Diploma in International Business Management

Explore key business concepts within a global context and develop skills for success in an international business career.

Build a dynamic set of transferrable skills that will support your business career or entrepreneurship goals.

Learn how to build bridges across cultures and how globalization is expanding and changing business opportunities. This program covers key business topics from marketing and communications to organizational behaviour, business law, management, and more. Students will discuss global issues, prepare presentations, do team projects, and expand their research skills.

Take the co-op program to get hands-on experience in a business role related to your studies.

Why Choose the Diploma in International Business Management.

  • Build a dynamic, comprehensive, and transferrable business skillset that will support you to build a career in a variety of global industries.
  • Develop international business networks right inside our diverse classrooms.
  • If you’re dreaming of starting your own business, this program will give you fundamental business knowledge to help you achieve your entrepreneurship goals.
  • Take the co-op program to put your skills into practice and get Canadian references in a work placement related to international business.

Vancouver, Toronto


Daytime 26 weeks
Evening 48 weeks


Daytime 48 weeks
Evening 88 weeks

*Schedules will be adjusted in December to accommodate public holidays. Contact us for more information.


Advanced 1

(Equivalent to TOEFL iBT 80, or IELTS 6.5)

*Students starting in 2022 require an ILSC Intermediate 4 English level (equivalent to TOEFL IBT: 60, or IELTS: 6.0)


2021 – Daytime*: Jan 4, Feb 1, Mar 1, Mar 29, Apr 26, May 25, Jun 21, Jul 19, Aug 16, Sep 13, Oct 12, Nov 8, Dec 6

*In Toronto only, the daytime program schedule is paused for 2021. Daytime programs will resume in Toronto for 2022 start dates.

2021 - Evening: Jan 4, Feb 15, Apr 12, Jun 7, Aug 2, Sep 27, Nov 22

2022 - Daytime: Jan 4, Jan 31, Feb 28, Mar 28, April 25, May 24, Jun 20, Jul 18, Aug 15, Sep 12, Oct 11, Nov 7, Dec 5

2022 - Evening: Jan 31, Mar 28, May 24, Jul 18, Sep 12, Nov7

Start dates are dependent on enrolment and are subject to change


This program offers credit transfer into some of our partner schools. Learn More

Why Choose Co-op?

Co-op or “Co-operative Education” combines academic study with a work placement related to your study area. This popular Canadian learning approach provides students with hands-on experience in their study field, quality references, and networks that will give them a competitive edge for finding future work and growing their career.


Take the Diploma in International Business Management Co-op and build work experience in entry-level positions like:

  • Banking
  • Event Marketing
  • Marketing or Market Research
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • International Trade & Logistics

Program Courses

The course provides students with an overview of business law and an understanding of basic legal terminology. Since contracts form the heart of business operations, a significant portion of the course is dedicated to contract law and various legal issues arising from contract disputes. Class topics and discussions will draw on examples from current news media reports on legal cases. Knowledge of the court system includes field trips to the law courts.

This course introduces students to globalization and to the value-adding activities of businesses in the current global economy. We discuss the impact of national cultures on doing business globally. In addition, we examine the external forces that impact businesses, international organizations, legal and labor forces in the global context. The course touches on strategic alliances and the impact of rapid environmental changes on strategic planning for international business.

This course introduces students to the concept of management by exploring the roles and functions of managers in a business environment. The purpose of the course is to enhance the students' understanding of the elements of the management processes of planning, organizing, directing and controlling organizational activities. The course is designed to build a foundation of knowledge needed in future management courses.

The ability to communicate well is an essential requirement for all employees of an organization. In this course we explore the importance of communication in business and cross-cultural environments; students also compose various forms of written communication and prepare and deliver a formal business presentation.

This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to marketing concepts and terminology. It examines the importance of marketing within organizations and society in general. Students will study the major components of a marketing plan, the marketing mix and consumer relationships. They will learn how to address the basic needs of companies in planning, developing, and managing products, distribution channels, promotion and pricing.

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