This program answers the needs of today’s global business world. We take your international background and synthesize it with a North American business education.
North American MBA for international students
We offer you the flexibility to specialize in your area of interest and include the foundational courses that make an MBA graduate well rounded and successful. We ensure that you are confident in both English and all business concepts by providing you networking activities, co-op sessions and multiple opportunities for success.
A Goodman MBA will provide you with the academic knowledge, real world experience, and the confidence to use your skills to make a difference. You’ll be adaptive and relevant, ready for the challenges your future holds.
Integrated, global approach
Our MBA (ISP) graduates are successful because of our focus on a strong integrative and practical approach to management with a global perspective, numerous opportunities to be engaged in the community and ongoing chances to improve your English language skills. You’re part of a community that is focused on your success, both during your MBA and beyond.
Your classes are composed of classmates from around the world, ensuring an integrated global approach to Canadian and global business theory. It’s a supportive environment, with your classmates and professors working in partnership to enhance your understanding of your subject and develop your communication and presentation skills.
Helping you transition comfortably
The integration process begins the moment you arrive on campus. Through our mandatory Business English Program you will get a four-week customized course in business reading, writing listening and speaking. We also ensure that you adapt socially. In between classes, we’ve scheduled a full four weeks of activities and trips. You’ll visit Niagara Falls and Toronto, explore St. Catharines and settle into your new life. You’ll know your classmates, the Niagara region and feel comfortable and ready to begin your coursework.
Goodman MBA (ISP) graduates range from recent undergraduates who wish to get a head start on their education to managers with several years of experience who wish to learn the theory and best practices behind their actions. What all graduates have in common is their commitment to adding a Canadian business education to their international backgrounds.
More about MBA (ISP)
Our MBA (ISP) curriculum combines the best of our practical MBA curriculum with a focus on global business integration, and puts North American business practices into a cultural perspective.
MBA (ISP) Program Plan
Goodman’s MBA (ISP) is an innovative program designed to meet your needs as an international student, combining an intensive Business English Program with our comprehensive MBA core curriculum and flexible specializations. All of your coursework is taken in classes exclusively composed of your fellow international students.
The general stream provides you with a flexible program plan and the ability to take a variety of elective courses in different fields. The general stream is ideal if you have a wide range of interests, or are planning on working in general management and want to gain a competitive edge.
Industry Involvement with Co-op
Our MBA (ISP) includes an optional paid co-op term where you can gain valuable skills, link theory to practice and make important connections. Your co-op term is offered at the end of your MBA program and ensures that you’ve had a chance to strengthen your English language skills and are ready to transition into your new career.
Our MBA (ISP) students hold co-op positions such as project manager, marketing assistant, financial analyst, tax practice intern.
We offer six MBA specializations:
ACCOUNTING/ CPA ACCREDITED
The CPA/MBA pathway offers a CPA-Accredited stream that provides graduates with advanced standing in the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP). The new accredited stream allows non-accounting university graduates to pursue an MBA and an accounting designation at the same time. Goodman is currently the only business school in Ontario to offer a combined MBA and CPA program.
Business analytics uses data and statistical methods to help organizations gain insight from their data in order to analyze historical data, predict customer behaviour or help improve business processes. The field has increased in popularity in recent years due to the increase in data available to organizations from customer loyalty programs, e-commerce transactions, and even sensory data from machines.
The operations management specialization includes a focus on project management, quality management, logistics and supply chain management. Courses will cover many of the topics required for the Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) and the Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) professional designations from APICS -The Association for Operations Management (formerly the American Production and Inventory Control Society).
This specialization is ideal if you are seeking a focus mainly on investments and portfolio management. This program has a high degree of correlation with the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program.
Provides you with an integrated managerial approach to marketing that helps you apply the theoretical principles of marketing to practical, real world problems. Emphasis is placed on issues that relate to marketing in the global business world.
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Designed to provide you with a strong foundation in the theory and practice of HR. This specialization provides you with the majority of the course work necessary for the CHRP designation.