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Ontario College Graduate Certificate | 3 semesters | Barrydowne

If you're interested in pursuing a career in global business management, or upgrading your current skills, this one-year post-diploma graduate certificate program will enable you to gain specialized global business knowledge & skills required to effectively manage the aspects of global business activities for an organization.

Students will be taught courses in global financial management, global marketing management, global legal issues, global market research, developing a global business plan, global supply chain management, in addition to courses in managing across cultures and professional development to further prepare you for the global workforce.

Students will conclude the program by further gaining hands-on experience by participating in a work placement, a capstone project with an industry partner, or through an international immersion opportunity.

Upon graduation, you may complete further courses to pursue additional certification towards a Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) designation as a Certified International Trade Professional (CITP).

Program Highlights

  • 1 year – 3 semesters

  • 8-week unpaid work placement gives you practical experience

  • Helps position you for international career opportunities within public and private organizations

  • Courses cover all key areas of global management

Fieldwork/Placement

The final semester consists of a choice of:

• An 8-week unpaid work placement;

• A capstone Project; or 

• An international immersion opportunity

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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How to Apply

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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.

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Program Delivery

2020-2021

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:

Spring Term

July Start
  1. SEMESTER 1 Jul - Oct
    2021
  2. SEMESTER 2 Nov - Feb
    2021-2022
  3. SEMESTER 3 Mar - Jun 2022

Applicants wishing to start in July and study full-time will apply to IBG2 for Jul 2021 at OCAS. Those wishing to start in July and study part-time will apply to IBG3 for Jul 2021.

2021-2022

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
    2021
  2. SEMESTER 2 Jan - Apr
    2022
  3. SEMESTER 3 May - Aug 2022

Applicants wishing to start in September and study full-time will apply to IBGC for Sep 2021 at OCAS. Those wishing to start in September and study part-time will apply to IBPT for Sep 2021.

November Start
  1. SEMESTER 1 Nov - Feb
    2021-2022
  2. SEMESTER 2 Mar - Jun
    2022
  3. SEMESTER 3 July - Oct 2022

Applicants wishing to start in November and study full-time will apply to IBG2 for Nov 2021 at OCAS. Those wishing to start in November and study part-time will apply to IBG3 for Nov 2021.

Winter Term

January Start
  1. SEMESTER 1 Jan - Apr
    2022
  2. SEMESTER 2 May - Aug
    2022
  3. SEMESTER 3 Sep - Dec 2022

Applicants wishing to start in January and study full-time will apply to IBGC for Jan 2022 at OCAS. Those wishing to start in January and study part-time will apply to IBPT for Jan 2022.

March Start
  1. SEMESTER 1 Mar - Jun
    2022
  2. SEMESTER 2 July - Oct
    2022
  3. SEMESTER 3 Nov - Feb 2022-2023

Applicants wishing to start in March and study full-time will apply to IBG2 for Mar 2022 at OCAS. Those wishing to start in March and study part-time will apply to IBG3 for Mar 2022.

Spring Term

May Start
  1. SEMESTER 1 May - Aug
    2022
  2. SEMESTER 2 Sep - Dec
    2022
  3. SEMESTER 3 Jan - Apr 2023

Applicants wishing to start in May and study full-time will apply to IBGC for May 2022 at OCAS. Those wishing to start in May and study part-time will apply to IBPT for May 2022.

July Start
  1. SEMESTER 1 Jul - Oct
    2022
  2. SEMESTER 2 Nov - Feb
    2022-2023
  3. SEMESTER 3 Mar - Jun 2023

Applicants wishing to start in July and study full-time will apply to IBG2 for Jul 2022 at OCAS. Those wishing to start in July and study part-time will apply to IBG3 for Jul 2022.

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 2021-22 Academic Year  

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
IBG 1000 Global Financial Management 3
IBG 1001 Global Marketing Management 4
IBG 1002 Global Business Ethics and CSR 3
IBG 1003 Managing Across Cultures 4
IBG 1004 Professional Development 3
LAW 1005 Global Legal Issues 3
 Credits20
Semester 2
IBG 1005 Global Business Plan 4
IBG 1006 Global Business Strategy 3
IBG 1007 Global Market Reserach 4
IBG 1008 Global Supply Chain Management 4
IBG 1009 Global Technology in Business 3
PRM 1000 Project Management 4
 Credits22
Semester 3
One of the following Elective courses. 6
Field Placement  
Capstone Project  
International Immersion  
 Credits6
 Total Credits48
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 cost of books and supplies for Year 1 is approximately $1,200. 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:

  • Exporting and importing

  • Distribution and logistics

  • International trade development

  • International research

  • International sales and marketing 

  • International finance administration

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.

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