X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm.)

International Business (IB)

Department of Management, Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

The Minor in International Business focuses on developing a broad set of knowledge and competencies expected of business professionals working in a global context. The course curriculum is unique and integrates a multi-disciplinary view of global issues with a fundamental understanding of management, social responsibility, sustainability and economic issues. Unique to this program is the requirement to take an additional modern language course. This Minor is relevant to students from most disciplines who are interested in pursuing careers with a global context.

By taking this minor, students will advance competencies in the following areas:

  • Understanding of Global Issues

  • Sustainability and Social Responsibility

  • International Economics

  • Cultural Diversity

  • Communication

Minor (Honours Program)

A minimum of 5.00 credits is required. Business course credits earned outside of Canada on University approved exchanges, to a maximum 1.50 credits, may be substituted as Restricted Electives.

Required courses (1.50 credits):
MGMT*2260 [0.50] Introduction to International Business
MGMT*3020 [0.50] Corporate Social Responsibility
MGMT*4260 [0.50] International Business

Restricted Electives (3.50 credits as distributed below):

Minimum 1.00 credit (maximum 2.00 credits) of the ECON/FIN courses below

ECON*2310 [0.50] Intermediate Microeconomics
ECON*2650 [0.50] Introductory Development Economics
ECON*3620 [0.50] International Trade
ECON*3730 [0.50] The Origins of International Inequality
ECON*4830 [0.50] Economic Development
ECON*4880 [0.50] Topics in International Economics
FIN*3400 [0.50] International Finance

Minimum 0.50 credit (maximum 1.00 credit) of a modern language course


Minimum 0.50 credit (maximum 2.00 credit) of the following courses

AGR*2150 [0.50] Plant Agriculture for International Development
AGR*2500 [0.50] Field Course in International Agriculture
EDRD*3160 [0.50] International Communication
EDRD*4020 [0.50] Rural Extension in Change and Development
FARE*1300 [0.50] Poverty, Food & Hunger
FARE*3250 [0.50] Food and International Development
FARE*4210 [0.50] World Agriculture, Food Security and Economic Development
HTM*3160 [0.50] Destination Management and Marketing
HTM*4170 [0.50] International Tourism
IDEV*1000 [0.50] Understanding Development and Global Inequalities
MCS*4600 [0.50] International Marketing
POLS*1500 [0.50] World Politics
POLS*2100 [0.50] Comparative Politics
POLS*2200 [0.50] International Relations
POLS*2250 [0.50] Public Administration and Governance
POLS*3790 [0.50] International Political Economy
POLS*4200 [1.00] International Political Economy
POLS*4720 [1.00] Topics in International Relations
POLS*4730 [1.00] International Relations of the Middle East
SOAN*3040 [0.50] Globalization of Work and Organizations
UNIV*2410 [0.50] Engaged Global Citizenship

Note: not all restricted elective courses identified in this list will necessarily be open to all students in the minor in International Business. Some courses may have priority access restrictions, or may be limited to students enrolled in the major from which the courses are drawn. In some cases a Course Waiver Request form signed by the instructor may be required in order for students to add these courses to their schedule. Please consult with the department offering the course about possible access. Some courses may also have prerequisites which are identified in course descriptions in the academic calendar.

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