International Business Management - Product Management - 516
Effective Fall 2023 International Business Management (116) has been renamed International Business Management - Product Management (516)
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
1 academic year (period of 8 months)
New! Interested in studying two, 1 year programs? Now you can apply once and be admitted into the two programs of your choice. Available for international students only, more information can found on the International Twinning page.
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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
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Above fees based on full-time September program start date. Contact Student Services to confirm fees for other start dates or semesters.
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2023 - 2024 International Tuition and Fees
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Course Overview & Descriptions
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How you'll gain skills
- Experience interactive business simulations
- Apply cumulative program knowledge through a capstone research project
- Explore academic content outside the classroom through field trips or site visits
- Work with a business or organization to explore and solve an identified challenge
- Participate in applied research that solves real-world challenges with practical solutions
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.
- Review the program learning outcomes for International Business Management - Product Management (516)
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.
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.
Pathways to Mohawk
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.
Pathways within Mohawk
If you have successfully completed one of the following programs at Mohawk, you may be eligible to receive transfer credit in this program. *
- Advertising & Marketing Communications Management
- Business - Accounting
- Business Administration
- Business - Financial Services
- Business (General)
- Business - Marketing
- Office Administration - Executive
- Global Business Management (International Only)
We offer a diverse range of programs to further your studies within Mohawk following completion of this program. *
- Analytics for Business Decision Making
- Business Analysis
- Human Resources Management
- Public Relations
- Supply Chain Management
This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices within Mohawk.
Pathways beyond Mohawk
Earn a degree:
- Queen Margaret University - MSc - International Management and Leadership, or International Marketing
- Robert Gordon University - MSc - Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Business and Leadership Management, Business and Management, or International Business Management
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