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International Business

Why study International Business?

Reserve a seat in our business class, and you’ll be prepared to work anywhere in the world.

International Business students study commerce with a global perspective. In addition to examining management, marketing and finance in international contexts, courses draw insights from experts in the fields of politics, economics, and sociology.

You’ll acquire international street sense, adapting business models to differing workplaces, planning for cross-border tax, banking or legal issues, understanding trade dispute contexts, or addressing cultural sensitivities in global marketing campaigns.

Opportunities to practise real cultural exchanges exist inside and outside the classroom. Montreal, a multilingual and multicultural city, is the perfect place to pick up a second (or third) language. And JMSB students hail from more than 100 countries: nearly a fifth are francophone and a quarter speak a language other than English or French as their mother tongue.

International Business will allow you to do business in the global marketplace, make ethical decisions in an international context, and motivate consumers from different cultures.

Program details

BComm in International Business:

A Bachelor of Commerce degree takes a minimum of three or four years (90 – 120 credits) of full-time study, depending on your academic background. All JMSB students follow a core business curriculum coupled with a JMSB major, which may be combined with a minor in another discipline or any combination of elective courses that interest them.

JMSB Minor in International Business:

A Minor in International Business (12 credits) is available only to JMSB undergraduate students. This minor fulfills half of the 24 elective credits in your BComm and complements your major field of study.

See the common admission requirements for all BComm and BAdmin programs. 

We consider complete applications year round and we give priority to applicants who apply by official deadlines. Late applications will be considered if places are still available for the fall term only.

You've sent your application from: Fall term deadline Winter term deadline
 Inside Canada March 1
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November 1
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Outside Canada (International)  February 1    September 1

We reserve the right to close admission to a program at any time after the official deadline without prior notice.

International organizations

Concordia is a diverse university with a large international student body. Many international organizations operate here, including:

International Business travel

We offer chances to travel and to connect with international businesses, here in Montreal and around the world. One of the distinguishing features of the JMSB programs is our Study Abroad programs.

The Co-op program offers you a practical approach to learning about exporting goods and services. During your paid work terms that last 12 to 16 weeks, you have the opportunity to deal with the challenges of a complex multicultural and multilingual marketplace, and are exposed to the legal implications of operating within a global environment.

Work terms make it possible for you to:

  • Perform on-site audits of international standards procedures and implementation
  • Study the implications and repercussions of international policy change on domestic and international markets
  • Source, allocate and distribute local and international industrial materials
  • Make short- and long-term forecasts for product sales and competition in key markets

Learn more about our Co-op programs.

Our degree is versatile, opening up many careers paths, including:

  • International human resource manager
  • Trader/market specialist
  • Business development manager
  • Import/export manager
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