Diploma in International Business Management Co-op

Diploma in International Business Management Co-op
  • Small interactive classes encourage a dynamic participatory learning environment
  • Programs taught by industry professionals and highly-qualified instructors
  • Completion of the program qualifies you for certification by the Canadian Institute of Management (CIM)
  • Strengthen your résumé with Canadian career experience
  • Co-op placement service supports students to secure an unpaid co-op position in a field relevant to their studies

Program Description

Graduates will gain an excellent understanding of the essentials of business management. This program prepares students to enter the world of business management and looks at the current global business environment. Students will discuss global issues, prepare presentations, do team projects, and extend their research skills.

Graduates of the program are eligible to apply for the Certificate in Supervisory Management from the Canadian Institute of Management.

Entry Requirements
  • Students who are interested in attending Greystone College must have a secondary school diploma or equivalent (accepted secondary school diplomas must be from Canada or the USA); or be at least 18 years of age, and pass a superintendent approved qualifying test.
  • International students must demonstrate an advanced level of English with our online written test and arranged speaking interview.*

*The online written test is exempt is iBT 80, IELTS 6.5 or ILSC Advanced 1 is presented.

If an applicant fails to meet the minimum requirements, they cannot be waived by either the institution or the student.

2016 Fees

Registration: $150
Tuition: $8,840
Co-op Service: $825
Materials fee: $750

Co-op Service includes:
Documentation support, interview and job preparation, résumé building, arranged interviews for unpaid co-op positions, & monitoring during the placement portion of the program.

The student is responsible for the payment of any government fees related to the application for a work permit and the extension of study permit.

Additional fees apply for CIM certification.

All fees are in Canadian dollars.

Must also submit the Business Co-op application form

Program Length

24 weeks studies + 24 weeks unpaid co-op placement + 2 weeks tutorial

Start Dates - 2016

Jan 4, Feb 1, Feb 29, Mar 28, Apr 25, May 24, Jun 20, Jul 18, Aug 15, Sep 12, Oct 11, Nov 7, Dec 5

Program Schedule

Academic Studies

Students will benefit from qualified instructors with years of experience in the industry.

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Class
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch No class
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Class
2:45 PM – 4:00 PM Work Placement class—students will attend the Work Placement class for 4 weeks to prepare for their co-op placement
Co-op Placement

Co-op work placements are unpaid, and must align with the learning objectives of your program to qualify you for graduation. Greystone co-op coordinators will arrange interviews for you with potential employers who can provide unpaid co-op positions relevant to your program. The Work Placement Skills course will help prepare you for success in your interviews, and on the job. Co-op placement hours cannot exceed study hours --the program is designed to allow students to work an average of 21 hours per week.

Post Placement Academic Study

Students must return for a 2-week course after completion of the co-op placement.

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Class
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch No class
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Class

Course Details

  Course Name Length Description
Core Program Courses
International Business 4 weeks This course introduces students to globalization and to the value-adding activities of businesses in the current global economy. First we discuss the impact of national cultures on doing business globally. In addition, we examine the external forces that impact businesses, international organizations, legal and labor forces in the global context. Further, the course touches on strategic alliances and the impact of rapid environmental changes on strategic planning for international business.
Marketing 4 weeks This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to marketing concepts and terminology. It examines the importance of marketing within organizations and society in general. Students will study the major components of a marketing plan, the marketing mix and consumer relationships. They will learn how to address the basic needs of companies in planning, developing, and managing products, distribution channels, promotion and pricing.
Organizational Behaviour 4 weeks This course introduces students to the concepts of organizational behaviour and their application in today’s business environments. Students will develop insights into how the behaviour of individuals and groups impact organizations. Further, they will learn to apply the theories and concepts of organizational behaviour to develop effective managerial competencies in such areas as teamwork, motivation, decision making and leadership.
Managerial Communications 4 weeks The ability to communicate well is an essential requirement for all employees of an organization. In this course we explore the importance of communication in business and cross-cultural environments; students also compose various forms of written communication and prepare and deliver a formal business presentation.
Introduction to Management 4 weeks This course introduces students to the concept of management by exploring the roles and functions of managers in a business environment. The purpose of the course is to enhance the students’ understanding of the elements of the management processes of planning, organizing, directing and controlling organizational activities. The course is designed to build a foundation of knowledge needed in future management courses.
Business Law 4 weeks The course provides students with an overview of business law and an understanding of basic legal terminology. Since contracts form the heart of business operations, a significant portion of the course is dedicated to contract law and various legal issues arising from contract disputes. Class topics and discussions will draw on examples from current news media reports on legal cases. Knowledge of the court system includes field trips to the law courts.
Work Placement Skills 4 weeks In this course, students will prepare for the Canadian workplace. This course is very useful to students registered in a co-op program. It rapidly prepares students to apply for jobs and ensures their resumes and cover letters are to the business standard. Additionally, it helps students through the process of applying for a tax file number (SIN).
Post Co-op
Follow Up
The Next Step 2 weeks This course follows up with students after their work placement. It provides the student with a new perspective of their goals and achievements and prepares them to take the next step when they leave the program.

Co-Op Positions could include the following:

  • Banking
  • Event marketing
  • Marketing/market research
  • Finance/accounting
  • Human resources
  • International trade/logistics

What is the CIM?

The Canadian Institute of Management is Canada’s senior management association. As a non-profit organization, the Institute is dedicated to the enhancement of managerial skills and professional development.

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