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International Business Management (Bachelor of Business Administration) (Co-op)

Bachelor of Business Administration
College Code:
Business and Hospitality
Program Code:
Accelerated Delivery:
Academic Year:
2015 / 2016
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About the Program

Whether your dream is to work in thriving cities like London, Beijing or New York, or to work for a local company that deals in worldwide trade, the dynamic International Business Management degree at Conestoga will put you on the right track. This four-year, co-op Bachelor of Business Administration program is designed to prepare students to manage international business endeavours. The goal is to provide graduates with the ability to bring people, processes, and technology together to achieve improved performance in domestic or international enterprises.

At the end of Year 2, students have the option of specializing in Human Resource Management (HRM), Supply Chain Management (SCM) or Marketing Management (MM), or continuing in the General stream. The Ministry has also approved specializations in Sustainability Management and Project Management and there are plans to implement them over the next few years.

Program highlights include three paid co-op terms, two major consulting projects, use of SAP - the world's leading Enterprise Management software, and a strong international focus, including:

Program Information

Length: Four-year Academic Co-operative Bachelor's degree program
Delivery Sequence: Doon (Kitchener) - September/2015 (Open) - Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer
Location: Doon (Kitchener)
Start: September
First-Year Capacity: 80

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Admission Requirements

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Admission Procedures

Program Requirements

Students are required to successfully complete two language electives (in one language) in order to graduate.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition: Please refer to the previous academic year program fee chart for an approximation as fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time.
*Fees are higher for international students on a Student Visa. Please refer to the international program fee chart for an approximation as fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time.
*Books and supplies are additional.

Financial Assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.

For more information, please visit Financial Services/Awards.

Co-op Information

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates of this four-year co-op program will possess a blend of applied business skills that will enable them to function as flexible and versatile business generalists in an international context. Specific focus is given to issues requiring cross functional integration of activities. The program will meet the needs of typical entry-level positions and allow the graduate to eventually move into supervisory or managerial roles within either domestic or international business environments.

79% of 2012-2013 graduates found employment within 6 months of graduation. Their average starting salary was $38,629.

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

Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions. View the transfer agreement opportunities for this program.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Course Information
Course # Courses
Level One
BUS71190 Introduction to Business with International Applications
BUS71200 Organizational Behaviour with International Applications
ECON71050 Introduction to Microeconomics
ENGL71000 Academic Communications
MATH71775 Business Math
Electives: Program Option 1 - Language Student must pass 1 Course(s)
CHIN71000 Introduction to Chinese Language and Culture
FREN71020 Introduction to French Language and Culture
SPAN71010 Introduction to the Spanish Language and Culture
Level Two
ACCT71210 Introductory Accounting
COMP72370 Information Management
ECON71030 Introduction to Macroeconomics with International Applications
ENGL72000 Professional Communication
MKT71090 Marketing
OPER71260 Operations Management I
Level Three
CDEV71050 Co-op and Career Preparation
COMP72105 Database Management
MGMT72095 Project Management with International Applications
MKT72200 International Marketing
OPER72100 Global Supply Chain Management
STAT72785 Applied Statistics
Electives: Program Option 2 - Language Student must pass 1 Course(s)
CHIN72000 Chinese Language and Culture II
FREN72020 French Language and Culture II
SPAN72010 Spanish Language and Culture II
Level Four
ACCT72500 Managerial Accounting
LAW72200 Canadian and International Business Law
MGMT72100 International Human Resources Management
RSCH73100 Research Methods
SOC73180 Conflict Management
Electives: Interdisciplinary Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level Five
COOP72000 Co-op Work Term I (International Business Mgt)
Level Six
BUS74020 International Business Planning and Strategy
CULT72000 World Cultures
FIN72105 Finance for Managers
Electives: Program Option Student must complete a minimum of 90 Hours
BUS74000 Professional Sales and Negotiations
HRM73040 Staff Recruitment and Selections
MKT73000 Buyer Behaviour
OHS73000 Occupational Health and Safety
OPER72010 Operations Management II
OPER73000 Designing and Managing the Supply Chain
Level Seven
BUS73130 Consulting/Integration Project I
Electives: Interdisciplinary Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Electives: Program Option Student must complete a minimum of 135 Hours
BUS74040 Change Management
BUS74050 Quality Planning and Analysis
BUS74110 The Business of Social Media
HRM73030 Training and Development
HRM73060 Human Resources Information Systems
MKT72250 Advertising, Branding and Marketing
MKT73010 Media Design for Marketers
OPER73010 Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
OPER73020 Distribution Planning and Control
Level Eight
COOP73160 Co-op Work Term II (International Business Management)
Level Nine
COOP74000 Co-op Work Term III (International Business Management)
Level Ten
BUS74060 Consulting/Integration Project II
MGMT73120 Managing Business Performance (Multinationals)
Electives: Interdisciplinary Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Electives: Program Option Student must complete a minimum of 90 Hours
HRM73050 Labour and Employee Relations
HRM74030 Strategic Compensation Management
MKT74000 International Market Entry
OPER74010 e-Supply Chain Management
OPER74020 Service Operations Mangement
PRLN71200 Public Relations History, Principles and Concepts
Level Eleven
ECON73020 Economics of International Trade and Finance
MGMT74100 Corporate Social Responsibility
Electives: Interdisciplinary Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Electives: Program Option Student must complete a minimum of 90 Hours
BUS74100 Global Entrepreneurship
ENTR71200 Entrepreneurship
HRM73000 Employment Law
HRM74000 Strategic Human Resource Planning
MGMT74030 Knowledge Management
MGMT74200 Small Business Management
MKT74010 Product Life Cycle Mangement
OPER74000 Customer Relationship Management
OPER74030 Supply Chain Risk Management

Program Outcomes

Program Advisory Committees

For a list of the current members, please visit our Program Advisory Committees.

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Domestic students should apply online at or by phone at 1-888-892-2228.

60 Corporate Court
Guelph, Ontario
Canada N1G 5J3

Detailed steps on the application process may help you to apply.

International students should apply online using a Conestoga College International Application Form. Please note: not all programs are open to international students. Interested students should check the listing of open programs on our international students web page before applying.

For program information, call the Information Centre at 519-748-5220 ext 3656.

Conestoga College has been granted a consent by the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities to offer this applied degree for a five-year term commencing July 19, 2013. Conestoga shall ensure that all students admitted to the above-named program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame. Application to the Ministry for renewal of the consent to deliver is a prescribed and cyclical requirement for all degree programs at all Ontario colleges.

Disclaimer The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; 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 in the job market or for budgetary reasons; 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, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.
Program Status
Start DateCampusStatus**
SEP, 2015 Doon Open
** Status applicable to domestic students

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