Asper School of Business - International Business
Asper School of Business

Program description

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.


Program options

Degree options

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

Interesting courses

  • International Management
  • International Marketing
  • International Finance
  • Comparative Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management 

Professional 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

Visit the Asper School of Business Direct Entry (high school applicants) or Advanced Entry (post-secondary applicants) application for admission page to learn more about admission requirements, application dates and how to apply.


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.


Important links

Asper School of Business
Business Administration Department
MSc, PhD & MBA graduate programs