Global Business Management

Ontario College Graduate Certificate | Code: 1247

About the program

This program provides an internationally focused body of knowledge and skills for individuals interested in extending their business understanding beyond the domestic environment. The curriculum emphasizes the skills and knowledge necessary to operate in different roles, within international cultural, legal and political contexts. This broad based program will explore the field of management both in theory and through practical applications considering different organizational lenses. Graduates will be eligible to apply for the FITT (Forum for International Trade Training) diploma, and the CITP (Certified International Trade Professional) designation (subject to one year of work experience).
Note: Admission to the program is required prior to registration for courses.

Admission requirements

  • A two- or three-year diploma or a degree from an accredited college or university in a related program OR related experience
  • Applicants not meeting the credential requirement must submit a resume outlining relevant experience.

Note re: admission requirements

  • Applicants possessing degrees/diplomas from institutions where the language of instruction was not English will be required to provide test scores as evidence of their English language proficiency. Test scores, if required, would be a minimum of TOEFL iBT 88; IELTS 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0; CAEL 70 with no sub-test band scores less than 60; PTE Academic 58; Conestoga English Language Test (CELT) Band 6; or equivalent scores in other recognized standard tests of English.
  • Conestoga offers a language program for students whose English language skills are below the standard required for admission but all other admission criteria have been met. Students will be eligible for admission to the graduate certificate program after completion of level 4 of the General Arts and Science - English Language Studies (ELS) program with an overall grade average of 80% and no grade less than 75%. Placement in the ELS program is determined by scores on an in-house English language test or TOEFL or IELTS.

Admission procedures

  • Submit proof of Admission Requirements
  • Attach a current resume
  • Final acceptance is based on a review of the academic background, resume and references.

Program requirements

In addition to the tuition and associated fees paid by the student to the College, approximately $2,600 is also payable to industry associations for textbooks (purchased at the Conestoga Bookstore and online) and examination fees over the course of your studies. A credit card may be required to order these materials. The fees vary from year to year.

Graduate opportunities

Graduates will have the knowledge, skill and understanding of a business environment both locally and globally, providing for a diverse range of employment opportunities.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website:

Program outcomes

  • Make effective, appropriate, and ethical decisions taking into consideration, corporate social responsibility and environmentally sustainable practices within the four fundamental areas of business (operations, marketing, human resources, and finance) in domestic and international settings aligning with government programs, policies, and agencies which facilitate international trade.
  • Conduct business with diverse populations using culturally appropriate methods in compliance with relevant national and international law, practices, policies, and practices.
  • Apply effective supply chain and project management practices to support all functions of a business considering domestic and international perspectives and customs.
  • Employ entrepreneurial strategies in the development of new products, services and markets to maximize the effectiveness of international business initiatives.
  • Analyze business situations, using critical and creative thinking, and evidence from research and data to support recommendations and decision making in domestic and international settings.
  • Collaborate with others to analyze business problems, generate alternatives, develop recommendations, and create action plans and/or persuasive business reports in domestic and international contexts.
  • Assess and use information technology to increase business efficiency and/or effectiveness.

Program related resources

Graduation requirements

Students must successfully complete all courses as outlined in the Program Design. All courses must be completed within 5 years of acceptance into the program in order to graduate.

Program contact

Continuing Education
Upcoming Registrations

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Winter Registration: November 4, 2019
Spring Registration: February 3, 2020