• Application Deadline: 
    March 1, November 1
  • Profile Code: 
    300.FH
  • DEC in: 
    Social Science
  • Program Length: 
    2 years

The International Business Studies Profile grounds your exploration of social sciences in the fields of business and globalization and gives you the mathematics classes you need to pursue business studies at the university level. Students explore a variety of issues that influence international trade and consider how business strategies can meet pressing global needs. The program includes courses in economics, history, psychology, business administration and mathematics.

This profile gave me knowledge about the economy and business in general. I liked the small program size and relevant courses.
— Ekaterina P.

What you will learn?

As a profile, International Business Studies encompasses all of the knowledge and skills of the Social Science Program. Its distinctiveness comes from the particular themes, topics and lens of analysis related to the fields of business and globalization.

Students in International Business Studies learn about:

  • The positive and negative effects of globalization in the nation-states of the world
  • The role and activities of international organizations such as the United Nations, NATO, OECD as well as non-governmental organizations
  • The political economy of trade agreements such as CUSMA and the role of international organizations such as the IMF and the WTO
  • Concepts and theories of international economics such as patterns of international trade and investment
  • The practical application of psychology—motivation, aptitude testing, and organizational behaviour—in business and industry
  • Advanced mathematical skills used in the analysis, understanding and resolution of business issues

Where will this program lead you?

The International Business Studies Profile is especially designed for students interested in pursuing university studies in Business Administration, Accounting, Marketing, Management, International Relations, Development, Economics, Industrial Relations and Communications.

Following university, graduates may pursue careers in management, marketing, accounting, corporate finance, consultancy and human resources.

A DEC in Social Science offers solid preparation for a wide variety of university degrees in the Social Sciences as well as in fields such as Arts, Education and Law.

What else you should know?

The International Business Studies Profile has two obligatory mathematics classes. Students may take a third optional mathematics class, Calculus II, which is a prerequisite for application to Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business.

What do you need to get in?

  • A Diploma of Secondary Studies (DES) or academic background judged equivalent to the DES
  • Sec V Mathematics – Technical & Scientific option or Science option 564-506 or 565-506 or Mathematics 536/526

Application Deadline

March 1

November 1



Last Modified: October 7, 2020