Diploma in International Business Management

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

In British Columbia, this program has been approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training.

Build a dynamic set of transferable 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.

A Diploma in International Business Management can open opportunities in many fields, such as Office Administration and Management, B2B Sales, and Logistics Coordination and Management.

Why Choose the Diploma in International Business Management.

  • Build a dynamic, comprehensive, and transferable business skill set 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


Morning 24-32iness com weeks
Evening 46-48 weeks


Morning 48-56 weeks
Evening 86-88 weeks

Academic Morning Schedule includes 24 weeks study + up to 8 weeks scheduled breaks
Co-op Morning Schedule includes 24 weeks study + up to 8 weeks scheduled breaks + 24 weeks co-op placement
Academic Evening Schedule includes 36 weeks study + up to 12 weeks scheduled breaks
Co-op Evening Schedule includes 36 weeks study + up to 16 weeks scheduled breaks + 36 weeks co-op placement

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


Intermediate 4

(Equivalent to TOEFL iBT: 60, IELTS: 6.0)

OR Completion of a minimum of three full years of study in a secondary or post-secondary institution where the sole language of instruction is English.


View general Greystone College Admission Requirements for your chosen campus.


2024: Jan 2, Jan 29, Feb 26, Mar 25, Apr 22, Aug 12, Sept 9, Oct 7, Nov 4, Dec 2, Dec 30 (first session of 2025)
2025: Jan 27, Feb 24, Mar 24, Apr 21, Aug 11, Sep 8, Oct 6, Nov 3, Dec 1

2024: Jan 29, Mar 25, May 21, Jul 15, Sept 9, Nov 4, Dec 30 (first session of 2025)
2025: Feb 24, Apr 21, Jun 16, Aug 11, Oct 6, Dec 1

Start dates are dependent on enrolment and are subject to change


Summer Breaks:
Morning Schedule Only:
2024: Jun 17 - Aug 9, 2024
2025: Jun 16 - Aug 8, 2025

Winter Breaks:
Morning Schedule:
2024/2025: Dec 23, 2024 - Dec 27, 2024
Evening Schedule:
2024/2025: Dec 16, 2024 - Dec 27, 2024


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 in areas like:

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

Program Courses

NOTE: Starting in Vancouver on August 12, 2024, some courses in this program will change:
The new Workplace Skills & Tools course will replace:
Business Law AND
Work Placement Skills 1 & 2 or Job Search Preparation (depending on your schedule, and whether you are taking an academic or co-op program)
*This change will be implemented for new Greystone College Vancouver students who begin their program on or after August 12, 2024. We anticipate this change will eventually apply to all campuses.

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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