Global Business Management - Family Enterprise (International Only) - 970

Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Two years
Gain a critical understanding of the important elements of global business, a cultural orientation to Canada, and the language and communication requirements to be effective in a global family business setting.
Overview

Overview

Mohawk College has launched a new 2 year graduate program to address the specific needs of a family enterprise with a global reach, looking to support the skill development of one of their delegates. The launch is planned for January 2017 and is open to a mix of 15 students from around the world, sponsored by a family enterprise. The task is to gain a global cultural understanding of the nuances of international trade keeping in mind the specific family business perspective. Changing technology, demographics, and social values have disrupted traditional education. This program provides opportunities to foster professional agility and versatility through a mentoring process along with a post graduate opportunity to work for up to three years.

Family business across the world continues to be a major part of any country’s economy. In Canada Family Business represent ~ 65% of all business. Unfortunately, 70% do not make it to the second generation and 90% do not make it to the third generation. Understanding the compromises of what is good for the family and good for the business along with family health, and the relationship between the generations is critical to the future of a family business. This focus will be imbedded into a Global Business Management program that will support those with and interest to connect with North American markets and the world.

Students in Mohawk’s two year, Global Business Management – Family Enterprise Program will learn the dynamics of management in a global business environment with an understanding of how to deal with the unique challenges of operating a family business. They learn how to research potential international opportunities, develop an international market entry strategy for a service or product, and create an international business plan to support the global strategy of a company. Students will be mentored by Canadian entrepreneurs and given the opportunity to candidly discuss issues unique to family business. It is important that the next generation are equipped to effectively deal with and understand inter-generational dynamics, sibling relationships, managing conflict, succession planning, and strategic management of family firms.

Communication, problem solving and teamwork are part of every course in the program. A considerable amount of emphasis is dedicated to the development of effective communication skills as English language skill is considered a critical skill requirement for transition to work effectively in international trade.

Program Highlights

  • Focus on English communications, Canadian business culture and international business to support and connect your family business with Canadian markets and the world, or develop new business opportunities.
  • Mohawk College is located in the midst of the Toronto- Waterloo Innovation Corridor, home to more than 15,000 tech companies and thousands of start-ups that require talented people to help them turn their research strength into global commercial success.

What you'll learn

  • Evaluate the impact of various world matters when managing a global business.
  • Use information technology to increase business efficiency and/or effectiveness.
  • Importing and exporting functions of a business to facilitate international trade.
  • Human resources development and management to meet strategic goals.
  • Practices in management of conflicts, complex family structures, diverse personalities and difficult relationships.
  • Develop sound business strategies to facilitate trading in the global marketplace and apply financial principles in all business operations.
  • Gain insights into the psychological dynamics of family leadership, business management, and family and business governance to ensure smooth and effective functioning of businesses.
  • Conduct business in compliance with ethical, professional and corporate responsibilities in a global business environment.
  • Entrepreneurial strategies to maximize the effectiveness of international business initiatives.

Graduates will reliably demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Evaluate the impact of various world matters when managing a global business.
  2. Conduct business in compliance to regulatory and statutory bodies.
  3. Assess and use information technology to increase business efficiency and/or effectiveness.
  4. Analyze the implications associated with the importing and exporting functions of a business to facilitate international trade.
  5. Collect, process and interpret market research data to confirm trends and develop creative business initiatives and solutions.
  6. Select, develop and implement strategies to conduct business with diverse populations using culturally appropriate methods.
  7. Apply best practices in human resource development and management to meet strategic goals.
  8. Apply best practices in management of conflicts, complex family structures, diverse personalities and difficult relationships.
  9. Develop sound business strategies to facilitate trading in the global marketplace.
  10. Apply sound financial principles in all business operations
  11. Build and manage relationships to ensure a harmonious working environment.
  12. Explore insights into the psychological dynamics of family leadership, business management, and family and business governance, to ensure smooth and effective functioning of businesses.
  13. Apply quality control and assurance programs to global business processes and practices
  14. Conduct business in compliance with ethical, professional and corporate responsibilities in a global business environment.
  15. Employ entrepreneurial strategies to maximize the effectiveness of international business initiatives.
  16. Communicate accurately persuasively and credibly to all stakeholders, to ensure effective business dealings.

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Tuition and Fees

2018 - 2019 International Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee $7,805.47 $7,805.47
Co-op Fees N/A N/A
Program Compulsory Fee Plus Tax $0.00 $0.00
International Tax Recovery $450.00 $375.00
Total International Charges Per Semester $8,255.47 $8,180.47
Total 1st Year Fees $16,435.94

If you pay by wire transfer, please note your bank might charge you a fee to transfer money. Make sure your transfer includes the Mohawk payment and the wire transfer fee. This applies to each wire transfer payment you make.

Additional Information

Admission

The criteria for admission is as follows:

  • Minimum IELTS of 6.5 with no band below 6.0 (higher requirements in Family Enterprise stream due to placement requirements for effective communication)

  • Family business sponsorship

  • Statement of Purpose outlining the nature of the family business and a story about how this program will assist the applicant and the family business. Applications will be screened for the best qualified candidates given the nature of the program, family expectations, whether an appropriate match will be available and the specific interests of the applicant.

  • Degree or Diploma or equivalent work experience by a mature applicant with the support of a family business representative

  • Admission counselling is available to help clarify expectations and facilitate a qualifying submission.

  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is optional. Participants should contact the Program Coordinator for computer specifications.

Applications will be screened for the best qualified candidates given the nature of the program, family expectations, whether an appropriate match will be available and the specific interests of the applicant. An admission decision will be made accordingly and the applicant will be notified by early October or sooner. Students will be expected to sign confidentiality agreements as all students will be required to hold confidential, information that may be considered proprietary.

It is wise to get a Police Clearance Certificate and an international drivers licence before you leave your home country. There are a number of Mohawk authorized study abroad agents that can assist you with your submissions – contact our office to find an authorized agent nearest to you. Visa Applications must be clear and without error as it is easy to refuse a file that does not have all of the documents specified.

Mohawk College course delivery uses an on-line learning platform “eLearn” that adds learner flexibility to the learning experience. If you need help using “eLearn”, visit our Support page (opens new window). We will also support you in the development of online learning skills as part of our program of study.

Language Requirements for International Students:

  • See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:

Experiential Learning

How you'll gain skills

  • Through a combination of lectures and experiential learning opportunities, including case analysis, online simulations, guest speakers, mentoring, and field placements/studies.

Opportunities

Opportunities

Where you can go next

Your future career options

  • Small Business Owner
  • Franchisees or Franchisors
  • Business Development Executives
  • Sales Representatives
  • Operations Manager
  • Transportation Manager
  • Buyer
  • Customs Broker
  • Inventory Auditor
  • Inventory Control Coordinator
  • Merchandise Control Clerk
  • Procurement Clerk
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Quality Assurance Management

Where you could work includes:

  • Small business
  • Supply chain
  • Banks
  • Management consultancies
  • Recruitment agencies
  • Health care providers
  • Manufacturing industries

 

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