International Business Management - Product Management - 516

Ontario College Graduate Certificate
One year or less
OSAP Checkmark OSAP Eligible
Learn how to drive the success of a business within local and international environments. Support the research and development of products and services in alignment with strategic business goals.

Effective Fall 2023 International Business Management (116) has been renamed International Business Management - Product Management (516)

 

Program Highlights

  • This graduate certificate provides students with a unique view on business from a global perspective and helps them gain specialized knowledge in product management, marketing, sales and negotiation, supply chain management and new product development.
  • Develop and improve products or services, conduct market research, analyze consumer preferences and trends to expand into global markets through interactive business simulations.
  • Courses are designed and led by industry professionals with experience working in international trade, investment, and product management who share their professional perspectives and industry insights.
  • Compliments prior education in various fields including technology, marketing, sales and research and development.
  • Create an industry portfolio to highlight your academic and professional experience. Apply effective communication and strategies to build professional relationships with industry stakeholders and grow your network.
  • Gather the body of knowledge required to attempt the globally recognized New Product Development Professional Certification (NPDP), offered by the Product Management and Development Association (PDMA).

What you'll learn

  • Understand customer needs and gather product/business requirements.
  • Research potential opportunities considering cultural, financial, legal and distribution issues.
  • Develop the roadmap of a product or service that includes outlining its features and target market to help meet global company goals.
  • Manage projects using more flexible project management methods that are becoming industry standard for making technology-based products and services.
  • Bring the product to market; that includes launching the product, communicating product features to the company and potential customers and driving global demand for the product.
  • Explore research methods and analyze adequate and timely information that supports sound international business decision-making.
  • Understand the importance of cultural value dimensions in the global business environment and learn how to identify an organization's company culture and why it is important.
  • Demonstrate an international business plan, analyze viable advantages of a global market company, and evaluate the significance of engaging in partnerships and other associations.
  • Integrate relevant marketing functions, practices, and tools to address market entry and product lifecycle challenges. develop comprehensive strategic solutions to effectively address diverse market conditions in order to meet a company’s strategic goals.
  • Learn how to become a digital leader to adapt quickly to change, make data-driven decisions, and inspire and motivate teams to innovate and take risks. Use data and analytics technology to gain insight into customer behavior and create new business models, products, services, and experiences that drive business growth.

 

How you'll learn

Online learning

  • No set schedule: Classes are formatted in an asynchronous format, so you can continue focusing on what matters and study at a time that is convenient to you.
  • Bite-sized content: Course material is broken down into small digestible modules giving you the opportunity to learn on the go.
  • Newest technology: Your course will be delivered in a modern format that uses the newest learning technologies such as community boards, gamification, videos and other interactive elements.

In-person learning

  • Face-to-face interaction: Interact with instructors and peers in real-time. Participate in discussions and receive immediate feedback.
  • Experience campus life: Take advantage of your time on campus and use facilities like the library, the gym, food services and different events that happen on campus. 
  • Structure and discipline: In-class learning can contribute to a more structured and disciplined environment. It can also provide a routine and social interaction.

Program Length

1 academic year (period of 8 months)

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Program delivery

Learn about program delivery terms.

 

Please note: in-person, virtual, and hybrid classes vary according to the program and some programs may be in-person only. Refer to the Program Overview for more information.

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Admission

Domestic and International student admission requirements

  • Postsecondary college or university diploma/degree, preferably in a Tech or Business Program with solid mathematical foundations (international students without solid mathematical foundations are encouraged to apply to the Global Business Management Graduate Program - 967)
  • Equivalent work experience in a business or financial setting will be considered on an individual basis

Language Requirements for Applicants with English as a Second Language

  • IELTS Academic overall band of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0
  • TOEFL iBT 88
  • CAEL 70, no sub-test band score less than 60
  • PTE Academic 58
  • Mohawk College English Language Test (Accuplacer: Assessment for Success) aligned with CAEL Band
  • Successful completion of the GAS-English for Academic Purposes (478 or 278) program. Placement in the GAS-EAP program is determined by scores on an in-house English language test or TOEFL or IELTS Academic.

Tuition and Fees

2023 - 2024 Domestic Tuition and Fees

DescriptionSemester 1Semester 2
Compulsory Ancillary Fees$814.66$758.46
Co-op FeesN/AN/A
Compulsory Program Fees$0.00$0.00
Domestic Tuition$2,070.91$2,070.91
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester$2,885.57$2,829.37
Total 1st Year Fees$5,714.94

Above fees based on full-time September program start date. Contact Student Services to confirm fees for other start dates or semesters.


2023 - 2024 International Tuition and Fees

DescriptionSemester 1Semester 2
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee$8,795.00$8,795.00
Co-op FeesN/AN/A
Program Compulsory Fees$0.00$0.00
International Tax Recovery$450.00$375.00
Total International Charges Per Semester$9,245.00$9,170.00
Total 1st Year Fees$18,415.00

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

Financial Assistance

When it comes to paying for your education, investing in your future can be more affordable than you think. A Mohawk education is one of the most cost-effective means of acquiring the skills and knowledge you need to have a prosperous and rewarding career. 

As you start on your chosen career path, it's important to have a realistic set of expectations regarding the expenses associated with attending college. In addition to your tuition fees, you will also need to budget for books, supplies, housing, and other related living expenses. You may be able to supplement your income and savings with scholarships, bursaries, or loans. It pays to do some research into what types of financial assistance you may qualify for.

Available Financial Assistance Resources:

Apply for Awards:

By submitting a Scholarships and Bursaries Application every semester, students have access to over $3 million in Mohawk College scholarships, bursaries and Ministry-partnered funding to help meet their financial needs.

Financial Literacy and Money Coaching:

Whether saving for school, sticking to a budget, or planning for a major purchase, financial literacy affects us all. That's why Mo' Money is committed to helping our students improve their money skills and become more confident with their money.

Course Overview & Descriptions

Click on the course title for a course description.

Experiential Learning

How you'll gain skills

  • Experience interactive business simulations
  • Apply cumulative program knowledge through a capstone research project
  • Work with a business or organization to explore and solve an identified challenge

To learn more, please visit the Centre for Experiential Learning. 

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 Colleges and Universities (MCU) 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.

Career Opportunities

Your future career options

  • Product Management: Product management is a dynamic and rapidly growing field with several in-demand career paths. These include technical product management, growth product management, product marketing management, UX product management, ecommerce product management, AI/ML product management, and mobile product management.
  • Technical Product Manager: Technical product managers are in high demand, especially in the tech industry. These product managers have a deep technical understanding of the product and are responsible for working closely with developers to ensure that the product meets technical requirements.
  • Growth Product Manager: growth product managers are responsible for driving user acquisition, retention, and engagement. They use data analytics and experimentation to identify growth opportunities and optimize the product to improve user engagement.
  • Product Marketing Manager: Product marketing managers are responsible for developing and executing marketing strategies that promote the product and drive customer acquisition. They work closely with the product management team to develop go-to-market strategies and messaging.
  • UX Product Manager: UX product managers are responsible for creating an exceptional user experience for the product. They work closely with designers to ensure that the product is intuitive, user-friendly, and meets the needs of the target audience.
  • Ecommerce Product Manager: ecommerce product managers are in high demand, especially with the growth of e-commerce. These product managers are responsible for developing and optimizing e-commerce platforms to improve customer acquisition, retention, and revenue.
  • AI/ML Product Manager: with the growth of artificial intelligence and machine learning, there is an increasing demand for product managers with expertise in this area. These product managers are responsible for developing products that leverage AI/ML to improve user experience, increase efficiency, and drive revenue.
  • Mobile Product Manager: with the increasing use of mobile devices, mobile product managers are in high demand. These product managers are responsible for developing and optimizing mobile applications to improve user experience, increase engagement, and drive revenue.
  • Product Owner: ensure the functionality and value of products by setting, prioritizing and accepting the work that a team generates, as well as gathering feature requests, scheduling releases and coordinating sprints.
  • Junior Product Manager: build strategic product roadmaps that fit in with the overall strategy of the company through collaboration with the product team to define product vision, setting objectives and defining key results.
  • Associate Product Manager: conduct market research, gather quantitative product data and analyze customer research to help product managers work more effectively and efficiently.

Where you could work includes:

  • Technology: Technology companies, such as software development firms, hardware manufacturers, and technology consulting firms, often hire product managers to oversee the development and launch of new products.
  • Consumer goods: Consumer goods companies, such as food and beverage manufacturers, personal care product companies, and household goods manufacturers, often hire product managers to oversee the development and launch of new products.
  • Retail: Retail companies, such as e-commerce platforms and brick-and-mortar stores, often hire product managers to oversee the development and launch of new products, such as private label brands and exclusive partnerships.
  • Healthcare: Healthcare companies, such as pharmaceutical manufacturers, medical device companies, and healthcare service providers, often hire product managers to oversee the development and launch of new products, such as medications, medical devices, and healthcare services.
  • Financial services companies, such as banks, investment firms, and insurance companies, often hire product managers to oversee the development and launch of new financial products and services.

Educational Pathways

If you've successfully taken a course at another post-secondary institution, you may be able to earn course exemptions toward your credential here at Mohawk.

 

If you have successfully completed one of the following programs at Mohawk, you may be eligible to receive transfer credit in this program.

Transfer from

You can transfer to the International Business Management - Product Management - 516 from the following programs:

Business (General)

Campus
Fennell Campus (FF)
Online Learning
Accreditation
Ontario College Diploma

Insurance

Campus
Fennell Campus (FF)
Accreditation
Ontario College Diploma

Receiving Program

Transfer to

You can transfer from the International Business Management - Product Management - 516 to the following programs:

Business Analysis

Campus
Fennell Campus (FF)
Accreditation
Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Credit transfer agreements have been arranged to make it easier for students to move from Mohawk to another institution.

Transfer From International Business Management - Product Management To

Queen Margaret University

Program Name
See below for International Business Management pathways
Opportunity Details

MSc International Management and Leadership

Location

Queen Margaret University
Edinburgh
EH21 6UU
United Kingdom

Robert Gordon University

Program Name
See below for International Business Management pathways
Opportunity Details

MSc Business and Leadership Management

MSc Business and Management

MSc Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship

MSc International Business Management

Location

Garthdee House, Garthdee Road
Garthdee/Aberdeen
AB10 7QB
United Kingdom

Mohawk College makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of each transfer opportunity. Please note that changes may occur in program offerings, admission requirements, and transfer credits granted by the receiving institutions. We advise all students to check with the receiving institution directly for the most up-to-date information.

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Search ONTransfer.ca for more pathways with Ontario public colleges and universities.

Mohawk College makes no warranty or endorsement of material contained within links to external websites, nor does the College assume any responsibility for the linked website or its contents.

Tech requirements

Bring Your Own Device Suggested Specifications

Minimum Recommended Settings

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
CPU (Minimum)Intel Core i5 to i7
RAM (Minimum)16 GB
Storage500 GB to 1 TB
Screen Size12” - 17”
Price$1650 - $1850 range

Dell Systems: DELL G3 15, DELL G3 17

The Dell Systems listed above meet the minimum specifications. A search of DELL’s website entering the various criteria for RAM will list laptops that will meet the specifications. Don’t forget to access Mohawk’s purchasing discount if buying online. You can do so by, logging to your MyMohawk account, on the left-hand navigation select Technology Solutions, Computer Store. Use your Mohawk College email to receive an exclusive coupon code.

MacBooks

MacBooks can be used however PC Platforms are preferred. Applications may not behave the same way as they do in Windows, students using MacBooks may need to make a hard-disk partition to allow Windows to run.

Program Specific Software (subject to change)

Students will be advised how to access program specific software during Orientation. All required software is free to use while on campus through Apps@Mohawk College.

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Domestic Canadian Students

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International Students

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Contact International
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Phone: 1-905-575-2254
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North China: 10-800-714-2521
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Brazil: 0800-022-7408
Philippines: 180011102544

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*Not all programs are international eligible. Please see our programs available for international students.

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