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.
|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.
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.