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  • Bachelor of Commerce - International Business Management Degree

    Bachelor of Commerce - International Business Management Degree


Program Code:BMI
Duration:8 Semesters (4 Years)
Credential Awarded:Bachelor of Commerce

Program Description

This International Business Management degree program provides you with specialized skills and knowledge in the areas of international business strategy, technology and the business processes required to effectively work in today's global marketplace. Graduates will possess well-developed critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, interpersonal and team skills, which are critical in this complex environment. Finally, graduates will have the skills required and cultural understanding necessary to succeed in a global business environment.

But the possibilities for graduates from this program do not stop here. The International Business Management degree curriculum and its unique business technology content prepares you to continue graduate studies, such as an MBA, in leading universities partners through the worldwide SAP University Alliances.

"I support promoting our MBA Supply Chain Management specialization and SAP integration to your students."

Dr. Elkafi Hassini
Chair, Operations Management
DeGroote School of Business,
McMaster University

International Travel/Study Abroad

As a student in this program, you may have the opportunity to travel/study abroad and network in international arenas.

Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship opportunities are available for candidates with distinguished academic records in their high school careers. A variety of scholarships and bursaries are available to students based on merit and financial needs.

Celebrate Cultural Diversity

Students from across the globe are attracted to this program, making the educational experience inter-culturally rich and diverse. You will also have the opportunity to learn from award-winning faculty with extensive expertise in international business and to interact with industry professionals to maximize your learning experience.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Six Grade 12 (U) or (M) courses with a minimum 65% average including:
      • Grade 12 English: ENG4(U) - minimum grade of 65%
      • Grade 12 Mathematics: any (U) level Mathematics - minimum grade of 65%
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 21 years or older and has been out of school for a minimum of two years) with the above prerequisite course(s) or their equivalent(s) with a minimum grade of 65%. All previous postsecondary transcripts should be disclosed and may be used in an admission decision.


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Your Career

In the Bachelor of Commerce - International Business Management (BMI) program, you'll be prepared for careers in today's global marketplace. In this global economy, companies may be selling products in one area of the globe, getting their supplies from another area and running production facilities in a third. International business managers have to recognize global events and their effect on business; they must be ready and able to effectively deploy and utilize business processes in this global dimension, and so will you.

"In our quest for top talent, the SAP University Alliances program provides IBM a deep and experienced pool of SAP practitioners to continue to grow our consulting practice."

Ken Englund
Partner, IBM Global Business Services

If you want to continue studies in International Business Management and pursue an MBA, you would have acquired a solid undergraduate background recognized by leading universities.

"We are discussing an MBA with a project management option. That would be a great fit with Seneca's undergraduate students".

Dalen Chiang, Ph.D.
Professor of Supply Chain
and Operations Management Director,
International Program
California State University at Chico, CA

Co-operative Education

Enhance your education with real-life, relevant work experience. This degree program offers you the advantage of a paid co-op work-term for all students. During the co-op placement, you will have the opportunity to become involved in real–life work experiences where critical thinking, problem-solving and interpersonal skills are used. This work experience will help you to improve your marketability as a professional in the field. The work–term is scheduled over the winter term between semesters 7 and 8.

For more information, please visit:

Co-op Model
  Fall Winter Summer
Year 1 Semester 1 Semester 2 Vacation
Year 1 Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 2 Semester 3 Semester 4 Vacation
Year 3 Semester 5 Semester 6 Vacation
Year 4 Semester 7 Co-op Term Semester 8


Transfer Credit

With existing postsecondary education, applicants may qualify for transfer credit.

Professional Associations

Graduates will have the required knowledge to pursue several key industry designations including the following:

  • SAP Canada
  • Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • Canadian Institute of Management (CIM)
  • Microsoft Office Specialist Certification through Microsoft Certified International Trade Professional (CITP)

This program is accredited by FITT (Forum for International Trade Training). Graduates are eligible to pursue the professional designation of Certified International Trade Professional (CITP).

Transfer Pathways

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at the following post-secondary institution(s):

Important Academic Dates

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.


Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

2014/2015 Academic Year
Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BAB100 Introduction to Canadian Business 3
BAB110 Financial Mathematics 3
BAB120 Computer Applications for Business I 3
BAB140 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
ENG106 Writing Strategies 3
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BAB210 Business Statistics 3
BAB220 Computer Applications for Business II 3
BAB231 Introduction to Business Law 3
BAB235 Introduction to Marketing 3
BAB240 Management Accounting 3
ENG205 Applied Communication for Business and Industry 4
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BMT300 Introduction to Business Case Analysis 3
HST300 Introduction to Human Resources 3
HST310 Business Ethics 3
HST420 Computer Applications for Business 3 3
LSP240 Microeconomics - Theory and Practice 3
LSOXXX Liberal Studies Elective 3
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
HST330 Business Finance 3
HST400 Operations Management 3
HST430 Organizational Behaviour 3
LSP340 Macroeconomics - Theory and Practice 3
LSP400 Presentation Skills 3
Semester 5 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BAB905 Project Management 3
BMI501 International Trade Finance 4
BMI502 Global Sourcing and Procurement 1 3
BMI503 Business Processes 1 4
LSP101 World Geography 3
Semester 6 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BMI601 Global Sourcing and Procurement 2 3
BMI602 International Law and Tariffs (Import and Export) 3
BMI603 International Transportation 3
BMI906 Project Management II 3
LSOXXX Liberal Studies Elective 3
Semester 7 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BMI701 Global Marketing Strategy 3
BMI702 Inventory Management and Production 4
BMI703 International Strategic Management 4
LSP701 Applied Research Methodology 3
CPP600 Co-op Professional Practice 2
LSOXXX Liberal Studies Elective 3
Semester 8 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BMI801 Contemporary Issues in International Business 4
BMI802 Integration Project - International Business 3
BMI803 Business Processes 2 3
BMI804 International Consulting 3
LSOXXX Liberal Studies Elective 3
CPP700 Co-op Integration and Career Planning 1

2015/2016 Academic Year
Semester 1
Introduction to Canadian Business
Financial Mathematics
Computer Applications for Business I
Introduction to Financial Accounting
Writing Strategies
Semester 2
Business Statistics
Computer Applications for Business II
Introduction to Business Law
Introduction to Marketing
Management Accounting
Applied Communication for Business and Industry
Semester 3
Introduction to Business Case Analysis
Introduction to Human Resources
Business Ethics
Computer Applications for Business III
Micro Economics - Theory and Practice
Liberal Studies Elective
Semester 4
Business Finance
Operations Management
Organizational Behavior
Macroeconomics - Theory and Practice
Presentation Skills
Semester 5
Project Management
International Trade Finance
Global Sourcing and Procurement I
Business Process I
World Geography
Semester 6
Global Sourcing and Procurement II
International Law and Tariffs (Import and Export)
International Transportation
Project Management II
Liberal Studies Elective
Semester 7
Global Marketing Strategies
Global Marketing Strategies
Inventory Management and Production
International Strategic Management
Co-op Professional Practice
Applied Research Methods
Semester 8
Contemporary Issues in International Business
Integration Project - International Business
Business Process II
International Consulting
Co-op Integration and Career Planning
Liberal Studies Elective

Note: In accordance with PEQAB requirements, this program has a minimal overall acceptable achievement for progression.

Seneca has been granted a consent by the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities to offer this degree for a 7-year term starting October 12, 2011. In conformity with the Minister’s criteria and requirements, Seneca will submit an application for the renewal of the consent for this program 12 months prior to the expiration of the consent. Seneca shall ensure that all students admitted to the above-named program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame.

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22840
International Admissions Advisor: Simona Cojanu
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22758
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Lisa Dalla-Zuanna
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22462
Program Contacts:
Student Advisor: Elaine Nethery
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 26233
Program Coordinator: Carol Fearon
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 26307
Academic Program Chair: Caroline Cole
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 26022
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