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Discover a whole new world of business with a Foundations of International Management certificate

The global economy. Political events. Cultural norms. Social institutions. There are so many factors in play when it comes to international management. The Certificate in Foundations of International Management offered by The Chang School provides all the need-to-know basics you require to enter this booming industry.

With this unique certificate, you can master the foundational knowledge you need to become an international management professional. Coursework covers everything from global management and the global business environment to operations management and applied mathematics for business.

Our courses are filled with real-world case studies, simulations, and projects so you gain cutting-edge experience custom-made for an ever-changing industry. We also cover all the key geographic regions in the business world, so you’ll be able to provide expertise in the cultural, political, and economical issues of a wide variety of areas.

Have a lot going on in your life at the moment? Don’t let that hold you back from chasing your business dreams. You can complete many courses in the Certificate in Foundations of International Management online on your own timeline and schedule. Once you get your certificate, many opportunities can open up to you, including business analyst, information officer, management consultant, non-profit manager, and project manager roles.

There’s a whole world of business opportunities out there – why not explore it now?

Who should take this Foundations of International Management certificate?

  • You’re a professional working in a trade-related government agency or international nonprofit organization and want more foundational knowledge in international management
  • You’re a university graduate with a degree in a related non-business field, such as political science or languages, who wants to enhance your employability at multinational organizations
  • You’re not ready to commit to a four-year degree program but are still interested in exploring degree-credit business courses with an international focus
  • You’re looking to strengthen your application to a full-time undergraduate degree program
  • You’re looking for a pathway to advanced skill development, such as the Certificate in Advanced International Trade Management

What will you learn while taking the Foundations of International Management certificate?

You’ll learn how to:

  • Practice agile thinking and strategic decision-making to compete effectively in a changing global business environment
  • Define and understand the basic functions of management
  • Describe the production and operations management process in the transformation of goods and services from inputs to outputs
  • Apply mathematics in support of managerial decisions in various business functions

Career Options

This certificate can prepare you for jobs like:

  • Business analyst
  • Information officer
  • Management consultant
  • Non-profit manager
  • Project manager

Certificate Requirements

  • 4 required courses
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 1.67+

Admission Criteria


  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent
    • With 6 Grade 12 U or M credits


  • Mature student status

If you’re an undergraduate student, you should be aware of possible certificate restrictions. For complete details, check Curriculum Advising.


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