In today’s global environment, no business remains unaffected by international forces. Some companies are expanding to overseas locations while others are dealing with the entry of international companies in their home locations, and many more companies and communities are affected by the operations of global corporations. The International Business major helps students to understand globalization from an organizational perspective, formulate strategies to conduct business in a global setting, and manage in organizations that are global or affected by global forces.
B.Comm. (Hons.) Bachelor of Commerce Honours - 4 years
B.Comm. (Hons.) Bachelor of Commerce Honours (Co-operative Education Option) - 4.33 years
Interesting courses and unique opportunities
Students specializing in International Business can find professional opportunities in the international divisions that help to generate global opportunities for products and services of large organizations. In addition, International Business majors can find specialized opportunities within functional areas, such as marketing, human resource management, finance, and supply chain management. Finally, opportunities can also be found in research and consulting companies that help organizations to identify and exploit global opportunities.
Admission requirements & prerequisites
Direct entry option
This entry option is open to high school students or high school graduates who have not completed any university or college courses. If eligible applicants outnumber the available spaces, applicants will require higher averages than stipulated to be successful in the admissions competition. Specific program requirements will vary; details of these requirements are available on each program’s application page.
Advanced entry option
24 credit hours in U1 (or an approved bachelors program)
This entry option is open to students who have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours of university level study. Specific program requirements will vary; details of these requirements are available on each program’s application page.
High school prerequisites
High school prerequisites: Pre-Calculus Math 40S (min. 60%)
Many programs will require or recommend specific high school courses over and above their admission requirements. These high school prerequisites are not always required to enter the program, but they must be completed to enrol in certain university courses within it. If a student does not have a particular prerequisite when they enter the program, they may complete an equivalent upgrading course at university that will satisfy the prerequisite requirement.
More details on admission requirements, application dates and how to apply is available on the Asper School of Business apply for admission page.
What is unique about this program at the U of M?
International Business major at University of Manitoba offers a range of courses that help students to understand and manage globalization from a strategic perspective as well as functional perspectives. These courses are taught by faculty members who have vast experience living overseas and conducting research/business abroad – the geographic diversity of faculty teaching International Business courses is definitely quite unique to UM and is not to be seen at other business schools. In addition to imparting knowledge through relevant coursework, the University of Manitoba also offers several international exchange programs that provide an opportunity for students to develop their skills of international management in a direct manner by living in a different country and interacting with students, faculty and people in that country. The range of countries with which the University of Manitoba has exchange programs is also very unique and is rarely seen at other business schools.