenscollege.ca
Sarnia/Main Campus
international@lambtoncollege.ca
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