International Business Strategy

Bachelor of Commerce (BComm)

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What you will learn in this program

International business strategy scholars ask questions such as: Do cultural differences impact international partnerships? How do you market a new airline route? What is the best way to set up a business in China?

International Business scholars focus on the cultural, political, economic and linguistic elements required to succeed in today’s global market. This program will give you an introduction to international business, and offer you specialized international courses in functional areas (such as marketing and finance) and geographically focused courses for specific regions. You'll complete projects, formal presentations, group projects and various case studies during the course of your degree.

Career opportunities

​As a graduate of the international business program, you'll be prepared for global career opportunities in the areas of importing and exporting, business development, international relations and more. A degree in commerce can also be used as a stepping-stone to graduate studies or another professional degree such as law, medicine, veterinary medicine, or education.

Courses you'll take:

International Finance, Introduction to Business Analytics, Introduction to Business Skills, Principles of Macroeconomics, ​Principles of Microeconomics

Admission requirements and information

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Program Highlights

Program enhancements

Collaborative team work - Interact with your peers while learning to collaborate on projects.

Work experience

Co-operative work placement - Gain valuable full-time paid work experience that alternates with your academic studies.

Hands-on opportunities

Study abroad opportunities - Cultural and academic experiences at destinations around the world.

Program enhancements

Mentorship opportunities - A formal or informal relationship where you connect with, and learn from, an established professional.

I couldn’t figure out which concentration I wanted to go into. Luckily for me, the Haskayne School of Business offered many courses in all concentrations that would help me figure that out. When I took a few international business classes, I found them very interesting and knew this concentration was meant for me. One of the classes I found interesting was international trade management. Producing an international business plan for a real company that could be implemented in the real world was an amazing experience. The information we were exposed to and how it all came together was extremely useful.

​Nafilia P., BComm’14

Did you know? You can earn two degrees in five years. Learn more about combined degree program options.

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Faculty Information

Haskayne School of Business
Scurfield Hall, Room 343
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
403.220.5685