International Management

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The international management option helps you gain an understanding of the opportunities in international business and develop strategic decision-making skills to deal with them. Topics focus on the global business environment, and the development and implementation of policies and strategies instituted by multinational corporations and organizations. As part of this program, you must complete at least one study term abroad at one of our international partner institutions. 

The Honours BCom (option in International Management) is available in CO-OP and French immersion.

Sample Courses

Cross-cultural Management, Multinational Business Policy, The Global Context of Business, Multinational Business Finance, International Marketing, Strategic Management in Developing and Emerging Economies, International Training and Development for Sustainability

Third Language and Culture Courses

ALG *, ARB *, CHN *, ELA*, ESP *, GRE *, HBR *, ITA *, JPN *, POR *RUS*, FRE 1732, FRE 1734, FRE 2510, FRE 2515, FRE 2520, FRE 2537, FRE 4585

Courses for Students Interested in NGOs and International Development

You are encouraged to choose from among these courses as part of your out-of-faculty electives:

DVM2106            International Development: Contemporary Theories and Practices

DVM3140            International Development Funding

DVM4160            International Project Management

DVM4140            Private Enterprise and Development

Students with a strong interest in these courses may wish to discuss their interest with Prof. Alan O'Sullivan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Student Activities

More than 150 students from the Telfer School participate in an international exchange each year. Studying abroad at one of our 51 partner institutions provides you with an unforgettable social, cultural and academic experience.

Telfer International welcomes exchange students to the Telfer School and organizes networking events in Ottawa. Students are also involved in case competitions such as the Jeux du Commerce.

Career Examples

BCom option in International Management

Students in this program must complete at least 12 units abroad as part of an international exchange (see TRF 1000 in the third year of the program).

ADM elective courses will be replaced by courses completed abroad.

FIRST YEAR (30 units)

Reasoning and Critical Thinking OR Philosophy: Ideas and ArgumentsF

SECOND YEAR (30 units)

Compulsory attendance to one information session in the Fall and one in the Winter term. Must submit application for the Telfer International Exchange programs by January 31st.

A CGPA of 5.0 or higher is required at the time of application.

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ADM 2381

FOURTH YEAR (30 units)


ADM 4318
* ADM 3358
* ADM 4338F/W

* Choose 12 units among 1 The list of language or culture courses is available on 2 Cannot be combined with ADM 4354 for units. ADM courses at the 4000 level are reserved for students in specific programs who have completed at least 33 units from ADM core courses, including ADM 2381.

Mandatory course sequence to follow in order to complete the program in four years. Course enrolment is possible via uoCampus accessible through the uoZone portal ( Some courses are not offered every term; students must consult to verify when each course is offered. All prerequisites must be successfully completed before enrolling in a course. Students must consult  Students/BCom/Academic Regulations to familiarize themselves with all University of Ottawa and Telfer School rules and regulations. Students are responsible for confirming their enrolment regularly by consulting their uoZone account and for ensuring that they satisfy the requirements of their program in order to graduate. Students should communicate with the Student Services Centre (DMS1100) should they have any questions regarding their studies, academic regulations or the requirements of their program.The Telfer School of Management reserves the right to change or cancel courses which are printed on this document.

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