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Postgraduate Certificate (International Business Management)

 8 months
 full time

$ 10,950 

1st Year

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • Postgraduate Certificate degree in International Business Management at George Brown College is offered as an 8 months (2 semesters) program.
  • It is an online program offered on a full-time basis.
  • This graduate certificate program at George Brown College simplifies this complex field with dynamic and interactive teaching methods, including case analysis and guest speakers.
  • In order to graduate from this program, students need to complete 12 core courses.
  • The student-faculty ratio of this program is 19:1.
  • This program also prepares students to pursue 3 industry designations/certifications in addition to the George Brown College graduate certificate. The 3 industry designations/certifications are:
    • Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) designation offered by FITT ( 
    • Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) designation offered by the Canadian Society of Customs Brokers (
    • Certificate in International Freight Forwarding (CIFFA), recognized and approved by the Federation of International Freight Forwarding Associations (
  • These industry designations/certifications require additional exams and/or related work experience to qualify.
  • Students have to complete 1 capstone project in 2nd semester.
  • This program is approved for OSAP funding, provided the applicant meets OSAP eligibility criteria.
  • George Brown College provides real-world learning opportunities because of relationships with leading companies, including IBM, Google, Rogers, SAS, and five major Canadian Banks, among others.
  • The average salary goes up to 36,241 USD after completing this program.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Certificate
Duration8 months
Fees$ 12,402 for 8 months
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Mar 31)
Language Proficiency IELTS,TOEFL,PTE
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Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students must complete an Advanced Diploma (3-year) from a recognized college or university.
  • Or, Students have to complete a Bachelor's degree from a recognized university.
  • Students with international transcripts who do not provide English proficiency test results must test at the College level in the George Brown College English assessment to be considered for admission.
  • In addition, students who are considered for admission to the program based solely on their work experience will be required to provide proof of English proficiency at the college level and may be required to write the George Brown College English admission assessment.

    Work Experience:

    Students must demonstrate relevant work experience (resume and references required).

    Indian Student Eligibility:

    Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria

    • Students must have graduated from a recognized university or college.
    • The graduate 1st or 2nd class degree results are required.
    • The second class degree result must have a minimum overall average of 55% for Business programs and 60% for all other streams.

    Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/PTE/any equivalent test to get admission to this program.

            Required Document List

            Required Documents are:

            • Online application form: Students have to submit an online application form at the official website.
            • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
            • Academic Documents: Students have to submit marks sheets and certificates of secondary (10) and senior secondary school (+2).
            • Students who have only completed year 10: Students have to submit marks sheet and certificate of secondary (10) plus mark sheets and a diploma from vocational training may qualify students for admission to UG programs.
            • Transcript: Students must submit the official marks statements or transcripts that are provided by the college.
            • Certificates: Certificates like High School or University/College Certificates are to be submitted of education qualification.
            • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL, or other test scores.
            • Note 1: University accepts no more than 6 backlogs in a 3-year degree and 8 backlogs in a 4-year degree.
            • Note 2: University does not accept study gaps of more than 5 years.

            Application Deadline

            Mar 31

            Nov 30

            Scores Required

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            Fees & Funding

            Tution & Application Fees

            YearYear 1
            Tuition fee$10950
            Books and supplies$900
            Health insurance$552
            Total fees$12402

            Living Costs

            HeadAvg Cost Per Year
            Living expenses$ 7,740

            Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

            NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
            BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
            Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020

            VISA & Work Study


            • International Students will need to apply for a valid Student VISA before entering Canada.
            • A student visa is an immigration document that allows students to live and study in Canada.
            • The student must have a student visa to enroll in any degree, program, or course that takes more than 6 months to complete.
            • Whether students also need an Entry Visa depends on their country of citizenship.
            • The Temporary Resident Visa (Entry Visa) is a stamp placed on their passport that allows them to enter Canada.
            • In most cases, students Entry Visa will have the same expiry date as their Student VISA.
            • A student VISA is usually valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days. 
            • The students need these documents to apply for a study permit:
              • Proof of acceptance i.e The offer letter that the student received from the university.
              • Proof of identity 
              • Proof of financial support i.e Documents showing the financial status.

            Work Study

            • The George Brown College Work-Study Program provides students with part-time employment opportunities throughout the college.
            • Students can gain valuable experience working up to 15 hours a week at minimum wage.
            • Students locate their own job with any of the on-campus departments (for example athletics, academic departments, library, etc.).

            Career and Placement after Course

            Possible job opportunities are:

            • Export Control Analyst
            • Junior Import Coordinator
            • Logistics Coordinator
            • Logistics and Customs Coordinator
            • Customs Rater

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