International business in today’s economy requires professionals to have a perspective based on practical experience and academic awareness — the ideal combination of job-ready skills to manage and lead people and projects, in a complex global marketplace.
The Master of Global Management is a 42 credit, international business management degree, designed specifically for working professionals who want to perform with sensitivity and agility in the global workplace. A minimum of 2 years, full-time, relevant work experience is required to apply to the program. We offer a practical program where you'll receive applied knowledge while creating connections with professionals from within Canada and around the world. Graduates of this program are fully skilled, work-ready managers and leaders with a global mindset, cultural awareness, and an understanding of the ways in which disciplines like accounting and law vary across industry and markets.
In the Master of Global Management program, you will be given the choice of completing the program through four applied completion options:
- Global Management Project, 12 months on-campus or 19 months in a blended delivery model (a combination of online and short on-campus residencies)
- Internship Research Project, 18 months on-campus, includes a 6-month internship
- Graduate Certificate in Project Management, additional 9 credit course, students earn an MGM degree and Graduate Certificate in Project Management
- MGM+MBA International Business Dual Degree in partnership with the Management Centre of Innsbruck in Austria
All four applied completion options require you to utilize all the learning and knowledge obtained throughout the program and this will leave you with an intelligent and informed perspective about the world of business. At the end of your program, you will have hands-on experience with the graduate-level business skills and industry-recognized competencies, combined with the skills required to work effectively with individuals from other cultures, regions, and backgrounds for success in today’s international business world.
Who It's For
The Master of Global Management program is for working professionals who are looking to take the next step in their career, change careers or pursue entrepreneurial options. Designed as a launch platform for a globally oriented career. Depending on previous experience, graduates will be prepared to excel as:
- An entry level position with a transnational corporation
- An effective manager in a multi-cultural environment
- A globally aware professional in a public or private organization
- A director of international business development for a small or medium enterprise
- An entrepreneur with the ability to identify an international business opportunity, develop an international business plan, secure funding, and launch an international new venture
- A social entrepreneur starting their own NGO or serving as a program officer offshore
The Master of Global Management degree uses a holistic and integrative approach to deliver academic content and soft skills, such as self-awareness, problem-solving, teamwork, and collaboration.
Academic assessment in the Master of Global Management program focuses on international business skill and competency development. In addition to practical experience with the essential business skills needed to succeed in today's global market, you’ll learn and practice negotiation, risk assessment, persuasive communication, critical thinking, problem-solving, active listening, effective rational and ethical decision-making, and much more - all through an international business lens.
The Master of Global Management program outcomes are informed by industry experts and are the basis for the design of each course and are used to assess your learning:
- Communicate Effectively – communicate effectively through writing, speaking, presenting, interviewing and using computer-based media.
- Think Critically – use a broad range of research methods and conceptual models to make judgments and draw conclusions.
- Solve Problems – use a range of processes, models, and approaches (quantitative and qualitative) to make deductions, and to identify sound potential solutions, goals and actions.
- Work with Others - respect cultural diversity, share knowledge, work as members of a team and lead a team.
- Innovation - recognize the need for innovation, initiate the process of generating innovation, assess the value of proposed ideas and solutions and implement innovations in an organization.
- Think Globally - recognize and respect cultural differences, learn from outside their own culture and predict how their actions will interact with the environment in which their organizations operate.