About this course
The Business Administration - International program provides graduates with the fundamental skills and knowledge required to conduct business in a global marketplace. Every business is in one way or another involved in “international business” through their direct involvement in foreign markets, competition from global firms and/or in the management of their global supply chains. Windsor-Essex is a critical hub for international trade with over $2.7 billion a day crossing the between our region and the U.S. marketplace making it a critical trade corridor between those two countries. This activity creates job opportunities in supply chain management, importing and exporting as well as international business development which students of our advanced diploma program will be prepared for upon graduation.
The program offers intensive, hands-on multi-semester projects that allow students to select a product, research a country in which it could be offered, build a marketing, finance, supply chain and business plan to support their business idea. Upon completion of the program students have the opportunity to submit their final projects to the Canada's National accreditation body the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) to achieve their FITT certification. Students also have the opportunity to qualify for their Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) accreditation. Both of these achievements will provide the graduate with a broader base of employment opportunity.
To be successful in international business applicants should enjoy foreign travel, be people oriented and outgoing and possess excellent communication skills. Students should also be analytical, have an adventurous nature and demonstrate a cultural awareness and sensitivity.
- Canada & USA: High school diploma and transcript, or equivalent.
- British education system: General Certificate of Education showing passes in six (6) academic subjects (including English) at the Ordinary level.
- Caribbean countries (English): High school diploma and transcript, or equivalent.
- West Africa (Nigeria, Ghana, etc.): WAEC (or NECO) transcript with online verifying scratch card number and PIN required.
- South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, etc.): High school diploma and Grade 12 transcript. IELTS 5.5 with no band lower than 5.0, or TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) score of 500, or internet-based test (iBT) score of 61, or computer-based test (CBT) score of 173.
- Other regions (English proficiency test required)
- High school diploma/graduation certificate and transcript or equivalent in original language and English translation.
English proficiency requirement:
- TOEFL iBT 61 with no band lower than 15, or PBT score of 500, or CBT score of 173 / IELTS 5.5 with no band lower than 5.0