Global Business Management
- Ontario College Graduate Certificate
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- 2017 / 2018
Notice:Students in this program are required to bring a mobile device that meets minimum specified requirements.
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About the ProgramThe Global Business Management graduate 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.
Program InformationLength: One-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program (also available part-time)
Doon (Kitchener) - September/2017 - Fall | Winter
Doon (Kitchener) - January/2018 - Winter | Spring/Summer
Doon (Kitchener) - May/2018 - Spring/Summer | Fall
Location: Doon (Kitchener)
Start: September, January and May
First-Year Capacity: 30 September and May, 45 January
- A two- or three-year diploma or a degree from an accredited college or university
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.
- We offer a language program for students whose English language skills are below the standard required for admission but all other admission criteria have been met. An applicant 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.
- Final selection is made following a review of post-secondary background.
Program RequirementsIn 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. A credit card may be required to order these materials during the first week of classes. The fees vary from year to year.
- Students in this program are required to bring a mobile device that meets minimum specified requirements.
- Students in this program are required to participate in Conestoga's eText initiative.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition fee details for the 2017-2018 year are listed below. Books and supplies are additional.
Financial AssistanceThe 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.
Graduate OpportunitiesGraduates will have the knowledge, skills and understanding of a business environment both locally and globally, providing for a diverse range of employment opportunities.
On average, 74% of graduates from the last three years (2014 to 2016) found employment within six months of graduation.
For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home
Pathways & Credit TransferConestoga 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.
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.
Learn more about PLAR.
|Course Code||Course Title and Description|
|ACCT8090||Financial and Managerial Accounting
Description: This course is designed to provide human resources practitioners with the knowledge about financial and managerial accounting that they require in order to make decisions where an understanding of the financial measurement bases and underlying methodologies used is required. These will be studied in detail. Students will also learn about the accounting dimension involved in the management of the human resources function itself.
|BUS8320||Global Business Environment
Description: Globalization is one of the key issues facing businesses. Managers must be able to ensure that their organizations are able to compete in an increasingly complex global arena. Areas of study include international trade, international market entry options, and international trade practices. In addition, the role of the manager in each of the functional areas will be examined.
|BUS8370||Business Research and Decision Making
Description: This course will explore basic statistical and research methods and their application to data analysis. Students will develop skills in eading and understanding research literature, and will develop expertise in evaluating the validity and reliability of research data. Students will acquire hands-on experience by working in small teams on a research project: designing, collecting data, analyzing the data using Microsoft Excel and reporting their findings and conclusions.
|HRM8130||Human Resources Management
Description: The primary focus in this introductory course is to offer the student an in depth view into the world of the Human Resource (HR) Management functions and each of its specialties. The course emphasis is on the skills and techniques utilized by HR professionals in each of their specialty areas, and how they are related to the organization's overall strategy and objectives.
|INFO8060||Global Computer Skills for Business Managers
Description: Through independent study, students will complete the course curriculum for four of the core modules in the International Computer Driving License (ICDL). Students will be expected to apply learning to a final project. Students will work independently after the first week. An instructor will be available for assistance.
|MKT8030||Global Markets and Strategies
Description: This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to marketing concepts and terminology. It examines the importance of global marketing within organizations and society in general. Students will study the role of marketing at the local, national and international level, and the major components of the marketing mix for businesses and end consumers. They will learn how to address the basic needs of companies in planning, developing and managing products, distribution channels, promotion and pricing into the global market. Students will be expected to conduct marketing research considering cultural influences, government regulations, and international pressures.
|OPER8340||Global Supply Chain Management
Description: The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the discipline of supply chain management (SCM), which enables firms to better coordinate inbound and outbound information and material flow. In addition, supply chain management impacts customer service activities relevant to logistics, operations and marketing processes. Topics include the relationship between profitability, supplier management, customer service, quality, and productivity; management of incoming supplies and services; managing service capacity and wait times; and finally discussions of internal and external customer service, one of the primary objectives of supply chain management. The course is designed to examine a firm as a complete business, considering the global environment.
|BUS8330||Global Trade Law
Description: This course is an introduction to the basic legal principles of carrying on international business. You will examine the legal implications of international business activities; discuss the legal aspects of intellectual property, competition and antitrust laws, public trade law and legal issues related to E-commerce in international business.
|BUS8350||Global Business Management Capstone
Description: This capstone course requires the student to apply the principles and knowledge obtained in their previous course work to a global marketplace. Students will work in teams and be in competition with other teams in the class. Each team will need to craft and execute a strategy in a globally competitive marketplace.
|ENTR8000||Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Description: This course focuses on strategies for fostering creativity and innovation, and processes for developing entrepreneurial ventures. The scope of the course encompasses new business formation and initiatives within established organizations. Case studies range from small enterprises to large firms. Student teams will apply their entrepreneurial abilities to work through a number of business development challenges.
Description: Students will consider organizations from a global perspective. The impact of being a global entity on individual behavior, team processes, and organizational processes will be examined. Organizations require managers who understand the evolving nature of the work place, such as virtual teams and social networking replacing committee meetings, emotional intelligence in addition to job-fit, and the competitive opportunities considering cultural understanding. The role of the leader will be a recurring theme. The course will integrate case work and will require the students to integrate material and provide support for their decisions.
|MGMT8300||Introduction to Project Management
Description: This course provides the practical knowledge to prepare for starting and completing a project successfully. It will cover the components and tasks related to complex projects that often involve multiple functional teams and departments. You will explore how the knowledge areas of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) are applied during each phase of a project's life cycle as well as the processes related to successful project management. An overview of status reporting and the use of MS Project will be covered. This knowledge will help establish priorities and effectively manage your projects. It will be of particular interest to those students who have a long-term goal of attaining the Project Management Professional (PMP)® designation certified by the Project Management Institute.
|MGMT8420||Sustainable Development: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Description: This course is designed to introduce students to theories and practices involved in managing for triple bottom line productivity. Students learn the historical timeline of sustainable development, debate responsibility for key socio-environmental issues and evaluate methods for sustainable environmental economics. Through analysis of personal ecological footprints, students will be encouraged to define their own sustainable worldview and to identify how it relates to their management style. Case studies and simulations are used to develop students' practical skills, including developing and defending the business case for sustainability, conducting environmental audits and designing financially sound recommendations to improve operational efficiencies within an organization as related to key performance indicators. Students will apply and evaluate sustainable marketing strategies, methods for engagement and reporting. Upon course completion, students will be well positioned to lead change towards a more socially, environmentally and financially sustainable global business environment.
- Assess the impact of various economic, legal, cultural, geographical, and political systems on domestic and international business.
- Conduct business in compliance with relevant national and international law, legislation, policies, and regulations.
- Apply computer skills and knowledge to support business functions.
- Apply the importing and exporting functions used in business in the context of domestic and international trade.
- Collect, process, and interpret data used to support business.
- Adapt business concepts and processes for diverse populations using culturally appropriate methods.
- Assess the contribution of individual and team assignments involving diverse memberships.
- Develop international marketing, financial and human resource strategies.
- Develop strategies to utilize domestic and foreign government programs, policies, and agencies to facilitate international trade.
- Apply financial knowledge and skills to the business operations.
- Develop strategies to prepare for the contingencies associated with personal international travel.
- Discuss the business advantages of multilingualism in regards to doing business in a global environment.
- Apply leadership and teamwork knowledge and skills when working with coworkers, supervisors, and others.
- Apply knowledge of quality control and assurance programs to sourcing and supplying.
- Apply the principles of business ethics and international corporate responsibility.
- Employ entrepreneurial strategies to maximize the effectiveness of international business initiatives.
- Integrate business concepts, tools and strategies to achieve business goals at the local and international level.
- Develop strategies to negotiate effectively within various cultural environments.
- Communicate information related to international business accurately and credibly in oral, written, and graphic form
- Assess the role of human resources in domestic and international organizations.
- Manage projects considering domestic and international perspectives.
Program Advisory CommitteesThe College appoints Program Advisory Committee members for diploma, degree, certificate and apprenticeship programs. Committees are composed of employers, practitioners and recent program graduates. College representatives (students, faculty, and administrators) are resource persons. Each committee advises the Board on the development of new programs, the monitoring of existing programs and community acceptance of programs.
For a list of the current members, please visit our Program Advisory Committees.
Apply NowDomestic students should apply online at www.ontariocolleges.ca or by phone at 1-888-892-2228.
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