Curriculum Guideline

International Business Management (Post-Degree Diploma)

Effective Date:
Program Code
PDIBM
Discontinued
No
Program
Faculty
Commerce & Business Administration
Department
Business
Credential Type
Post-Degree Diploma
Transcript Title
PDD in Int'l Business Mgmt
Date of First Offering
Start Term
201520
End Term
201520
Institutional Unit
Business
Credential
PDD
Length of Program
One year
Credits
30.00
Admissions Requirements

For general Douglas College admission requirements, please see General Admission Requirements.

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree (bachelor level) from a recognized English-speaking post-secondary institution. Applicants with an undergraduate degree (bachelor level) from a non-English-speaking institution will be required to meet the Douglas College English language proficiency requirements of English 12 with a minimum grade of “C” or one of the acceptable substitutions.

Students with a non-business major in their undergraduate degree are required to take FINC 1231 and MARK 1120 as prerequisites. Students with a business major in their undergraduate degree who have taken Finance/Marketing/Business Math  can have the prerequisites waived with instructor permission.  They will then need to take two additional 3rd or 4th year electives.

Note: It is recommended that students have a minimum grade of 63% (grade C) on average in their undergraduate degree.

Curriculum Framework
FINC 1231 Commercial & Financial Mathematics OR elective**
MARK 1120 Introductory Marketing OR elective**
BUSN 3100 Global Business Environment  
BUSN 3200 International Trade Finance  
BUSN 3410 Global Supply Chain  
BUSN 3500 Business Entry Strategies  
BUSN 3700 International Trade Law  
BUSN 3800 International Management  
MARK 3300 International Marketing  
MARK 4441 Marketing Research  

A minimum of 70% of the required courses must be taken at Douglas College.

**Students with a non-business major in their undergraduate degree are required to take FINC 1231 and MARK 1120 in their first semester of study. Students with a business major in their undergraduate degree who have taken Finance/Marketing/Business Math take 6.0 credits of 1000 to 4000-level electives instead of FINC 1231 and MARK 1120.

Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the PDD in International Business Management would be able to:

  • Obtain industry-recognized certification such as the CITP designation;
  • Develop and implement market entry and distribution plans;
  • Perform corporate strategic needs assessments;
  • Undertake effective international trade research;
  • Analyze various types of international trade agreements;
  • Make costing, pricing, promotion and distribution policies;
  • Develop and implement effective international marketing plans;
  • Choose the right course of action for financing international deals and create an effective budget for a firm's international activities;
  • Analyze potential buyers/suppliers; and
  • Formulate cost-effective strategies for the movement of goods and services across international borders.