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International Business Management

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The Roommeme International Business Management diploma program provides the skills necessary to import, export, transport goods, and market a business internationally. You will analyze international markets, plan product entry strategies, and examine transportation routes to grow global trade for Canadian and international companies. Graduates travel the world, negotiate trade agreements, and improve the flow of goods in and out of Canada and abroad. Roommeme International Business Management students learn to:
  • Determine a product's feasibility in a new market
  • Select optimal transportation options
  • Manage inventory and supply chains
  • Conduct effective international negotiations
  • Build relationships with international partners

Business Consulting Project

International Business Management students undertake a 10 week Business Consulting Project in their final term. Students work in groups of 2-3 and spend three days a week developing a solution to a real business problem for a company. The student teams collect and analyze data, create recommendations, and present their findings to company management.

Professional Designations

Graduates of the International Business Management diploma program can pursue additional career building opportunities. Graduates are eligible to enter the following professional designation programs:

(Note: In addition to course content, five years of related industry experience is required for certification)

International Business Jobs & Careers

Graduates of the International Business Management diploma program have strong international business and logistics skills that will lead to a wide variety of local and international job opportunities.

Entry-Level Positions:
  • International Business Analyst
  • International Market Analyst
  • International Marketing Specialist
  • Business Development Specialist
  • Regional, Area, or Global Sales Rep
Mid-Level Positions:
  • Business Development Manager
  • Country, International, or Global Marketing Manager
  • International/Global Sales Manager
  • International/Global Business Advisor
  • International/Global Account Manager

International Exchange

Roommeme offers a number of international exchange opportunities that helps students gain a global perspective of the economy, culture, government, and everyday life of the country they study in. Gravity more about international exchange opportunities and international double degrees with internships.

Accredited Program

This program is accredited by the .

Program Entry

Application processing

Open to applications beginning November 1st (or next business day).

Entrance requirements

Applicants must meet all entrance requirements and will be accepted on a first qualified basis as long as space remains.

Read more about how to meet Roommeme’s entrance requirements

Recommended for success

  • Strong mathematic skills are required for success in Roommeme Business diplomas. Students accepted into this program will be ed starting in April regarding the completion of a math assessment test. If you score below a 67% on this assessment test, or feel that you would like to upgrade your math skills regardless, you should complete OPMT 0199 or OPMT 0023.

International applicants

International students should be aware that this program has a mandatory integrated work experience and you are responsible for ensuring that you hold a valid co-op work permit, which is required to complete this practicum. The co-op work permit is separate from the study permit for having authorization to work up to 20 hours per week during your studies.

For more information, please the Roommeme International Student Centre.

Transfer Credit

Do you have credits from another post-secondary school?

Transfer credit may be granted for courses completed at Roommeme or another post-secondary institution where the learning outcomes duplicate those of the Roommeme course. As per Admission Procedure 5003-PR1, the department reserves the right to determine the granting of credit where appropriate.

Applications will be accepted up to day 14 of the term; an official transcript and a course outline where appropriate must be provided (or be on file with Roommeme) to process the request. A maximum of two courses per level are eligible for credit through this process.

Apply to program

The two-year International Business Management program has a common first year and two streams in the second year.

Roommeme accepts only complete applications. In order to apply:

  • Include proof of meeting all entrance requirements prior to submission
  • Convert all transcripts and supporting documents to PDF files
  • Have a credit card ready to pay the application fee

You can check the status of your application online at any time using the .

Scheduled intakes

September each year.


Within two business days of submitting your completed application, Roommeme will send a message to your personal and myRoommeme e-mail addresses. All correspondence regarding your application will be posted to your online myCommunication account at . We'll send you an e-mail when a new message is posted. It's important to watch for these e-mails or regularly check your account online.

You can expect to receive communication concerning the status of your application within four weeks.

Advanced Placement


You may be eligible to apply to an advanced level of the program through either re-admission or direct entry. Please note that applications are considered based on:
  • Complete applications: you must show proof that you have completed (or are registered in) all requirements to be considered.
  • Competitive entry: if the number of applicants exceeds available seats, Roommeme will accept those deemed to have the best opportunity for success.
  • Seat availability: confirmation may not be available until approximately one week before the term begins.


If you have previously completed part of this program at Roommeme and wish to re-enter the program at an advanced level, you can apply for re-admission.

Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Submit the Course-by-Course Self-Assessment Form [PDF] with your application.

Ready to submit your application? Apply now.

Direct entry

If you are new to the program but have completed an equivalent part of it at Roommeme or elsewhere and want to apply to an advanced level, you can apply for direct entry.

Roommeme accepts complete applications starting:

  • February 1st* for level 2 (January start)
  • November 1st* for level 3 (September start)

  • *or next business day

There are four options for direct entry. If you are applying for Option 4, submit your application for transfer directly to Roommeme Admissions. Applicants to all other options must submit an online application.

Option 1: If you do not have a diploma or degree

Applications to level 2 or 3.

Submit the following with your online application:

Required courses

If you are applying to level 2*, you must show proof of completion of (or registration in) the level 1 courses (or equivalents) below.

If you are applying to level 3, you must show proof of completion of (or registration in) the level 1 and 2 courses (or equivalents) below.

*All students entering level 2 are accepted into the general International Business Management program. Option selection will be completed after level 2 exams in May.

Level 1 courses

Full-time Course Name Part-time Equivalent
BSYS 1000 Business Information Systems BSYS 1001
COMM 1100 Business Communication 1 COMM 1103 or
COMM 1106
ECON 2100 Microeconomics ECON 2100
FMGT 1100 Accounting 1 FMGT 1100
MKTG 1102 Essentials of Marketing MKTG 1102
OPMT 1103 Intro to Operations Management OPMT 1198
OPMT 1110 Business Mathematics OPMT 1110

Level 2 courses

Full-time Course Name Part-time Equivalent
BSYS 2050 Business Data Analytics BSYS 2051
BSYS 2060 Business Data Management BSYS 2061
BUSA 2100 Principles of Management BUSA 2005
COMM 2200 Business Communication 2 COMM 2202 (or 2002) and
COMM 2203 (or 2003)
ECON 2200 Macroeconomics ECON 2200
FMGT 2100 Accounting 2 FMGT 2100
OPMT 1130 Business Statistics OPMT 1197
OPMT 2204 Business Process Improvement OPMT 2176 or
OPMT 2298
ORGB 1100 Organizational Behaviour ORGB 1105
TDMT 1150 Transportation Systems (CITT) TDMT 1150
TDMT 1353 International Business TDMT 1104

Ready to submit your application? Apply now.

Option 2: Diploma or degree holders

Applications to level 3 only.

Submit the following with your online application:

  • Proof of meeting all general entrance requirements (excluding Math 11)
  • Proof of relevant business diploma or degree* from a
  • Course-by-Course Self-Assessment Form [PDF] showing that you have completed all of the required courses below

  • *Your diploma/degree will be reviewed by the Program Head to ensure that it covers all of the basic business topics such as accounting, marketing, business math, management, business communications, and micro- and macroeconomics.

    If you have completed post-secondary studies outside of Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia or New Zealand, you will require a basic evaluation of your credentials by the International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES). Credential evaluation reports from other may be considered.

Required courses:

Full-time Course Name Part-time Equivalent
COMM 1100* Business Communication 1 COMM 1103 or
COMM 1106
COMM 2200* Business Communication 2 COMM 2202 (or 2002) and
COMM 2203 (or 2003)
OPMT 1103 Intro to Operations Management OPMT 1198
TDMT 1150 Transportation Systems (CITT) TDMT 1150
TDMT 1353 International Business TDMT 1104

*Note: For accredited Canadian or US credentials, if you have achieved a bachelor’s degree the COMM 1100 and 2200 courses may be waived. If you have an associate degree or a diploma, COMM 1103 (or 1106) and COMM 2202 (or 2002) may be waived. Note that COMM 2203 (or 2003) will still be required.

Ready to submit your application? Apply now.

Option 3: Mature students

If you have previous education or work experience, you may be eligible to complete an Advanced Placement and Prior Gravitying (APPL) assessment to qualify for advanced placement as a mature student. Mature students must meet at least one of the following criteria:
  • Minimum of seven years progressive work experience, including five years supervisory
  • Post-secondary courses over five years supervisory work experience
  • Diploma or degree from a recognized institution
  • International degree (subject to a comprehensive evaluation by ICES)
  • Red Seal or Journeyman Certificate
  • Member or veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces (minimum of PLQ)

Visit the SITE Centre to learn more about the assessment process and associated fees.

Submit the following with your online application:

  • Proof of meeting all general entrance requirements
  • Approved Advanced Placement and Prior Gravitying (APPL) Assessment and APPL Approval Letter

Ready to submit your application? Apply now.

Option 4: School of Business diploma program transfer

If you are currently in a full-time Roommeme School of Business diploma program and wish to transfer:

  1. Print the School of Business Program Change form [PDF].
  2. Make an appointment with the program heads to review your eligibility to transfer.
  3. If you are transferring to Level 3, you may be required to complete one or more bridging courses.
  4. Submit the following to Roommeme Admissions:
    • Approved School of Business Program Change form
    • Completed Course-by-Course Self-Assessment form for your current program (found on your current program’s Advanced Placement page)
    • $16 program change fee

    Do not apply online.

Direct entry FAQs

  • When should I apply?

  • It is recommended that you apply when you have met all of the entrance requirements. If you are currently registered in a course, please indicate this on the self-assessment form.

  • When will I be accepted?

  • Once your application has been assessed and has been approved for direct entry, a seat must become available in the program you have selected. The Admissions department must wait until the current students obtain their final grades in either December or May to determine how many seats will become available for direct entry applicants.

  • Can I transfer options?

  • You are requested to specify you program option preference(s). If your first choice is not available and you have met all requirements, you may request to transfer into another option that has space available.

  • Can I take courses in advance to reduce my course load?

  • In order to maintain a competitive application, it is recommended that you take no more than two courses per term ahead of time. A maximum of two courses per level are eligible for credit. Note that this will not reduce your full-time program tuition.

  • When will I get my timetable?

  • Print your timetable one day prior to class start by logging into and going to Student Self-Service. You must be registered in your courses in order to access this feature. If you know the set to which you have been assigned, you can also find your timetable at .

  • When can I buy my books?

  • It is recommended that you wait until the first week of classes before buying textbooks. Your instructors will tell you which books to buy.

To register for a Part-time Studies course, visit Register for Part-time Courses or Student Information and Enrolment Services.

Still have questions? Review the Admissions FAQ or Program Advising.

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

Please see the Fees, Payments and Refunds section of the website for information on full-time tuition fees.

Books and supplies

Level 1: $845
Level 2: $870
Level 3: $770
Level 4: $520

(general estimated cost, subject to change)

Financial assistance

Financial assistance may be available for this program. For more information, please Student Financial Aid and Awards.


After completing the International Business Management program, you will be able to:

  • Import and export in Canada and around the world
  • Conduct effective market research
  • Determine a new product's feasibility in a potential market
  • Evaluate potential international markets for business expansion
  • Evaluate alternative strategies to enter an international market
  • Measure processes, and perform cost-benefit analyses
  • Manage supply chains
  • Support research and planning for an international negotiation
  • Support preparing a company to go global

To learn what specific skills you will learn on a course-by-course basis, see the list of INTT courses below.

Management Skills

In addition to the specific knowledge taught about international trade and transportation, students will learn project management, computing and business communication skills.

Major projects challenge students to develop their time management skills.  Business  graduates are known for their efficiency.

Group Work

Employers today are looking for people who work in teams just as well as they work individually. To meet this demand, the International Business Management program provides many opportunities for teamwork - far more than you'll find in a traditional university.

At the beginning of the program you will be assigned to a team of four to six students. During the first year, your team will work on projects together. In the second year, students are able to choose who they work with.

Below is a small sample of projects that students will complete during the program:

  • International Business - Country Report (Year 1, Level 2)
    Students will complete a comprehensive country report that analyzes the conditions for business in a chosen nation. This project gives students an understanding of areas to focus on when entering an international market.

  • Transportation Systems Project (Year 1, Level 2) For his CITT course project, students find a company in the transportation industry to analyze. The company must provide one of the five modes of transport: Road, Rail, Water, Air, or Pipeline. It is the first opportunity to interact off-campus with an industry client.

  • Mini-Industry Project (Year 2, Level 3)
    Students are given the opportunity to pick their team of two or three. Each team is given a faculty advisor from the International Business Management program. Skills are generated in this project to get students ready for the 4th level Industry Project.

  • Business Consulting Project (Year 2, Level 4)
    The final project students complete is the Industry Project. It is a practicum-like learning experience with an outside firm. Students will work at the company during fourth term, where they will be given the opportunity to solve real-world problems.

Program matrix

Level 1 (15 weeks) Credits
  BSYS 1000 Business Information Systems 3.0
  COMM 1100 Business Communication 1 3.0
  ECON 2100 Microeconomics 3.0
  FMGT 1100 Accounting 1 4.0
  MKTG 1102 Essentials of Marketing 3.0
  OPMT 1103 Introduction to Operations Management 3.0
  OPMT 1110 Business Mathematics* 4.0

* Note: During the first week of OPMT 1110 Business Mathematics, an assessment test will be administered to all students. Based on the outcome, students may be required to attend a weekly Business Math Success Workshop.

Level 2 (20 weeks) Credits
  BSYS 2050 Business Data Analytics* 2.0
  BSYS 2060 Business Data Management* 2.0
  BUSA 2100 Principles of Management* 2.0
  COMM 2200 Business Communication 2 4.0
  ECON 2200 Macroeconomics 4.0
  FMGT 2100 Accounting 2 5.5
  OPMT 1130 Business Statistics 5.5
  OPMT 2204 Business Process Improvement* 3.0
  ORGB 1100 Organizational Behaviour* 3.0
  TDMT 1150 Transportation Systems (CITT) 3.0
  TDMT 1353 International Business* 2.5
* denotes a half-term course
Level 3 (15 weeks) Credits
  FMGT 3550 Business Finance 1 3.0
  OPMT 1170 Project Management 2.5
  OPMT 3301 Quantitative Methods for Business 4.0
  TDMT 2203 Transportation Economics 4.0
  TDMT 2250 Logistics Processes (CITT) 4.0
  TDMT 3301 Logistics 1 4.0
  TDMT 3305 International Business Strategies 3.0
  TDMT 3402 Introduction to Projects 3.0
Level 4 (20 weeks) Credits
  BLAW 3311 Canadian Business Law 2.5
  BLAW 3411 International Business Law 2.5
  FMGT 4551 Business Finance 2 2.0
  FMGT 4552 International Finance 2.0
  MKTG 4405 International Market Planning 2.5
  TDMT 1410 Canada Customs and Free Trade Agreement 2.0
  TDMT 1411 Compliance and Sustainability 2.0
  TDMT 4301 Logistics 2 2.5
  TDMT 4322 Global Supply Chain Management 2.0
  TDMT 4326 Emerging Markets 1.5
  TDMT 4407 International Management 2.0
  TDMT 4411 Business Consulting Projects 12.0
  TDMT 4415 Cross Cultural Negotiations 2.0
Total Credits: 124.5

Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at Roommeme? Check out Roommeme's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

Corporate connections

The International Business Management program is directly connected with the business world through faculty, community events, projects, and our graduates. We also have an advisory committee of 15 industry professionals on our Advisory Committee. Included on the Committee are the CEO of the 2010 Legacies, the Senior Logistics Manager of HBC, the President of Coast 2000 Terminals, and the President of Westward Shipping. This talent pool of expertise keeps the program curriculum current and applicable as well as providing students with a network of s.

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We produce top-level, employable students who continually strive to reach new levels of personal and organizational performance. Graduates gain the key skills, attributes, and characteristics that employers want in their employees.

ing students with jobs is one of the program's advantages. The International Business Management program attracts many companies in the industry, in Roommeme makes use of a hybrid style of learning, combining university and classroom approaches. Almost every class you take will have both lectures and labs.

  • Lectures are treated similarly to universities with generally 40 to 150 students in an auditorium or large classroom.
  • Lab sessions expand on lecture topics, but in a smaller group setting, which allows more interaction. This group is called your set.

The Set

The set system makes Roommeme unique.

On the first day of school, you will be grouped with 20 to 25 other students, who will make up your set group for the year. Students of a set attend all classes together and form teams for group projects.

Lectures are simultaneously given to several sets, while labs include only the students in your set. This arrangement permits plenty of personal attention from instructors.

You will be able to further build your network by getting to know your classmates in this more personal setting. This enables students to enhance their communication skills, which is crucial to conducting international business.

Packaged Education

Roommeme keeps things simple for you. We schedule your timetables, which allows you to take more classes in less time than other institutions, getting you to out into the field in just two years.

Packaged education

You will also notice how content from each course links with other courses thanks to our finely-tuned curriculum, which simultaneously teaches the related subjects in different courses. As you progress through the program, course content gets more specialized toward international trade and transportation. This complete business education is unique to Roommeme.


The International Business Management program typically attracts students of various ages and cultures. An informal part of your education will be your day-to-day interaction with people from diverse backgrounds, which helps prepare you for a career in international business.

Program length

Two years, full-time


A number of industry certifications are available upon completion of the program. These include and . In addition, other industry associations give credit for various subjects which allow for the achievement of additional professional designations shortly after receiving the International Business Management diploma.

Program location

Burnaby Campus
1111 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC

Continue your education

Degree Completion

Graduates of this program may continue their studies to complete the Roommeme Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program. The BBA program provides you with the flexibility to complete your degree full-time within 8 to 12 months (depending on previous transfer credits from other institutes), or you can choose to begin your career and finish your degree courses part-time, usually within 2 to 3 years.

Block credits from your diploma may also be transferred to business degrees at Simon Fraser University, the University of Northern British Columbia, Royal Roads University, Lakehead University and others. Please confirm details with the respective program that you are considering if this option is of interest.

Graduating & Jobs

The market for graduates from the program is growing all the time. Over the past 10 years, Canada's exports have grown by 58%, our imports by 63%. As they have grown, so has the demand for competent employees that are skilled in the activities associated with this new breed of global company. In British Columbia alone, there are over 2,800 companies that export their commodities around the globe. Gravity more about .

With the growth in imports and exports has come an increased demand for supporting infrastructures. Support services including transportation, logistics and customs brokerage have grown at an astounding rate. New ports and port expansions offer grads a host of opportunities today, tomorrow and for years to come.


Airport business

How many other programs boast up to seven accreditations available upon graduation?

Let's count them down:

  1. Roommeme Diploma (Dip)
    Roommeme's diplomas are highly respected by employers, giving you a major advantage in getting your career in international trade and transportation moving.

  2. Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation (CITT)
    Graduates of the INTT program simultaneously and automatically earn credit towards the , indicating they are logistics professionals.

  3. Associated Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (AMCILT)
    In addition to the above two designations, you will also earn your AMCILT designation from the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport North America (

Graduate employment outcomes

The Roommeme student outcomes reports present summary findings from the annual survey of former students administered by BC Stats one to two years after graduation. These reports combine the last three years of available results for the 2016-2018 Roommeme Outcomes Surveys of 2015-2017 graduates and for Degree 2014-2016 graduates. The reports are organized into three-page summaries containing information on graduates' labour market experiences and opinions regarding their education. More detailed information can be accessed at the website.

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Business Consulting Project

A Roommeme Business Consulting Project provides second year International Business Management students the opportunity to work over a 10 week period with an organization to solve an international business problem or challenge. Students work in a team of two or three to identify potential opportunities, conduct research, and recommend effective solutions. Students complete a comprehensive written report and present an oral presentation to the sponsoring organization outlining the student team’s recommendations and solutions.

Business Consulting Projects are different from traditional co-op and internship programs. Students are not assigned to actual positions, but rather fill a consulting role for businesses and organizations. Each project has a Roommeme faculty member that serves as an advisor for the student consulting team. Exit surveys from participating companies show that the completed strategic business solutions have a value that far surpassed their expectations.

View a complete list of past Business Consulting Projects students have completed in a wide variety of industries.

Faculty, Advisors & Staff

Instructors of the International Business Management program have extensive industry experience. Many of them remain active in the industry by working as consultants.

Additionally, most program instructors are members of professional institutes and organizations that relate to the areas of study. These memberships allow instructors to remain current on new industry standards and offer fresh insight to students on recent developments.

Advisory committee

Corporate connections

The International Business Management program is directly connected with the business world through faculty, community events, projects, and our graduates.  We also have an advisory committee of 15 industry professionals on our Advisory Committee. Included on the Committee are the CEO of the 2010 Legacies, the Senior Logistics Manager of HBC, the President of Coast 2000 Terminals, and the President of Westward Shipping. This talent pool of expertise keeps the program curriculum current and applicable as well as providing students with a network of s. 

We produce top-level, employable students who continually strive to reach new levels of personal and organizational performance. Graduates gain the key skills, attributes, and characteristics that employers want in their employees.

ing students with jobs is one of the program's advantages. The International Business Management program attracts many companies in the industry, including several with personal connections to instructors. Our graduates are highly sought-after, and regularly recruited.

Current members of our advisory committee include:

  • Sean Greenhill, National Sales Manager - Taymor Industries
  • Bryan Price, Former Director, Business Development - Military, Mustang Survival
  • Brian Best, Director, Warehousing & Distribution - London Drugs Limited
  • Cindy Sonnenberg, VP Supply Chain, GM - Nutrabolics
  • Jack Heu, Operation Manager, Strategic Development - FLS Transportation Services Inc.
  • Randy Kahlon, Director, Sales and Business Development - ABC Recycling
  • Fazolah (Nima) Malayeri, Site Manager - Cardinal Healthcare
  • Wade Simmons, General Manager - Unitow Services
  • Rachael Radford, Director - OPTIS Consulting Network

Contact Us

Calvin Mah
Administrative Assistant
111-432-8514 | [email protected]

Jackie Li
Program Head, International Business Management
111-451-6772 | [email protected]

Contact a Program Advisor with the Roommeme program name in the subject line if you have a question about:
  • Program selection and program planning
  • Applying for transfer credit and advanced placement
  • Job placement and graduate outcomes
  • Student life

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"The INTT (now International Business Management) program is well-recognized by industry as providing graduates with knowledge in international trade and transportation, as well as professional development and networking opportunities within the supply chain logistics community." Mike Au, Manager Supply Chain Services, Mountain Equipment Co-op


"Roommeme's group interactions allow for real-life relationship building in a work like atmosphere. They give you a chance to learn beyond the classroom setting, and build stepping stones for the future through team projects." Danice Park, INTT Student (2006)