Ontario College Graduate Certificate | 4 semesters | Barrydowne Campus

Cambrian’s Global Business Management program is designed to prepare graduates from various educational and cultural backgrounds to perform managerial roles in global business organizations as well as domestic businesses who are engaged in cross-border business activities. This four-semester graduate certificate program delivers a curriculum that will give students an industry-focused skill set. The program covers all fundamental business functions, such as marketing, finance, organization behaviour, and business strategy in a global setting, to prepare graduates for general management roles in various industries across the globe. The program emphasizes leadership, critical analysis and problem solving, high-performance teamwork, business strategy, ​and managing in a cross-cultural environment.

Program Highlights

  • The program offers flexible entry points. With six intakes every year you can start when it’s most convenient for you.
  • Through case studies and simulations, you will put your skills into action to solve real-life business problems
  • A full semester co-op with leading businesses in the community, and globally.
  • Option of spending a semester abroad at a partner institution.
  • Courses are taught by a faculty group comprising of academicians and industry experts.
  • The program covers all the functional areas of business in a global context with a focus on decision-making skills.

Co-op Semester or Semester Abroad

  • Students who have completed all courses with a CGPA of 2.0 or higher will be eligible for a 14-week minimum co-op.
  • Students will also have an option to do a semester abroad with an educational partner of Cambrian College if they choose.
  • Students will also have an option to complete a capstone course in lieu of the co-op or semester abroad if they choose.

Part-time Pathway

Students may choose a pathway to complete this program while studying part-time. For more information on the part-time pathway see the Program Delivery tab.  

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Admission Requirements

Applicants must be graduates of a diploma, advanced diploma, or degree program from an Ontario College or equivalent.

OR

Applicant must possess five years of work experience in a related field (or combination of education and work experience) as judged by the College to be equivalent. Applicants must submit a resume detailing their related experience and a cover letter outlining their competencies and preparedness for the program (any and all post-secondary transcripts must still be submitted).

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Program Delivery

2022-2023

This program consists of two 14-week semesters, and courses are offered in a condensed format in two 7-week blocks each semester. The program is delivered in the following terms:

Fall Term

November Start
  1. SEMESTER 1 Nov - Feb
    2022-2023
  2. SEMESTER 2 Mar - Jun
    2023
  3. SEMESTER 3 July - Oct 2023
  4. SEMESTER 4 Nov - Feb 2023-2024

Applicants wishing to start in November and study full-time will apply to GBC2 for Nov 2022 at OCAS. Those wishing to start in November and study part-time will apply to GBC3 for Nov 2022.

Winter Term

January Start
  1. SEMESTER 1 Jan - Apr
    2023
  2. SEMESTER 2 May - Aug
    2023
  3. SEMESTER 3 Sep - Dec 2023
  4. SEMESTER 4 Jan - Apr 2024

Applicants wishing to start in January and study full-time will apply to GBGC for Jan 2023 at OCAS. Those wishing to start in January and study part-time will apply to GBPT for Jan 2023.

March Start
  1. SEMESTER 1 Mar - Jun
    2023
  2. SEMESTER 2 July - Oct
    2023
  3. SEMESTER 3 Nov - Feb 2023-2024
  4. SEMESTER 4 Mar - Jun 2024

Applicants wishing to start in March and study full-time will apply to GBC2 for Mar 2023 at OCAS. Those wishing to start in March and study part-time will apply to GBC3 for Mar 2023.

Spring Term

May Start
  1. SEMESTER 1 May - Aug
    2023
  2. SEMESTER 2 Sep - Dec
    2023
  3. SEMESTER 3 Jan - Apr 2024
  4. SEMESTER 4 May - Aug 2024

Applicants wishing to start in May and study full-time will apply to GBGC for May 2023 at OCAS. Those wishing to start in May and study part-time will apply to GBPT for May 2023.

July Start
  1. SEMESTER 1 Jul - Oct
    2023
  2. SEMESTER 2 Nov - Feb
    2023-2024
  3. SEMESTER 3 Mar - Jun 2024
  4. SEMESTER 4 Jul - Oct 2024

Applicants wishing to start in July and study full-time will apply to GBC2 for Jul 2023 at OCAS. Those wishing to start in July and study part-time will apply to GBC3 for Jul 2023.

2023-2024

This program consists of two 14-week semesters.  The program is delivered in the following terms:

Fall Term

September Start
  1. SEMESTER 1 Sep - Dec
    2023
  2. SEMESTER 2 Jan - Apr
    2024
  3. SEMESTER 3 May - Aug 2024
  4. SEMESTER 4 Sep - Dec 2024

Applicants wishing to start in September and study full-time will apply to GBGC for Sep 2023 at OCAS. Those wishing to start in September and study part-time will apply to GBPT for Sep 2023.

November Start
  1. SEMESTER 1 Nov - Feb
    2023-2024
  2. SEMESTER 2 Mar - Jun
    2024
  3. SEMESTER 3 July - Oct 2024
  4. SEMESTER 4 Nov - Feb 2024-2025

Applicants wishing to start in November and study full-time will apply to GBC2 for Nov 2023 at OCAS. Those wishing to start in November and study part-time will apply to GBC3 for Nov 2023.

Winter Term

January Start
  1. SEMESTER 1 Jan - Apr
    2024
  2. SEMESTER 2 May - Aug
    2024
  3. SEMESTER 3 Sep - Dec 2024
  4. SEMESTER 4 Jan - Apr 2025

Applicants wishing to start in January and study full-time will apply to GBGC for Jan 2024 at OCAS. Those wishing to start in January and study part-time will apply to GBPT for Jan 2024.

March Start
  1. SEMESTER 1 Mar - Jun
    2024
  2. SEMESTER 2 July - Oct
    2024
  3. SEMESTER 3 Nov - Feb 2024-2025
  4. SEMESTER 4 Mar - Jun 2025

Applicants wishing to start in March and study full-time will apply to GBC2 for Mar 2024 at OCAS. Those wishing to start in March and study part-time will apply to GBC3 for Mar 2024.

Spring Term

May Start
  1. SEMESTER 1 May - Aug
    2024
  2. SEMESTER 2 Sep - Dec
    2024
  3. SEMESTER 3 Jan - Apr 2025
  4. SEMESTER 4 May - Aug 2025

Applicants wishing to start in May and study full-time will apply to GBGC for May 2024 at OCAS. Those wishing to start in May and study part-time will apply to GBPT for May 2024.

July Start
  1. SEMESTER 1 Jul - Oct
    2024
  2. SEMESTER 2 Nov - Feb
    2024-2025
  3. SEMESTER 3 Mar - Jun 2025
  4. SEMESTER 4 Jul - Oct 2025

Applicants wishing to start in July and study full-time will apply to GBC2 for Jul 2024 at OCAS. Those wishing to start in July and study part-time will apply to GBC3 for Jul 2024.

Part-Time Delivery

Students opting to study part-time will be provided with a possible pathway to complete the program while remaining part-time. Timelines for completion will extend beyond those indicated above. 

For specific term start/end dates and other key dates/deadlines, please see the Academic Schedule on our website.

Program of Study for September intake of 2023-24 Academic Year

This program consists of two 14-week semesters, and courses are offered in a condensed format in two 7-week blocks each semester.  Students will take 3 courses in the first half of the semester and 3 courses in the later half as per the schedule laid out below.  

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
First 7-week block - SEP/OCT
IBG 1018 Global Supply Chain Management 3
PRM 1017 Project Management 3
BUS 1183 Prof Development Workshop 1
IBG 1000 Global Financial Management 3
Second 7-week block - NOV/DEC
MOG 1003 Managerial Communications 3
MOG 1004 Business Ethics and CSR 3
MOG 1015 Organizational Behavior HRM 3
 Credits19
Semester 2
First 7-week block - JAN/FEB
MOG 1010 Negotiation and Leadership 3
MOG 1019 New Venture Creation 3
IBG 1016 Global Marketing Management 3
IND 1181 Indigenous Business Workshop 1
Second 7-week block - MAR/APR
LAW 1005 Global Legal Issues 3
IBG 1019 Managing Across Cultures 3
IBG 1009 Global Technology in Business 3
 Credits19
Semester 3
First 7-week block - MAY/JUN
MOG 1012 Financial Decision Making 3
BUS 1185 Accounting for Non-Finance 3
BUS 1182 Diversity and Equity Workshop 1
MOG 1007 Data Analysis Using Excel 3
Second 7-week block - JUL/AUG
IBG 1006 Global Business Strategy 3
QMM 1001 Statistics for Data Analytics 4
IBG 1017 Global Market Research 3
BUS 1184 Sustainability Workshop 1
 Credits21
Semester 4
One of the following courses: 12
Global Business Co-op
Capstone Course
 Credits12
 Total Credits71
Note:

Part-time students will be provided with a pathway to complete this program on a part-time basis.

Program of Study for November intake of 2023-24 Academic Year

This program consists of two 14-week semesters, and courses are offered in a condensed format in two 7-week blocks each semester.  Students will take 3 courses in the first half of the semester and 3 courses in the later half as per the schedule laid out below.  

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
First 7-week block - NOV/DEC
MOG 1003 Managerial Communications 3
MOG 1004 Business Ethics and CSR 3
MOG 1015 Organizational Behavior HRM 3
Second 7-week block - JAN/FEB
MOG 1010 Negotiation and Leadership 3
MOG 1019 New Venture Creation 3
IBG 1016 Global Marketing Management 3
IND 1181 Indigenous Business Workshop 1
 Credits19
Semester 2
First 7-week block - MAR/APR
LAW 1005 Global Legal Issues 3
IBG 1019 Managing Across Cultures 3
IBG 1009 Global Technology in Business 3
Second 7-week block - MAY/JUN
MOG 1007 Data Analysis Using Excel 3
MOG 1012 Financial Decision Making 3
BUS 1185 Accounting for Non-Finance 3
BUS 1182 Diversity and Equity Workshop 1
 Credits19
Semester 3
First 7-week block - JUL/AUG
IBG 1006 Global Business Strategy 3
QMM 1001 Statistics for Data Analytics 4
IBG 1017 Global Market Research 3
BUS 1184 Sustainability Workshop 1
Second 7-week block - SEP/OCT
IBG 1000 Global Financial Management 3
IBG 1018 Global Supply Chain Management 3
PRM 1017 Project Management 3
BUS 1183 Prof Development Workshop 1
 Credits21
Semester 4
One of the following courses: 12
Global Business Co-op
Capstone Course
 Credits12
 Total Credits71
Note:

Part-time students will be provided with a pathway to complete this program on a part-time basis.

Program of Study for January intake of 2023-24 Academic Year

This program consists of two 14-week semesters, and courses are offered in a condensed format in two 7-week blocks each semester.  Students will take 3 courses in the first half of the semester and 3 courses in the later half as per the schedule laid out below.  

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
First 7-week block - JAN/FEB
MOG 1010 Negotiation and Leadership 3
MOG 1019 New Venture Creation 3
IBG 1016 Global Marketing Management 3
IND 1181 Indigenous Business Workshop 1
Second 7-week block - MAR/APR
LAW 1005 Global Legal Issues 3
IBG 1019 Managing Across Cultures 3
IBG 1009 Global Technology in Business 3
 Credits19
Semester 2
First 7-week block - MAY/JUN
MOG 1007 Data Analysis Using Excel 3
MOG 1012 Financial Decision Making 3
BUS 1185 Accounting for Non-Finance 3
BUS 1182 Diversity and Equity Workshop 1
Second 7-week block - JUL/AUG
IBG 1006 Global Business Strategy 3
QMM 1001 Statistics for Data Analytics 4
IBG 1017 Global Market Research 3
BUS 1184 Sustainability Workshop 1
 Credits21
Semester 3
First 7-week block - SEP/OCT
IBG 1000 Global Financial Management 3
IBG 1018 Global Supply Chain Management 3
PRM 1017 Project Management 3
BUS 1183 Prof Development Workshop 1
Second 7-week block - NOV/DEC
MOG 1003 Managerial Communications 3
MOG 1004 Business Ethics and CSR 3
MOG 1015 Organizational Behavior HRM 3
 Credits19
Semester 4
One of the following courses: 12
Global Business Co-op
Capstone Course
 Credits12
 Total Credits71
Note:

Part-time students will be provided with a pathway to complete this program on a part-time basis.

Program of Study for March intake of 2023-24 Academic Year

This program consists of two 14-week semesters, and courses are offered in a condensed format in two 7-week blocks each semester.  Students will take 3 courses in the first half of the semester and 3 courses in the later half as per the schedule laid out below.  

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
First 7-week block - MAR/APR
IBG 1019 Managing Across Cultures 3
LAW 1005 Global Legal Issues 3
IBG 1009 Global Technology in Business 3
Second 7-week block - MAY/JUN
MOG 1007 Data Analysis Using Excel 3
MOG 1012 Financial Decision Making 3
BUS 1185 Accounting for Non-Finance 3
BUS 1182 Diversity and Equity Workshop 1
 Credits19
Semester 2
First 7-week block - JUL/AUG
IBG 1006 Global Business Strategy 3
QMM 1001 Statistics for Data Analytics 4
IBG 1017 Global Market Research 3
BUS 1184 Sustainability Workshop 1
Second 7-week block - SEP/OCT
IBG 1000 Global Financial Management 3
IBG 1018 Global Supply Chain Management 3
PRM 1017 Project Management 3
BUS 1183 Prof Development Workshop 1
 Credits21
Semester 3
First 7-week block - SEP/OCT
MOG 1003 Managerial Communications 3
MOG 1004 Business Ethics and CSR 3
MOG 1015 Organizational Behavior HRM 3
Second 7-week block - NOV/DEC
MOG 1010 Negotiation and Leadership 3
MOG 1019 New Venture Creation 3
IBG 1016 Global Marketing Management 3
IND 1181 Indigenous Business Workshop 1
 Credits19
Semester 4
One of the following courses: 12
Global Business Co-op
Capstone Course
 Credits12
 Total Credits71
Note:

Part-time students will be provided with a pathway to complete this program on a part-time basis.

Program of Study for May intake of 2023-24 Academic Year

This program consists of two 14-week semesters, and courses are offered in a condensed format in two 7-week blocks each semester.  Students will take 3 courses in the first half of the semester and 3 courses in the later half as per the schedule laid out below.  

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
First 7-week block - MAY/JUN
MOG 1012 Financial Decision Making 3
BUS 1185 Accounting for Non-Finance 3
BUS 1182 Diversity and Equity Workshop 1
MOG 1007 Data Analysis Using Excel 3
Second 7-week block - JUL/AUG
IBG 1006 Global Business Strategy 3
QMM 1001 Statistics for Data Analytics 4
IBG 1017 Global Market Research 3
BUS 1184 Sustainability Workshop 1
 Credits21
Semester 2
First 7-week block - SEP/OCT
IBG 1000 Global Financial Management 3
BUS 1183 Prof Development Workshop 1
PRM 1017 Project Management 3
IBG 1018 Global Supply Chain Management 3
Second 7-week block - NOV/DEC
MOG 1003 Managerial Communications 3
MOG 1004 Business Ethics and CSR 3
MOG 1015 Organizational Behavior HRM 3
 Credits19
Semester 3
First 7-week block - JAN/FEB
MOG 1010 Negotiation and Leadership 3
MOG 1019 New Venture Creation 3
IBG 1016 Global Marketing Management 3
IND 1181 Indigenous Business Workshop 1
Second 7-week block - MAR/APR
LAW 1005 Global Legal Issues 3
IBG 1019 Managing Across Cultures 3
IBG 1009 Global Technology in Business 3
 Credits19
Semester 4
One of the following courses: 12
Global Business Co-op
Capstone Course
 Credits12
 Total Credits71
Note:

Part-time students will be provided with a pathway to complete this program on a part-time basis.

Program of Study for July intake of 2023-24 Academic Year

This program consists of two 14-week semesters, and courses are offered in a condensed format in two 7-week blocks each semester.  Students will take 3 courses in the first half of the semester and 3 courses in the later half as per the schedule laid out below.  

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
First 7-week block - JUL/AUG
IBG 1006 Global Business Strategy 3
QMM 1001 Statistics for Data Analytics 4
IBG 1017 Global Market Research 3
BUS 1184 Sustainability Workshop 1
Second 7-week block - SEP/OCT
IBG 1000 Global Financial Management 3
IBG 1018 Global Supply Chain Management 3
PRM 1017 Project Management 3
BUS 1183 Prof Development Workshop 1
 Credits21
Semester 2
First 7-week block - NOV/DEC
MOG 1003 Managerial Communications 3
MOG 1004 Business Ethics and CSR 3
MOG 1015 Organizational Behavior HRM 3
Second 7-week block - JAN/FEB
MOG 1010 Negotiation and Leadership 3
MOG 1019 New Venture Creation 3
IBG 1016 Global Marketing Management 3
IND 1181 Indigenous Business Workshop 1
 Credits19
Semester 3
First 7-week block - MAR/APR
LAW 1005 Global Legal Issues 3
IBG 1019 Managing Across Cultures 3
IBG 1009 Global Technology in Business 3
Second 7-week block - MAY/JUN
MOG 1007 Data Analysis Using Excel 3
MOG 1012 Financial Decision Making 3
BUS 1185 Accounting for Non-Finance 3
BUS 1182 Diversity and Equity Workshop 1
 Credits19
Semester 4
One of the following courses: 12
Global Business Co-op
Capstone Course
 Credits12
 Total Credits71
Note:

Part-time students will be provided with a pathway to complete this program on a part-time basis.

Fees

Tuition and Ancillary Fees

Please see our fees page for the breakdown of tuition and mandatory ancillary fees by program and semester for both domestic and international students.

Books & Supplies

The total cost of books in the program is under review. This is the best information available at the time of publishing to the website and is subject to change.

Graduate Options

Employment Opportunities

Employment opportunities for graduates may be found in a wide range of private and public international business environments in areas that include:

  • General Management roles in a variety of industries including mining, retail, hospitality, technology, manufacturing, transport and logistics, services, etc.

College/University Degree Opportunities

Graduates from this program may continue their studies at college/university and may receive credit for their prior College education.

Refer to College/University Agreements for further information.

Please note: Cambrian College strives to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website. Please note that the academic curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that Cambrian's programs and courses remain relevant. The College reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any course or program, fee, procedure, or campus location at any time.