In this one-year International Business Management Ontario College Graduate Certificate, you develop the skills needed to manage international business activities and expand global networks. Governments and corporations know that international business is essential for economic development, and understand that well trained international business management professionals are needed to manage that growth. Professionals in this domain conduct international activities such as market research, negotiations, financing and developing large infrastructure projects.
Build your business management skills through real world examples and case studies. Learn the components of international trade from developing international business plans, conducting feasibility studies, to mastering the intricacies of transaction operations such as preparing export and import documents. Formulate culturally appropriate business strategies while securely navigating trade logistics across the globe.
Upon graduation, you meet the academic requirements for application to the Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) designation granted by the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT). One year of relevant work experience is also required to qualify for this designation. Graduates can operate their own businesses or find employment in a wide range of international fields, including:
This course is ideal if you aspire to a career in consulting or general management in many sectors, including retail, media, healthcare, telecommunications, real estate, oil and gas, and energy. You will acquire the skills to become a dynamic business manager and work effectively in multicultural teams anywhere in the world. You will apply your knowledge to practical business situations including a consultancy project with a real business. There is also the opportunity to specialise in a variety of business disciplines, including project management, marketing, and entrepreneurship to market yourself more competitively.
Kingston Business School holds the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) in recognition of the excellence of its business education. This accreditation has been earned by just 5% of the world's business schools and recognises the high quality and standard of our business degree offering.
This module will provide you with an understanding of the main areas of business: marketing, finance, human resource management, operations management, information and IT management. It introduces you to the fundamentals of business theory and practice in a diverse and evolving international context to enable you to:
Following on from this analysis, you will consider the issues involved in understanding and designing strategic options, including those related to managing risk, managing expectations for accountability and ethical business behaviours (corporate social responsibility, responsible management), and financial and accounting considerations.
Business is global, so leading business managers need to know about the historical, economical and legal frame work within which international business operates. This module will build your knowledge and understanding of the political, economic and business considerations that international commercial and carriage of goods entail.
This module introduces the concepts of strategic planning and project management with an emphasis on business development related tasks. The initial focus is on long-term business planning, as well as managing individual projects, using established strategic and project management tools and techniques. The module looks at managing complex multiple projects in close alignment with an organisation's business strategy. The module will enhance the management of business activities both on strategic and operational level in order to create and sustain competitive advantage at the international level.
Design thinking is an important skillset for professionals working in entrepreneurial as well as in established businesses. International businesses such as Apple, Google and Pepsi, to mention just a few, are increasingly using design thinking to tackle their business challenges. This module provides students of international business with an opportunity to gain first-hand experience of design thinking. Students will work in teams to re-design a product or service that falls short of its customers' expectations.
This module offers an intuitive analysis of the international financial management environment. It studies the role and functions of international financial markets (FX, capital markets) and institutions, and assesses the tools that can be employed by firms' managers to assess and control for risk in these markets. Moreover, it provides students with an understanding of international economic linkages, international monetary systems, and parity conditions in international financial markets. Several real world examples and journal articles are employed to bring together theoretical considerations and practise. This module is assessed with a combination of an exam and a coursework and is delivered by weekly seminars.
This pathway will teach students how marketing management can be structured/modified to develop business beyond historic country and other operating boundaries. It will look at buyer behaviour and examine the latest in marketing theory and practise. 59ce067264