International business is a term used to collectively describe all commercial transactions that take place between two or more regions, countries and nations beyond their political boundaries. Transactions can include economic resources such as capital, skills, people, etc. for international production of physical goods and services such as finance, banking, insurance, construction and more. At Centennial College, students can attend business programs with an International Business College approach to prepare them for this global perspective.
Established as Toronto’s first public college in 1966, Centennial College offers programs in business, communications, community and health studies, science and engineering technology, general arts, hospitality and transportation. Its Business School offers more than 30 programs and fosters an entrepreneurial spirit from the minute students step foot through the doors of the centrally located Progress Campus, which houses its programs. Currently, Progress campus is undergoing major transformations. Construction has begun on a new building that will house a state-of-the art library and academic facility. The new library, classrooms and wellness centre complement the new student Hub built at Progress Campus in 2008 to provide one-stop service for students. These campus improvements also ensure that international business students are using the latest technologies in their studies and have access to a wide range of materials.
Programs within the School of Business range from one semester to three years. North America’s universities recognize the merits of these programs and their international business approach. While completing a business program at the college, students can simultaneously log valuable academic credits towards earning a Master’s and/or Bachelor’s degree from the several well-known local universities in the Greater Toronto Area, Canada and around the world. One other specific international business aspect of the School is its International Business Exchange, which enables students to study for a semester at one of Centennial’s partner colleges or universities and receive full credit at Centennial for all successfully completed courses.
In addition, theory and academic study are balanced with optional co-op, internship terms and work placement programs. Career placements have proven to help Centennial graduates from the International School of Business earn job-specific skills, make important industry connections and tailor their individual career paths.
If you are looking for a specific international business focused-program, Centennial College offers the Business Administration – International Business undertaking, which can be studied either with or without the co-op feature. Through the International Business program, you will acquire the knowledge necessary to take advantage of the challenges of a world trade environment. You will learn all the basics of business and gain specialized expertise in areas such as international trade law, finance, sales and marketing.
Other business programs include: Business Administration, Accounting, Business Operations, Contact Centre Operations, Court Support Services, Human Resources, Law Clerk, Financial Services and Office Administration.
Lastly, there are fast-track and part-time options for students who require more flexibility in their studies.