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.
You will also participate in group presentations and upgrade your software skills to include applications used in international business.
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.
The J.M. Cochrane Memorial Award bestows two $600 awards to graduates each year.
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.
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.