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Studying International Business Management

What do Apple, Barclays, Infosys and McDonald’s have in common? They are all businesses that operate internationally; with clients and employees spread across the world. Operating across the borders is not a strategy exclusive to just the large players. Even small businesses are waking up to the potential benefits of trading across several different countries. Political developments like creation and implementation of trade deals and free trade zones are fuelling businesses to look overseas to sell, source resources and services and meagre or cooperate with foreign businesses.

By studying international business management, you will be prepared for a career with multinational companies, government and organisations with a global focus. You will learn the fundamentals of business and be able to specialise in marketing, management or accounting, depending on the institution’s offering.

Some of the most popular universities and colleges in Canada offering programmes in international business management include:

  • Ascenda School of Management
  • University of Canada West
  • Cambrian College
  • Capilona University
  • Selkirk College

Salary and Career Prospects

International business management professionals are needed by virtually every company in every sector, including IT and tech, retail and hospitality, banks and pharmaceutical companies.

Some of the roles graduates take up are International Business Development Officer, International Trader, International Sales Manager, Management Analyst/Consultant and Finance Controller.

Salaries vary depending on qualifications, job role, location and experience. As a guide, international business management professionals earn around an average of $76,000 a year (41 lakhs INR).

Why study in Canada?

Canada has established itself as one of the most popular study destinations for international students. Canadian universities and colleges are largely public funded and are among the best in the world. Ten of its universities are among top 250 in the world, according to QS World Rankings 2019.

Canada is among the world’s most developed and industrialised countries. It has spawned conglomerates like Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Blackberry and Bombardier. In addition to these, several tech, banking and financial services giants like Microsoft, HSBC, Facebook and Boeing operate out of here. Toronto and Vancouver are the largest cities and have a thriving start-up scene.

The country is a popular tourist destination, with millions of tourists drawn to its vibrant cities, ski resorts, national parks, museums, entertainment venues and outdoor sports provisions. Canada is a safe, multicultural and welcoming country.

The official languages are English and French, although English is the most widely spoken language. French is mainly spoken in the province of Quebec.

International graduates are able to apply for a post-study work permit lasting for up to 3 years.

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