Global Business Management

City: Ottawa
Two-Year with Co-op Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Sep Open Jan Open


Discover a career working in a global business management role and navigate diverse cultures, markets, and regulations to ensure a company's success on an international scale.

With the emergence of global markets increasing the demand for flow of goods, services, capital and people internationally, global business management is critical to the international economy. In respond to this demand, the Lambton College Global Business Management, two-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate is an innovative program that provides students with the knowledge required to enter the global marketplace.

In this program, students study relevant and timely global business curriculum which prepares them for the complex nature of business. Progressive organizations of today require professionals with the skills to manage projects that take place across time zones, languages, cultures and currencies. Throughout the program, students learn to recognize the complexities, opportunities and challenges of going global and apply ethical and socially responsible creative thinking and problem-solving to anticipate the needs of the market while developing global strategies to manage risk and increase profitability.

Throughout this highly interactive program, students leverage data and technology to identify new growth markets, improve on operational efficiency and gain a global competitive advantage. As such, program curriculum focuses on global business theory, skills, knowledge and expertise allowing graduates to build the technical and analytical skills required in today's in-demand careers within the global business environment.

Admission Requirements

  • A university degree

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

Lambton College reserves the right to alter information including admission requirements and to cancel a program or course at any time; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies or changes in the job market; to change the pathways to 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.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS of 6.5

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  • TOEFL iBT 79

- or -

  • Passed Lambton Institute of English placement test

Please Note: 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.
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  • Term 1 $9,617.01
  • Term 2 $8,615.19
  • Term 3 $9,315.19
  • Co-op Term $0.00
Total Cost of Program

Tuition fees are estimates and are subject to change each academic year. Fees do not include books (unless specifically noted), supplies or living costs.

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.

Additional Fees

WIL Project Fees

Students who are not successful in securing a co-op or fail to meet the co-op requirements will need to register in CPL-5559 WIL Project.

There is an additional fee of $2,100 for each student enrolled in the WIL Project course.


The anticipated cost for textbooks in this program is approximately $500 - $700 per term. This amount accounts for both mandatory textbook costs (included in tuition fees) as well as textbook fees not included in your tuition fee amount.

Important Dates, Deadline & Late Fees

For additional information on registration dates, deadlines and late fees please refer to Registration Dates and Deadlines.

Student Fees

A student services fee is included in your tuition.

Health Insurance Coverage

Emergency medical insurance is mandatory for all international students at Lambton College. This includes students who are full-time and part-time and who are on a co-op. This insurance is provided by - a third party insurance provider.

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Technology Requirements

In order to keep pace with the requirements of each and every course in your program, Lambton College requires that each student have access to a laptop while studying at our college.


Professional Communications

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, incorporating inclusivity and diversity. 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.

Global Economics

Today's successful businesses must operate within the global context. This course offers an in-depth exploration of the complexities of the global economy. Students will gain a comprehensive knowledge of the challenges faced in today's interconnected world and learn such concepts as organizational and economic development, international financial markets, the impact of globalization and global governance and policies. Students will develop critical thinking skills necessary to navigate within an intercultural and cross-cultural global economic landscape. Students will also understand global economics being influenced by international trade and international politics.

Services Marketing

In this course, students examine the important role services marketing plays in the global environment. Utilizing key marketing concepts as a base, the delivery of the services marketing mix: product, price, place, promotion, people, process and physical space in creating and delivering sustainable services for global businesses are studied. Analysis of service quality, delivery and support strategies as well as design for global markets, are also discussed.

Professional Practice, Ethics & Leadership - A Canadian Perspective

Ethics plays an integral part in the overall business decision-making process. Generally, these ethical standards should be applicable not only in a Canadian context but across the world - regardless of country, law, or cultural differences. To ensure business success, these ethical codes should be applied and communicated by leaders in business. This course speaks to the importance of ethics laws in Canada and their applicability to global business. This course aims to equip students with the intellectual tools to make effective, reasoned and justifiable moral decisions relating to global business within appropriate legal and social frameworks. Important topics such as ethics and professionalism and equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) within global workforces are introduced. In addition, the concepts of economic, social and environmental sustainability are also discussed.

Project & Data Analysis

In this course, the student is introduced to understanding, organizing, and presenting data in useful visual formats to be able to interpret, analyse and make decisions on a project. The student is presented with a number of techniques and tools to aid with data analysis. Upon completion, the student will be able to use a number of advanced features within these tools as well as create a complete Project Schedule. The student will have the knowledge to monitor the progress of the project using Earned Value Management and utilize several reporting tools.

Introduction to Canadian Business Analytics

In today's highly connected world, organizations are privileged to gather and consume more and better data than ever before, allowing them to reflect on nature, trends, and insights within the business. Such information constitutes a powerful resource for deeply understanding business dynamics and, thus, leading decision-makers on their processes. This data is a valuable commodity that drives business In this course, 1) Comment the processes and techniques of business data collection, analysis, and visualization, 2) Program basic instructions when dealing with data, 3) Implement segmentation techniques, 4) Implement regression techniques, 5) Deliver solutions to business problems and 6) Realize the role of further models and deployments. Students will complete a capstone project involving a business problem where real data is used as a term project. Plausible solutions to such problems are expected to include techniques and tools presented in the course.

Introduction to Managerial Accounting

The managerial accounting course provides students with skills to become highly effective in environments where quick decisions are required. Students learn to use financial information to make quick strategic decisions including how to use data to evaluate the effectiveness of current operations. Learning to maximize the profitability of operations, students interpret financial statements and supporting financial data that drive decision making. Topics covered in this course include cost management, analysis of financial performance, application of pricing strategies, and budgetary planning and control for a business enterprise.

Job Search & Success

This course provides student with skills and knowledge to help support their career search and succeed in the workplace. Students align their personal skill set and goals to guide them on their career paths. They will learn how to effectively conduct a job search, build a professional and well-tailored resume and cover letter, and develop and practice interview techniques. Students will also develop their personal brand to help support effective career networking and aid in their job search. Teamwork and collaboration in the workplace are also discussed. Self-reflection is used to inspire insight and support their professional career journey.

Human Resources 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.

Project Managment Fundamentals for Canadian Business

This course introduces students to the essential logical flow of project management concepts, tools and techniques that can be immediately applied in the Canadian workplace. Students will review different project management case studies and generate a summary report of all the key skills required to be an effective project manager. Students will gain more experience with indemand skills that employers seek in MS Office (Word, Excel), scheduling software, document management, and record keeping, management of meetings, budgeting, and communications.

Leadership in Change Management

One of the few constants in today's competitive business environment is change. Change leaders must have knowledge of what drives successful change, what challenges successful change, the options available, the ethical issues associated with change, and understand organizational theory and behaviour and its impact. Leaders are facing change as it relates to sustainability, climate change and the implications for business in the ESG realm. The environment, social-justice, diversity, and inclusion are all considerations and present organizations with both opportunities and challenges as we look with urgency to our collective futures. Effective leaders must identify the correct approach to leading transition within an organization, utilize skills required to lead in chaotic and fast-paced environments, optimize organizational structures, analyze, and assess change effectiveness, and ready their organizations to thrive. Through case study, readings, teamwork and class discussion, this course explores these knowledge areas and provides opportunity to practice and develop leadership skills relevant for successful change management.

Strategic Customer Relationship Management

In this course, students study the sales process and effective sales force management in order to optimize results. Important concepts related to marketing, sales and e-commerce in countries with different laws, political and economic environments, and cultures are examined. Students gain skills in managing the buyer and supplier relationship and meeting client expectations within a global selling environment.

Global Trade Finance

This course explores various theoretical concepts and practical applications of international trade & associated corporate finance involving multinational corporations and the financial decisions in their investment projects, and highlights their implications for the global economies and businesses. Students gain insight into various aspects of international financial management involved in free trade of goods/services and in resources across national borders. Economic performance under different exchange rate policies is also discussed. Since exchange rates influence the performance of economies and businesses, the foreign exchange market, exchange rate determination, exchange rate risk, country risk analysis, and transactions in international bond market are considered within the context of the international monetary system. Currency exchange fluctuations, political instability, and force de majeure events, are integral considerations to global 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 consider negotiation terms, non-payment dispute resolution and cash flow management. Corporate governance related matters and corporate social responsibility associated with international financial transactions is also examined.

Integrated Project I

In this first of two important components of the program, students blend theory and hands-on practical exposure to specialize in their chosen career fields. Components of global business plans are introduced. Projects are developed by integrating the skills acquired in the program and may involve on-campus research or third-party industry-related projects.

Global Procurement Management

In this course, students develop skills to both request and respond to a request for proposal (RFP) initiated by an organization interested in the procurement of goods and services. Students also gain skills in negotiation to support buyers and/or seller's interests, pricing the contract, addressing and complying with legal guidelines, developing compliance/retention policy, and managing vendor expectations.

Development of Products & Services for a Global Market

This course examines what, why and how organizations develop, adapt or customize goods and services in relation to global 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 analyse 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 to maintain a competitive edge in their global target markets.

New Venture Development

This course introduces a variety of market entry strategies organizations need to know and do to ensure the success of new global 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.

Legal Environment of Global Business

In this course, students are introduced to the legal environment in which global businesses operate. Course topics include the legal risks of foreign market entry, global organizations, trading blocks, sales contracts, international transportation legal issues and financing, intellectual property and international dispute resolution.

Global Supply Chain & Logistics

This course pairs both the theoretical concepts of global supply chains with the introduction of simulated supply chain role play, exposing the student to practical work experience. The individual participates in a simulation where the student is hired as a supply chain analyst for a fictitious company. In this simulation, the student is tasked with completing forecasting in realistic supply chain functions. They must evaluate demand and create purchase orders, all while considering inventory levels and profits. The student must also make choices regarding transportation and warehouse locations. The student will be asked to analyse associated data, review communications and information to make decisions, perform other tasks, and solve problems that a supply chain analyst may encounter. The simulation is supported by a digital textbook, which assists the student in making appropriate decisions and best practices. The associated information will include theory in planning, sourcing, procurement, inventory management, transportation, warehouse utilization, and metrics.

Sustainable Global Strategies

Following the calls to action from the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), students examine and evaluate global business challenges and their relation to the environmental, social and governance (ESG) framework to an organization's business practices and performance on selected sustainability and ethical issues. Students develop a comprehensive understanding in how ESG factors, directly or indirectly support an organization's effort to create a positive impact on performance and stakeholder value. Sustainable best-practices are studies through the analysis of global business cases and with a uniquely Canadian lens, students formulate effective strategies and their implementation.

Integrated Project II

As a continuation of Integrated Project I, students blend theory and hands-on practical exposure to specialize in their chosen career fields. On-campus research in areas of interest are developed by integrating the skills acquired throughout the program. The culmination of learning results in a final global business plan or final report and presentation contributing to solving a global business problem.

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:

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WIL Project

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Project is aimed at enriching students by connecting different program areas of study, cutting across subject-matter lines, and emphasizing unifying concepts. The focus of the WIL Project is to make connections between study and industry by engaging students in relevant and meaningful activities that are connected to and practiced within the professional workplace. WIL Project allows students to enhance and strengthen their employability prospects post-graduation by fine tuning skills and knowledge and meeting the expectations of 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.

Co-op Eligibility & WIL Project Fee

In order to be eligible to secure an approved full-time co-op work term (CPL-1049), students must have a GPA of 2.8 or greater and complete all the co-op eligibility requirements. Failing to do so will require students to enroll in CPL-5559 WIL Project at an additional cost.


Centre for Global Engagement


1457 London Road

Sarnia ON, N7S 6K4

After Graduation

Employment Opportunities

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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.

Looking for Support After Graduation?

The International Graduate Services & Support Centre (GSSC) is a place dedicated to assisting International alumni as they seek employment and settle into Canadian life following graduation.


About Co-op

Students in this program have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience by applying classroom learning during co-op experiences.

Learn more about co-op terms and the roles and responsibilities of students and co-op advisors.

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Student Responsibilities

  • Course and program delivery schedules are proposed and subject to change for each intake.
  • Students are required to bring their own laptop with wireless capability.
  • Students are advised to bring an official copy of their most recent police clearance, driver's license, and vaccination record from their home country.
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Technology Requirements

It is recommended that students purchase a laptop with a Windows operating system.

Internet Speed Requirements

For best performance for students learning remotely, an internet connection with a minimum of 40 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload speed is recommended in order to effectively use video conferencing and remote lecture delivery software as well as, other online resources remotely. Due to the large area over which students may be dispersed, we are unable to recommend a specific provider, so you will need to inquire around your area to find one that best suits your needs.

Minimum Laptop Requirements

In order to access the internet and virtually-delivered software and courseware, student laptops should include the following at a minimum. By meeting the following specifications, students will be equipped to access software and courseware on their laptop through the internet:

  • Intel i5 8th Gen Processor or equivalent
  • 16 GB of RAM (with a minimum of 8 GB)
  • 100 GB HDD or more
  • HD Graphics
  • Webcam with a microphone
  • Wireless 802.11n/ac 5ghz capable
  • Windows Operating System (Windows 11)


To ensure students are getting the most our of their classroom experience, some software will be required.

Lambton College has made this software easily accessible online. Students can leverage our Microsoft Office 365 software packages and services. In addition, much of the software you require for your courses will be available on demand for use on any device - on or off campus.