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Graduate Certificate in International Business Management
Graduate Certificate in International Business Management

Graduate Certificate in International Business Management

  • ID:SC010111
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
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* Health Science Pre-Admission Testing Charge, Identification Card

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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements:

Program Eligibility

  • Postsecondary diploma or degree.


  • Demonstrated competence through related work and/or educational experience.

English requirements:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), 88 (21L,W,S,R) iBT (Internet-based TOEFL) or 570 Paper-based

  • TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition**, 88 (21L,W,S,R)

  • iTEP Academic**, 3.9

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Academic Module, 6.5 – Overall Band Score with no Band below 6.0

  • PTE A (Pearson Test of English Academic), 60 – Overall Minimum Score (57L,W,S,R)

  • FCE (Cambridge English: First), 176 – Cambridge English Scale or FCE A

  • CAE (Cambridge English: Advanced), 180 – Cambridge English Scale or CAE C

  • CPE (Cambridge English: Proficiency), 200 – Cambridge English Scale or CPE C

  • Sheridan EAP (English for Academic Purposes), 75%

  • Sheridan EPA (English Proficiency Assessment), 4.5 – Listening Band 4.5 – Reading Combined Band CLB 8 - Writing

Other requirements:

  • Applicant Selection

  • Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of demonstrated competence through related work and/ or educational experience.

  • In some cases, applicants may be requested to submit a résumé, which includes details of related work experience, and a cover letter, which summarizes career goals and reasons for wanting to take this program.

  • Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.

Course Information

In just one year, this program gives you the skills you need to begin an exciting career in global business.

Exceptional educators

The professors who teach Sheridan's International Business courses are personally experienced in international business. They are continually updating the program so that it accurately reflects current international market conditions, challenges and regulations.

Things you'll do and learn

  • Develop a foreign market entry strategy for a specific product or service.

  • Research and analyze potential international opportunities.

  • Create a customized international business plan to support the global initiative of a real company.

  • Learn to navigate cultural differences among trading partners and clients.

Networking and industry connections

In addition to helping you hone your business report writing and presentation skills, your professors will bring in guest speakers who are active in international business, introduce you to networking and industry association events, and teach you how to undertake a search for international employment.

Additional information

You will also participate in group presentations and upgrade your software skills to include applications used in international business.

Co-op experience

Eligible students (see About Co-op) can acquire invaluable work experience in the international business field through a work-term cooperative education assignment following completion of the academic portion of the program. This training experience gives you an ideal way to apply what you have learned in class and explore different career paths.

Award opportunity

The J.M. Cochrane Memorial Award bestows two $600 awards to graduates each year.

Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Conduct an environmental scan to evaluate the impact of world issues on an organization's international business opportunities.

  • Conduct, evaluate and present market research to support an organization's international business decision-making.

  • Manage the preparation of documents and the application of procedures to support the movement of products and services in the organization's global supply chain.

  • Evaluate the impact of statutory and regulatory compliance on an organization's integrative trade initiatives.

  • Develop and implement strategies to negotiate effectively within various cultural environments and to address the impact of cultural differences on an organization's integrative trade initiatives.

  • Develop and present an international marketing plan, and evaluate sales strategies that support an organization's integrative trade initiatives.

  • Identify and interpret relevant international financial documents, and evaluate financial strategies that support an organization's integrative trade initiatives.

  • Analyze the impact of an organization's integrative trade initiatives on its human resources management strategies, policies and practices.

  • Develop and present an international business plan.

  • Manage the implementation and evaluation of team projects by applying project management principles.

  • Recommend strategies to support principles of corporate sustainability, corporate social responsibility and ethics associated with an organization's integrative trade initiatives and evaluate their effectiveness.

  • Select and apply current technologies to support an organization's integrative trade initiatives.

Co-op Option

Students in this program may apply to the Co-op program during their first academic semester. Enrolment in the Co-op program is limited through an additional Co-op application process that takes place in the first semester. Students in the Co-op program are eligible to complete a Co-op work term during the 4-month term following the second semester.

Co-operative Education is a form of work-integrated learning that links classroom learning with paid or unpaid work experiences within a professional environment. Co-op work terms are related specifically to the academic studies of each student. The work terms provide an opportunity to learn by doing. You’ll apply theory to practice, develop a meaningful view of the working world, and cultivate an awareness of yourself as a professional.

Students receive in-class and 1-on-1 career education support to help prepare for the work term. The Co-op component is delivered by Sheridan’s Co-operative Education Office, which facilitates over 1800 Co-op/Internship work terms per year Sheridan-wide.

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Semester 1

  • CULT 50341, Cross-cultural Communication, 4

  • BUSM 52310, International Business Environment, 3

  • MGMT 56671, International Marketing Management, 3

  • FINA 55563, Financial Analysis, 3

  • BUSM 56204, International Trade Research, 3

  • APPL 51110, Computer Software Applications, 4

  • TOTAL:, 20

Semester 2

  • ECON 58982, Financing International Trade, 3

  • MGMT 50199, Leadership Development, 3

  • BUSM 57951, International Trade Logistics, 3 

  • BUSM 55213, Developing an International Strategic Business Plan, 5

  • MGMT 53921, International Project Management, 3

  • LAWS 54310, International Business Law & Ethics, 3

  • COWT 53816, Co-operative Education Forum, 1

  • TOTAL:, 21

Semester 3

  • COWT 51075, Work term, 1

  • TOTAL:, 1

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Today, 35% of Canada’s jobs relate to international trade, which makes an international business college education highly valuable in the business world. This training prepares you to pursue some of today’s most fascinating business opportunities.

Here are some jobs you might find:

  • Importer or Exporter

  • Shipping Coordinator

  • International Business Adviser

  • International Trade Manager

  • Transportation Manager

  • Marketing Assistant or Coordinator

  • Logistics Coordinator

  • Supply Chain Coordinator or Analyst

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Health and Dental Plan - International: 580CAD/ per year

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