Academic Calendar 2023/24

School of Business

International Business Post-baccalaureate diploma

A global economy and the global integration of business practices will be a continuing reality in the future. International business combines a large range of skills allowing professionals to maneuver through the growing complexity of a global economy. This program prepares students to succeed in a global environment by providing opportunities to develop intercultural competency in business settings. By combining social responsibility, sustainability, and economic and managerial aspects, this diploma equips learners with the valuable and timely core skills required by international organizations and companies working in a global context.

Graduates of this program will be well positioned to meet local, regional, and national demand for experts able to assess and solve challenges in all business areas including agriculture, aerospace, retail industries, housing, integration of suburban communities, and support for Indigenous communities.

Entrance requirements

  1. Completion of a 3- or 4-year undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in a non-business or management field of study, with a minimum 60% (C) average in the last two years of study.
  2. Applicants must meet the Degree/diploma level English language proficiency requirement. For details on how this requirement may be met, see the English language proficiency requirement section of the calendar.

Note: Additional courses or waivers may be required to meet course prerequisites. Students should contact an advisor with questions and to discuss their options.

When to apply

Applications are accepted for entrance to the Fall semester only. For application deadlines, see Specific intake application process.

How to apply

  1. Apply online at

    Additional documents required for a complete application:

    • Official transcripts (or interim transcripts) from all post-secondary institutions attended showing grade/course achievement as per entrance requirements. To be considered official, transcripts must be sent directly to UFV from the originating institution; see the Transfer Credit section for details.
    • Applicants whose previous degree is not from an English speaking education system must provide evidence that they have met the Degree/diploma level English language proficiency requirement.
  2. Applicants will be advised of an admission decision and, if accepted, will be provided with registration information. A deposit is required prior to registration (see the Fees and Other Costs section) and will be applied toward tuition fees.

Basis for admission decision

Applicants are considered once their application is complete. As space in the program may be limited, applicants may be ranked based on their grade point average in their last two years of study.

Fees and additional costs

See the Fees and Other Costs section.

Program duration

The post-baccalaureate diploma is four semesters in duration and is completed in a full-time capacity.

Program outline

Course Title Credits
BUS 120 Essentials of Marketing 3
BUS 201 Human Resource Management 3
BUS 203 Organizational Behaviour 3
BUS 261 Business Law 3
BUS 314 Recruitment and Selection 3
BUS 339 Introductory Financial Statement Analysis 3
BUS 379 Cross-Cultural Management 3
BUS 390 Special Topics 3
BUS 400 Business and Society 3
BUS 420 International Business 3
BUS 421 International Marketing 3
BUS 430 Management of Innovation 3
BUS 499 Applied Project 6
CMNS 420 Virtual Team Communication 4

Note: Additional courses or waivers may be required to meet course prerequisites. Students should contact an advisor with questions and to discuss their options.

Program continuance

Students enrolled in undergraduate courses (courses numbered 100 or higher) must maintain a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.00 to remain enrolled in Good Academic Standing at UFV. Students in Good Academic Standing will have no registration limits placed on them. Failure to meet the minimum CGPA requirement will result in restrictions on registration and may eventually lead to academic suspension from studies at UFV. Students on Academic Warning or Academic Probation are limited to registering in 10 credits. For further details, see the Academic standing and undergraduate continuance section of the academic calendar. Academic standing is governed by UFV's Undergraduate Continuance policy (92).

Course repetition

Students may not register for a course more than twice without permission of the department head or designate for the discipline. Where a course has been repeated, only the higher grade is counted in the GPA calculation.


As this is a cohort program, readmission following a stoppage in studies is at the discretion of the dean and dependent on space in the appropriate semester of registration.


Students must complete at least 50% of the course work at UFV. Courses taken at partnering universities through an approved Study Abroad student exchange may be used to meet residency requirements.

Graduation requirements

Students are responsible for ensuring they are eligible to graduate, and should regularly consult with an Academic Advisor. To be eligible to graduate, students must achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.00 on all courses (46 credits) required to complete the program.

Students must apply for graduation in the first month of their final semester. Visit the Graduation webpage for more information. The final deadline for students who wish to attend the June Convocation ceremony is April 1 of each year, with all program requirements completed by April 30.

Course listings

For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.

Current Students