International Programs in Business
The business world looks different from here
The Gustavson School of Business welcomes you to a world of opportunity. A place where you are part of a diverse community of students, faculty and staff. Where you may study and work in another country as part of your degree. Where learning and research push boundaries and cross borders to bring you new knowledge about how interdependent our world is — and how quickly it's changing.
Here's how we strive to provide the best international business education in Canada:
Our International Programs (IP) team is committed to providing our students and partners with the highest quality programming and student support. Activities and initiatives include:
- Building and strengthening overseas partnerships
- Running exchange programs and dual degrees
- Enhancing the exchange experience for outgoing and incoming students
- Providing support to incoming exchange and international degree students
- Fostering a culture of internationalization among our students and colleagues
Questions on what's happenning internationally at Gustavson School of Business? Ask our team.
At Gustavson, we've built our programs so you may directly experience living, working and studying in another country. Only by living, breathing and tasting other places can you develop the skill-set to succeed:
- An exchange academic term at one of over 75 partner institutions in 35 countries for BCom and MBA students
- International co-op work terms for BCom and MBA students
- Two academic terms abroad for MGB students: one in Taiwan and one in Austria
- A global internship for MGB students spent in either Asia or Europe
- An international research exchange for PhD students
Content enrichment refers to our efforts to internationalize program curricula so you are well-informed of the diverse, complex world we live in:
- Core International Business courses in BCom - Com 361 - and MBA - MBA 570
- A BCom International Business specialization and an MBA International Business specialization
- An Integrative International Management Exercise (IIME) for MBA students to apply their knowledge in a consulting project abroad
- A Master of Global Business (MGB) program to develop international business managers and leaders at the graduate level
- A PhD Program in International Management and Organization where students learn the latest advances in international business theory and practice
Context Enhancement refers to the diversity within our School. As a member of the Gustavson community, you become appreciative and perceptive of the diverse, complex world we live in:
- Over 120 exchange students from 35 countries study at Gustavson each year
- Over 30 per cent of MBA students and 17 per cent of BCom students are international
- Our faculty span 12 countries and collectively speak 20 different languages
- Cultural orientations, workshops, and advising to support integration and inclusiveness of all groups
"Multinationals from emerging markets are reshaping the competitive landscape. I am excited about this phenomenon as it breaks the stereotypes that exist about firms from poorer countries and it has the potential to accelerate economic development in such places.″
Dr. Saul Klein, dean of Gustavson, focuses his research on the rise of emerging markets.
"Emerging market multinationals face complex home country environments," he says. "They use the skills that they acquire at home to expand into other emerging markets as well as to developed countries. An understanding of these firms is important both for competitive reasons and for policy purposes in encouraging their development in poorer countries."
Find out more about our faculty's cutting-edge research in international business.