Global Business Management
Available as a two-year program
Note: This is a non-funded program and is therefore not OSAP eligible.
Two-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate
- Start Date
Find your career
Global business management professionals are in demand in virtually all fields and industries, making it possible to pursue careers in various private and public sectors, including:
- Account management
- Customer relations management
- Global entrepreneurship
- International business development
- International finance
- Services management
- Supply chain management
- Trade and investment
Is it for you?
Global business training will equip you with the skills to manage projects and people in a diverse range of settings. This may be a great career path for you if you:
- Are interested in other cultures and have a global mindset
- Have an ability to organize and lead
- Think creatively and strategically
- Are an effective communicator
- Enjoy working as part of a team
Prepare for a career in global business management in various sectors and environments:
- Explore strategies and best practices for conducting business with diverse populations using ethical and culturally appropriate methods that are in compliance with relevant laws and regulations.
- Learn how to effectively collect, process and analyze data used to support global business plans and influence sales.
- Gain experience planning, leading, executing and evaluating individual and team projects.
- Refine your leadership and teamwork skills and look at methods for establishing and maintaining successful working relationships.
- Engage in project-based learning with industry or community partners to gain real-world experience in a workplace setting.
- First Year - Semester One
- MATH1047 Business Analytics & Data Strategy
- This course introduces data-driven business decision making skills that better inform practices in the workplace. Through the use of statistical tools, students will prepare and interpret visual representation of data.
- BUSI1019 Capture Planning
- In this course, students will demonstrate the principles and processes of creating an expanded project capture plan (based on the ISO Charter) to be used by companies and organizations to generate new business or solve complicated integrated tasks. The objective is to make students understand how this type of plan is used in the international business environment and to create realistic plans in preparation for life after College.
- GBMG1000 Culturally Inclusive Communication
- This course focuses on cultural values and norms and how they impact the workplace. By examining cultural domains, students will develop strategies to strengthen their approach to intercultural sensitivity.
- GBMG1004 Global Accounting
- This course introduces students to the fundamentals of accounting, as well as management accounting concepts and practices. There is a focus on how management uses accounting information for decision making, planning, controlling and performance measurement. Topics include cost allocation, cost-volume-profit analysis, relevant costs and budgeting.
- BUSI1038 Global Business Environment
- The global business environment introduces students to environments in different countries with exogenous factors related to the home environment. These factors influence decision making on how to allocate resources. The global business environment provides context to students examining the external and internal environments.
- PROF1018 Professional Development
- This course is intended to familiarize students with the program, link up with a business mentor and to jump-start a successful pathway for students.
- BUSI3005 Supply Chain and Logistic Management (EDI)
- This course encompassess activities and techniques utilized in supply chain and logistics management including customer service, distribution planning, transportation planning, transportation forecasting, logistics documentation, purchasing and third party chain management.
- First Year - Semester Two
- MRKT1011 Consumer Behaviour & Market
- This course provides a critical view into why and how people make purchases. Pulling from fields of economics, psychology and sociology, students will examine key concepts in quantitative and qualitative market research methodologies to better understand their customers and how behaviours are influenced by different products and services.
- GBMG1003 International Business Law
- This course introduces the global tenets of the legal system. By reviewing legal cases, students will learn more about the effects different legal systems have on conducting business globally.
- GBMG1002 International Finance
- This course provides a critical view into international banking and financial systems and structures. By understanding the implications of global regulatory practices, students will evaluate risks and opportunities to better ground decisions.
- GBMG1001 Leadership & Emotional Intelligence
- This course will enable students to increase their personal leadership styles through self-assessment. Students will employ emotional intelligence frameworks to increase self-awareness and identify patterns of thinking.
- BUSI1033 Project Information Systems & Management
- The project management team is in the business of getting things done. The bottom-line, there is no piece of technology that can replace the project manager. This is a hands-on course that will help you use the correct process at the right time to develop the right balance between scope, schedule, cost, quality, resources, communication and risk. In this course, learn how Microsoft Project™ will assist you in becoming a better project manager.
- SUST1002 Sustainability & CSR
- This course examines how global organizations are integrating the three pillars of sustainability (economic, social and environmental) throughout the functional areas (e.g. human resources, marketing, operations, accounting, finance) of business to remain competitive in the long-term. Students will explore the historical context, the business case, internationally recognized frameworks and respective principles, the role and significance of multiple stakeholders, sustainability assurance, greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. Students will participate in cases and investigate sustainability practices of global entities.
- Second Year - Semester Three
- GBMG2001 Advanced International Finance
- This course will further expand on relevant topics in international finance. By familiarizing analytical techniques needed to evaluate empirical performance models, students will learn more about financial liberalization and banking system stability.
- GBMG2000 Geopolitics
- This course introduces tensions and issues of non-state actors across the globe. By identifying conflicts, disinformation and geostrategic rivalries, students will analyze factors impacting contemporary international relations.
- GBMG2004 Global Entrepreneurship
- This course engages students to learn what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur in a global context. Students will consider new business projects, ambitions, and discover resources available to assist in creating a successful business model.
- GBMG2002 Global Mergers and Acquisitions
- This course examines merger and acquisition strategies. By reviewing best practices and tools, students will analyze and interrelate elements to appreciate the effects that value-creating mergers and acquisitions can have on businesses.
- GBMG2003 Negotiation, Conflict & Risk Management
- This course introduces the major schools of thought in social psychology, law and business. Conflict resolution strategies are examined from theoretical and practical perspectives to develop a deeper self-awareness.
- BUSI3024 Principles of Buying
- This course provides a critical view into the purchasing elements of world of Supply Chain Management. Topical focus will relate to supply organizations, quality, supplier relations, sourcing, price and cost management and the role of transportation. The scope of this course will include the private and public business sectors.
- BUSI2019 Strategic Business Management
- Students will examine the principles and processes of creating strategy to be reflected in a strategic plan. Case studies will be used to promote an understanding of problems, issues and opportunities being faced by companies striving to remain competitive. Students will develop integrated and realistic plans in preparation for their entry into the commercial business environment.
- Second Year - Semester Four
- GBMG2006 Applied Project
- Students will undertake semester-long, project-based learning with industry or community partners to participate in the development and execution of an applied project. The objective of the collaborative applied project is to have students, as team members in a workplace setting, apply and integrate the skill sets and knowledge that form the core of their training in these programs. In this way, students will augment their academic training with valuable work experience and have an opportunity to experience alternative methods of evaluation and measures of success that are less typical of academic environments.
- GBMG2005 Design Thinking & Innovation: Influences on the Sharing & Gig Economies
- This course will provide tools to think more creatively in our changing business landscape. By reviewing cases, students will develop compelling solutions to nurture superior innovation practices.
- GBMG2007 Information Systems Projects & Practice
- This course introduces students to the design and development of information systems to support strategic decision making. Students explore different types of decision support systems and database systems that enhance an organization's ability to identify and solve problems and make decisions.
- BUSI1022 Project Risk Management
- In this course, the processes and activities necessary to manage risk throughout a project lifecycle will be identified and applied. Students will be exposed to practical exercises, tools and techniques for both qualitative and quantitative analysis for handling project risks. There will be an introduction to a comprehensive project risk management process/matrix that extends from initiation through to project completion and from risk symptoms to risk event impact. Critical to risk management success is the business risk to project risk alignment and mitigation strategies beyond the basic financial contingency approach.
*Courses subject to change.
Turn your diploma into a degree
Many universities across Canada and abroad will provide credit recognition for your studies at Loyalist. The following is a list of agreements that are currently in place. There are many more options, and new agreements are added annually. Contact your university of choice to make individual arrangements.
Explore opportunities to continue your studies in Ireland:
How much will it cost?
Please visit the International Student Fees page for an overview of tuition and ancillary fees.
Additional program costs, such as supplies, travel and parking, may be incurred during workplace visits, etc.
Bursaries and financial assistance
Loyalist has a number of scholarships, bursaries and academic awards available to students. Our Financial Aid Office can help you explore your options, or assist you with a student loan.
Required academic preparation
A diploma or degree in any discipline from a recognized college or university or equivalent.
Prior learning assessment and recognition
Applicants with work experiences or other types of non-credentialed learning may be eligible for credits at Loyalist. Graded credits (as opposed to exemptions) are granted. Click here for more information about our assessment and credit challenge process.
How to Apply
For details about how to apply for this program, click here (for both international and domestic applicants).