Curriculum Guideline

International Business Management (Post-Degree Diploma)

Effective Date:
Program Code
Commerce & Business Administration
Credential Type
Post-Degree Diploma
Transcript Title
PDD in Int'l Business Mgmt
Date of First Offering
Start Term
End Term
Not Specified
Post-Degree Diploma in International Business Management
Length of Program
One year
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
Choose one of BUSN 1200 or ECON 1103    
BUSN 1200** Fundamentals of Business


ECON 1103** Globalization And The Wold Economy


Choose one of CSIS 1190 or FINC 1231    
CSIS 1190*** Excel for Business 3.00
FINC 1231*** Business Mathematics 3.00
Required Courses    
MARK 1120*** Introductory Marketing 3.00
BUSN 3100 Trade in the Global Marketplace 3.00
BUSN 3200 Global Trade Finance 3.00
BUSN 3410 Global Supply Chain Management 3.00
BUSN 3500 International Business Entry Strategy 3.00
BLAW 3700 (formally BUSN 3700) Fundamentals of International Trade Law 3.00
MARK 3300 International Marketing 3.00
MARK 4441 Marketing Research 3.00
Total Credits   30.00

**All students are required to take BUSN 1200 or ECON 1103 in their first semester of study. It is recommended that International students take BUSN 1200 to gain an understanding of the Canadian business environment.

*** Students with a non-business major in their undergraduate degree are required to take CSIS 1190 or 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 CSIS 1190 or FINC 1231, and MARK 1120. Students with a Major in Finance in their undergraduate degree can take 3.0 credits of 1000 to 4000-level electives instead of CSIS 1190 or FINC 1231. Students with a Major in Marketing in their undergraduate degree can take 3.0 credits of 1000 to 4000-level electives instead of MARK 1120. Affected students are advised to contact the Program Coordinator 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.