Business Administration - International Management

Start a career on the global stage and prepare yourself to make an impact in the business world.

With the International Management BBA, students have the ability to focus their studies and gain real-world experience.

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Delivery Method: On campus
Program Language: English

Ontario High School Applicants

1 grade 12 English U/M course

2 grade 12 U/M Math courses (Advanced Functions recommended)

3 other grade 12 U/M courses

A minimum overall average of 70% in the 6 best grade 12 U/M courses

*Students admitted with only one math will be required to successfully complete MATH
1912 – Elementary Calculus in the first year of the program.

 

Additional information for applicants who have completed Advanced Placement courses.

Additional information for applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate.

 

Applicants from outside an Ontario High School 

International Students

Canadian High School Applicants from outside Ontario

Applicants from Colleges

Applicants from other Universities

Mature Students

For Current Students

The degree options listed below are for the upcoming academic year, not the current academic year. If you are a current student looking for which courses to take in order to complete your degree options from a previous academic year's curriculum, please consult with an academic advisor.


Effective September 2016, COMM course codes have been replaced with ACCT, FNCE, HROB, MGMT, MKTG and OPER codes. This table explains the course equivalencies to help students and others understand the transition to the new COMM course codes in the BBA program.

 

Bachelor of Business Administration in International Management

Available on-site only.

Core BBA requirements (60 credits, min. grade C):

ACCT 1001E  Using Financial Information
COSC 1702E  Computer Applications II or COSC 1701E**
ECON 1006E  Introduction to Microeconomics
ECON 1007E  Introduction to Macroeconomics
MGMT 1001E  Foundations of Management
MGMT 2006E  Sustainable Management, Corporate Ethics and Social Responsibility
3 credits of first year MATH (excluding MATH 1911 and MATH 1912)*
3 credits of Indigenous content (may include courses from a list designed by the Faculty of Arts, and may be taken in upper years) 

*Students admitted with 1 credit of Grade 12 mathematics must take MATH 1912 E Elementary Calculus as an elective.
**Students may be exempted from the Computer Applications course if they have passed an equivalent course. They will need to take another 3 credits of electives instead.

Upper Years required courses
ACCT 2011E Management Accounting
FNCE 3006E Financial Management
HROB 2001E Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
HROB 2002E Management of Human Resources
MGMT 2007E Commercial Law
MGMT 4033E Strategic Management
MKTG 2006E Marketing Management
OPER 2006E Introduction to Management Science
OPER 3006E Operations Management
OPER 4147E Management Information Systems
STAT 2066E Business Statistics
One of the three following courses:

FNCE 4027 E International Finance

MGMT 3006 E International Management

MKTG 4041 E International Marketing

 

Specialization in International Management requirements (27 credits, min. grade C):

a) 12 credits required courses:

MGMT 3006E  International ManagementL

MKTG 4041E  International Marketing OR FNCE 4027E  International Finance
MGMT 4071E  Venture Initiation

One language course

 

b) 6 credits from the following: All courses are 3 credits, unless otherwise specified
FNCE 4027 E International Finance (if not taken as a mandatory course)

FNCE 4036E  Risk Management in Organizations

MGMT 4051E  Small Business Management (if not taken as a required course)

MGMT 4072E  Venture Launching (if not taken as a required course)
MGMT 4081E  The Business Environment
MKTG 4031E  Advanced Marketing Planning

MKTG 4041E  International Marketing

The above courses are admissible if the research topic is in the field of the option.
 

MGMT 4906E  Topics in Management

The above course is admissible if the research topic is in the field of the option.
 

MGMT 3816E  Coop Placement I
MGMT 4815E  Coop Placement II (6cr)
MGMT 4995E  Internship (6cr)
The above courses are admissible if the placement is in the field of the option.
 

ACCT/FNCE/MGMT/MKTG/HROB/OPER 4906E  Current Topics in Administration
The above courses are admissible if the course topic is in the field of the option.
 

MGMT 4101E  Small Business Counselling I

MGMT 4102E  Small Business Counselling II

MGMT 4041E  Case Analysis and Competitions I

MGMT 4042E  Case Analysis and Competitions II

The above courses are admissible if the research topic is in the field of the option.
 

c) 9 credits from the list below than have content related to theme A, B, C, …, or any other course approved by the program coordinator): Please see departmental listings for more elective choices. Prerequisite requirements may apply as well as instructor's or department approval for registration in non-BBA course electives outside the Faculty of Management. All courses are 3 credits, except otherwise specified.

Any language courses other than English
ANTR 2046E  Peoples of the World: Tribes, States and The Global Village

ANTR 2136E  Work and Livelihoods Across Cultures

ANTR 2146E  The (De) Colonial Struggle
ANTR 3106E  Cross-Cultural Studies of Local Development
ECON 2026E  Introduction to Urban Economics

ECON 2027E  Introduction to Regional Economics

ECON 2057E  Environmental Economics and Policies

ECON 2076E  Introduction to Health Economics

ECON 3046E  Labour economics I
ECON 3056E  Economics of Natural Resources
ECON 3066E  Economics of Finance I
ECON 3067E  Economics of Finance II
ECON 3076E  Money and Financial Markets

ECON 3237E  Comparative Economic Systems
ECON 3446E  International Trade
ECON 3447E  International Finance  
ECON-4097E  Advanced Cost Benefit Theory and Practice

ENVI 1507E  Introduction to Environmental Studies
ENVI 2516E  Ecological Footprints and Demographic Change
ENVI 2536E  Environment and Human Health
ENSC 1406E  Earth's Environmental Systems
ENSC 2707E  Ecology of Human Populations

ESPA 2306N  Aspects of Spanish American Culture and Civilization
ESPA 2706N  Aspects of Peninsular Culture and Civilization
ESPA 3226N  Film in Spain and Latin-America
ESPA 3356N  Contemporary Spanish Identity
ESPA 3506N  Evolution of Hispanic Culture in North America
ESPA 3507N  Hispanic Imagination in North America
ESPA 3516N  Women in the Hispanic World

GEOG 3237E  The Internal Structure of the City
GEOG 3266E  The Spatial Organization of Economic Activity 
GEOG 3267E  Contemporary Issues in Economic Geography
GEOG 3297E  Selected Topics in Human Geography
GEOG 3606E  The European Union
GEOG 3827E  Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean
GEOG 4217E  Population and Development

HIST 1107E  Contemporary Issues in Historical Perspective
HIST 3866E  Popular Culture of the 20th Century

INDG 3285E  Living With the Land: Indigenous Knowledge in Theory and Practice (6cr)
INDG 3315E  Economic Management and Aboriginal Self-Determination (6cr)

INDG 4405E  Seeing With A Native Eye (6cr)
INDG 4587E  From the Fourth World: International Aboriginal Perspectives on Current Global Issues

ITAL 2216N  Italian Cinema
ITAL 2516N  Evolution of Italian Culture in Canada
ITAL 2526N  Italian Images in North American Films and Television
ITAL 2616N  Everyday Life in Contemporary Italy
ITAL 2646N  Eating Italian Culture

PHIL 2217E  Environmental Ethics
PHIL 2525E  Contemporary Moral Issues (6cr)
PHIL 3036E  Indigenous and Western Philosophies

POLI 2306E  International Relations
POLI 3306E  Globalization and the New World Order
POLI 3437E  The Colonizer and the Colonized
POLI 4336E  International Public Law

SOCI 4157E  Critical Analysis of Global Health Issues
SOCI 4216E  Capitalism, Work and the Regulation of Environmental Risks

WGSX 3037E  Gender, Work and the Global Economy


Note: required and elective courses in International Management may be available on a two-year rotation or more. Students are responsible for planning their course choices accordingly during the upper years of the program.

 

Elective credits (33 credits), which must include 12 non-BBA credits.

 

Note:

  • Mandatory BBA courses cannot be counted towards a specialization.
  • A student cannot obtain credits for both JURI 2306 and MGMT 2007.
  • A student must normally succeed in all ACCT 2011, MGMT 3006, FNCE 3006, MKTG 2001, HROB 2001, HROB 2002, OPER 3006 courses prior to starting MGMT 4033 or MGMT 4033 must be part of the last 30 credits taken during the BBA program.   


Co-op option

The Co-op option allows a student to obtain a BBA within four years, including one year of work experience.
A student wishing to pursue the Co-op option must obtain a minimum grade of C for the following courses: MGMT 1001, MGMT 1007, ACCT 1001, STAT 2066 and OPER 2006 and 6 credits BBA courses at the 2000 level before the first Co-op placement. The student must also pass an interview within the Faculty of Management. Co-op placements can be credited as FNCE/MGMT/MKTG 3816 (3 credits) for the first placement, and FNCE/MGMT 4815 (6 credits) for the second placement, when the student satisfies the requirements for these courses.
Co-op placements normally take place over the summer following the second year of the BBA program and over the January to August period preceding the fourth year of the BBA program.

 

 

Minor in International Management

(Only available to students NOT in BBA or H.B.Com.)
Available on site only.

In order to enter this minor, students are required to take a minimum of 3 credits at the MGMT 1000 or 2000 level, i.e. one of the following courses, which will be later counted towards the minor if passed with a C:

MGMT 1001E  Foundations of Management   

OR

MGMT 1007E  Foundations of the Management of Organizations II

OR

MGMT 2006E  Sustainable Management, Corporate Ethics and Social Responsibility Perspective

 

a) Mandatory Courses: 12 credits, min. grade C

MKTG 4041E  International Marketing

MGMT 4081E  The Business Environment

MGMT 3006E  International Management

3 credits of a language course other than English and French

 

b) Elective Courses: 12 credits, min. grade C (minimum of 6 cr. at the 3000/4000 level) from:

(ACCT, MGMT, HROB, MKTG, OPER, FNCE, and COMM courses at the 1000 and 2000 levels must have been passed with a C before taking electives at higher levels)

ACCT/MGMT/ HROB/ MKTG/ OPER/ FNCE 4906E  Current Topics in Administration

Course acceptable if the topic is related to the field of the minor.

 

MGMT 4101E  Small Business Counselling I

MGMT 4102E  Small Business Counselling II

Courses are acceptable if the consulting project is related to the field of the minor.

 

MGMT 4906E  Research

Courses acceptable if the research project is related to the field of the minor.

 

MGMT 4995E  Internship

Course acceptable if the work experience is related to the field of the minor.

 

FNCE 4027E  International Finance

MKTG 4071E  Consumer Behaviour

MKTG 4031E  Advanced Marketing Planning

GEOG 3267E  Contemporary Issues in Economic Geography
 

Any other Laurentian University courses or courses taken at Universities outside of Canada that are relevant to the minor are acceptable as electives upon authorization of the Director of the Department. Courses taken abroad may also be counted.

 

 

BBA PROGRAM REGULATIONS

In order to graduate with a BBA degree, a student must:
1) Satisfy all the stated requirements for the degree
2) Complete 120 credits with minimum overall GPA of 3.5 for non-honours and 5.5 for honours degree
3) Complete 60 credits of required courses (BBA core requirements), with a minimum grade of C in each course after no more than two attempts per course.
4) Complete 60 credits of elective courses which must include at least 12 credits BBA and 12 credits in non-BBA courses.
5) Receive a grade of at least C in BBA elective courses
6) Count no more than 48 credits in 1000 and 9100 level courses
 

Academic Standing
A student in the BBA program is in good academic standing if he or she meets the following conditions:
1) Has satisfied all conditions of admission.
2) Has attained a minimum grade of C in each of the required courses (60 credits).
3) Has attained an overall GPA of at least 3.5 on all passed courses
4) Has failed no more than 6 credits in an academic year or in 30 consecutive credits
Note: The BBA program requires a grade of C for all required BBA courses. A student who does not obtain this minimum must repeat the course as soon as possible or abandon the program.
 

Probation
A student who fails to attain good academic standing in a given academic year or in 30 consecutive credits will be allowed to continue in the program on probation for no more than one academic year or 30 consecutive credits. If after this time a student has not attained good academic standing, he or she must withdraw from the program.
 

Withdrawal
A student will be required to withdraw from the program if he or she meets one or more of the following conditions:
1) Does not satisfy all the conditions of admission within the first 30 credits.
2) Has failed more than 42 credits.
3) Has not achieved good academic standing in two academic years or 60 consecutive credits.
4) Has failed a required course twice.
 

Transfer from the general BBA to a specialized BBA program
A student can at any moment ask to be transferred into one of the specialized BBA programs and retain the credits already obtained for courses passed with the minimum required grade. The student is required to satisfy all the conditions of the new program and may have to take over 120 credits in order to satisfy the requirements of the option chosen.
Specialization courses are offered over a two-year rotation. It is the responsibility of the student to plan mandatory specialization courses choices over the last semesters of the program according to the chosen curriculum.


Transfer from the H.B.Com. to the B.B.A. programs (general or specialized)
An H.B.Com. student can at any moment ask to be transferred into one of the B.B.A. programs and retain the credits already obtained for courses passed with the minimum required grade. The student is required to satisfy all the conditions of the new program and may have to take over 120 credits in order to satisfy the requirements of the option chosen if they transfer after the second year of the program.


SPAD 1016 and 1017 are considered equivalent to MGMT 1001 and 1007 respectively, but only when it comes to prerequisites for BBA  2000-level courses.

SPAD 2036 AND SPAD 2037 are equivalent to MKTG 2006 and 2011.

SPAD 4006 is equivalent to a BBA 4000 level course (not a specific course...just that it meets the requirement as a BBA 4000-level elective).

SPAD 4005 (Internship) is equivalent to  FNCE/MGMT/OPER 4995.

 


Second specialization
BBA students may attempt obtaining a second specialization but must be aware that most advanced courses are rotated over two years by most departments. Obtaining a second specialization is therefore likely to oblige the student to plan for at least an extra Fall or Winter semester of study, as these courses are rarely offered in the Spring-Summer session or online.
A second specialization must include 27 credits. In situations where the second specialization contains mandatory credits overlapping those of the first specialization, substitute courses will have to be identified by the Chair of the department, taking into account availabilities of courses.
 

Second minor (for students outside the Faculty of Management)
Students may attempt obtaining a second minor but must be aware that most advanced courses are rotated over two years by most departments. Obtaining a second minor is therefore likely to oblige the student to plan for at least an extra Fall or Winter semester of study, as these courses are rarely offered in the Spring-Summer session or online.
A second minor must include 24 credits. In situations where the second minor contains mandatory credits overlapping those of the first minor, substitute courses will have to be identified by the Chair of the department responsible for that minor (within the Faculty of Management), taking into account availabilities of courses.

*For more specific details on the program, please review the BBA Handbook.

Year:

MGMT-1001EL - Foundations of Management MGMT-2006EL - Sustainable Management, Corporate Ethics And Social Responsibility Perspective MGMT-2007EL - Commercial Law MGMT-3006EL - International Management MGMT-3816EL - Coop Placement I MGMT-4033EL - Strategic Management MGMT-4041EL - Case Analysis and Competitions I MGMT-4042EL - Case Analysis and Competition II
MGMT-4051EL - Management of Small Enterprises: Operating Problems and Strategies MGMT-4071EL - Venture Initiation MGMT-4072EL - Venture Start-Up MGMT-4081EL - The Business Environment MGMT-4101EL - Small Business Counselling I MGMT-4102EL - Small Business Counselling II MGMT-4815EL - Coop Placement II MGMT-4995EL - Internship

Sessional Members:

Bowen, James
Burke, James 
Chartrand, Guy
Coltman, Glenn
Culliford, Leda
Finidori, Alexandru
Gregorshuk (Nickel), Shannon
Laughren, Tannys
Lebrasseur, Rolland
Little, Andrew
McIntosh, Marlene
Mejia, Martin
Michel, Mario
Mombourquette, Peter
Munro, Michelle
Myers, Paul
Pawlowski, Ron
Peacock, Ross
Shepherd, John
Terry, David
Tristani, Carol
Winkler, Robert
Young, Jeff

Jean-Charles Cachon

Jean-Charles Cachon

Department of Marketing and Management
Louis Durand

Louis Durand

Department of Marketing and Management
Ivy Kyei-Poku

Ivy Kyei-Poku

Department of Marketing and Management
Luc Lagrandeur

Luc Lagrandeur

Department of Marketing and Management
Zeeva Millman

Zeeva Millman

Department of Marketing and Management
Ron Mulholland

Ron Mulholland

Department of Marketing and Management
E. Patricia Orozco Quijano

E. Patricia Orozco Quijano

Department of Marketing and Management
Najam Saqib

Najam Saqib

Department of Marketing and Management
Reza Sina

Reza Sina

Department of Marketing and Management
Natalya Totskaya

Natalya Totskaya

Department of Marketing and Management
Na Xiao

Na Xiao

Department of Marketing and Management