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International Business Management


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Program Description


Navigate the complex world of international business and position yourself for a career in multinational corporations and international companies.

Build on your existing experience and further develop your strategic, integrative, sustainable and growth mindset to enhance business performance in a global environment. You’ll learn from supportive faculty with international industry experience. They’re invested in your success and will further develop your business knowledge through work-integrated learning. This learning approach mimics international business challenges and opportunities to prepare you for success in the global workplace.

You’ll further develop your business skills in our small-sized classes where you will actively participate in collaborative coursework in key areas. These include intercultural communications, business development, business management, regulatory and legal frameworks, marketing and strategy. You can also advance your complex interpersonal skills in negotiations, change and conflict management through our elective courses.

In your third semester, you will take an integrated experience elective and choose between:   

  • a capstone course that enables you to apply your abilities in a work-integrated learning project with a service focus, OR
  • an experiential study tour course that allows you to travel internationally and work with an industry partner to apply your abilities in a real-world setting.

This program’s work-integrated learning approach will position you for roles in international management consulting, government relations, start-ups, and companies with international operations or sales when you graduate.

Program Overview


Navigate the complex world of international business and position yourself for a career in multinational corporations and international companies.

Build on your existing experience and further develop your strategic, integrative, sustainable and growth mindset to enhance business performance in a global environment. You’ll learn from supportive faculty with international industry experience. They’re invested in your success and will further develop your business knowledge through work-integrated learning. This learning approach mimics international business challenges and opportunities to prepare you for success in the global workplace.

You’ll further develop your business skills in our small-sized classes where you will actively participate in collaborative coursework in key areas. These include intercultural communications, business development, business management, regulatory and legal frameworks, marketing and strategy. You can also advance your complex interpersonal skills in negotiations, change and conflict management through our elective courses.

In your third semester, you will take an integrated experience elective and choose between:   

  • a capstone course that enables you to apply your abilities in a work-integrated learning project with a service focus, OR
  • an experiential study tour course that allows you to travel internationally and work with an industry partner to apply your abilities in a real-world setting.

This program’s work-integrated learning approach will position you for roles in international management consulting, government relations, start-ups, and companies with international operations or sales when you graduate.

Fast Facts


  • One-year post-diploma certificate
  • Fall start
  • Evenings and weekend schedules allow you to study while you work
  • Small class sizes: 40 students max

Your Career


Upon graduation

  • Business development coordinator
  • International project coordinator
  • Product manager
  • Market analyst
  • Sales coordinator
  • Account specialist
  • Management consultant
  • Entrepreneur

After 3-5 years

  • Business development manager
  • International project manager
  • Strategic planner
  • Marketing plan manager

Student Success


To achieve success in this program, you should:

  • Be proactive, independent, and resourceful
  • Have strong written and oral communication skills
  • Be prepared to work in teams
  • Be proficient in the use of a Windows-based computer and Microsoft Office software
  • Spend nine to 12 hours per week on each course, including in-class hours
  • Actively participate in all classes and activities
  • Become familiar and adhere to SAIT’s policies and procedures
  • Be ready for a challenge and committed to keeping yourself on schedule

If you are engaged in campus life and take advantage of SAIT services and resources, you may be more likely to experience success in SAIT’s programs.

Credentials


After successfully completing this program, graduates will receive a SAIT International Business Management post-diploma certificate.

Progression


The progression requirement for students taking credit courses is a Term GPA and Total Institutional GPA of 2.0, with the exception of English Language Foundations and Academic Upgrading programs.

Admission Requirements


  • Applicants must have completed a two-year Business Administration diploma or equivalent at an accredited post-secondary institution, with a minimum 2.3 grade-point average, (67% or C+). This diploma must include a minimum of 20 courses, or 60 credits.

All applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

A combination of education and experience will be considered upon approval from the academic chair

Program Outline


This program consists of 30 credits (10 courses).

Total Credits 30


Program Outcomes


1. International Business Mindset

  • Develop a strategic, integrative, sustainable and growth mindset to enhance business performance in a global environment.

2. Intercultural Communication

  • Demonstrate respect and appreciation for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, intercultural communication and contributions of others.

3. Leadership

  • Achieve business goals through responsible leadership in complex and dynamic environments.

4. International Business Analysis

  • Evaluate the impact of domestic and international challenges and opportunities on an organization’s international business objectives.

5. Global Supply Chain

  • Evaluate the movement of products and services in an organization’s global supply chain.

6. Statutory and Regulatory Compliance

  • Assess the impact of statutory and regulatory compliance on an organization’s international business opportunities.

7. Multicultural Negotiation Strategies

  • Formulate strategies to negotiate effectively within various cultural environments.

8. Market Research

  • Evaluate market research to support an organization’s international business decision-making.

9. Business Development

  • Formulate business development strategies to leverage an organization’s international business opportunities.

Graduate Outcomes (SGO)


A. Safety - Awareness of safety standards relevant to the workplace

  • Safety awareness

B. Responsible Leadership - Personal, ethical and respectful behaviour within the workplace and global community

  • Teamwork and multi-disciplinary collaboration
  • Self-Initiative
  • Ethical reasoning and action
  • Global awareness
  • Sustainability

C. Communication - The exchange of information in a professional and effective manner

  • Language skills
  • Interpersonal skills

D. Information Literacy - The strategies used to become informed from recognizing an information need, to accessing and evaluating information and using it effectively and ethically

  • Problem solving and/or Critical thinking
  • Quantitative literacy
  • Technological literacy

E. Technical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities - Technical competence specific to the discipline or industry

  • Specialized, technical skill set

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