Bachelor of Business Administration - International Business

About the program

As international markets expand and become more accessible there is increasing need for professionally trained people ready to do business globally.

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) - International Business program at the Bissett School of Business allows students to complete core and optional courses in their chosen area(s) of focus. BBA students have a Co-operative Education option to add practical real-world experience through three full-time 450 hour work terms.

Courses offered in the International Business program expose students to a unique combination of entrepreneurship, international trade and practical work experience integral to business ventures within and beyond Canada's borders. Students are available for full-time work terms with private, public and non-governmental organizations for relevant positions offering international exposure and work.

Each Co-operative Education component of this program connects employers with students who are eager to apply knowledge and skills learned in the classroom. Student workers bring fresh perspective and enthusiastic contributions to an organization while enhancing their skills and confidence. Being a Co-op employer is your opportunity to reach out and build relationships with prospective talent while contributing to outstanding programs.

What our students can do for you

Students are able to apply professional skills in an international context with a wide array of organizations, from small enterprise or large manufacturing concerns to public and not-for-profit sector organizations. Theoretical and applied knowledge is built on coursework providing foundations in business, marketing, finance, accounting, human resources, international trade, law and management.

Areas of Interest:

  • Import and export
  • International finance
  • Global supply chain management
  • Market entry strategies
  • International trade law
  • International marketing

Professional designation

In addition to earning a four-year degree, many students completing the Bachelor of Business Administration - International Business concentration are focused on earning the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) diploma. Students can transfer credit toward this credential as FITT recognizes the value of International Business courses offered at Mount Royal's Bissett School of Business. After one year of international trade experience, students and graduates with the FITT diploma are eligible to apply for the Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) designation.

Student availability

Students are available for paid work terms that can be 4, 8 or 12 months in length. Each 4-month term should equate to a minimum of 450 hours of work for a student. Work terms can start in January, May or September depending on student availability. To secure the best pool of candidates, job postings should be submitted 3 to 4 months in advance of the anticipated work term start date unless otherwise advised by the program coordinator.

How to hire a student

Our recruiting process is convenient and cost-free.

Post online

You can post a job online or provide a detailed job description which will be verified by a Co-operative Education coordinator.

Note: New postings are subject to approval by Career Services and program faculty.

Employers outside of Canada are welcome and encouraged to post opportunities for Mount Royal students. If you are considering hiring a student for a work term outside of Canada, please contact the Co-operative Education coordinator as early as possible. Mount Royal timelines may prohibit last minute opportunities as there are institutional requirements that involve Career Services, International Education and other stakeholders.

For more information contact:

Career Services
Phone: 403.440.6307
Email: studentjobs@mtroyal.ca

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