Learn a new language
Students majoring in international business are permitted to take 12 credit hours of a foreign language and/or courses with an international focus and have these non-business courses count as business options.
Meet other students from around the world by becoming a member of the various students groups available at Asper, such as AIESEC or the Association of International Management Students (AIMS).
World class professors
Students who study International Business at the University of Manitoba will be taught by excellent professors - many of which have won prestigious teaching awards. Our full-time professors are also active researchers, who have written textbooks, received national research grants, and had their articles published in top journals. Read what current and past students had to say about Asper School of Business Professor for World Teacher's Day.
The Asper School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, one of the highest standards of achievement for business schools worldwide. Only 5 per cent of business schools achieve this distinguished recognition.
Expected duration: 4 years
The International Business major offers a variety of courses designed to help students understand and manage globalization from a strategic and functional perspective. Courses are taught by faculty members from diverse geographical backgrounds who have vast experience living overseas and conducting research and business abroad. In addition to imparting knowledge through relevant coursework, there are several international exchange programs that provide an opportunity for students to develop their skills in a direct manner by living and studying abroad.
Choosing a major
In the Asper Bachelor of Commerce program, students typically choose a major at the beginning of their third year. Each student must declare at least one major and present a minimum Degree Grade Point Average of 2.00.
It is important to make sure you are following the correct program requirements for your chosen major. The best way to do this is to email an Asper program advisor or call the Asper Help Line at 204-474-6388.
Sample course offerings
- INTB 2200: International Management (3 credit hours)
- MKT 3300: International Marketing (3 credit hours)
- FIN 3450: International Finance (3 credit hours)
- HRIR 4250: Comparative Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management (3 credit hours)
For full course descriptions, please visit the Academic Calendar.
Before you graduate, you have a chance to explore different career paths, professions, industries, companies, majors and build a professional network to kick-start your career.
International exchange opportunities
Stand out to future employers with international study experience. Living abroad expands your horizons and demonstrates that you’re willing to take risks and solve problems under challenging circumstances.
To declare the International Business major, you first have to be accepted to the Bachelor of Commerce program. The following are minimum requirements for entry into the Asper Bachelor of Commerce program.
Direct entry applicants are those who have not attended a post-secondary institution or have completed fewer than 24 credit hours at a recognized university or college.
Advanced entry applicants are those who have completed one year (24 credit hours) or more of studies in another faculty at the University of Manitoba or another recognized post-secondary institution.
Asper also gives individual consideration to students who meet some requirements for admission but may not have academically competitive marks because of reasons beyond their control.
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Admission into the Asper Bachelor of Commerce program is academically competitive and within the discretion of the Asper School of Business.
How to apply
Domestic student application fee: $100
International student application fee: $120
Applications to the University of Manitoba are completed online. To begin your application, select the "Start or continue your application" button. The online application includes several parts, and you may be required to submit transcripts, proof of English Language proficiency, and other documents.
Admission and application inquiries
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Submit a question
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Asper School of Business - Undergraduate Program Office
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Winnipeg, MB R3T 5V4 Canada
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