Global Business Management (International Only) - 967

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 business setting.


This program is designed to provide a critical understanding of the important elements of global business, a cultural orientation to Canada and the language/communication requirements to be effective in a global business setting. 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 develop your career in Canada or abroad.
  • Heavy emphasis on developing effective communication and English language skills, critical requirements to working in International trade.
  • 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

  • International trade finance, marketing, logistics, and research
  • Supply chain management and channel logistics.
  • International market entry strategies.
  • Human resources management.
  • Computer fundamentals for small business.

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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

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Additional Information


Students in Mohawk’s Global Business Management program will 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.

  1. A post-secondary college or university diploma/degree, preferably in a Business program
  2. Equivalent work experience in a business or financial setting will be considered on an individual basis
  3. A minimum IELTS of 6.0 overall with no band less than 5.5. Students expected to focus on English.

This 2 year, graduate certificate program, has 4 semesters, requiring applicants to have a degree or diploma preferably in business. A minimum English proficiency score of IELTS 6.0 is required with a minimum of 5.5 in each band. Communication skill development is also a key focus for this program and students will be expected to improve their level of proficiency in English by the end of this program. The Express Entry point system offers maximum points for an IELTS of 7.5

In January 2017 we will offer a “Family Enterprise” stream where students connected with family businesses will focus on issues relating to family businesses and an effort will be made to provide appropriate field placements.

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.

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

Language Requirements for International Students:

  • See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:

Experiential Learning

How you'll gain skills

  • Experience interactive business simulations
  • Apply cumulative program knowledge through a capstone research project



    Where you can go next

    Your future career options

    • Business Development Executives
    • Sales Representatives
    • Financial Analyst
    • Marketing Analyst
    • Operations Manager
    • Transportation Manager
    • Buyer
    • Customs Broker
    • Customs Broker Analyst
    • Inventory Auditor
    • Inventory Control Coordinator
    • Merchandise Control Clerk
    • Procurement Clerk
    • Purchasing Agent
    • Quality Assurance Management

    Where you could work includes:

    • Banks
    • Management consultancies
    • Recruitment agencies
    • Health care providers
    • Manufacturing


    Course Overview & Descriptions

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    Learning Outcomes

    Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

    In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

    Additional Information

    Pre-Departure Assignment

    To help you prepare for this graduate level program, we would like you to do the following:

    1. Interview traders in your region to get a feel for their international trade issues and concerns. Find out what forms/documents are required to import goods into your home country to help you get an understanding of the rules and requirements before you leave.
    2. Fine tune your communication skills. An IELTS of 6.0 is not strong enough to effectively communicate in international markets. You need to register immediately for formal English training to improve your ability to effectively communicate. By the end of your program you need a plan to communicate at an IELTS equivalent of 7.5 overall to maximize your point score on the Express Entry Profile.
    3. Write a “Statement Of Purpose” that summarizes the RESULTS you would like to gain from study abroad experience and submit it with your application.

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