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Certificate in
Foundations of International Management

Note: Many of the courses in this program are available by distance education; refer to the Distance Education section below. Visit the distance education website for further information.

In today’s complex business environment, companies focused on both international and domestic markets need managers who can engage with customers, employees, or business partners across countries, currencies, time zones, languages, and cultures.

Graduates of this program understand the operations and management processes needed to work effectively within an international context. The program provides a pathway to more advanced skill development, such as the Certificate in Advanced International Trade Management or the full- or part-time BComm in Business Management - Global Management Studies Major.

For more information, please contact Melissa Johnson at m1johnso@ryerson.ca.

For detailed certificate and program information, please visit www.ryerson.ca/ce/internationalmgt.

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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.

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 four courses, 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.

Awards and Financial Aid

If you require financial assistance, you may apply for merit-based awards and/or need-based financial aid. As well, students officially registered in a Chang School certificate program may be eligible for funding through the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). For a complete list of certificate programs approved by OSAP, visit the Student Financial Assistance website.

Requirements for Graduation

To graduate, you must successfully complete, within your official timespan, the published certificate curricula from the year you registered in 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 200   Global Management Studies:  Introduction to Global Management
CGMS 400   Global Management Studies:  The Global Business Environment
CGMS 401   Global Management Studies:  Operations Management
CQMS 102   Quantitative Methods:  Business Statistics I


Distance Education

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

CGMS 200   Global Management Studies:  Introduction to Global Management
CGMS 401   Global Management Studies:  Operations Management
CQMS 102   Quantitative Methods:  Business Statistics I