The Sprott MBA International Business concentration enables managers to navigate the increasingly complex and turbulent international environment faced by all organizations. In this concentration, you’ll gain the tools necessary to analyze international organizations, international markets and their broader contexts.
Experience in international business is an increasingly critical requirement for business managers. With recent shifts in global manufacturing and trade patterns, most businesses – whether big or small – have suppliers, allies and competitors with foreign roots and international aspirations. To compete successfully in foreign markets, you must understand the motivations of your partners, competitors and customers. Not only do you need to consider the positions taken by foreign firms but also the cultural values which guide their perceptions.
Graduates of the International Business concentration will be equipped to:
- Undertake international postings in the United States or overseas.
- Work in international management positions within Canada, such as in exporting departments, in firms with operations abroad.
- Work as consultants or in management positions focusing on such areas as exporting, importing, foreign market development or investment, or international HR management.
- Build a strategic career profile by acquiring international experience of the kind that is an important consideration in contemporary companies for moves to senior executive positions.
- Work as consultants or in management with the numerous NGOs and government departments or agencies that focus on international affairs.
The International Business courses address several core issues, including the role of culture in international management and marketing, regional versus global strategies, emerging economies, mergers and acquisitions, as well as cross-border supply chains.