Curriculum Guideline

International Business Management (Post-Degree Diploma)

Effective Date:
Program Code
PDIBM
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
201530
End Term
201810
Institutional Unit
Business
Credential
Post-Degree Diploma in International Business Management
Length of Program
One year
Credits
30.00
Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:

  • General College Admission Requirements
  • Applicants must have an undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada or an equivalent credential from an approved institution of a different country. Any applicant who earned their credential in a language other than English must meet the Douglas College English language proficiency requirement.

Note: It is recommended that students have a minimum grade of 60% (grade C) on average in their undergraduate degree.

Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements

  • Successful completion of 30 credits
  • 70% (21 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College
  • Courses used towards a previously received credential can be used to meet program requirements, but additional courses will need to be taken to replace these credits

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits
FINC 1231** Commercial & Financial Mathematics 3.00
MARK 1120** Introductory Marketing 3.00
BUSN 3100 Global Business Environment 3.00
BUSN 3200 International Trade Finance 3.00
BUSN 3410 Global Supply Chain 3.00
BUSN 3500 Business Entry Strategies 3.00
BUSN 3700 International Trade Law 3.00
BUSN 3800 International Management 3.00
MARK 3300 International Marketing 3.00
MARK 4441 Marketing Research 3.00
Total Credits   30.00

**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 are strongly encouraged to take FINC 1231 and MARK 1120. Students with a Major in Finance or Marketing in their undergraduate degree can take 6.0 credits of 1000 to 4000-level electives instead of FINC 1231 and MARK 1120 and are advised to contact  Academic Advising 3-4 weeks before priority registration for assistance with selecting electives and requesting pre-requisite waivers, if necessary. 

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.