Diploma in International Business Management Co-op

Diploma in International Business Management Co-op
  • Flexible monthly start dates to suit your study needs, certification goals and schedule
  • 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 a paid 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 completed (graduated from) their final year of general schooling.
  • International students must demonstrate an advanced level of English with our online written test and arranged speaking interview.

Note: the online test is exempt if 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 Fee: $150
Material fee: $750
Tuition: $8840
Service and placement fee: $825

Must also submit the Business Co-op application form

Co-op Service fee includes:

The co-op service includes: Various types of pre-placement assistance including workshops on resume and cover letter writing, job hunting strategies, practice interviews, individual meeting to advise on career development, and more.

Program Length

Daytime Program: 50 weeks
24 weeks academic study + 24 weeks paid work experience + 2 weeks academic study (post-placement feedback)

Evening Program: 92 weeks
48 weeks academic study (includes scheduled breaks)+ 40 weeks paid work experience + 4 weeks post-placement study.

Start Dates - 2016*

Daytime Program: 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

Evening Program: Jan 18, Mar 14, May 9, Jul 4, Aug 29, Oct 24

* Students whose co-op start falls in the month of December and early January can expect a few weeks delay to their practicum start date due to low business activities around Christmas and New years holiday.

Program Schedule

Daytime Program Schedule

Students taking the daytime program will follow the same course schedule from 9:00 AM–2:30 PM every week throughout their entire 50 week program. Additionally, during 4 weeks of the program, students will take the Work Placement Class to prepare for their co-op. After completing the final course, students start their co-op placement then return to Greystone College for 2 weeks of Post Placement Study, and graduation.

9:00 AM–12:00 PM Class Schedule depends on
your placement
9:00 AM–12:00 PM Class
12:00–1:00 PM Lunch No Class 12:00–1:00 PM Lunch No Class
1:00–2:30 PM Class 1:00–2:30 PM Class
2:45–4:00 PM
Work Placement class
4 weeks only
No Class
Evening Program Schedule

Students taking the evening program will begin their program with 2 weeks in the Work Placement Skills Course before taking their first 6 week academic course. After every 6 week course, students will take a 2 week break before starting their next course. After completing the final course, students complete their co-op placement then return to Greystone College for 4 weeks of Post Placement Study, and graduation.

5:15–6:30 PM
Work Placement
Skills: Part 1*
2 weeks only
5:15–9:00 PM
6 weeks / course
36 weeks total
Scheduled Break
2 weeks between each course
(8 weeks total) + Work Placement
Skills: Part 2
(2 weeks**)
Schedule depends on your placement
5:15–6:30 PM
The Next Step**
4 weeks

* If space allows, students may repeat the Work Placement Skills Course any time throughout their program. The Work Placement Skills course runs every 8 weeks, during the scheduled break

** In December, the break is 1 week long. The Work Placement Skills course will not run during this session; however, if required, students will be able to take the course 1 session before or after.

Course Details

  Course Name Description
Core Program Courses
International Business 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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