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Globalization has been a reality for Canadian businesses large and small for some time now. In order to survive, even small companies often have to compete directly with large international organizations. Most organizations are much more diverse than they were even a year or two ago. Many of our graduates will no doubt experience rewarding international placements and foreign travel as their careers develop. It will be unusual to work in firms without employees and clients who originate from different corners of the world. In order to develop synergy in this new business environment, it will be necessary to learn to work together, to communicate effectively, and to manage as a unit people coming from very different experiences, cultures, values, and expectations.
If managers wish to remain competitive, they must learn to adapt psychologically, to communicate effectively, and interact socially with other cultures. International managers are expected to speak more than one foreign language. The Bachelor of Commerce in Global Business Management offers the opportunity to study the skills essential for a successful international career.
The Bachelor of Commerce is a well-established, foundational degree and requires the requirements listed below alongside general graduation requirements.
Note: Students are advised that possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee admission to a particular academic program. Limits to the number of students who can be in a particular program at any one time exist and depend very much on the number of faculty members available in a particular academic unit.
Note: In addition to all other requirements for the major, a minimum GPA of 2.2 out of 4.3 is required in:
Courses included in the GPA calculation.
Same language as Year 4 elective.
Geographic electives must be selected from the approved lists below for any of the following regions unless another has been approved by the Program Director:
Same language as Year 3 elective.
Cognate electives must be selected from the approved lists below unless, on an individual basis, they have been approved by the Program Director.
Please be advised that not all courses may be offered each year.
Other on-campus courses may meet these requirements. In order to do so they must be approved by the coordinator of the program and this can be done only with the submission of appropriate course outlines.
Courses may be taken at other institutions subject to the approval of the Program Director and the Dean of Sobey School of Business.
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