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Advanced Diploma of Business Administration – International Business
Advanced Diploma of Business Administration – International Business

Advanced Diploma of Business Administration – International Business

  • ID:GBC010039
  • Level:3-Year Undergraduate Advanced Diploma
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Admission Requirements

​​Entry requirement

  • Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, including the required courses, and any other selection criteria outlined below.
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent**
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 11 Math (M or U) or Grade 12 (C or U)

English requirements 

  • Provide proof that their secondary and/ or post-secondary studies were completed at a recognized institution where English is the primary media of instruction. The studies must be relevant to the admission requirements for the specific program (s) applied to (e.g. an advanced diploma or degree is required for certain postgraduate program)
  • or
  • Applicants with transcripts from an institution where the language of instruction is not English may meet English language proficiency requirements with one of the following proofs of language proficiency. The minimum test scores that are acceptable are listed below (as applicable). Please note: For admissions purposes, some programs require a higher score than the minimum stated below.
  • George Brown English for Academic (EAP) Program, Level 8
  • IELTS (Academic), 6.0, minimum 5.5 in each skill band
  • TOEFL, 80 (online) minimum 20 in each skill band
  • MELAB, 80
  • PTE (Academic), 54, overall minimum
    50 in each skill band
  • CAEL, 60 (overall)
  • Cambridge English Exams (B2 First, C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency), 169 or more (with no individual skill below 162)
  • *NEW Duolingo English Test, 105

Course Information

The field of International Business encompasses a variety of disciplines including finance, sales, marketing, and human resources. Consequently, Business Administration – International Business program graduates will be prepared to perform in a variety of specialized areas such as international market entry and distribution, international trade management, international negotiation and trade research, international marketing, international trade finance, planning, logistics, legal aspects of international trade and other functions related to business in general and international business in particular. Graduates of this program will have demonstrated their knowledge, skills and abilities related to international business, and will have prepared for careers that include negotiators, freight forwarders, logistics and marketing.

You will learn about:

  • Documents and procedures supporting the movement of products and services in a global supply chain

  • Statutory and regulatory compliance

  • International payment instruments and options

  • Foreign exchange strategies

  • Human resource strategies in an international operation.

Find out more about the field of international business in our video below:

Accredited Partnership with FITT

George Brown College has partnered with FITT (Forum for International Trade Training) to offer the FITTskills program. FITT is an international trade training and professional certification body. As the only organization of its kind in the world, FITT sets the standards and designs the training programs leading to the Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) designation. FITT’s quality training programs impart knowledge and practical skills that provide a competitive advantage to trade practitioners and elevate their position in world markets.


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  • semester courses

  • BUS 1038, Business Concepts, NONE

  • COMM 1007, College English, NONE

  • COMP 1010, Business Computer Applications I, NONE

  • HRM 1008, Fundamentals of HR Management, NONE

  • MARK 1020, Principles of Marketing, NONE

  • MATH 1008, Math for Business & Management I, NONE


  • semester courses

  • ACCT 1036, Principles of Accounting, NONE

  • BUS 1040, Project Management, NONE

  • COMM 1034, Professional Communications I, COMM1007

  • COMP 1115, Business Computer Applications II, COMP1010

  • MATH 1095, Math for Business & Management II, MATH 1008

  • PSY 1129, Organizational Behaviour, NONE


  • semester courses

  • ECON 1032, Macroeconomics, NONE

  • MARK 1002, Professional Selling, MARK1020

  • MGMT 1035, Global Trade Assessment, MARK1020

  • MGMT 4009, Operations Management, MATH 1095

  • STAT 1012, Business Statistics, MATH 1095

  • GHUM 1087, Successful Social Relations, NONE


  • semester courses

  • ACCT 2031, Managerial Accounting, ACCT1036

  • BUS 1041, Small Business Management, BUS1038

  • BUS 1044, Business Law, NONE

  • BUS 1055, Logistics & Supply Chain Management, MGMT 4009 & COMP 1115

  • BUS 3012, Intro. To Freight Forwarding I, MGMT 1035 or MGMT 1018

  • STS 1037, Career Planning & Development, NONE

  • Select One General Education Elective


  • semester courses

  • MGMT 1020, Management Decision Making, MGMT 4009 & ACCT 2031

  • MGMT 2041, International Sales and Marketing, MARK1002

  • MGMT 2042, International Market Entry Strategies, BUS1038

  • MGMT 3008, International Trade Finance, MGMT 1035

  • MGMT 2043, International Supply Chain Management, BUS1055

  • Select One General Education Elective


  • semester courses

  • MGMT 3006, Strategic Analysis, MGMT 1020 & COMM 1034

  • MGMT 2029, International Trade Management, MGMT 2041

  • BUS 3013, Intro. To Freight Forwarding II, BUS3012

  • Select Two Business Elective

  • Select One General Education Elective




  • Elective courses

  • CMMK 1114, Business Research & Report Writing, COMM 1034

  • CMMK 1127, The Business Media in Canada, COMM 1034

  • COMP 1113, Principles of E-Business, COMP 1010

  • MARK 2053, Negotiation Skills, NONE

  • BUS 1067, Field Education, By Application Only-Applications available in SJC 103 & SJA 313A

  • MGMT 2037, Retail Management, MARK 2049

  • MGMT 2036, Customer Service, MARK 1020

  • MGMT 3014, Field Based Advanced Coaching, RM 2027 and by interview only

  • MGMT 3015, Quality Improvement through Lean/six Sigma, NONE

  • HRM 2027, Coaching for Effective Performance Management, HRM 1008

  • ECON 1021, Environmental Economics, ECON 1031 or ECON 1032 or ECON 1034. ECON 1034

  • CMMK 1156, Talking Business, COMM 1034

  • BUS 3010, Introduction to Customs I, MGMT 1018 or MGMT 1035

  • BUS 3011, Introduction to Customs II, BUS 3010

  • BUS 3015, Applied Business Planning, MARK 1020, ACCT 2031, MATH 1008 & HRM 1008

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

The world is now considered a global marketplace with organizations continually seeking opportunities to expand operations across national borders. Organizations across all industries including law firms, consulting firms and manufacturers of both goods and services cater to an international clientele. Potential positions may include:

  • Forecasting and Replenishment Analyst

  • Merchandise Assistant

  • Purchasing Assistant

  • Purchasing Coordinator

  • Logistics Coordinator

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Mandatory Health Insurance

$743.99 for one-year coverage (Sept-August)
$508.83 for 8 months coverage (Jan-August)
$273.29 for 4 months coverage (May-August)

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