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In the current global business environment, employers need people who understand how the global economy, political events, cultural norms, and social institutions can impact a business and the industry within which it operates.

This certificate will help you gain the necessary skills and cultural understanding to work effectively in today’s global business environment. You will learn to apply theory in real world case studies, simulations, and projects to demonstrate your understanding of how business is conducted in key geographic regions, taking into account the major cultural, political, and economic factors that shape approaches to business management internationally.

If you’re using this as a stepping stone in your education, this certificate includes all prerequisites for the Certificate in Advanced International Trade Management and offers students the opportunity to apply the degree-credit courses as transfer credits to a Bachelor of Commerce program at Toronto Metropolitan University.

Industry and Careers

This certificate can lead to career paths in roles such as:

  • Business analyst
  • Information officer
  • Management consultant
  • Nonprofit manager 
  • Project manager

Who Should Take This Certificate?

  • University graduates with a degree in a related non-business field, such as political science or languages, who want to enhance their employability at multinational organizations
  • Individuals who are interested in exploring degree-credit business courses with an international focus who are not ready to commit to a four-year degree program 
  • Individuals who are looking to strengthen their application to a full-time undergraduate degree program
  • Professionals working in a government agency related to trade, or an international non-profit organization, and would benefit from foundational knowledge in international management
  • Individuals looking for a pathway to advanced skill development, such as the Certificate in Advanced International Trade Management

What Will You Learn?

After completing this certificate, you will be able 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

Certificate Requirements

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

Admission Criteria


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


  • Mature student status 

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