International Business

International Business Spring / Summer School

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Spend your summer learning about International Business while enjoying an active life and a multicultural experience in Canada. The Bissett School of Business at Mount Royal University is offering a blended learning International Business program this spring/summer. Four courses are available; each course has a mandatory one-week residency period with pre- and post-residency requirements. The program is designed for students to take only one or two of the courses, or, if desired, complete all four courses. The undergraduate credit courses included in the program are: Global Business Environment, International Marketing, Global Supply Chain Management and International Market Entry Strategies. A Mount Royal University transcript will be issued upon your request, giving you the opportunity to present these courses to your home university for transfer credit.

In addition, these courses are transferable to the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT). Students completing all four courses will qualify for FITT's Certificate in International Trade.


INBU 3301 – Global Business Environment -3 credits. This course is an introduction to the field of international business: national economic, political and cultural differences; the issues surrounding globalization; the role of international institutions in facilitating international trade; international trade agreements; the international monetary system; current international business trends and developments. The course will stress Canada’s place in the global economy and the challenges Canadian businesses face in doing international business.

INBU 3302 – International Marketing -3 credits. There are ways to succeed in international marketing and they include understanding who your customers are, what they want and how you can best provide it. International Marketing prepares you to master the challenges of international markets. Topics include domestic versus international marketing, principles of marketing, market research techniques, promotional strategies, pricing, missions and trade fairs and international marketing management.

INBU 3304 – Global Supply Chain Management -3 credits. Logistics involve the steps taken to get your products to market. Logistics can be a source of competitive advantage; both speed and efficiency of delivery are key elements affecting marketing and financing. In this course, you will learn ways to deliver your product better, cheaper and faster than your competitors. Topics include commercial documentation, government documents, regulatory compliance, health and environment issues, transportation and customs clearance.

INBU 3305 – International Market Entry Strategies-3 credits. Success in international trade means that your product must get into the hands of prospective customers in the most efficient, safe and cost-effective manner possible. Topics in this course include distribution channels, partnering, barriers to entry, market entry strategies, managing a joint venture, investment-based strategies and exit strategies.
Residency period: May 30 and June 24, 2016
Residency location:
Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Days and Times: Monday to Friday | 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
See important dates below:
International Business Spring Summer 2016 Program Schedule
 INBU 3301
INBU 3305INBU 3304INBU 3302
First day to apply for students new to Mount Royal University29-Feb-1629-Feb-1629-Feb-1629-Feb-16
Registration opens for continuing Mount Royal University students14-Mar-1614-Mar-1614-Mar-16 14-Mar-1614-Mar-16
Registration opens for students new to Mount Royal University2-April-162-April-162-April-162-April-16
Last day to add name to waitlist15-April-1615-April-1615-April-1615-April-16
All transcripts/official documents for admission due to Mount Royal University15-April-1615-April-1615-April-1615-April-16
Full fees due (for registered students)25-April-1625-April-1625-April-1625-April-16
Pre-residency portion of course opens for registered students2-May-162-May-162-May-162-May-16
Last day to register into course, space permitting9-May-169-May-169-May-169-May-16
Residency - classes held at MRU Monday to Friday 9-12 am & 1-4 pm30-May to 3-Jun6-June to 10-June 13-June to 17-June 20-June to 24-June
Last day to pay fees9-May-169-May-169-May-169-May-16
Last day to drop classes with tuition refund less deposit30-May-166-June-1613-June-1620-June-16
Last day to withdraw with an award of "W" grade3-June-1610-June-1617-June-1624-June-16
Last day to complete & electronically submit final exam or projects1-July-168-July-1615-July-1622-July-16

This is a sample of the options available to domestic students. Students can take just 1 or up to all 4 courses.
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Please note:
When budgeting, please consider other expenses such as accommodation, food, transportation and touristic activities.
Students not currently enrolled at Mount Royal University may apply to the International Business Summer School program by selecting Open Studies on the Spring 2016 Semester online application and paying the $100 application fee. Students must also arrange for official transcripts to be sent directly from all high school and post-secondary institutions to Mount Royal University.

To apply please visit:

For International Students, the English Proficiency Requirement also applies – see details below. All transcripts/official documents for admission as well as verification of the English Proficiency requirements (if required) due – April 15, 2016.

English Language Proficiency Requirement:


Additional Information for International Students
This is a sample of the options available to international students. Students can take just 1 or up to all 4 courses.

Biss_INBU_Business Summer School Int Fees

Please note:
When budgeting, please consider other expenses such as accommodation, food, transportation and touristic activities.

The standard rate for on campus residence at Mount Royal University is $28.89 / day. Please visit the Mount Royal webpage for more information on available residence on campus:

For international students, please contact Halia Valladares at 403.440.8637 or

Health insurance is not included in the program fee. The purchase of travelers’ health insurance prior to departure to Canada that is valid for the entire duration of travel is the responsibility of each participant and is required.
The primary language of instruction and communication at Mount Royal University is English and it is essential that all students have an adequate knowledge in the areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking in the English language in order for them to be successful in their studies. All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency for the purpose of admission in one of the following ways if their primary or first language (meaning the main language learned and used as a child) is not English.

1. Successful completion of the equivalent of two years of full-time study (minimum of three courses per semester excluding English as a Second Language courses) in an English language secondary or post-secondary institution or a combination of the two. Study must have been in an English speaking country*recognized by Mount Royal and include the successful completion of English Language Arts 30.

2. Successful completion (with a grade of B- or better) of the highest level of the English for Academic Purposes program at Mount Royal’s Languages Institute.

3. Presentation of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)** with an overall minimum score of 83 on the internet-based test (iBT) and a minimum score of 20 in each of the four testing sections. 1.800.468.6335 or

4. Presentation of the International English Language Test (Academic IELTS)** with an overall minimum score of 6.5 (with a minimum score of 5.0 in each band).

5. Presentation of the Canadian Academic Language Assessment (CAEL)** with an overall minimum score of 70 (with a minimum score of 50 in each band).

6. Presentation of the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)** with an overall minimum score of 85 (must include the oral component with a minimum score of 3).

7. Presentation of the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)** with an overall minimum score of 58 (with a minimum score of 55 in each area).

8. Presentation of the Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)** with a minimum overall Grade B.

Please note that applicants must satisfy two separate and distinct English requirements for admission to Mount Royal:

1. This English Language Proficiency Requirement (if your first or primary language is not English), AND

2. The English course required for admission to your intended program of study.

* See list of English speaking countries for the purpose of this ELP requirement.
** All test results must be “official” meaning that they must be sent directly from the issuing institution to Mount Royal University.

English speaking countries for the purpose of English Language Proficiency requirement:

AmericaSamoa Falkland IslandsMauritusSt. Lucia
AnguilaFijiMontserratSt. Vincent
AntiguaGhanaNew ZealandTrinidad and Tobago
AustraliaGibraltarNorthern IrelandTurks and Caicos Islands
BahamasGrenadaPacific IslandUganda
BarbadosGuamPanama Canal ZoneUnited Kingdom
BermudaGuyanaRyukyuUnited States of America
BelizeIreland (Republic or Eire)ScotlandVirgin Islands
Cayman IslandsKenyaSouth AfricaZimbabwe
DominicaMaltaSt. Helena 
EnglandMalawiSt. Kitts and Nevis 

This program is open to individuals wanting to learn more about international business.

For more information on English Language Proficiency Requirement, please click here.

Contact UsIf you are looking for information on the admission requirements or the application process, please contact Alice MacKichan, Director Admissions and Recruitment.

Phone: 403.440.6350
Mount Royal University
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
T3E 6K6