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Certificate in
Global Management Studies

This program is designed for individuals who want to build on their existing cultural knowledge, language advantages, or Canadian business experience to deal effectively with globalization and international business issues. It is a unique experience: a combination of excellent university credit courses to select from and an individual single-term Practicum under the guidance of the academic coordinator.

Academic Coordinator: Michael Manjuris, manjuris@ryerson.ca

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Admission Criteria

It is recommended that applicants have the following:

OSSD with six Grade 12 U or M credits, or equivalent, or mature student status. Eligible applicants must also have completed the following courses or equivalents:

CGMS 200   Global Management:  Introduction to Global Management
CGMS 401   Global Management:  Operations Management
CMKT 100   Marketing:  Principles of Marketing


Undergraduate students wishing to pursue a continuing education certificate program should be aware of possible restrictions; please refer to Curriculum Advising for complete details.

Program Open House

Students who have questions about the admission criteria and/or would like to know more about this certificate are invited to attend a Program Open House. Please see Open House for dates, times, and location.

Certificate Requirements

The successful completion of six courses, including a single-term Practicum, with a cumulative grade point average of 1.67 or higher, is required for the certificate.

Certificate Registration

Students may be registered in only one certificate program at any one time. To allow maximum flexibility in crediting external courses and/or courses previously taken at Ryerson, students should register in the certificate at the beginning of their first course (see also Courses and Programs FAQ). For complete details on the advantages of early registration, registration deadlines, and Transfer Credit restrictions, all students should read Registration in a Certificate Program.

Requirements for Graduation

To graduate, you must successfully complete the published certificate curricula from the year you registered in the certificate. Certificate requirements must be completed within six years from the time you were first admitted into the certificate program. In some circumstances, certificate requirements may change, resulting in courses no longer being available. In such cases, Course Substitutions/Directives may be requested. Also, you must apply on RAMSS to graduate, prior to the appropriate application deadlines (see Important Dates). For complete details, all students should read Graduation.

Required Courses

CGMS 522   Global Management:  International Marketing
CGMS 723   Global Management:  International Trade
CGMS 724   Global Management:  Management of International Enterprise
CZIB 100   International Business:  Practicum in International Business


Electives (select two)

CFIN 621   Finance:  International Finance
CGMS 450   Global Management:  Project Management
CGMS 601   Global Management:  International Economics
CGMS 690   Global Management:  The North American Business Environment
CGMS 691   Global Management:  The Asian Business Environment
CGMS 692   Global Management:  The European Business Environment
CGMS 695   Global Management:  The Middle Eastern Business Environment
CGMS 802   Global Management:  Ethics and Regulation of Int'l Bus
CGMS 805   Global Management:  Manufacturing Management
CLAW 724   International Business Law:  Legal Aspects of International Business


Professional Development

You can receive an acknowledgement of professional achievement once you have successfully completed three courses as follows:

Professional Development Award: Entering Foreign Markets requires completion of CGMS 522, CGMS 723, and CGMS 724.

Distance Education

The following courses are available in a distance education format this academic year.

CGMS 200   Global Management:  Introduction to Global Management
CGMS 401   Global Management:  Operations Management
CGMS 522   Global Management:  International Marketing
CGMS 691   Global Management:  The Asian Business Environment
CGMS 692   Global Management:  The European Business Environment
CGMS 723   Global Management:  International Trade
CMKT 100   Marketing:  Principles of Marketing