International Business

What to expect from a career in International Business

Although international business programs at Ontario colleges are based on the same fundamentals as traditional business programs, they’ll also give you the skills to operate internationally, which means you’ll have an entire world of career opportunities.

If you’re considering an Ontario college international business program, be prepared for a fast-paced, multi-dimensional learning experience that will give you the skills you’ll need in the real world. If you see yourself entering the world of business on a global scale, here’s what you need to know.

International Business Courses

In a multiple-year program, offering either a diploma or a Bachelor of Applied Business, the first two years will likely be spent learning the fundamentals of business through marketing training, economics and accounting skill development, legal courses and more.

In the following year or years, courses will target international business practices, which include banking, finance, marketing and other business areas on the international level. Some international business programs will also offer a co-op placement to give students firsthand experience in the industry.

General International Business Program Requirements

International business program admission requirements include an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, with a grade 12 English credit. A grade 12 mathematics credit is required in many cases, and is almost always recommended.

Note: Some international business schools at Ontario colleges offer a one-year international business management certificate program for those who have completed a post-secondary degree or diploma program in a related field. A combination of partial education and work experience may also be accepted.

International Business Jobs and Salaries

A diploma, certificate or Bachelor of Applied Business in international business will leave you well equipped to enter a number of fields, including (but not limited to):

  • Freight forwarding and transportation
  • Sales, marketing and research
  • International trade
  • Import / export management

Positions your training will allow you to fill include development manager, customs broker, foreign investment consultant or trade consultant.

It's difficult to predict a salary in this field as the job market is so diverse. Graduates usually see starting salaries between $30,000 and $35,000 per year, with the potential to increase into the six-figure range with experience and success.

Ontario Colleges Offering International Business Programs

Use the left-column navigation to refine your search by College, Program Availability, Program Start Date and more, or see the table below for a complete list of international business programs at Ontario colleges.

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